Genealogy Fair 2020 CANCELLED! “Who’s Your Mother” themed event put off until 2021

The annual 2020 PEI Genealogy Fair originally scheduled for May 2nd had previously been postponed in the hopes we could hold it at a future date in September.  Regretfully, we have decided to cancel it for 2020 due to ongoing uncertainty with larger gatherings midst the possible threat of a second round of Covid-19.  We are re-focusing our efforts into planning for the next Genealogy Fair tentatively scheduled to take place on May Day, Saturday 1 May 2021.

We will be adding FAIR details as they are confirmed, meantime save the tentative date! 

These were our thoughts as we chose the Theme:Who’s Your Mother – Finding The Women Of Your Past

“Ever wonder why it is so difficult to trace female ancestors? Why do they seem invisible? 

Our women ancestors struggled and ‘fought’ for many rights over the past several centuries. It is due to this effort that we enjoy the rights we have today.  From the suffrage movement, to the right to earn and retain earnings, to have a bank account, to working in professions once open only to men, to being declared persons under Canadian Law in 1929, we have a lot to be thankful for in honouring and celebrating the ‘women of our past’. 

What mark did your female ancestors make? Researching the women in our family tree can be particularly challenging and 2021 PEI Genealogy Fair can help you with that!  The location will be Charlottetown, an announcement confirming the venue will be made in the New Year.”

The day is for everyone interested in tracing their family history, from beginner to expert. Join us in this fantastic opportunity to learn and connect with others. Let’s pay tribute to the “Women of Your Past”! 

Following our usual practice as topics and speakers firm up we will publish the full schedule of events and displays here: https://peigs.ca/category/events/   If you have questions or comments please contact Louise Morris at 902-887-3251 or reach her at [email protected]

Also if you are interested in helping out with some aspect of planning the Fair or delivering it on the day of, please let us know at [email protected].

Thank you for your understanding, hope to see you in 2021.