November 2016 General Membership Meeting

Well known Island folklorist and historian John Cousins was the guest speaker at the general membership meeting of the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society on Saturday October 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, Charlottetown. The well attended meeting heard Mr. Cousins introduce his new book New London: The Lost Dream , the remarkable true story of the Quaker Settlement on PEI’s North Shore 1773-1795. He offered insights into the Quaker faith and traced the development of the settlement from concept to reality to abandonment, all during the earliest era of English settlement on Prince Edward Island. Questions and discussion followed before the general meeting convened. (This was the usual September meeting delayed until October 1 to accommodate Mr Cousins’ busy schedule)