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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:54:35 (PDT)
CAROL GALLANT <acervg [at] hotmail [dot] com>

Does anyone know what happened to the website THEY SERVED FOR FREEDOM? This site was the creation of a book that began on January 1 1984. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #17 Wellington P.E.I. distributed forms to veterans/next of kin/relatives and/or their friends, looking for information as follows Veteran's name, Unit served with, Date of Enlistment(s), Date of Discharge, Resume of Active Service and Photo of Veteran. The final tally showed 178 veterans from World War 1, 352 veterans from World War 2 and 12 veterans from the Korean Conflict. The launching of the book "THEY SERVED FOR FREEDOM" was a Diamond Jubilee project for the Royal Canadian Legion coupled with the 40th Anniversary. I copied some of the information in 2009, but now have more information about my family tree and wish to do have the information. I would like to know if this website and/or book is avaiable

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 14:03:42 (PDT)
Janet Wahlberg <wjanet1946 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Bemus Point, NY USA

A couple of years ago I obtained a portrait of my great uncle William Henry Coffin in uniform. He was killed in WWI in France and is the son of Mahala and John Montague Coffin. I would like to send a digital copy of this to the local historical society if this is something that they would like to have. I also have a complete copy of his military record that I would be happy to send a copy of along. How do I go about doing this? Thank you, Janet

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 18:50:56 (PDT)
Bonnie Bertelsen <bonnie [dot] bertelsen [at] gmail [dot] com>
Souris, PE CAN

Searching for information about William Michael Wadman , DOB c. 1806 on PEI and his wife Margaret Dinn, DOB 15 May 1825, PEI. They are listed on the 1861 and 1881 census, Lot 45. Did William have a sister called Elizabeth? Who are his parents?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 16:11:28 (PDT)
carie <placerville7 [at] gmail [dot] com>
placerville, CA USA

Please help me locate the vital statistics for Angus MacFadyen b. 1815-1818 in PEI and his wife Catherine MacEachern b. 1815-1818. They had 8 children, 7 boys and 1 girl. Their children are: Effie, b. 1845, Crapaud; Malcolm, b. 1849, Crapaud; Finlay, b. 1851, Crapaud; Donald, b. 1853; Philip, b. 1855; William, b. 1856; Dougald, b. 1857 and John.

I have looked on the island register, in the vital records office in Charlottetown and the Free Church of Scotland and in Salt Lake City, UT family search center. I don't know where else their information may be. Any suggestions?

Thank you.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 19:57:52 (PDT)
Lorraine Lund <lundgen [at] gmail [dot] com>
Bethel, PE CAN

Can anyone tell me where Egmont Bay got its name?

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 04:16:57 (PDT)
Fulton "TINY" UNDERHAY <funderha [at] auracom [dot] com>
Eglington, PE CAN


Who are the parents of Christina MacLAREN, born about 1816, spouse James ROBINS, born about 1816,that appear in the 1881 census, for Lot # 40. along with a Margaret MacLAREN, born about 1833, maybe her sister.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 13:13:58 (PDT)
Karen Graczyk <graczyk [at] shaw [dot] ca>

Looking for 'cousins'. I am the granddaughter of Charles Albert and Josephine (Arsenault) Clow.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 11:33:05 (PDT)
Karen Graczyk <graczyk [at] shaw [dot] ca>

Looking for 'cousins'. Charles Albert, son of William & Cecelia (Hickey) Clow and Josephine, daughter of Victor and Marie (Poirier) Arsenault were my grandparents.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 08:48:52 (PDT)
Karen Graczyk <graczyk [at] shaw [dot] ca>
Ladysmith, BC CAN

Not a query but sad news. Last month I shared a birthday wish for my mom, Mary Kathleen (Kay) Rogerson, daughter of Charles Albert and Josephine (Arsenault)Clow, who turned 100yrs. I now am sharing the sad news that my mother passed away 3 April 2014.

Friday, April 04, 2014 at 14:33:42 (PDT)
William Gard <gard2842 [at] rogers [dot] com>
Stratford, ON CAN

I am looking for clear pictures of the children and grandchildren of Peter Burd Gard and Margaret Bloomer Shaw. I have a poor copy of "Wandering Back" and the few pictures therein do not copy well at all. I doubt anyne has tried to do this before and it would be great to get my cousins support. Can any descendants or private collectors help me? i am looking for individual or group portraits or pictures of paintings. Shots of the grown grandchildren with their spouses and children would be highly appreciated. To be used in a book on my Gard descent from Walter Gard and jane Rawle. Contributors will be fully acknowledged in the picture caption. A clean, clear scan will meet my needs to the e-mail above. Given the period covered it may well be there are none but if you don't ask, you never get.

Jane Gard 1826-1917 married Thomas Metherall 7 children
Samuel Gard 1828-1873 married Elizabeth Wellesford Metherall (1832-1870) 6 children
Peter Gard 1830-1923 married Isabella Hardy (1832-1902) 9 children
William H Gard 1832-1908 married Margaret Jane Gard (1869-1907 no issue; married Penelope Hardy 1835-1860) no ixxue; married Elizabeth Dickieson (1838-1894) 8 children
Eiza Gard 1834-1905 married William EDward Hardy (1822-1891) 11 children
George Gard 1836-1862
John Gard 1840-1924 9no issue)
Mary Ann Gard 1861-1921 married George Richard Meggison (1836-1923) 8 children
James Gard 1842-1866 no issue
Isaac Gard 1844-1928 no issue
Margaret Gard (1850-1850)

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:34:22 (PDT)
Jay <old_raskill [at] yahoo [dot] com>

I am searching for the parents of, James Scott Rodgerson, who married, Mahalia (Easter) Rodgerson, who lived in Crapaud, Prince Edward Isle.

Son: William Jeoffrey Rodgerson, Birth: 13 Apr 1871 in Crapaud, Prince Edward Isle.
who married: Ida Evesbra Wright, Birth: Apr 1877 in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA.

As stated, I'm searching for the parents of James Scott Rodgerson and where they came from.

Wiliam Jeoffrey Rodgerson is my mothers grandfather, on her fathers side.

Thank you for any help.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 13:14:20 (PDT)
Joanne Doherty <jjdlaw [at] texasbb [dot] com>
Burton, TX USA

I am descended from Peter Duffy (1781-1862)who married Bridget Lewis. My sisters and I are planning a visit to PEI this August or September. Would you please tell me who to contact on PEI for family history information? Thanks in advance, Joanne Doherty

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 14:27:46 (PDT)
Alice Homer <homerabaa [at] gmail [dot] com >
Charlottetown, PE CAN

In researching the Daniel Roper of the Kings Rangers (New Jersey) - his son Daniel Roper and daughter-in-law, Sophia Sylvis had children born in St. Peter's Mills, PEI around 1850. Does anyone know where this
location is? Would it be on Peters Road in the Murray Harbour area or is it
up at St. Peter's Bay? Thanks

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 18:36:46 (PDT)
Susan <suziebee [at] mymts [dot] net>
Winnipeg, Man CAN

Would like to contact Eileen Bremner re her tree - Descendants of John Beer. Would like to share info re George Stephen Beer (#166) and his wife Maggie Fleming. Email posted on tree not current.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 15:24:32 (PDT)
David Douglas <daviddouglas [dot] david [at] gmail [dot] com>
Moncton, NB CAN

James Douglas, a child age 2-8 arrived PEI with his father possiibly named John or James in 1771-1775 and the father was said to have drowned not too long after. Son James was known to be living in Maitland Nova Scotia in 1783 0r 1788 and died there in elderly years, having raised his/our family. Somebody must have looked after the child while orphaned. Any information gratefully accepted. David Douglas

Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 09:14:33 (PST)
Carole Trainor <carolewalkertrainor [at] gmail [dot] com>
Calgary, AB CAN


I am searching for any information or research that could tie the french speaking "Gallants" of Western PEI to a Metis ancestory?
My great grandmother was a "Gallant" born sometime in the late 1800's in Western Prince Edward Island. I didnt know much about her so can't offer any real information needed for a search on the family name. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 17:43:49 (PST)
Pam Stone <pamstone [at] cfl [dot] rr [dot] com>
Cocoa Beach, FL USA

Looking for the family of Neil Ross, b. 1848/1849, PEI; d. ca. 1882, Audubon Co., Iowa, USA; m. Margaret "Maggie" MacDonald/McDonald, b. 1847/1848, PEI. Neil Ross was recorded in 1871, aged 22, in Nova Scotia in the household of Murdo Ross, but at the end of the household enumeration, along with John Ross, aged 20. It seems obvious that Neil and John were not the sons of Murdo (Murdoch?), as they were literate, and all of Murdo's family members (including another John) were not. Next record of Neil was in PEI in Kensington, in 1873, when his and Maggie's oldest son was christened; the record states they were residents of Clifton at the time (now the town of New London in Lot 21, Queens County.) Next record of Neil & Maggie was the 1880 census of Audubon Co., Iowa; Neil was a blacksmith.
The children of Neil & Margaret MacDonald Ross were: (1) William Leslie Ross, b. 1873, PEI; (2) Maude Ross, b. 1873, PEI (twins); Charles Alexander Ross, b. 1877, Iowa; and Anna May Ross, b. ca. 1880/1881. Neil's 1880 census record states that his father was born in Scotland, and his mother was born in PEI; Maggie's census record of the same year states that her father was born in CA (Canada), and that her mother was born in Scotland. I do not have a clue what happened to John Ross of the 1871 record(apparently Neil's younger brother?) Neil & Maggie have numerous American descendants. Can anyone help? Thanks so much! Pam

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 06:42:28 (PST)
Aggi-Rose Reddin <aggirose [at] gmail [dot] com>
Charlottetown, PE CAN

PEI Scottish Settlers Historical Society is making good progress in its efforts to profile the families who came to the Island on the Alexander in 1772.

However, we could use some help with the following families so if they are in your "tree" please get in touch!
1. Alexander, Duncan, Patrick?, Angus? Curry
2. Hugh McNab
3. Donald or Neil Henderson
4. Martin MacGillvray


Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at 12:45:39 (PST)
Courtland Herbert <cherbert [at] bire [dot] org>
Beacon, NY US

Samuel Herbert B about 1833. Did he reside in and have family PEI. Where did he come from. He listed PEI as origen.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at 01:49:57 (PST)
Margaret Stillman <m [dot] mackisack [at] internode [dot] on [dot] net>
Sydney, NSW Australia

I'd really like to be able to get in touch with Kristen Minervino who put up the Scott family page, "Descendants of Robert Scott and Kathryn Berry", as I think I am descended from this family: but the email seems to be out of date. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
And thanks for this amazing site.

Monday, March 03, 2014 at 17:55:19 (PST)
Maryann Gaudette <maryanngaudette [at] comcast [dot] net>
Peabody, MA United States

Seeking information on my grandfather's mother, grandmother & siblings.
My grandfather, John Emmanuel Gaudet, was the son of Prospere Gaudet and Marie Arsenault of Tignish.
Mother - Marie Arsenault's death (daughter of Charles Arsenault & Blanche Bernard) - may be around 1899.
Grandmother- Isabelle Poirier's death - (wife of Bruno Gaudet, & daughter of Prospere Poirier & Ludivine Aucoin) - may be around 1924.
Any information on his siblings - who they married, when died....
Mary Ann Gaudet- born 4 Jul 1879
Philomene Gaudet - born 8 Dec 1882
Joseph Charles Gaudet- born 23 July 1884
Joseph Bruno Gaudet - born 17 Sep 1886
Marie Marguerite Gaudet - born 25 Mar 1889
Half - siblings - Prospere Gaudet & Marie Bernard's children
Arthur Gaudet - born 1 Apr 1903
Josephine Gaudet - born 15 Jul 1906

Monday, March 03, 2014 at 15:19:20 (PST)
John Weagle <john [dot] weagle [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
Halifax, NS CAN

I am researching my mother's side of the family. My great great-grandmother was a MacEachern and related to Hugh Bàn MacEachern, b 1727,Ceann Loch Mùideart, (Kinlochmoidart), Scotland, d 1804 Savage Harbour, PEI married Mary MacDonald 1729 – 1792 in 1742. The connection to Hugh Bàn is unquestionable as in my grand-mother's house in Charlottetown in the 1950's were possessions of Hugh Bàn's son Bishop Angus MacEachern.

However I cannot link my great grand-mother to a child of Hugh Bàn or to a grand-son of Hugh Bàn. I'm at a dead-end.

My grandmother was Catherine J. (or Florence) Handrahan (aka Katherine, Katie), b. 28 May 1897, d. 1929 aged 32, language English. 1901 census Kings Co., PEI - Lot#38 aged 7 but that should be 3 or 4 y/o. In the census her father is listed as Danice but it is obvious from the hand-writing that he was Daniel but was known as Donald Edward.

Catherine (Handrahan) O'Brien died in 1929. Wife of James Angus O'Brien of Charlottetown. She was related to Victor Handrahan whose son James Vernon was a baseball player in the USA and later a mailman in Ch'town in the 1980's.

Catherine's mother was a MacEachern and this is as far as I can get. Her information is as follows:


Daniel (says Danice) called Donald Edward) Handrahan (Hendriken?), b. PEI 1855, d.?, aged , language English, farmer, origin Irish. 1881 census Lot#38 26; 1901 Census Kings. Co., PEI- Lot#38 in 1901 census aged 45.

Mother is the one who I cannot connect to Hugh :

Helen or Helena K. (could be Helena x.?) McEachern, b. PEI 15 Aug. 1846, d.?, aged ?, language Gaelic Scot, origin Scottish. 1901 Census Kings. Co., PEI- Lot#38 in 1901 census says Helene F. aged 54.

Census says Catherine had the following siblings:

Daniel J. Handrahan, b. 23 June 1882, d. ? aged , language English. 1901 census Kings Co., PEI- Lot#38 in 1901 census aged 18.
Mary A. Handrahan, b. 3 Feb. 1884, d. ?, aged language English. 1901 census Kings Co., PEI - Lot#38 in 1901 census aged 17.
Eugene Handrahan, b. 17 June 1886, d. aged?, language English. 1901 census Kings Co., PEI- Lot#38 in 1901 census aged 14.

There seems to be an unrecorded sibling mentioned too:
Donald b. 1881

All very confusing but who were Helen-Helene-Helena's mother & father and grandmother & grandfather to connect with Hugh Bàn et al?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as well as any infor on the Handrhan-Hendrikens.

john weagle

Saturday, March 01, 2014 at 15:34:31 (PST)
John James Silliker,Jr. <tasill12 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Daytona Beach, Florida USA

I would like to know about my cousins Alton and Florence Silliker. Son and daughter of Wilton Silliker.I met my cousin Lillian Hudson ,daughter of Thomas Silliker.I knew she helped in the printing of a book about the history of Cascumpec,which I have.She was talking about putting together a book about the the history of the Sillikers.I know she passed away recently and I would love to purchase the book if it is available.Both of my parents were born in P.E.I.and I have fond memories of my visits to the island as a child.

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 09:47:03 (PST)
carol quinn <caq [at] charter [dot] net>
Hollis, N.H. U.S.

I am a descendant of the Henry Mill family. His wife was Elizabeth Buchanan(Mill) My grandmother Evangeline was one of their daughters.She died at age 21 giving birth to my father Herman Clark.She was the wife of Major Clark my Grandfather.The Mill Family was from P.E.I Canada.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 09:07:00 (PST)
Brian Doucette <edouc007 [at] pacbell [dot] net>
San Francisco, Calif United States

St Catherine's
A few of my relatives are supposedly buried in St. Catherine's parish. I searched the PEIGS site for a transcript of the Catholic cemetery but did not see one available. Does anyone know if I can get a list of the names in the Catholic cemetery for St. Catherine's?
Brian Doucette

Monday, February 24, 2014 at 16:27:58 (PST)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. USA

There are numerous Compton families on PEI, I am now researching the Compton's of St. Eleanor's who came to the Island circa 1810, William Spencer Compton, Lot 17, married Harriet Clarissa Hazard lot 19, 1827, Feb. 02. Harriet was born 1799 on PEI ,where was William Spencer born.? the best info I have says England, but that to easy to say, Thanks a bunch you guys have been FANTASIC, Cort

Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 03:34:38 (PST)
Fulton "TINY" UNDERHAY <funderha [at] auracom [dot] com>
Eglington, PE CAN


Looking to re-establish contact with a Karen ROBBINS LARSEN, last in contact was 2006.

Must keep rooting,


Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 17:37:00 (PST)
Cooper <lisamcooper [at] eastlink [dot] ca>
Charlottetown, PEI CAN

Looking for the biological father of Marion Theresa Lund (born: Oct. 22, 1915, parents listed are Lucy Agnes Lund (born: Feb. 14, 1885) and unknown father. Lucy Agnes Lund later married James Deagle and had a daughter named Virgina. Marion was ten years old at this time.

Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 12:12:04 (PST)
Gerald Bradley <geraldbradley54 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Port Saint Lucie, Florida USA

To Barbara who posted in November 2013. I have attempted to email you regarding your post related to GOODWIN but the email was returned undeliverable.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 09:52:46 (PST)
John B. McInnis
Atikokan, Ontario CAN

After 15 years of searching, I still can't find the origins of my g. grandfather Andrew McInnis. It seems quite certain that he came to New Brunswick from P.E.I.
What is not certain is his place of birth, some documents say he was born in Scotland, perhaps he came to P.E.I at a young age with his parents. I have searched passenger list, but, have not found him. Any advise you can give me is appreciated.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 16:37:42 (PST)
Bob Robblee <rrobblee1 [at] xplornet [dot] ca>
Red Deer County, AB CAN

Miriam Neill
Do you have a current email address for Miriam. And, there is an error on the Robinson lineage for James Wendover Robinson. He died in Edmonton and is buried in High River, AB. My father escorted his body on the train in 1944. Bob

Sunday, February 09, 2014 at 05:41:21 (PST)
Rod McLure <rdmclure [at] gmail [dot] com>

this is a reply to Megan Curley who was wondering
about the deaths of several children in 1935. The guardian news
paper is now online from 1892 to late 1950s just google

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 at 20:22:34 (PST)
Rusty Annis <shoestring [dot] rusty [at] gmail [dot] com>
Belchertown, MA USA

I am looking for the parents of Margaret Beaton born 19 Dec 1837 who married Thomas Boates PEI 15 May 1866

Monday, February 03, 2014 at 11:29:35 (PST)
Leona Dalton <ldalton [at] pei [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
Charlottetown, PEI CAN

AccordingtotheUSAcensusof1900,BridgetandAlexanderLuttrelllivedinWillimanticTown,Piscataquis,Maine,USA.TheirsonAlexanderJrwasliving withthem.

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 16:20:39 (PST)
Cort R. Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma.01843 USA

Researching a Charles M*cEachern B 1835--D.1873 PEI, and unknown wife-- Married 1855 had 3 daughters, Effie, Julie and Mary. All born between 1856 and 1861. Any info on all 5 or any one is greatly appreciated. Thanks

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 15:50:07 (PST)
Anne Williams <Anne [dot] williams [at] bellaliant [dot] net>
Cardigan, PE CAN

Looking for living descendants of Pierre Arsenault (1610) or Germain Savoie (1654). I am from the line that went to Louisiana. I find myself serendipitously back where they came from.

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 08:43:29 (PST)
carol barnes <barnesauction [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Seguin, tx usa

Does anyone have a picture of Edna May Silliker Pushie or her family. Daniel Silliker father, Mary McLeod mother. Sister Viola Gilroy if anyone has any pictures I would love to give them to my dad who is 91 years old. If Violas family has any pictures of them, I would appreciate it if they contacted me. My grandfather was Henry Saunders Crocker, my aunts name was Viola she died in 1921 as an infant my dad Walter H Crocker and my uncle Henry Saunders Crocker.Thanks

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 21:57:24 (PST)
Karen Graczyk <graczyk [at] shaw [dot] ca>
Ladysmith, BC CAN

Not a query. Wanting to wish my mom, Mary Kathleen (Kay Clow) Rogerson, daughter of Charles Albert Clow/ Josephine Arsenault, a Happy Birthday 100yrs 8 Feb 2014.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:44:18 (PST)
Norma Falconer <falconer [at] tnt21 [dot] com>
Lucknow, ON CAN

I see on the Find A Grave website that Robert Stewart 1837 - 1921 is shown buried at Malpeque with his first wife Ann Yeo Hopgood. He is also shown buried at Kensington with his second wife Jane MacGougan. Does anyone know which cemetery would be correct? Thanks.

Monday, January 27, 2014 at 16:55:27 (PST)
Donald RY Leslie, Jr <dles2878 [at] aol [dot] com>
Shelby Twp, MI United States

I am a descedant of the Renfrew and Margaret Leslie. The census has them living in or about Prince Edward Island back in the 1800's.

Any asssitance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

Rob Leslie

Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 07:38:34 (PST)
Fran MacDonald MacPhail <mcphee98 [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Henderson, NV US

Heritage Quest Link
Here's link.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 07:37:10 (PST)
Fran MacDonald MacPhail <mcphee98 [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Henderson, NV US

Heritage Quest On-Line
Dick Eastman has information on how you can access Heritage Quest if you live in the U.S. Check this out. This a wonderful and FREE resource. I have been using it for years and able to access it from my home just using my library card bar code.

HeritageQuest Online contains:

U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 through 1930. (No index for 1830, 1840, 1850, nor 1880 census; for the 1930 census, only five states are indexed: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia.) The online collection includes new indexes created by HeritageQuest. In addition to the ability to search by name, the census records can be searched by place of birth, age, ethnicity, and other variables.
More than 25,000 fully searchable family and local history books. If anyone has ever published a book about your family name or a book about the history of your town or county, there is an excellent chance that you can search that book on HeritageQuest Online. There are numerous other "non-history" books available that also have genealogy value, such as town and city directories, government reports made years ago, biographies, lectures, and much more.
Selected Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, again fully searchable with high-quality scanned images of the original applications available online.
Signatures of and personal identification data about depositors in 29 branch offices of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, 1865-74.
PERSI (the PERiodical Source Index - a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French since 1800).


Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 15:07:58 (PST)
Howard Richards <Hdr2 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net>
Wilmot, PEI CAN

Looking for any information on a Mary Anne Richards, Son is John Albert Richards B. 5 Sept. 1864, Wilmot, PEI. Also lived at
Lot 50, Queens PEI. Any information greatly appreciated.

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 21:18:28 (PST)
Marg Kneebone <margkneebone [at] rogers [dot] com>
Whitby, ON CAN

I am looking for any information on Ike Kneebone's wife Annie or Angline or Angeline Douglas. She was reportedly born 27 Mar 1855 and married Isaac in 1877.

There were Douglas families in both lot 38 and 39 and the census of that time does not show children. Any help would be appreciated.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 16:13:27 (PST)
Michelle Chisholm <mchisholm [at] live [dot] ca>
Antigonish, NS CAN

I'm trying to find a connection for my husbands great-great grandfather William Chisholm who according to census records was born in PEI. He lived and died in Keppoch, Antigonish county Nova Scotia. In i881 census 3 people that were in his household in NS showed up in the household of Mary Chisholm Lot 50 PEI. They were Anselm ,Alexander and Daniel showing born in NS. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:41:14 (PST)
Fulton "TINY" UNDERHAY <funderha [at] auracom [dot] com>
Eglington, PE CAN

Happy New Year,

I am looking for the ancestry of Doris HURRY nee SWALLOW, wife of Lorne, who died on December 19, 2013 at the age of 90.

Must keep rooting,


Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:05:30 (PST)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma USA- 01843

2 questions, Charles M.M*cEachern was married to Mary Ann Bertram 25 April 1862, records indicate he was a widower does anyone know of 1st marriage,
2nd, does anyone know when Charles M. M*cEachern died, he left a widow,( Afore mentioned Mary Ann Bertram) and 4 children: John Alexander B: Feb.1863, Archibald B:Feb 1868,Charles JR. B: March, 1872 and Marjorie Ann B: 5 April, 1873. Thanks in advance, Cort

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 08:41:03 (PST)
Patricia MacDonald <mrsx1234 [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Stratford, Prince Edward Island CAN


John McDonald his wife was Chistina I have no last name they had a son named Peter McDonald who married Margaret Walker looking for reason why our last name changed from McDonald to MacDonald any info would be appreciated . I can't even find our Lineage on here I thought I seen it before Thank you Patricia MacDonald

Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 18:38:25 (PST)
meghan curley <curley [dot] meghab455 [at] gmail [dot] com>
ns CAN

diaease epidemic 1935??
so i was doing some reaearch on a branch of my tree and noticed that the death dates inputed for about 4 kids was all in 1935 ... i was wondering if some disease was known to have swept over pei at that time?

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at 13:09:33 (PST)
Rob Daley <rdchester [at] comcast [dot] net>
Chester, MA USA

Looking for info on descendants of Edwin Bartholomew Grigg/Eleanor Ramsay
Their eldest daughter, Eleanor May, married Samuel Hudnall Harris

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at 20:54:53 (PST)
Jody Albright <jodyalbright [at] comcast [dot] net>

I am looking for any information on Philip and Ann McLeod. Philip was born in Scotland in 1837. Ann was born on PEI in about 1844. I can not find any immigration information for Philip and don't know if he came from Scotland via Australia or direct or via some other port. I also don't know Ann's maiden name. They had many children which included my Great Grand father George Edward McLeod.
John Mcleod1866 –
Daniel Donald "Beag" MacLeod1867 – 1927
Kassie Mcleod1868 –
George Edward McLeod1869
Belle Mcleod1875 –
Sarah B Mcleod1882 –
Millie Mcleod1884 –
William Mcleod1889 –

If anyone has any information on them I would much appreciate it! Thank you.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at 12:53:02 (PST)
Amy Rogge <alnrogge [at] gmail [dot] com>
Westfield, IN USA

James and Ann Henderson
Looking for information regarding James Henderson (1820- ) and wife Annie Diack Henderson (1821-1896). And children born on PEI between 1842 & 1855. James was apparently a shipbuilder from Scotland, married Annie in Daviot, Aberdeenshire in 1838. James left the family in CA and moved to USA and Annie and children sailed from Charlottetown on the Sch. Eglantine to Boston in 1857. She and James never reunited and she resided in both Cazenovia NY, USA and Seneca Falls, NY, USA. Looking for details of their lives in PEI and before.

Sunday, January 05, 2014 at 12:51:52 (PST)
carol barnes <barnesauction [at] yahoo [dot] com>
seguin, tx usa

I am looking for my grandmother Edna May Silliker, she married my grandfather Henry S. Crocker. They had 3 children Viola in 1921 she died in Massachusetts in 1922, Walter H.Crocker born 1923, Henry Crocker in 1925, she disappeared when my dad was just a child. He doesn't remember her at all. If anyone could help find any information about her I would be grateful. Some say and Edna May Silliker married Nathan Kinney Pushie, not sure about that. She had another chil named Elston L. Pushie not sure if that true, but if it is. Please help me find info about her so I can tell my dad what happened to her. He will be 91 years old on January 10. Thanks

Sunday, January 05, 2014 at 07:01:18 (PST)
Rod McLure <rdmclure [at] gmail [dot] com>

Looking for any info on Donald J McLeod died 1885,
buried Valleyfield cemetery from computerized master
name index.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 at 20:06:23 (PST)
Bernice Winthrop <bwin_67 [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Hyannis, MA USA


I happened upon the island register website and noticed that some of the information you have on Bernice Rattray (daughter of 14. Annabelle (3) Yorston) is incorrect and incomplete. Bernice was my grandmother. Correct information:

Bernice: born May 23, 1892 and died October 26, 1964 in Medfield, Massachusetts. She married Winfred (not Wilfred ) Lee. After Winfred died, Bernice married John Edmund Robbins (April 16, 1888 {in Prince Edward Island} - June 20, 1959 {in Medfield}) on September 30, 1945 in Medfield, Massachusetts. John Edmund Robbins was the son of Daniel McKay Robbins and Catherine Ladner both of Prince Edward Island.

The information on Elsie Irene Rattray, also a daughter of Annabelle, is incorrect too. After speaking with her children I can provide you with the correct information, if you desire.

Bernice (Patten) Winthrop

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:18:59 (PST)
Elizabth Wall <elizabethwall [at] live [dot] com>
Kensington, PEI CAN

Looking for any information on my grandfathers family. His name was Reuben Wall and he died in 1993 on PEI. I believe his mother and fathers names were Richard and Beatrice

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:43:41 (PST)
Alice Fitzgerald Nyberg <alicefitz [at] comcast [dot] net>
St. Paul, MN USA

My great-grandmother was Louisa Champion. She married Joseph "Edward" Fitzgerald and moved to Boston in 1901 I think. I am wondering if anyone knows what happened to her sisters: Bertha, Susan, and Anna. They disappear from census data after 1891. No idea of married names etc. Any clues would be appreciated. Thank you!

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:03:05 (PST)
Anne Macleod Trites <waterrat1 [at] shaw [dot] ca>
North Vancouver, British Columbia CAN

I am trying to locate information on my 2 x great grandmother Jane Sillars who was born approximately 1813 and was, possibly, born in Scotland. She married John MacLeod of Charlottetown and Lot 38 one of their son's was John MacLeod b. 1853 who was a merchant tailor in Charlottetown.

Any information would be much appreciated.

Monday, December 23, 2013 at 05:38:57 (PST)
stauffer miller <stauffer [at] seepub [dot] com>
charlottesville, va usa

I am researching Colin Shaw, who was killed Battle of Gettysburg, PA in American Civil War. He was a native of Prince Edward Island, and father was Daniel Shaw. Supposedly Colin Shaw's brother was with Shaw at Gettysburg when he died. I would like to know the name of the brother. Stauffer Miller

Friday, December 20, 2013 at 01:55:44 (PST)
Wayne & Lois (Proude) Ramsay <wramsay [at] pei [dot] eastlink [dot] ca>
Charlottetown, PE CAN

To Dave and your Family and all the wonderful people that help you with this site have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Thank You.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:12:27 (PST)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. USA

on 7 May 1900, Mary Ellen Baker married David Andrew MacEachern, They were married by the Rev. John Goodwill of Charlottetown, yet 1901 Census does not record them, does anyone have any info on them, Thanks

Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 20:35:46 (PST)
mark richard <prodigalson1959 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Palmer, alaska USA

To Whom it may condern,i am trying to trace my family lineage as my Mothers father Was named Samuel Jones Gillis and as i know that the clan Gillis is some-how all ralated to each other i was told form my uncle James Phillip Gillis that the Gillis Family was from Scottland some where in the High lands near the
isle of Iona ?????

Not to sure where this all fits in ,but i would like to find out all that i can
about my ancestors and exactly where they came from .

I know that my Mother and my uncle James were born in Starks ,Louisiana USA
and i think that is where my GrandFather was born also .

My Mothers maiden name is Billie Jean Gillis .
My Geandfather married my Geandmother whos' name is Pauline Ramey and she had no middle name like i have no middle name !

Any way , i would like to know if there are any records that pertain to my Ancestors or any other information i can get to trace back our ancestors to their beginnings ?
Any assistance would be greatly apprecieted,
Mark Richard

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 14:34:13 (PST)
Nelson <nelson [dot] poole [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
Web Site -
Whycocomagh, NS CAN

I am looking for any information on Rev. Dr. MacIntosh, Presbyterian minister.

He had visits from a cousin from NB that was born in 1830.

I have no idea where in PEI he lived and ministered, nor do I have any dates for him.

Monday, December 09, 2013 at 09:56:39 (PST)
Linda Brown <thebrowns618 [at] catt [dot] com>
Ringgold, GA USA

I'm looking for any information you have about the John and Sarah Baker family. John and Sarah immigrated to PEI from Ireland in the early to mid-19th century. They had a daughter named Ella, who was born in 1849 in PEI. She married Thomas H. Capp, who was my great great grandfather. I don't have any information on Ella or her parents and would really like to find out more about them. Thanks!

Friday, December 06, 2013 at 21:36:54 (PST)
Jo Killmister <ted_jo [at] bigpond [dot] com>
Newcastle, NSW Australia

I would very much like to know more about my great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Williams Brecken, the fourth child of Ralph and Matilda Brecken, who was born in Charlottetown PEI 14 Feb 1803, married Henry Lewis there on 20 Dec 1827 and died 16 Jan 1882 in Kinsale Cork. In particular, I would like to know when she and Henry departed PEI for Ireland, what Henry did for a living (we suspect that he was a soldier but have no evidence), how he was regarded by the Brecken family, and whether there were any subsequent visits by Mary or her children to her birthplace. The profile I have constructed for Mary on my public family tree is readily available for access. It was only last year that I and another Lewis family researcher discovered that the forebear we'd thought of as Mary Brecon was Mary Brecken of PEI; we would be very grateful for any details about her that others would be willing to pass on.

Friday, December 06, 2013 at 14:42:41 (PST)
Wilna <Wilrez [at] gmail [dot] com>
Charlottetown , PE CAN

Hello, I'm trying to trace my grandmother's people. Her grandmother, Mary Davey, died when my grandmother's mother (Isobel Hayden) was only eight months old. The children were farmed out to relatives and friends. Isobel was raised by Hector and Rhoda Penny and many thought she was a Penny. Her brother Henry Fletcher Hayden and sister Emmeline Hayden stayed with Thomas and Louisa Davey (see 1891 PEI census). Another brother, Seymore went to Charles Brehaut's family and little John went with the Critchens. I'm not sure what happened to their older sister Lydia. Any help would be greatly appreciated. There was rumor that Mary Davey's father was the eldest daughter of William L. Davey but I cannot find such reference. Mary married John Hayden. Thank you for your time, Wilna

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 18:50:12 (PST)
Dorothy Bates <dj [dot] bates [at] sympatico [dot] ca>
Niagara on the Lake, ON CAN

Kelly from Ballaghadereen

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 16:13:02 (PST)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. USA

I am researching a Bertram that was married to David MacEachern Circa 1870 in and around Lots 65 64 i:e: Canoe Cove area

Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 19:06:12 (PST)
Bill Ayer <billayer [at] rogers [dot] com>
Fredericton, NB CAN

Seeking information on Angus McPhee who bought property in Lot 43 in 1825 from Flora Townshend, the widow of William Townshend. Could this Angus McPhee be the same person as the Angus McPhee (Tailor) of Charlottetown,who died in 1841 at the age of 87. He served in the 84th Royal Highland Emigrant Regiment? Or, which Angus McPhee could it have been? Need help, and information. Thanks, Bill Ayer.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 11:56:12 (PST)
Helena <mhlewis [at] rogers [dot] com>

I'm wondering if anyone here might tell me where I could find a copy of the following "Compiled family history information re Pendergast, Lane, Long, Gorgeatt families" - Janet Young 1991, 19 pgs, PEI Genealogical Society Collection. I did contact the PEI Gen. Soc. and they said they didn't have it. Any help would be appreciated.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 06:55:18 (PST)
susan arsenault <steelraiders [at] yahoo [dot] com>
pei CAN

I am doing my Delaney family Tree from the Brae pei. and I can't find two members of Richard Delaney and Margaret Downing family. Alexander born Jun 1891 and lived in the Brae in 1911 but gone by 1921 and in the history of the Brae says Moved away, I found Margaret death noticed in 1934 and it says that he is in Western Canada,The second child is Sarah ann Delaney born jun 24 1889 lived with the 1n 1911 but gone by 1921 and the history of the brae says she moved away also. any info on what happened to these kids would be great

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 12:13:13 (PST)
Stephen Morrison <smorrison [at] wcgwave [dot] ca>
Brandon, Manitoba CAN

I am seeking information on Allan Sterling Morrison (my grandfather) born in Breadalbane, PEI on June 22, 1890, the son of George Falconer Morrison and grandson of Roderick Morrison. He had two brothers Daniel & Miller Morrison and three sisters Ethel, Laura & Winnifred Morrison. He moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba as a young man. Appreciate any info I can gather. I have some basic descendant info from Roderick Morrison to todays date if I can help anyone. Thank You.

Monday, November 18, 2013 at 16:07:48 (PST)
marlene roth <marleneroth [at] hotmail [dot] com>
South Harwich, ma us

barnett/ norris
seeking info on john g norris married clara barnett from pei any info would be appreciated.

Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 17:03:10 (PST)
Barbara Gauvin <bgauvin [at] roadrunner [dot] com>

I am researching my father's family (Goodwin) who lived in St. Theresa, PEI. There has always been this "mystery" about the name originally being McGuigan, and I have read several pieces that claim the name was misspelled on vital records and passed down. My grandparents were Peter Goodwin and Rose Ann Evans. Peter's first wife was Agnes Mulligan. I would appreciate any information on this family.
Thank you. Barbara

Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 16:56:25 (PST)
Barbara Gauvin <bgauvin [at] roadrunner [dot] com>

My mother was Mary Florence Curley from Fort Augustus, PEI. My uncles Urban and Joseph lived in PEI their entire lives. Their parents were Michael Curley and Margaret (Lynch) Curley (Joe's mother was Elizabeth Ann (Fisher) Curley). I would appreciate any information that anyone has to share about this family.
Thank you. Barbara

Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 12:38:39 (PST)
Phil Irons <irons [at] eastlink [dot] ca>
Sydney, NS CAN

Looking for family of MaryAnn (and variations) M[a]cFADYEN, believed to have originated in PEI. MaryAnn married Eoin(John/Jonathan) "Tailor" MacKinnon in Sydney on 2 Feb. 1864. She is my wife's great grandmother.

Thanks in advance

Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:32:16 (PST)
Ron Nelson <nelsonrf [at] telus [dot] net>
Calgary, AB CAN

An article dated Nov. 16,2013 in the Calgary Herald describes one of the pioneers of the Alberta Oil Sands industry as a Robert Fitzsimmons, native of PEI. His involvement apparently started in the 1920's. I have a Francis Robert Fitzsimmons born July 3, 1889 (son of Bernard) and a Robert Cosmos Fitzsimmons born Sept. 4, 1881 (son of Michael). I would like to know more about this individual, and would appreciate any comments.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 06:43:39 (PST)
Susan Gilbert <SUZGILBERT1 [at] YAHOO [dot] COM>
Lansdale, PA USA

ANY INFO, I have a diary from an ancestor Julia Nickelson (possibly Nickerson)born early 1800's which states she was born on Prince Edwards Island .Her Mother's maiden name was Mahoney who died when she was born. She(Julia, was raised by her Grandmother and Grandfather,worked building boats.. (Mahoney), who came from Ireland to PRI.. The Diary states that Julia's fathers family,Nickelson (Nickerson)"being loyal to the crown" emigrated to PEI at the time of the Revolutionary War..Julia left (ran away) to USA..Married a Gilbert

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 20:46:00 (PST)
Mary MacDonald <marybmacdonald [at] sbcglobal [dot] net>
Charlottetown, PEI CAN

I am looking for relatives of my grandfather - Stephen Joseph Boylan 1891 to 1953, and my grandmother Florence Jane McDonald 1896 to 2006. I would like know about their parents and siblings.
Thank you,
Mary Macdonald

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 20:41:51 (PST)
Mary MacDonald <marybmacdonald [at] sbcglobal [dot] net>
Charalottetown, PEI CAN

I am looking for Edward V Butler (b. 1862 appx)and family. His wife was Mary McEachern b. 1872 d 1898.
Also relatives of Ronald MaDonald d.1955. Wife Hannah Jane Gay.
Thank you.
Mary MacDonald

Monday, November 11, 2013 at 06:40:03 (PST)
Dave Hunter <dhunter [at] islandregister [dot] com>
Web Site -
Eastern, PE CAN

Most of Queries Page Archived!
Due to slow load times, I have archived much of the Queries page today. Normally it isn't a problem, but lately the server has been responding slowly, so this should compensate for that!


Friday, November 08, 2013 at 15:06:50 (PST)
Steve Page <coachpage [at] aol [dot] com>
Tacoma, WA USA

Ronald MCDONALD and Catherine MCINNIS
So having discovered that Archibald MACDONALD was NOT the immigrant ancestor, but was born on Prince Edward Island (the second time I've had to move the immigrant ancestor back a generation) I promptly did a search for an Archibald born 1795 on PEI, not expecting to find anything. Lo and behold, there is one. Not only that but a whole little family of MACDONALDs. Too easy right?
Ronald MCDONALD and Catherine MCINNIS had the following children:
Neil MCDONALD b. January 11, 1793
Archibald MCDONALD b. January 13, 1795
Margaret MCDONALD b. November 14, 1796
Alexander MCDONALD b. March 15, 1799
All entries for St Paul's in Charlottetown
Archibald and Ronald are repetitive names in my MacDonald line. Then I recalled a paragraph from the book "Malpeque and Its People" about a Ronald that didn't fit in chronologically with my line at that time.
... An interesting item regarding the use of or inability to use such tokens in the Malpeque area reads as follow: Quote "Oyster Cove, 31st July, 1815"
The Declaration of Katherine McDonald to be delivered before the Kirk Session of Malpeque anent the affair between M. McKay and Hugh McLeod. Viz: 'Upon Saturday before the Sacrament in June, 1814, Hugh McLeod said to his wife in my hearing that he was without a token that day - his wife asked for what reason, he answered, for selling a pig on the Sabbath day, and for frequenting Moorfields Bresnor's houses on the Sabbath, and also for assisting Ronald McDonald's children in saving themselves and the boat, and not going to church that evening.
He then told his wife to go home along with me and that he would attend the Session along with the witnesses that saw the boat in distress, namely: William Donalds, James Brander and William McNeil, who said that himself would go and do the same, if McLeod did not assist.
Witnesses: Dougald Stewart, Jr; Ronald MacDonald, David McGregor
Katherine X McDonald

So we have a Katherine and a Ronald with kids that fit in chronologically.
Still too easy.

Hoping that some one has some information on this early PEI MACDONALD family that will shed some light on if I have a connection here.

Thanks everybody,
Steve Page Tacoma, WA

Friday, November 08, 2013 at 12:27:03 (PST)
Steve Page <coachpage [at] aol [dot] com>
Tacoma, WA USA

Archibald MACDONALD mar. Nancy CHAMPION and had the following children:
Ronald b. 1833, PEI mar. Margaret SUDSBURY b. May 5, 1839, PEI on March 14,1861
Mary b.1844, PEI mar. Alphonso GILMAN, b.Feb 3,1840,in Maine,USA on Sep 11,1866
Agnes b. 1851, PEI, mar. Wm Harry DUNBAR b Sep 22,1843 Scotland on Mar 3, 1871.
Margaret b. Aug 1855 mar 1st William COOK b 1846, PEI; 2nd George A COUGHLAN on Nov 18, 1886 on PEI and 3rd William G LUNT in Maine.
William b. 1858 PEI mar. Jane ADAMS of Hamilton, PEI
There is believed to be another son Hugh, possible born 1840-1845 and per the 1861 Census possibly another sister born between 1845-1856 (probably earlier end of that period).

Nancy CHAMPION MACDONALD is a daughter of John CHAMPION and Barbara WARREN
There is an Agnes MACDONALD enumerated with William and Jane MACDONALD, Lot 18 in both the 1881 and 1891 Cenusus. Because Agnes shows up in these census' and also shows up as a witness to several events, I believe this is Nancy CHAMPION MACDONALD. In 1891 she also lists her father's birthplace as Newfoundland, which is consistent with several of her CHAMPION siblings. In 1881 she shows as married with no spouse listed and in 1891 she is widowed.
Recently I believe I have found Archibald MACDONALD living with his daughter Margaret MACDONALD COUGHLAN and her family in Lot 20, 1881 Census. He is listed as married with no spouse showing.

So does anyone have any death or cemetery information for an Agnes MACDONALD born about 1809 on PEI and passing away after 1891 in the Lot 18/20 area and Archibald MACDONALD born about 1795 (on PEI!) passing away between 1881 and 1891?
Of course any other information is welcome!

Steve Page, Tacoma, WA USA

Monday, November 04, 2013 at 16:45:17 (PST)
Gerry Esposito <gerryym [at] sbcglobal [dot] net>
Higganum, CT USA

My Mom is the Granddaughter of Sylvester Gaudet from PEI. He had two brothers ..Sylvere and Sylvane and sister Celine-born 6-22-1864 in Miscouche. Sylvester married Annie Willer and had one son Albert L Gaudet-born 10-31-1891 (my Mom's Dad)married Eva Gilblair, also mispelled as Gilbert. There is a bit of confusion: Sylvere is on the gravestone and is registered as married to Annie. My Mom, who lived next door to her grandparents, is very adamet that Sylvester is the correct name and a big mistake has been made. Albert's obituary names Sylvester. Can you help me with clarifying this delima.

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 17:33:59 (PDT)
Susan <suzabear51 (at) mac (dot) com>

I am looking for the wife of Samuel Gregory, believe her name to be Sarah MacKinnon. Most likely born between 1810 - 1820. Earlier research lead me to believe that she had 2 sisters. I cannot find that information at this time to confirm. I have 9 children: Simon, Michael, John, Samuel, Daniel (my gg grandfather), Mary, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Catherine Anne. Thank you for helpo or suggestions.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 13:02:16 (PDT)
Jon Facey <faceypj [AT] gmail [dot] com>
Sydney, NSW Australia

I am tracing my wife's family tree and have gone back to PEI with her GGF Terence Curran born 1837 to James Curren and Mary McIsaac. This was gleaned from his death certificate.
From the PEI online database he seems to have had at least 3 sisters Sarah(1839), Maryan(1842) and Isabella(1844). Their surname was spelt Curren.

Terence arrived in Australia on the Africana in 1866 (from Liverpool) which I believe is about the same time PEI was being handed over to Canada and when we were having our gold rushes in Australia.
It is possible I suppose that the family moved back to Ireland/England but I cannot find any records thus far.
Would anyone have any information on where the family went to and/or where the parents came from before arriving in PEI?
Thank you

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11:12:32 (PDT)
Amy Robert <amylynnrobert [at} gmail [dot] com>
Richards Landing, ON CAN

Looking for ROBERT and ELEANOR MCCONNELL from West Eliot River. Wondering if anyone have immigration information pertaining to them leaving Scotland. Also if anyone has any information on either of their parents names and/or birthplaces.
I would also appreciate information on where Robert and Eleanor are buried.

Thanks a Million :)

Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 08:18:02 (PDT)
Kaela Petkovits <misskaela206 [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Seattle, WA U.S.

Looking for information on a Miss Mary E. Doyle born around 1880, born to an Irish family. Born in an unknown location, however claimed PEI as home of record. Possibly moved to San Francisco, CA, USA at some point. Married a furrier in Seattle, WA, USA named Ranko Petkovits. Had 3 Children Xenia, Donald and Richard. Please e-mail with any possible information, unfortunately what I have provided is all we know. Photograph of Mary E. Doyle available.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:36:12 (PDT)
Sharon Leighton <bahsmuseum [at] outlook [dot] com>
Web Site -
Bedeque, PE CAN

Can anyone tell me why George Linkletter is listed in the 1798 census in Lot 11? Everything I've read tells me he arrived in 1785, and settled in Lot 17, where he stayed until his death. There is no mention of him in Lot 17 in the census.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 16:23:51 (PDT)
Roberta Jewell <Fredrobertaj [at] hotmail [dot] com>

I am looking for the Parents of Anthony Gallant Born June 13th 1890 From Prince Edward Isle.. He Married Catherine Gillis.. I am Anthony's granddaughter I am trying to find out who My great grandparents were? I believe it was lot 17th

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 13:59:40 (PDT)
Ken Goldsmith <kgoldsmith [at] ekccu [dot] com>
Cranbrook, BC CAN

My Great-Great Grandfather, William Oliver Goldsmith (1833-1865) married Sarah Elizabeth Collett in Crapaud, PEI. William died in Nova Scotia in 1865 - his death certificate names his mother as Francis Pulliver, yet all research(ers) show his mother as Francis Larter. Does anyone have any insights into this? I can find virtually no records for the Pulliver family anywhere. Thanks all.

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:17:06 (PDT)
Roxanne Landry <rmpushie [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Oliver, BC CAN

I am looking for info and parents of a Margaret Duffy believed to be born Aug. 16, 1837 in PEI but possibly Ireland.

Her full name may have been Margaret Harriett Duffy.

Margaret Duffy/Duffie married Abraham Hackett (s/o John Hackett b. 1790 Ireland & Elizabeth Coffin b. abt. 1782, Gaspe, Quebec).

So far I know Abraham Hackett & Margaret Duffy had a daughter Emilie Charlotte b. Feb. 18, 1870 in Gaspe, Quebec (this info is from the Christ the King Cathedral in Gaspe). Abraham married Margaret Duffy in 1858 in the Gaspe Anglican Church. No mention of who her parents were but she is listed as being from PEI.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:22:18 (PDT)
Russell Miller <flabikers [at] operamail [dot] com>
Lutz, FL USA

Miller Family c. 1860-1900
I am looking for any information on the parents/and or family of the following four members of the Miller family from the Picton, Hallowell area c. 1860-1900:

Manfred (Monford, Mansford) Miller b. 1869
Atwell Miller b. 1882
Maretta Miller b. 1877
Carrie Miller b. 1881

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Russell Miller

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 19:04:01 (PDT)
valerie gallian <flowerladyv [at] msn [dot] com>
abington, ma united states

looking for noble davis and caroline Carolyn harding? daughter Florence harding davis born about 1870 MILes davis related

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 05:55:27 (PDT)
Wally Blouin <wallyblouin [at] yahoo [dot] ca>
Miramichi, NB CAN

Looking for anything concerning the Cantwell's especially the ones that lived in Newfoundland at one time and moved to the mainkland.

Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 15:18:41 (PDT)
Linda Macdonald Risdon <macrisdon [at] gmail [dot] com>
El Dorado Hills, CA USA

Morrison of Lot 55

Probable DNA match for Neil Morrison who married Flora McKinnon and Hugh Morrison who married first Nancy McCormack and Margaret Chisholm.

It appears that above Neil is nephew to Hugh.

I am in process of collecting information to PROVE or DISPROVE connection.

Would welcome input.

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 07:16:41 (PDT)
Anne Martin <anniecmartin [at] gmail [dot] com>
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia CAN

Looking for information on Paul McCormack born Feb 28/1845 to Isabella (Cummings) and Michael McCormac of the St Margarets area He married Margaret McKinnon Born, 1846 of lot 42, daughter of Allan and Mary McKinnon. It is possible that they lived in South Rustico for a time but then lost them after 1901 census. Paul and Margaret had the following children: Mary Catherine, Mary Isabella, Mary Margaret, Mary Lenora , John, Michael Francis, Alexander and I believe a Peter. They are my GG Grandparents. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 05:32:57 (PDT)
Rhonda Dixon <eye123brows [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Dartmouth, ns CAN

Joseph A. Brown and Margaret Elizabeth Campbell : when and where on PEI were they married. I believe Alberton? Also any info on Joseph's parents James Brown and Jane Currie.

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 05:26:34 (PDT)
Rhonda Dixon <eye123brows [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Dartmouth, ns CAN

My great great grandfather James Brown (born England) married Jane Currie (PEI) on Oct 17,1855 . I would like to know where on PEI and when she was born and died and was burried.

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 05:18:37 (PDT)
Rhonda Dixon <eye123liner>
Dartmouth, ns CAN

My great great grandfather James Brown married Jane Currie on Oct 17,1855 . I would like to know when and where on PEI she was born and died and is burried.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 19:56:46 (PDT)
Meghan curley <curley [dot] meghan455 [at] gmail [dot] com>

My question is has anyone ever seen info on a Thomas Curley that married a Catherine Sheehan ... They are in a 1878/79 census, but I cannot locate them on any of the Curley or Sheehan family trees on this site. Hope that someone knows something :)

Sunday, October 06, 2013 at 17:38:00 (PDT)
Joanne Peterson <jmpetersoncan (at) aim (dot) com>
Alberta CAN

I am researching the Wood and Guard families who emigrated from PEI to Alberta in about March 1904. I am looking for ancestors and other relatives for:
John Philip Wood (born c1832) married Mary L MacEachern (born c1852).
Thomas Frederick Guard (b c1858) married Rhoda Matilda Wood (born c1861).
George Wallace Wood (son of John & Mary; born c1876) married Rhoda Sara(h) Guard (daughter of Thomas & Rhoda; born c1888) at Innisfail, Alberta in 1904.
Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated. I have searched through the surnames on Island Register and found the Wood family in question but cannot track down anything about the Guard family.

Saturday, October 05, 2013 at 10:26:27 (PDT)
meghan curley <curley [dot] meghan455 [at] gmail [dot] com>
nova scotia CAN

marriage certificates
what i was wondering was when did they start issuing marriage certificates

Thursday, October 03, 2013 at 07:58:04 (PDT)
DB Foster <l3erine [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Brunswick, ME USA

Recent research has indicated that the woman I seek, Lucy Ann Marshall, DOB @1818 came from England to Prince Edward Island and then left PEI to go to Cumberland, NS where she married into a Shields family. Any information regarding possible family, etc would be appreciated. Thank you, kindly.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at 15:04:54 (PDT)
Cathy Polley <daisyclown [at] aol [dot] com>
Mahtomedi, MN CAN

My grandmother Sarah Catherine MacCormack was born on Boughton Island, her mother was Ellen Claire Head, her father was J. MacCormack. She had brothers and sisters, the family worked in a lobster factory. She ate a lot of lobster!. They would cross the frozen ocean in the winter to PEI. Sarah married Norman Glenn Polley. Would like more history on Sarah please.

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 14:07:54 (PDT)
Mary K. (Kathy) Lund <miscmute [at] comcast [dot] net>
Minnetonka, MN USA

Does anyone know what became of Waldron Leard of Souris? I corresponded with him in the 1990s and 2000s regarding my MUTTART family of Lot 28, the Tryon area. I descend from Louis, son of Balthazar, who left PEI circa 1835. I cannot open information Waldron sent from Brother's Keeper. Is the History Room open? Is there a GedCOM file available? Thanks for any help!

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 06:00:32 (PDT)
Carolann hustler <carhustler [at] hotmail [dot] com>
p.e.i CAN

HI,I am responding to the inquiry made by Jan L Fisher of Nanaimo B.C regarding headstone photos I emailed you but had no luck so could you send me an email.Thanks

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 04:40:52 (PDT)
Carolann Hustler <carhustler [at] hotmail [dot] com>
p.e.i CAN

Responding to the inquiry made by Jan L Fisher of Nanaimo B.C on Sept.15th regarding headstone photos. I tried sending you an email with no luck .If you could email me .Thanks

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 08:02:48 (PDT)
Jen milo <Jennymilo35 [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Regina, Sask CAN

Bryan Charles Young
Hello everyone, I am wondering if anyone knows a man named Bryan Charles Young. He did live in regina, sask for awhile about 15 years ago and now I do believe he is somewhere on the east coast of Canada. If anyone knows where he might be or a possible way I can locate him , please email me at

Thank you

Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 18:11:53 (PDT)
Jan L Fisher <jl [dot] fisher [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Nanaimo, BC CAN

Yesterday I visited a distant relative and did 3.5 hours of scanning of pre-1900 PEI photos through 1940 Saskatchewan / Alberta photos. Happily, I got a bunch of Kinch photos. There were a bunch of Skerry / Skurry photos in the box as well - none labeled. (Josephine Skerry married William Bennett Kinch on 14 Jan 1913 in Puisville, PEI before the couple moved west.) I was so busy with my Kinch photos that I didn't do the others & the owner of the photos (Jossie's grand daughter) is planning to dispose of them ... HOWEVER I am returning to see her in 6 weeks. If someone is searching the Skerry/Skurry family I could scan them at that time. Hopefully, someone from the family will see this in time for them to be repatriated. Cheers, Jan

Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 06:38:19 (PDT)
Jan L Fisher <jl [dot] fisher [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Nanaimo, BC CAN

Hi to those of you in PEI. Is anyone near Bloomfield? I've had requests on Find A Grave for Saint Anthony's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bloomfield, Prince County for 18 months but they haven't been filled. I would dearly love to get headstone photos for my g grandmother (Eulalia Kinch nee Corcoran d1914) & her parents (James Corcoran d1919 & Mary Ann Corcoran (nee Sheehan) d1927 ). Is it possible for someone to capture these images for me? The stones are #105, 66, and Eulalia's is unknown, but she is there. Please, please, please. Thank you for your consideration of this request. Jan

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at 21:04:06 (PDT)
Kara Heller <06437ct [at] gmail [dot] com>
Guilford, C usa

My Great-grandfather was born Albert McDougall in 1866 on PEI and I understand that both of his parents were born there as well. He immigrated in 1882 to the States and settled in Lowell, MA. Any assistance on understanding my families connections to your beautiful Island would be greatly appeciated.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 09:32:11 (PDT)
Dorothy Hayter <haydot82 [at] hotmail [dot] com>

looking for some help locating my grandmother's grave. I believe she was either buried in Kensington or Breadalbane Peoples Cemetery. If someone who has a transcript of either or both cemeteries could do a look up for the name: Mary Ann Nicholson (b) abt. 1880 (d)? , that would give me a place to go look.Thanks!

Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 17:21:30 (PDT)
Tina Chappel <chappel_1 [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Willow Grove, NB CAN

Hi There, I'm trying to find the parents of Walter Chappell b.c1831 on PEI and m.1854 to Louisa Jane Rayner. They were in Lot 4 in 1881 and 1891. The 91 census states that his father was born in Nova Scotia and his mother was born in England. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you, Tina

Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 11:39:42 (PDT)
Gary Gallant <debsuesguy [at] yahoo [dot] ca>
Niagara Falls, Ontario CAN


I am responding to the inquiry made on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:34:59 (PDT) by Judith A (Durant) Curtis of Harrisburg, PA USA. Regarding the families of "DURANT, GALIANT, DOIRON, PITRE". I am related through all of those families but specifically GALLANT and DOIRON. As you left no e-mail address I cannot contact you directly. My address is I could try to help you if I can? Gary G

Friday, August 23, 2013 at 19:20:19 (PDT)
Alice Homer <homerabaa [at] gmail [dot] com>



Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:34:59 (PDT)
Judith A (Durant) Curtis
Harrisburg, PA USA

I'm trying to search for my family history originating in PEI

Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 07:53:36 (PDT)
Sheila Stephenson <sheila3 [at] shaw [dot] ca>
Penticton, BC CAN

My great great grandparents Mary Martin b 1806 Lochaber, Inverness-shire, Scotland and John McDonald b c1800 Lismore, Argyll, Scotland came to PEI
in the early 1830's and had 8 children Euphemia, Donald, John, Effie, Mary,
Duncan, Catherine, and Isabella - my great grandmother. The family moved to Kinloss, Ontario in the 1850's. Looking for Mary Martin's parents and siblings. Did they come to PEI too? John's grandparents were Captain Samuel McDonald of Sartle and Flora Beaton. John's father was Alexander Dybh McDonald, who was his mother? Brother Alexander also came to PEI and raised a family, first wife Ann Sarah Nicholson, 2 children Alex and Ann, then Mary, 7 children, Catherine, Sarah, Mary, Euphemia, Angus, Catherine, John.
and Flora Beaton.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 16:47:32 (PDT)
Gordon Furness <gordonfurness [at] pei [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
Vernon Brodge, PE CAN

Looking for any information on John MacDonald, son of John MacDonald and Anne MacDonald of Iris, near Wood Islands PEI. When his mother died in 1914 he was employed with the Charlottetown Water Works. I can't seem to find him in the Census in 1911. He was born between 1846-1860 possibly. Thanks

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 06:47:18 (PDT)
Jason Montgomery <Jmontgo1 [at] gmail [dot] com>

I am looking for any information on John J Walsh. From what I can tell he was born in Prince Edward Island around 1867. He immagrated to the United States around 1881 at the age of 14(I cannot find prove other than info on US census records). He married Ellen Cecelia McHugh in 1894. He lived in Minnesota and died in Minnesota in 1949. I am looking for infomation on parents or siblings. Thanks, Jason

Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:20:33 (PDT)
Carole McCracken <landsend [at] nbnet [dot] nb [dot] ca>
Bayswater, NB CAN

I visited the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and Yeo House in the Port Hill area last week while visiting PEI. At the museum, there was a large store log book from the Yeo Store in Port Hill, which supposedly was one of the largest stores in the county in the 1800's. The book was in a cabinet under glass so could not be examined. It was open to a page from 1846 showing transactions of that time period. Does anyone know if the pages of this book have been scanned and digitized? Does anybody know of anyone who would have access to examining this book to see if there is any mention of THOMAS HECKBERT? Thomas Heckbert's name was found in a Port Hill Poll Book voter's list from 1848 so he must have lived in the Port Hill area and likely purchased items from the Yeo Store at that time.

Since Heckbert is not a common name, there is a good chance that Thomas Heckbert would be related to my GGG grandfather John Heckbert who settled in Lot 17 Summerside in 1842. However, I have never come across mention of a Thomas Heckbert in my family history with the exception of this Port Hill voters list reference. I've searched census records, church records, etc. with no luck in finding any reference to a Thomas Heckbert in that time period on the Island.

Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:12:28 (PDT)
Carole McCracken <landsend [at] nbnet [dot] nb [dot] ca>
Bayswater, NB CAN

I came across a record showing a THOMAS HECKBERT on a voters list in a Port Hill Poll Book, dated 07 July 1848. The reference was found at the Archives in Charlottetown on an index card, but the Archives does not have a copy of that Port Hill Poll Book and staff there suggested it likely was in the possession of a community museum, a local historical society or perhaps was part of a personal historical collection. Does anyone know where a copy of the Port Hill Poll Book for 1848 might be found? I would love to see a copy of it to confirm that the surname on that list was indeed Heckbert (and not Hibbert, Hebert, etc.).

Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 23:38:21 (PDT)
Trish Erickson <trisha46 [at] hotmail [dot] com>
port fairy, victoria australia

how can I find the final resting place of Joseph farrow died 30th July 1792 Charlottetown 1654443 PEI death by hanging. Is there grave?, he is my 4th great grandfather
thank you

Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:04:13 (PDT)
Robert Blum <robert [dot] blum48 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Karlskrona, Sweden

I am trying to find out information about my Great Grandmother, Susan Adelaide RAMSAY, who was born on P.E.I. on July 17, 1866 but moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts at an early age. Her parents are listed as Robert G. Ramsay and Sarah E. (Ramsay), also of P.E.I. but moved to Cambridge, Ma. I have found some candidates for Robert G. and Sarah E. but can't find any mention of Susan together with the names I've found. Susan married Edward Crossman Howlett in 1894. She died in California in 1935.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 16:54:52 (PDT)
Nancy MacDonald <nancy818 [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Douglaston, NY US

A small discovery for the Glenaladale Mac's. I found the following article written by my Great Aunt - Anna(Louise)Sprague MacDonald b.1875 Charlestown, MA. Anna was daughter of Dr. James A. MacDonald b. 1842 Charlottetown, d. 1910 Charlestown MA., and Anna Sarah Sprague 1846-1916 MA.

The introduction to the article was interesting.


"Entreating that you will all give yourselves to God, for to Him we must all at last have recourse, I leave you my blessing."

[About sixty-seven years ago, being just able to read with some ease, my eyes scanned the above words of Captain John MacDonald of Glenaladale's "Last instructions to his children." The memory of these words has since served as a light in the many darksome days of life. Having recently found the original instructions, and the Captain's letter or memorandum to his daughter Flora, I was so overjoyed at my fortune that I resolved to edit them; and this not merely as a tribute to the author, but still more from the conviction that 'Words of life never fall without being taken up by some one." To the forcible and graceful pen of Miss Anna MacDonald, one of the clan, and who with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. MacDonald, of Charlestown, Mass., visited the ancestral Highland home of the late Glenaladale, while on their European tour last year, I leave the task of presenting to the public a sketch of the life of the author and these letters.—AN AGED CLANSMAN.]

LAST year there came into the possession of one of the descendants of Captain MacDonald, a letter, so interesting and so instructive, that it was thought a pity to keep it hidden among family papers. Then, too, its publication would give to the Catholics of the United States and of Canada a chance to know something more of one whose deeds place him among the heroes of the Church in the New World.

Who is the Aged Clansman?? Article was published in The Messenger, Vol 37 in 1902. Could he be a family member they met in Scotland, or someone living in Charlestown, Ma. ?

My GGAunt is very interesting - was involved in early NYC off Broadway Theater -the Neighborhood Playhouse in the lower East side, part of the Henry Street Settlement. She mostly translated plays from the ancient (and often religious) French, German plays.

Full article @ :

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 13:43:21 (PDT)
Wayne Mellish <lwmellish [at] >
Web Site -
Oak Bay, NB CAN

I have Gay relatives born in Squaw Bay or Squaws Bay. Was this a local name near Pownal or did it actually exist?

Monday, August 12, 2013 at 15:44:47 (PDT)
Urban Arsenault <urban [dot] arsenault [at] pei [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>

I am searching for the parents of James Thompson and Adoline ( Addie ) Arsenault.
They were married about 1900 in Tignish P.E.I. I believe James' parents are William Thompson and Harriet (no last name), but I have no proof. Possible parents for Adoline are Sylvain Arsenault and Phoebe Desroches, but no proof of that either. I hope some of these names ring a bell for someone. Thanks.

Monday, August 12, 2013 at 15:25:09 (PDT)
Carole Trainor <carolewalkertrainor [at] gmail [dot] com>
Calgary, AB CAN

I am seeking information on the ancestors of Patrick Egan and/or Ann Moan of Hampton PEI. Ann and Patrick lived on or near Shore Road. Ann Moan(Mrs. Patrick Egan) died in 1911. Ann gave birth to my grandmother Elizabeth Egan sometime around 1882. I am looking to know where Ann and Patrick were born and if either have descendants living on the island who can assist me to trace one or both to a specific county in Ireland.

Monday, August 12, 2013 at 15:23:42 (PDT)
Carole Trainor <carolewalkertrainor [at] gmail [dot] com>
Calgary, AB CAN

I am seeking information on the ancestors of Patrick Egan and/or Ann Moan of Hampton PEI. Ann and Patrick lived on or near Ann Moan(Mrs. Patrick Egan) died in 1911. Ann gave birth to my grandmother Elizabeth Egan sometime around 1882. I am looking to know where Ann and Patrick were born and if either have descendants living on the island who can assist me to trace one or both to a specific county in Ireland.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 at 17:04:11 (PDT)
Heather Morrison <Hthrmrrsn13 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Dobbs Ferry, NY US

Looking for information on the Godfrey family on Lot 31. George Roland Godfrey migrated from PEI to Gardner,MA in the 1800's

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 at 07:45:45 (PDT)
Zellah Johnston <zjjohnston [at] ihis [dot] org>
cornwall, pei CAN

CAn anyone tell me the parents of Mary Jane(May) Gibbs Caseley of Lot 5, She was born 81 in March of 1960 when she died. We think she had 3 sisters as well

Saturday, August 03, 2013 at 17:57:12 (PDT)
George F. Sanborn Jr. <SeorasOg [at] eastlink [dot] ca>
Charlottetown, PE CAN

Trying to learn the name of the parents of Clayton MacDonald/McDonald, and his sisters, Annie, wife of Rena Stordy, and Marion, wife of Harry Scott. They were from the Tryon area, late 1800s - early 1900s. Their father was apparently married twice. Can anyone help with information about this family?

Monday , Nov 11, 2013 at 16:35:51 (PDT)
Dave Hunter <dhunter [at] islandregister [dot] com>
Web Site -
Eastern , PEI CAN

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