Showing posts with label Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society. Show all posts

Friday, August 14, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News 14 August 2015

Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning - 

Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society (PEIGS) will be presenting a special talk on Were your ancestors from Devon, England? 

The meeting will take place on Saturday September 26 at 2:00 p.m. At Beaconsfield's Carriage House at the corner of Kent and West Streets in Charlottetown. 

The guest speaker will be Dr. Janet Few speaking on the 19th century emigration from Devon, England to Prince Edward Island. "Faith, Fish, Farm or Family " is the title of her talk. Dr. Few is an experienced family, social and community historian based in Devon who lectures regularly on these topics throughout England and overseas. 

She will reference such well known PEI families as the Mallett and Tanton families who moved to PEI from North Devon as well as the Sillifants, Chanters, Burnards, Yeos and Cudmores

 The website of the PEIGS is

You are asked to place your nominations for the Mississauga Heritage Awards called The Credits 2015 at their website at 

The deadline for the nominations is 30 September 2015. 

For example, they have a category of Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award which will be presented to an individual who has contributed 20+ years to preserving and promoting Mississauga’s heritage and whose leadership, initiative and commitment has resulted in an increased awareness of community heritage and an inspiration to others. 

The evening awards gala will be held on 05 November 2015.

Meanwhile, happy researching!


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Friday, September 21, 2012

Upcoming PEIGS Meeting

The PEI Genealogical Society's next general public meeting is in Summerside, Prince Edward Island Saturday, September 29, at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street, off Granville Street, at 2:00 p.m. All welcome, free admission.

Includes brief business meeting and illustrated presentation by Island historian Mr Earle Lockerby speaking on "Descendants of Samuel Holland on PEI and Their Royal Connection". Mr. Lockerby will trace the family lore that has grown up concerning the family's connection to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (after whom the Island is named), and compare the conventional wisdom with the results of historical and genealogical research.

The meeting will also receive an update from the Public Archives and Records Office, one of the most-frequented resources for Island genealogical researchers.

For more details contact society president Fred Horne, or go to