Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Research Wiki Needs Writers!

The Research Wiki of the where it publishes various articles on doing research in a particular county on many subjects.

Canada is listed 98th out of the most popular entries with over 20,000 views.

But they still need more articles on Canada.

Do you have articles that have yet to be published?

They have a complete guide to writing the articles, what is needed, and how to put the articles on the Research Wiki.

Go to the website to find out what you need to do at

PEI Places Receive Heritage Designation

The following place in Prince Edward Island received the provincial Heritage Places Protection Act this summer -


Built in 1905, the Souris Town Hall was built of Island sandstone. It was the post office and customs house for the town until the 1960s when the post office relocated.

The McLean House Inn, Souris was built in 1875 for John McLean (1845-1936), partner in the very successful Matthew and McLean business.

For the website of the town of Souris, go to

FARMERS' BANK of Rustico

Built between 1861-1864 of locally quarried Island sandstone, the Farmers’ Bank was established to provide low interest loans to local farmers. It was to be one of the first credit unions of the province.

To read about the Farmer's Bank, go to

BARACHOIS INN, Anglo Rustico

The Barachois Inn was built in 1880 for Joseph Gallant, a prosperous local merchant.

To read about the inn, you can go to the website


St. James United Church is a fine example of a rectangular Meeting House, with Classical Revival architectural design elements.

There are pictures of the church on this site at