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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 15:21:46 (PDT)
Gordon Furness <gordonfurness [at] pei [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
Vernon Bridge, Prince Edward Island CAN

Looking for information on the family of Alexander MacLeod and Ann MacKay who left the Isle of Raasay, Scotland and came to High Bank PEI. This would have been in the early 1800's. They were probably buried in the Little Sands Cemetery or at Wood Islands.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 08:37:10 (PDT)
Sandra Robinson <sandyrobinson55 [at] gmail [dot] com>

ARSENAULT (Addendum)
I am so sorry, but in my post below, I forgot to mention my father was born in 1904/1905. He ended up being adopted by a family named Brown and lived in Moncton, NB.

Thanks, Sandy

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 08:16:50 (PDT)
Sandra Robinson <sandyrobinson55 [at] gmail [dot] com>

I am genetically related to Arsenaults from PEI. I was adopted by my mother's family and know there history quite well. My half-brothers have done their DNA tests and so the Arsenault connection is on my birth father's side (I did not know him and he died in the 1980s). From what I have been able to find out about him, he was adopted in Levis, Quebec, and 1 other very close genetic connection (he says the same thing that he is also genetically related to Arsenaults from PEI) and he himself was adopted in Quebec City (Levis is across the St. John). I found a Catholic orphanage in this area. I am wondering if anyone knows if people of PEI would send unmarried daughters off to Quebec to have their children or if daughters would go off to school in Quebec?

Thanks, Sandy

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 18:29:34 (PDT)
Janie P. MacBryde <erinwood [at] yadtel [dot] net>

I am searching for more information on my paternal grandfather's parents (Patrick Pembroke and Catherine Buchanan) and his grandparents (Patrick Pembroke and Bridget Green). I have seen Bridget listed on various websites and in various records as: Lahy, Fahy, Hahy, Faher, and Green. I see my grandfather, his parents and siblings in the 1881 census living in Lot 14 (spelled Pembrook). I find a death record for Bridget Pembroke in 1888, listed as "Relict of Patrick Pambroke. Rustico Cemetery". Any help would be great appreciated.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 21:00:21 (PDT)
Sarah MacDonald <spmacdonald [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Oakville, Ontario CAN

I am hoping to find out more information about MARY GUILFOYLE(Kilfoy). I do not have much, and can not find much either. Born 13 Jul, 1870 to John Kilfoy & Mary Moore. Married Patrick McMahon 18 May 1896 in St. Dunstan's Basilica, Charlottetown PEI.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 17:46:39 (PDT)
Cindy Gardiner <gardcc [at] aol [dot] com>
Toronto, Ontario CAN

I have discovered a potential link to the Finlayson family and there doesn't seem to be a large number of Finlayson's on PEI in 1800's. Did the family tend to shorten the name to Finley?

I have Donald and Mary McDonald living in Belmont, Lot 16 from about 1863 to 1882, after which they moved to Lot 27. I don't know where they lived prior to 1863. According to their daughter Flora Finlayson McDonald's death certificate her mother's surname was Finlayson. This was filled out by her newphew's widow.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 16:17:46 (PDT)
William T. Mahaffey <terrymahaffey1 [at] att [dot] net>
El Cajon, Ca United States

Would like to find information of birth and parents of John McLean (-1874) and wife Louisa Clow married 4 December 1866.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 12:42:59 (PDT)
Rita Manderson <rita_manderson [at] hotmail [dot] com>
airdrie, alberta CAN

I am researching my fathers family and I am looking for information on John Manderson born 1859 he married May Wall in 1902. They had 2 or 3 children. I would like any information on who John Manderson's parents where and any information on his children.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 08:31:36 (PDT)
Cort R Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. USA

Does anyone have info on ANY Baker family living on PEI in the 1840 to 1870's,
Thanks For Being There--Cort

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 17:04:20 (PDT)
Chel Indikt <mindikt [at] gmail [dot] com>

I have been researching two sons of Benjamin Farrow and Mary Ann Ives, William and James Graham, who came to Australia. Both boys were born circa 1830, apparently on PEI.

Benjamin Farrow and Mary Ann Ives
(2) William Farrow* m Emma Prosser (daughter of William Prosser and Esther Mary Mann) in Victoria, Australia in 1855
(3) Clara Helena Farrow m George Frederick Davis
(4) Eileen Adelaide Davis m Herbert Howard Bennett
(5) Peter Howard Bennett m Shirley Lorice Bennett
(6) Living
(7) Living - my brother
(2) James Graham FARROW m Alice PROSSER (Emma's sister) in Victoria, Australia in 1860
(3) 13 children

All the documents I have on (2) William Farrow state PEI, British North America or British Canada.

I would be interested in any information. I have noticed a few people have the FARROWs coming from the US. I am wondering if politically, it would have been better for them in another British Colony (Victoria, Australia) to identify themselves as born in British Canada, than America at that time?

Thanks for your thoughts and advice.

Warm regards,

Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 19:14:40 (PDT)
Toni Pralle <toni [dot] pralle [at] gmail [dot] com>

I would like to find the marriage of Ebenezer Ward and Margaret Peggy Clark I think in PEI Oct. 1792 in the Royal Gazette Oct 23, 1792. In collaboration with a newly found cousin in PEI, we think this couple had a son, Daniel Ward b. 1805. So far we haven't found his name with theirs anywhere. They had a daughter, Phoebe Clark Ward, who married William Weeks. they moved to Iowa, USA where Phoebe died in 1873. I think Wesleyan Methodist.

Friday, March 06, 2015 at 14:47:32 (PST)
Jan Abbott <janabbott4 [at] msn [dot] com>
castle pines, co Us

Family of Frederick MacDonald and Mary Ann maclean
Am looking for information on my grandmother Gladys Bertha MacDonald Hayden Fitzgerald daughter of Edward Charles MacDonald and Jemima MacArthur. Bd 12/3:1898 and death 3/18/2002

Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 08:42:28 (PST)
Kimberley Wright <kim [dot] l [dot] wright [at] gmail [dot] com>
Beaumont, Alberta CAN

I am looking for further information on Robert Alder Wright B: 26 May 1819 in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island D.22 Jul 1897 in Searletown, Prince Edward Island, and Elizabeth Morley Muttart. They are both my 3rd Great Grandparents through my Father's side of the Family. I have all their information but am looking for someone who might have access or have copies of more images of them, registry entries regarding births marriages etc. as well as census records. I am trying to create a paper trail showing my direct descent to William Wright the first of the Wrights to settle in PEI. The information I do have has been obtained from the Wright's of Bedeque book written by Dorothy Muncey Haslam. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 13:10:27 (PST)
Alice Homer <homerabaa [at] gmail [dot] com>
Charlotttown, CAN

Would anyone know where in IRELAND the McBRIDE clan would most likely have lived?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at 23:02:07 (PST)
Wayne Ramsay <wramsay [at] eastlink [dot] ca>
Charlottetown, PE CAN

Hi everyone researching my ancestors Donald Ramsay & Mary McMillan their Son Donald Ramsay & Mary Cannon aka Cameron, Connors
Would like to touch base with anyone also researching that line directly or indirectly with purpose of exchanging information gathered. Also,

1. George Ramsey, b. Abt. 1814 (son of Donald Ramsay and Mary Marie Cannon), d. Aft 1891. He married Ann Ahearn, 15 Apr 1839 in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Miscouche, PE, b. Abt.1819 in P.E.I. Canada (daughter of Joseph Ahearn and Mary MacDonald), d. Bef. 1881.
2 i. Donald Ramsey, b. 12 Oct 1839 in Tignish, Lot # 1, PE, Canada. He married Mary O'Connor.
+ 3 ii. Marie Ramsey b. 27 Mar 1842.
4 iii. Joseph Ramsey, b. 29 Apr 1844 in Tignish, Lot # 1, PE, Canada.
+ 5 iv. Margaret Ann Ramsey b. 16 Apr 1846.
6 v. Annabella Ramsey, b. 26 Mar 1848 in Tignish, Lot # 1, PE, Canada. She married James Whelan.
7 vi. Catherine Ramsey, b. 14 Nov 1849 in Tignish, Lot # 1, PE, Canada.
8 vii. Charles Augustus Ramsey, b. 09 Feb 1852 in Tignish, Lot # 1, PE, Canada.
+ 9 viii. Ann Ramsey b. 11 Jul 1854.
10 ix. Elizabeth Ramsey, b. 09 Jul 1856 in Tignish, Lot # 1, PE, Canada.
+ 11 x. Peter Ramsey Sr. b. 03 Mar 1859.
+ 12 xi. William James Ramsey b. 26 Aug 1861.
+ 13 xii. Rachel Ramsey b. Abt. 1863.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 14:26:04 (PST)
Gail Arnold
linwood, ma usa

searching for relatives of my great gram Hephzabah Seamons with cousins Mcdonalds; she traveled, approx late 1800's to Massachusetts, married a Graham, died at age 49 and is buried in Worcester, Ma. no email but kindly post to P.O. box 409 Linwood, Ma, 01525 usa. thank you for considerations

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:15:01 (PST)
Cindy Harcourt <dragonladylfn [at] gmail [dot] com>
Belfast, PEI CAN

Trying to connect Emery ancestry to the Peter Emery 1787-1899(Catherine McEwan) found in Wood Islands from Perth Scotland. I am two generation between and am try to legitimately link the family together.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank You

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 09:05:23 (PST)
Zella Layden <johlla [at] yahoo [dot] ca>
Web Site -
Acadieville, NB CAN

Looking for the parents of Charles Gallant, born abt 1833, He married Marie Bourgeois, abt 1850.I found some of their children in Haute Aboujagane. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 19:20:55 (PST)
Toni Pralle <toni [dot] pralle [at] gmail [dot] com>

I am looking for anyone with the surname WARD. There was an Ebenezer Ward in the 1798 census living in lot 28. I have no idea whether he will end up being related to me. I would like to find Daniel Dimmit Ward b. 1805 in PEI. He was married in Yarmouth in 1835.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 06:28:21 (PST)
Eric Stewart <r [dot] eric [dot] stewart [at] icloud [dot] com>
Chicago, IL USA

I'm seeking information on JAMES STEWART of Lot 39 in PEI. I believe him to be my great, great grandfather, and am stuck tracing the Stewart side of my family. What I know of James:

B: 15 May 1841
D: Feb 1921

Married - Eliza Ann Craig
B: 17 Sep 1843
D: 1893

Married Oct 10, 1867

Their Children:  Alexander, Mary Jane, Robert B., Jannet Near, Agnes Amelia, Isabella, Daniel, Jessie Melinda, Neil Scott, John F., James, & Margaret

Lot 39, PEI
Died in Orrington, ME

Forgive the poor formatting. I'm new at genealogy.

Kind regards.
Eric Stewart
Chicago. IL

Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 09:48:30 (PST)
Fulton "TINY" UNDERHAY <funderha [at] auracom [dot] com>
Eglington, PE CAN

Looking for the ancestors of Melissa M DINGWELL, Born, Dec. 25, 1843 PEI, and Died, Jan. 12, 1896, wife of William H CONOHAN, born July 21, 1841, Abell's Cape, PEI, died, June 28, 1910. both are interred in Bay Fortune United Church Cemetery.

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 03:06:21 (PST)
S Engtro <stian [at] skalldyr [dot] com>

Hello, I am looking for any footprints my great grandfather mr Arnt S Vollum (born 1876) who lived in Charlottetown many years ago, and his wife mrs Ragna Vollum (born 1887) and son mr Sigurd Vollum (born 1911/1912) might have left. I believe that Arnt was a patient at the Beach Grove Inn in 1963. Arnt arrived in Halifax July 20th 1929, and his wife and kids a year later. They also had a daughter Klara Anette born 1928, who could be alive today, we belive that she settled in Montreal and married one Ben Matheson(?). Sigurd served for Canada during ww2, but we do not believe he ever got married or got any kids. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12:03:44 (PST)
Dave Hunter <dhunter [at] islandregister [dot] com>
Web Site -
Eastern, PE CAN

New Newspaper Records!
See our recently added DEATH NOTICES - DECEMBER 1842 TO DECEMBER 1843 from the THE ISLANDER or Prince Edward Weekly Intelligencer and Advertiser on our Document Index page!


Saturday, February 07, 2015 at 12:21:36 (PST)
Joan MacKinnon <joanmackinnon [at] me [dot] com>
Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Looking for descendants of Roderick MacKinnon and his children: Hugh Archibald MacKinnon 1871-1936 (Leominster, Ma.); Mary Elise MacKinnon Drowne 1874-1947 (Los Angeles, Ca.); John Walker MacKinnon 1878-1970 (P.E.I.); Neil Wallace MacKinnon 1880-1955 (Cross Roads, P.E.I.); Robert Mutch MacKinnon 1883-1931 (Earnscliffe, P.E.I.), Annie Ellen MacKinnon Jenkins 1887-1963 (Saint John, N.B.). I am trying to find out more about these lines of the Highfield MacKinnon family and have information to share.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 15:35:47 (PST)
Charllotetown , Pe CAN

When and where did the Storey family come from and where did they settle on the island

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 08:01:09 (PST)
Brian Doucette <cornsalad007 [at] gmail [dot] com>
San Francisco, CA United States

Hello. I believe my great grandfather, Joseph Doiron who lived in Bloomfield, born in 1860 in Rustico, worked for the railroad. Does anyone know if there are any records to find out if he did work for the railroad?
Brian Doucette

Monday, February 02, 2015 at 18:03:57 (PST)
Ruby Cousins <rcousins [at] isnhighspeed [dot] ca>
Kensington, PEI CAN

Townsend Cemetery,Park Corner
A small committee has recently been formed to place a marker to recognize the historical significance of the Townsend Cemetery located beside Campbell's Pond /Lake of Shining Waters on Rte.20,Park Corner. We,the committee would like to hear from the descendants of the Campbell,Townsend,Montgomery,Truegard and Moorfield families as those are the known families buried there.
Please give us your thoughts and support to this project by responding to the e-mail address above.

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 18:43:31 (PST)
Gary Arsenault <garsen1 [at] telus [dot] net>
Calgary, Alberta CAN

Looking for the marriage certificate of John Peter Gaudet 1869-1935 & Mary Jane Gallant 1871-1951.They were married in Miscouche PEI on September 6,1898 at St. Jean Baptiste Church.I have been told by relatives that Mary Jane was adopted but her baptismal papers state that her parents are Peter & Mary Gallant.These are my great grandparents on my fathers side. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 09:46:19 (PST)
Gary Gallant <debsuesguy [at] yahoo [dot] ca>
Niagara Falls, Ontario CAN

I am looking for genealogical information, parentage, siblings etc for Marie Eugènie Hachey (Hachie,Haché) born about 1896 and died in PEI on July 13, 1871 buried at Mont-Carmel. She married about 1916 to Joseph Magloire Gallant son of Vital Gallant and Marie-Anne Aucoin. Any help would be great. Thanks.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:31:04 (PST)
Carmen <carmit [at] telus [dot] net>

I am tryin to trace the parentage of Patrick Slavin B. 1861 in PEI, later married to Josephine Tuplin.

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 18:19:45 (PST)
Cindy Harcourt <dragonladylfn [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lower Newtown, PEI CAN

Looking to connect my G Grandmother Winnifren Vivian Carver (1900-1938) to her family.
She married Perley Gay in 1919 but her parent's are not listed on the marriage liscense. She is buried in Pownal Cemetery
It was general thought her father's name was George but I have found her (maybe) on the 1901 census with Lemuel and Eleanor with siblings Georgie and Ruby.

Hoping to connect to someone who will be able to help me connect her officially to a family!!

Thank You and have a nice day :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 13:22:01 (PST)
David Nelson <dnsnelson [at] roadrunner [dot] com>
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (SC) USA

I am researching my great Grandfather, Lewis Gay Stewart, b: Abt. 1848 or 1843, in Brudenell, PEI. His father's name is either James or John Stewart, b: Abt. 1815 in Scotland and his mother is Mary Gay b: Abt. 1818 in Massachusetts, USA. Lewis married Lydia Marie Delesdernier, b: Abt. 1852 in Pembroke, Maine, USA. Does anyone have information on these people or families?

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 01:56:40 (PST)
Donna Bridgeman <grrlgypsy [at] gmail [dot] com>
Wellington, Kapiti New Zealand

Have just been going thru my old research papers and notes and when i got my great grandparents photocopy of their marriage from the registry there was another couples marriage record as well. It is for Patrick WALSH and Margaret SULLIVAN 3 Feb 1889 in Newcastle West, Limerick. If this is your ancestor I can pass a copy of this onto you

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 21:41:27 (PST)
Trish Erickson <trisha46 [at] hotmail [dot] com>
port fairy, victoria australia

So sorry my last entry had not completed email address correct one above
thanks Trish

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 21:38:08 (PST)
trish erickson <trish46 [at] hotmail [dot] com>
port fairy, victoria australia

Just wondered if any one had come across an article on John Farrow born circa 1792 PEI who is said to have died at sea of the coast of PEI having been taken prisoner by pirates and said to have been made to walk the plank
Thank you Kind Regards Trish Erickson

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 09:54:59 (PST)
Fulton "TINY" UNDERHAY <funderha [at] auracom [dot] com>
Eglington, PE CAN

Looking for the ancestors and siblings of Richard KEEFE, born about 1783, and died on Dec 5, 1865 in Rollo Bay, PEI, and buried in St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Saint Andrews, PEI, spouse of Francis "Fanny" DINGWELL

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 08:57:50 (PST)
Roberta Jane Ford <rojane415 [at] aol [dot] com>
Sandown, NH USA

I've found some information that I haven't yet confirmed , But I will say It's nice to go to a site thats so well organized. I've been looking for my maternal Grandfathers Birthplace which I was told it was PEI in 1907 His Name was Gerald Francis Foye Date of Death was 1956 in Boston, He was a Twin ( who died shortly after) His fathers name was Chas Foye, Mother Mary Sullivan if you come across any information it would be great. Thank you for making this research so enjoyable

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 17:15:42 (PST)
Patti Hirshouser <ehirsho [at] sbcglobal [dot] net>
Beavercreek, Ohio USA

Does anyone have any information on how to obtain any records from St Simon &Jude Boarding School? My mother was a student there but left Tignish in 1926 to go to Chicago, Illinois when her great uncle James Ahearn died. Thanks you

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 17:06:01 (PST)
Patti Hirshouer <ehirsho [at] sbcglobal [dot] net>
Beavercreek, ohio USA


Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 10:25:54 (PST)
Brian MacDonald <brianini [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
Amherst, N.S CAN

1921 census
Does anyone know what date (month) the 1921 census was taken on PEI?

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 08:40:17 (PST)
Fran MacDonald MacPhail <mcphee98 [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Henderson, NV US

MCINNIS, John Albion Obit
I cannot get this onto the Strays Page. So here it is before I forget about it.

August 7, 1906

The Passing of John A. M'Innis

A Pioneer Resident and an Honored Citizen Answers the Last Call

John A. McInnis, who died in this city Saturday night, was born in Prince Edwards Islands, Canada, March 4, 1839; took up his residence in Boston, Mass., in 1855; served as non-commissioned officer during the civil war, having joined the expedition under General W. T. Sherman, which left Handon Rose, Virginia, In October, 1862, for Port Royal, South Carolina.

Mr. McInnis was returned to headquarters at Washington, D.C., and remained there off duty till December, 1862. He then went under orders to Brooklyn, New York,and joined a command under Major A. C. Garland and proceeded by steamer for Mare Island navy yard. While en route from New York to Aspinwall on the passenger steamer Ariel, which was captured and made prisoner by the Confederate States warship Alabama (Captain Semmes), all the command were made prisoners of war, their arms, equipment and military stores being captured and taken on board the Alabama. Later a bond was signed to the captain of the Alabama and Mr. McInnis was permitted to proceed on his passage,and arrived at Mare Island December 28, 1862, and was thereupon detailed on service at San Francisco till 1864. After leaving the government service he was in charge of the naval canteen, Mare Island, for a number of years, and later engaged in the hardware and grocery business in Vallejo. The deceased served several terms as a member of the Vallejo fire department, and was at one time president of the Vallejo board of trade. He was one of our most reliable and substantial citizens and owned much property here. Farragut theater belongs to the estate. Mr. McInnis devoted much of his time to the upbuilding of Vallejo.

He belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic, the Elks, the Knights of Columbus, and St. Vincent's Benevolent society.

The deceased is survived by his wife and a number of sons and daughters.

The funeral will take place this morning at 9:30 o'clock from the family residence on Virginia street, thence to St. Vincent's church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul.

California State Library

John Albion McInnis
Born PEI 1839

Father Roderick M. McInnis
Mother Marjorie McNeil
Married 1883 Annie R. O'Neil in Vallejo, CA

Friday, January 02, 2015 at 12:12:51 (PST)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Mass. USA

This is a stretch, in March of 1941 A William Millington was living in Summerside,PEI. his wife Amanda had just died and their were no children born to the marriage, are there any Millington relations doing workups on the family line? As I said this is a stretch because I'm at a dead end- Thanks for Being There--Cort

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 16:16:10 (PST)
Carolyn <cjbnmyfamily [at] bellaliant [dot] net>
Berwick, NS CAN

Sorry, I made a mistake in the e-mail address in my previous query.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 16:13:11 (PST)
Carolyn <cjbnmyfamily [at] bellaliant [dot] ca>
Berwick, NS CAN

I am still looking for info on George and Margaret BUCHANAN. Family info indicates that they had a dau. - Margaret Georgina BUCHANAN. Also perhaps sons James and William. They were from the Belfast area of PEI.

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 17:00:30 (PST)
Melanie Arsenault' <melarsenault [at] hotmail [dot] com>

Arsenault's of Carlton PEI
I'm looking for a resource for Older PEI obituaries.

My family is looking for cancer related deaths in our family line.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 16:46:36 (PST)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. USA

Hope all had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happier New Year, I am doing some background research on Amanda Myrtle Millington (nee) Baker and am hoping that someone may have done a workup on her while researching the Millington clan. once again Thanks For Being There

Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 14:31:12 (PST)
William Mallett <wmallett [at] telus [dot] net>
Edmonton, AB CAN

My great great grandmother was Annie Macleod Corbett, she had several Macleod siblings in S Granville area. Does anyone have information on them?

Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 11:45:57 (PST)
Linda Moynagh <casamoynagh [at] rogers [dot] com>
Markham, ON CAN

Looking for anyone researching the names Lappin or Storey in Prince Edward Island, and who wishes to share information.

Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 11:44:31 (PST)
Linda Moynagh <casamoynagh [at] rogers [dot] com>
Markham, ON CAN

Looking for any researching the name Tierney in Prince Edward Island, and who wishes to share information.

Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 11:43:23 (PST)
Linda Moynagh <casamoynagh [at] rogers [dot] com>
Markham, ON CAN

Looking for anyone researching the name Moynagh in Prince Edward Island, and who wishes to share information.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 05:55:47 (PST)
Fulton "TINY" UNDERHAY <funderha [at] auracom [dot] com>
Eglington, PE CAN

Merry Christmas,
Looking for the parents of a Patrick BAMBRICK, born about 1836, and the spouse of Eunice MacPHEE.

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:18:47 (PST)
Mitch Brooks <mitchbrooks1 [at] comcast [dot] net>

I'm researching my family in Nova Scotia and one of my great grandfathers is Alexandre Charpentier who married Anne Longuepee...I'm trying to find out who Alex's parents were...anyone have an idea? Thanks!

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 08:48:26 (PST)
Jeffrey andrade <Virgil [dot] bella [at] verizon [dot] net>
Boston, Ma Usa

Hello all,
I am trying to find the family tree of MIldred (Kelly) MacDonald, b. 1907, West Point.
Her daughter Shirley is roommates with my aunt in Rehab in Braintree, MA and I thought I would be able to find her in the register, but t no luck so far.
Any help would be appreciated!

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 14:03:04 (PST)
Francis LeBlanc <fran [dot] leblanc [at] gmail [dot] com>
Moncton, NB CAN

Looking for the parents of Guillaume Arsenault 1888-1951 married to Eleonore Pitre 1894-1986

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 15:30:38 (PST)
Isabelle Haché <m [dot] isavienneau [at] gmail [dot] com>
Dieppe, NB CAN

Looking for parentage of a Marie _Jardin-Jordan..(da. to John Jordan -Jardin-Jourdain & Catherine?? b. cir. 1791. Married_cir. 1811 in Margaree NS to Simon LeBlanc,b.(Son to George Robert& M. Marguerite Doucet of PEI)_ Simon had 1st . mar. Sholastique Doucet.. I know there where Jordan's on lots 63-64-- So I'm trying to see if there is a connection _these LeBlanc' s were from Bay Fortune-Souris area . Marie 'Jardin'' was in 1809 census in Margaree,NS as domestic.. Simon was there with his 1st. wife & son Charles.. But all these people crossed fromm PEI at earlier date for land grants.. I have read about a Jordan reunion some years back in Murray River area ,but unable to make contact...Would any one of these Jordan ancestors have married a Catherine????

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 13:18:15 (PST)
SUART CRAIG <secraig [at] sympatico [dot] ca>


Tuesday, December 09, 2014 at 12:09:58 (PST)
Nelson <nelson [dot] poole [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
#Whycocomagh, NS CAN

I am looking for any information on ANGUS (ca. 1831)AND MARY MACKINNON (ca. 1833), both born in Scotland, who with children, Mary Ann (ca.1859)born in PEI; Donald (ca.1862) born in PEI; Alexander (ca.1862)born in PEI; and Margaret (ca. 1864), born in PEI.
They moved to Cape Breton about 1864.
He may have been a son of Charles Beag MacKinnon, who lived in the Heatherdale,Valleyfield area.

Thursday, December 04, 2014 at 09:39:00 (PST)
Edward F. Root <rootedward [at] aol [dot] com>
Acton, MA USA

Martin Martin birthday 1844? PEI he married Mary birthday 1845 ? PEI Children Ewen W 1873?; Angus A. 1875?; John H.1876 ?; Finley D.1880 ?; Ira W. 1883 ?; Frank C. 1886 ? Jemima M. Moran 1889 Who is my Granmother

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at 22:43:13 (PST)
Fulton "TINY" UNDERHAY <funderha [at] auracom [dot] com>
Eglington, PE CAN

Looking for Frank PEARCE as his "" address is no longer active.

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 15:07:59 (PST)
Leo Peters <leopeters187 [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Danvers, MA USA

My gr gr grandmother was Sarah or Celeste Arseneau. All we know about her was that she was born circa 1826, probably in the western end of the island. She married Simon Burke (Bourque) of Rollo Bay where she lived and died on 3 June 1867. Any help as to her origins would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 08:26:00 (PST)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, MA. USA

Still searching for info on Andrew S. Baker ,who was married to Euphemia Palmer circa 1877, Believed to have died 1891 in Charlottetown area. He is listed in the 1891 Census with 4 children BUT, dies a short time later and the 4 kids are scattered to relatives. PARO has no info on death or burial, yet children say it did happen. Any hints greatly appreciated, Thanks For Being There, Cort

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 12:16:30 (PST)
John B. McInnis <mcinnis [at] shaw [dot] ca>
Atikokan, Ontario CAN

Bell McInnis
I have been searching for my great grandfather Andrew McInnis for the past 15 years to now avail. The 1891 census shows McINNIS Bell fw cous s 19 Nov 1884 16 NB Iri Can R/Cath. Bell must be the daughter of Andrew's brother if she is a cousin to my grandfather. See Does anyone have this Bell McInnis in their family tree?

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 18:38:36 (PST)
sandy <sandymacfadyen [at] yahoo [dot] ca>
charlottetown, pei CAN

I am looking for information on Albert Ramsay and Catherine Warren. Their children were Elizabeth b 1875
Ella May b1879, Ervin ( Irvin ) b 1882, Naomi, Ida b 1891, twins Lillian and Beatrice b 1885. I can't find even these names on computer or books. Any help is greatly appreciated. They would have lived near Alberton, Alma, Montrose PEI. Lillian was my grandmother.

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 17:11:38 (PST)
LaureenSullivan <Laureensullivan [at] comcast [dot] net>
Townsend, Mass United states

I have recently received my aunts photos Adelaide mountain Torrey Luca she passed away at age 99, Iam trying to find any information about my mountain side of the family.I found a picture of Malpeque Presbyterian church where my great father used to sing in the choir as it is written on the back. His name was Benjamin F. Mountain there is no date but probably from the early 1800. My father Benjamin Mountain used to visit family in Summerside back in early 1970. I hope someone can give me information,I do not have any information about this side of the family

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 06:58:48 (PST)
Myrna Babineau <myrnab [at] pei [dot] eastlink [dot] ca>
Charlottetown, P.E. CAN

Looking to reconnect with Pam Stritt in regards to the Henderson families that emigrated from the Isle of Eigg in 1772 to P.E.I. We would appreciate reconnecting with you to share some new information on these families. Thank you,

Myrna Babineau - P.E.I. Scottish Settlers Historical Society

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 20:53:11 (PST)
Earle bain <Earlebain [at] eastlink [dot] ca>
Mineville, NS CAN

My wife Judith FITZPATRICK and I plan to visit Ireland during the 50 th year of our marriage in 2015. Our plan is to visit the place where Judy's direct descendants lived prior to immigrating to Canada. My grand father was Frederick FITZPATRICK. HE WAS BORN IN PEI IN 1887. He married Florence MAC DOUGALL ON AUGUST 14 in 1913 or 1914 in Monteal, Quebec. Frederick died in 1954 in New Glasgow. I believe his father was Richard FITZPATRICK, WHO WAS BORN IN 1840. Where? His wife was Ellen Storey, and may have died during Fredericksburg first 5 years of life, and then went to live with a relative. Who? Assuming Richard was born in PEI, who was his after and mother and did they immigrate from Ireland. Has any one completed a family tree that traces this lineage of FITPATRICKS back to Ireland and beyond? We would be very grateful if new information can be found to launch our journey to the British Isles.

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 17:02:41 (PST)
Pam Ryan <pamryan508 [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Millis, MA USA

I am looking for information on my Grandmother, Clara M Callahan. She lived on Lot 2 PEI.

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 16:57:30 (PST)
Pam Ryan <pamryan508 [at] yahoo [dot] com>

I am looking for information about my grandfather, William Joseph O'Brien born November 27, 1894. He grew up on Lot 3 Prince Edward Island.

Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 13:55:34 (PST)
Rod McLure <Rdmclure [at] gmail [dot] com>

Why would a family marked Presbyterian on a census not
have any baptism records. These children born
From 1872 to 1884 don't seem to have any records.
Annie P , Catherine, John (Jack), Alexander,
Daniel, Archibald, twins Donald and Malcom.
Lot 59/lot 61

Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 12:46:13 (PST)
Ron Nelson <nelsonrf [at] telus [dot] net>
Calgary, AB CAN

MCINNIS/MACINNIS -Jonathan and Jane
Jonathan and Jane (McLeod) McInnis/MacInnis were born respectively Oct. 8, 1838 and July 30, 1851. They lived in lot 26, 27 or 28. Present generations spell the name MacInnis. I have not been able to find their burial location. Their son Vincent is buried in St. Peter,s cemetery, 7 Mile Bay, PEI. The Public Archives have no burial information, which leads me to believe they may have moved off Island and are buried outside of the province. Any information that anyone has on this family would be greatly appreciated

Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 08:23:43 (PST)
Bonnie <gerrybonnieglen [at] yahoo [dot] ca>

We are still looking for the parents of Charles Gallant (born about 18350 married to Ann Fowler(born abt 1838) . They had a son named Charles Austin (born 1855) married to Barbara O'Neil. We believe her fathers name was John O'Neil. Looking for confirmation on where Barbara o'Neil was born. Thank you for any help.

Sunday, November 02, 2014 at 20:11:58 (PST)
Mavanee Mitchell Steele <poinsettia13 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Shelley, Idaho USA

I am the 3rd great granddaughter of Catherine Anderson who married Joseph Smith. Some say she was born in PEI, Canada; others have her born in England. She married Joseph Smith about 1786 in Charlottetown, Queens, PEI, Canada. I found a Baptism Index Card which shows her parents as Alexander Anderson and Christiana McWilliam. My question is: Are these the right parents? That card shows her birth as 7 Mar 1792 which puts her 31 years younger than her husband so I don't think she is the right Catherine Anderson. I have been unable to find another Catherine Anderson. Joseph Smith was christened 11 Aug 1761 in Derbyshire, England. Can anyone help me with the correct parents? THANKS

Sunday, November 02, 2014 at 11:00:55 (PST)
Celeste Price <cpricenc [at] aol [dot] com>
Summerfield, NC USA

A break through using DNA!! Samuel Gould, Lot 27, and William Gould, Lot 26, in the 1841 PEI census, WERE brothers. A descendent of William and I, a descendent of Samuel, had our DNA tested and we matched as 4th cousins, sharing a common ggggrandfather. We had suspected that they were related and it had been suggested to me, but we could not find definite proof until the DNA tests confirmed it. This is very exciting!

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 05:47:23 (PDT)
Helen Vaillancourt <lucy [at] efni [dot] com>
North Bay, Ontario CAN

James Townshend bc.1805 lived and raised his family in New Brunswick.Who were his parents? Could he be the grandson of James Townshend who shipwrecked of Lot11 in 1775 on the Elizabeth?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 14:22:21 (PDT)
David Potten <dave [dot] potten [at] gmail [dot] com>
London, Ontario CAN

Tracing great-great grandfather John MacKinnon from Lewes, PEI (East of Caledonia) back to Scotland.
Profile: farmer John MacKinnon, b: 1820 in PEI. Meacham shows a settlement date of 1821. Lovell’s 1871 directory lists only one John McKinnon in Caledonia. I believe his wife was Mary MacLean b: 25 Sep 1832, Scot. Their first 5 children were born in Canoe Cove between 1852-1860. The next five children were born in Middleton (Lewes) between 1863-1875.
John’s parents may have been Hugh MacKinnon, b: abt 1802, Scot and Isabella McNeil, born in PEI. Most of the Caledonia cemetery MacKinnons can be traced back to John & Mary but their burial site is unknown. Any John & Mary MacKinnon history or leads appreciated.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 14:18:19 (PDT)
David Potten <dave [dot] potten [at] gmail [dot] com>
London, Ontario CAN

Tracing great-grandfather John MacDonald from Caledonia, PEI back to Scotland.
Profile: John MacDonald, b: 1836, Scotland: married Mary Gillis (b: Jun 2, 1845-d: abt 1934) of Caledonia on Dec 29, 1875. Burial site unknown. Traced 5 children, Donald, Jessie, Kate, Alexander John & John Angus. Found Wood Island baptisms on the PEI baptismal index.
Four John MacDonald’s listed as Caledonia farmers in Frederick’s 1889 directory. Only one farmer John listed in 1871 Lovell’s directory. My John worked 98 acres off Montague Road, SW of Caledonia. Any Caledonia MacDonald history or leads appreciated.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 09:22:46 (PDT)
Gail Weston <sooky51 [at] gmail [dot] com>
rumford, maine usa

Looking for information on Elizabeth MacDougall Milligan. Need her parents names, where she was born. Have some info, but not enough to continue my search.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 16:33:37 (PDT)
Diane Lemery Troup <dtroup1952 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Wellandport, Ontario CAN

Have two baptism cards one for Alexander Lemery bap. 1811 one for John Lemery bap. 1816, father Sgt. John Lemery, mother Eve Hountsworth in Ch'town. They were in PEI for at least 5 years but can find no other mention of them. Is anyone else researching this name? Did they move to Ontario? Would appreciate any help. Thank you in advance.

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 08:16:29 (PDT)
Kathy Gallant <retropeoplepei [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Wellington, PE CAN

Looking for information on Avery family from Alberton and areas.
James Herbert Avery b. 1896 d. 1955 married to Rosella Arsenault d. 1996 son of Thomas Avery b. 1864 married to Alice Doyle b. 1856
This family line.
Willing to share what I have for what you have.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 18:26:26 (PDT)
Brian Gordineer <brian [at] pineygrove [dot] com>
Hampton, VA USA

I am trying to find hometowns of three generations of my family on PEI.

Archibald Robertson (born May 24, 1842)

Henry R. Robertson (born PEI 1815)

Nicolas F. Robertson (came to Canada in 1812)

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 07:58:59 (PDT)
Brian Doucette <cornsalad007 [at] gmail [dot] com>
San Francisco, Calif United States

Perry MacDonald
I put the wrong estimated date for the marriage in my previous message, it should be ca 1874. Thanks for the help I received already.
Brian Doucette

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 22:35:40 (PDT)
Brian Doucette <cornsalad007 [at] gmail [dot] com>
San Francisco, Calif. USA

Perry, MacDonald
I am looking for proof of the marriage of Veronica Perry or Poirier and Lewis MacDonald, married about 1847 in Tignish. Lewis was from Nova Scotia and the couple would return there but their first two children James F. and John A. were born in Tignish. I would also like to find baptism records for these two children.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 07:52:17 (PDT)
gary edward henderson
U.K, northumberland CAN

My father is edward henderson his father wos thomas henderson from benwell in newcastle upon tyne my father edward henderson has a brother raymond henderson and 2sisters irene henderson and doreen henderson are they related to your hendersons

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:39:01 (PDT)
Norma DesRoches <normadesroches502 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Miscouche, Prince Edward Island CAN

July 1, 1902 Gilbert Gallant married Mary Rogers in Hope River, PE.I.

Would anyone know the parents names of Gilbert?

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 06:55:49 (PDT)
sandra macfadyen <sandymacfadyen [at] yahoo [dot] ca>
charlottetown, PEI CAN

Looking for info on six ramsay siblings from alberton/rosebank/montrose area of PEI. Ella b 1879,
Ervin b 1882
Naomi b ?
Ida b 1891
Twins Beatrice ( Bertie ) and Lillian

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 06:16:57 (PDT)
Kathie Sencabaugh <Ksenca [at] aol [dot] com>
Chattanooga, TN USA

Jenny, look for George Keith instead of Reith.

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 01:49:29 (PDT)
Jenny Henderson

I am looking for George Reith (born about 1825 on PEI) and his wife Sarah Cormack (born about 1821 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, who is my 1st cousin 4x removed) In the 1891 Census of Canada they are shown at lot 51 Kings; George Reith is a farmer, and they have 2 sons, Henry and John. They belong to the Church of Christ. I cannot find any other reference to them on Prince Edward Island. Can anyone help? Many thanks Jenny Henderson

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 07:21:29 (PDT)
Megan <the [dot] skinners-pei [at] pei [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>

I am looking for the obituary of Ella (Fleming) Cumpson. Ella died in London, Ontario in the 1980s (I think). She was born in North Rustico, d/o Rudloph & Bertha Fleming. I did have some information but lost it (and my contact) in a computer crash. I am planning a trip to Ontario in May and would like to visit her grave. I am also hoping I can locate her daughters.

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 05:19:30 (PDT)
Elissha <elisshapark [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Bristol, CT USA

I am looking for any information about a Patrick Smith (born about 1808 Ire) and his wife Margaret McPhillips (born 1807 IRE). They were in PEI for a short time, coming between 1832 and 1842 before heading down to Boston between 1870-1880. His parents are listed in his death record as Daniel and Margaret. His wife, Margaret (McPhillips) parents are listed as Peter and Bridget. Any help would be appreciated.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 08:53:00 (PDT)
Gary Gallant <debsuesguy [at] yahoo [dot] ca>
Niagara Falls, Ontario CAN

Hi. I am looking for the significant dates/places and parentage of Glorice Gallant and his wife Baselice Gallant. They were likely born in Egmont Bay and married about 1910 having about 12 children; Augustine, Jean Cyrus, Marie Madeleine, Marie Irene, Joseph Norbert, Rita, Therese, Benjamin (or Benoit), Pierre, Brigiette, Leo and Amand. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 15:52:22 (PDT)
Aodhan Bulger <aodhanbulger [at] gmail [dot] com>
Boston, MA USA

Greetings. I am seeking information regarding one John M. Bulger, born in 1853, and having immigrated to PEI from Co. Wexford, Ireland, though I know not the year of emigration. My "end" aim is to see where in that county he was from, but any information that anyone who reads this might have is more than appreciated.

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 09:03:47 (PDT)
Elissha <elisshapark [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Bristol, CT USA

Looking for information on Patrick Smith (b. 1808)and Margaret McPhillips (b.1807). They immigrated to PEI from Ireland had a few children there before moving down to Boston in the 1870's. Children were Peter (born in Ireland, 1832), Sara (1842, PEI), and Patrick (1848, PEI).

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 08:58:45 (PDT)
Elissha <elisshapark [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Bristol, CT USA

I am searching for any information about a Patrick Trainor who married an Ann Jane Ross. Born about in the 1820's in Ireland their children were Patrick, Catherine, Patrick, Francis, Ann, Edward and Owen. Many of their children ended up in Boston.

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 08:53:14 (PDT)
Elissha <elisshapark [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Bristol, CT USA

McCormack DNA Project
Researching McCormicks/McCormack? Please check out the DNA group through Family Tree DNA at Getting your Y-DNA tested can help unravel different McCormack lines on the island. Email with questions.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at 16:14:00 (PDT)
Allen Head <headsouth57 [at] gmail [dot] com>
hoover, al usa

Looking for gravestones and heirs of Robert and Emily Head. Lot 55 Kings county .. Georgetown last known reference in 1864.

Monday, October 06, 2014 at 13:34:15 (PDT)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. Usa

Researching a Chester Palmer, Lived Summerside PEI 1922, he was used as a residence reference on a Border Crossing to the US by Mary Ellen (Baker) MacEachern, Need family info,if possible. Mother, Father, brothers, sisters any help greatly appreciated-- Thanks For being There

Monday, October 06, 2014 at 09:50:15 (PDT)
Carole Trainor <carlewalkertrainor [at] gmail [dot] com>
Halifax, NS CAN

TRAINORS (of Monaghan)
I am looking for anybody who might have a connection to someone in Monaghan Ireland bearing the surname, Trainor. Thanks to some fine research done by Karen Forderer, Michael Costa, Ron Nelson and Reg G. Trainor, I am able to trace my paternal lineage all the way back to 1844, but, in the absence of ship lists, am not able to tie my gggrandfather Patrick Trainor or his wife, Mary, to the Consbrook or Agitator.
According to research done by Michael Costa, my family's "Patrick" is not the same Patrick who was son of Owen whose newspaper obit tied him to one of the two ships out of Belfast in 1839. Costa's research shows, however, there were, in fact, 14 Trainor families living on the island on or about that time, leaving me to wonder if others had come sooner and/or were from any of the other counties bordering Monaghan. I'm hoping someone in Monaghan or in any of its bordering counties is looking to find a similar connection to their Trainor ancestors so I can finally place our beloved Patrick in his proper place on the map of Ireland!

Saturday, October 04, 2014 at 04:48:14 (PDT)
Gary Gallant <debsuesguy [at] yahoo [dot] ca>
Niagara Falls, Ontario CAN

Hi. I am looking for the parentage of Obéline Arsenault born in PEI about 1865. She married abt 1885 to Joseph Gallant son of Dominique Gallant and Anne Martin. Any help is appreciated.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at 07:55:28 (PDT)
Joyce Barlow <torontocrtrep [at] rogers [dot] com>
Web Site - Edward Andrew Barlow
toronto, Ontario CAN

I am looking for my father's Brother Edward Andrew Barlow. Word as it he is buried with is Mother ( Mary Ethel Barlow ( Turner ).
Edward Andrew Barlow died on December 1924. I would appreciate any help with this search.
Joyce Barlow

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 18:03:36 (PDT)
Martha Gerwitz <martigerwitz627 [at] msn [dot] com>
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA

I am searching for any information on Archibald Coles who lived on Prince Edward Island in the 1800s. Archibald married my great-grandmother, Marian Scott who was born here. Their son, Harry Scott Coles was my grandfather.This is as far back as I've been able to go on Archibald. Another relative did a great history on Marian and I hope to have the same for Archibald.Thank you for any information that you can give to me.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 07:02:37 (PDT)
Susan Maccormack Mclaughlin <smcl345 [at] verizon [dot] net>
hamilton, MA USA

Seeking names parents of Angus MacCormack who was born in 1806 in PEI. He married a Christy and they lived as River Inhabitants, Richmond County, Cape Breton. His fathers name MAY be Donald.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10:20:35 (PDT)
Cheryl smith Crimmins <bratnat20 [at] comcast [dot] net>

Looking for information on NOBLE C. DAVIS and his wife CAROLINE they had a child FLORENCE HARDING DAVIS in the year 1871 she is listed as being born in Prince Edward Island around May or July 1st of that year. I found a Florence Davis born 1874 not sure if that is correct. Looking since 1999 any information will be a blessing....

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 16:10:00 (PDT)
JILL ALLFORD <jilleallford [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Bakersfield, CA US

Ancestors & Family of John MacEachern (1809-1883) Rice Point, Lot 65, PEI
Has anyone in this MACEACHERN family done the FTDNA Family Finder test?

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 12:07:57 (PDT)
Karen Cleveland <k_cleveland [at] sympatico [dot] ca>
Trenton, Ontario CAN

Boyle / Hackett
I am related to Albert and Margaret Hackett ( nee Boyle) Margaret was my grandfather's (Wilfred Boyle) sister. Their mother was Johanna Boyle married to Robert Boyle. I am looking for information for the Boyle / Hackett family history. I do have a large amount of history for Wilfred but very few pictures. I would love information about the farm on the old Wells road, pictures , family stories etc. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 23:40:07 (PDT)
john martin <jswank2010 [at] bigpond [dot] com>

Iam looking for information on Samuel Martin born maybole 1769 ayrshire scotland
emigrated to canada with wife and two children round 1790 + .do you have anything on this person shipping papers ?
kind regards john martin

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 23:39:05 (PDT)
john martin <jswank2010 [at] bigpond [dot] com>

Iam looking for information on Samuel Martin born maybole ayrshire scotland
emigrated to canada with wife and two children round 1790 + .do you have anything on this person shipping papers ?
kind regards john martin

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 16:57:20 (PDT)
Kathleen (MacIntosh) Hudson <davidhudsonsr [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Lethbridge, AB CAN

Re: Murdock MacIntosh
I am trying to find a picture of Murdock MacIntosh 1853-1922 He was born and died in Springton, PEI he was married to Mary Alice Ross.

Murdock was my great grandfather Alexander MacIntosh 1846-1917 brother.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 15:58:36 (PDT)
John MacArthur <macmor180 [at] gmail [dot] com>

Looking for information Mary Kavanagh born Aug 11, 1844 m Benjamin Reid, Newcastle NB

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 15:58:15 (PDT)
John MacArthur <macmor180 [at] gmail [dot] com>

Looking for information Mary Kavanagh born Aug 11, 1844 m Benjamin Reid, Newcastle NB

Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:41:19 (PDT)
Cindy Gardiner <gardcc [at] aol [dot] com>
Toronto, ON CAN

Wife of Adam Howatt: first wife Eunice Buell
Can anyone supply the primary source of this information? We have found 2 items of information supporting Adam’s first wife as Eunice Crossman, daughter of Benjamin Crossman and Eunice Stark. She was also a sister of Benjamin Crossman Jr. who married Ann (Nancy) Cannon.
Item 1 - Baptism of daughter Mary Howitt (Mary Eunice) on December 26, 1824, Church of England, Richmond, PEI; born Aug. 12, 1812. Transcription gives mother’s name as Eunice Cropman (Crossman).
On Dec. 6, 1824 (transcription error 26?), at the same location Benjamin Cropman (Crossman) and Ann Cannon baptized Elizabeth Eunice. She was likely named for her aunt and grandmother.
There are several Cropman entries in the Baptism Index which are Crossman.

Item 2 - The Charlottetown Guardian, January 23, 1907, page 7, Column 4. Death of Mrs. Edward Warren. “His first wife was a Miss Crossman.”

Eunice Crossman was born abt 1785 in Kings County, Nova Scotia
Does anyone have any information to further support or refute Eunice Crossman as Adam’s first wife.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 13:54:23 (PDT)
Marilyn Stevenson Vanniel <Nielchap [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Churchville, Ny Usa

John and Mary stevenson
Hi. I am trying to locate a John and Mary Stevenson who may have emigrated by ship from Scotland to Quebec via prince Edward Island around 1830. They had three children who were all born in Scotland named Agnes(born 1813), Elizabeth(born 1814), and John (born 1819) Stevenson.
The John and Mary Stevensons eventually settled near Montreal Quebec circa 1832. I am wondering if they may have emigrated from Scotland via port of Quebec or some other probable port in Canada. Thanks for your help.
Very sincerely, Marilyn Stevenson VanNiel

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 16:49:59 (PDT)
Georges Arsenault <georg52 [at] pei [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
Charlottetown, PEI CAN

I am looking for a John F. Arsenault, son of Gilbert Arsenault and Appoline Gallant, born in Egmont Bay, PEI, 30 April 1878. I have a letter which he wrote to his godmother (probably his sister) from Vancouver in November 1900. He writes in French of his trip from Summerside to Vancouver. He seems to be relatively well educated.I would like to know what happened to him. Did he stay in Vancouver?

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 10:30:22 (PDT)
June Delaney McLennan <mclennan [at] execulink [dot] com>
Lucan, ON CAN

Louisa Hooper Bernard married James E Bernard 17 Dec 1902. She died in Kensington 20 Aug 1906. Is James E Bernard the same James Edmund Bernard who later married Goldie Muriel Batdorf in Alberta in 1910 and subsequently died in Portland, OR in 1965? James Edmund was the son of John & Olivia Crozier Bernard.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 16:32:24 (PDT)
Robert Littlehale <bob84120 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Malden, MA US

It is highly unlikely that the connection from William Mabon, on the family lineage page, generation 3 (1783 – Dec.13, 1867 in Marshfield, PEI) is the son of William Mabon and Margaret Brown generation 2.

There is ample evidence that William Mabon and Margaret Brown relocated to West Wheatland township Indiana County PA in 1794 from Scotland.

I photographed William Mabon's grave, born in 1790 son of William Mabon and Margaret Brown.

The grave is located in Bethel Cemetery in New Florence, PA. Please contact me at the email above for more information on this subject.

Friday, September 05, 2014 at 11:28:07 (PDT)
Gary Gallant <debsuesguy [at] yahoo [dot] ca>
Niagara Falls, Ontario CAN

Hi. I am looking for the parentage and lineage of Obélina (or Obéline) Wedge. The surname may be Aucoin as this Acadian name was often anglicised to Wedge. She was born I believe in Miscouche Parish (St-Jean-Baptiste, Miscouche, County Prince, l'île-du-Prince-Édouard, Canada) on 20 Sep 1872. She died in 1979. She married January 23, 1894 to Guillaume (William) DesRoches son of Joseph DesRoches dit Jesse and Marguerite Arsenault. They had at least 6 children. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Monday, September 01, 2014 at 15:31:36 (PDT)
Suzanne Snethen <ssgsue [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Green Bay, WI USA

Looking for any information on my grandfather Edward Shaw born sometime during 1864 time frame. I know he and his family(don't know if his father was alive) went to Boston, MA and from there came to Green Bay, Wisconsin about 1881(give or take a few years) he later married Emma Dysland from Green Bay and they had 4 daughters. My mother was one of the 4 girls. Thank you so very much. I hope some day to visit your beautiful island. Sue Snethen

Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 08:14:51 (PDT)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. USA

Asked about this back in July, Am looking for info on the parents of Andrew S Baker and a Euphemia Palmer who were married in 1877, I believe on PEI-- Euphemia born 1858--died 1890/91 Chicago Ill. area, --- Andrew born 1860 PEI-- returned to PEI after death of Euphemia, in time for 13 April 1891 Census, Andrew returned with their 4 children-- last 3 born USA-- 1st child Mary Ellen Baker born PEI 1879- any help greatly appreciated-- Thanks for Being There-- Cort

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 06:53:44 (PDT)
Marie Flaherty <designmf [at] aol [dot] com>
Scituate, MA USA

Looking for information on my great grandmother Florence MacBeth, Parents names Donals MacBeth and Mary MacDonald from Scotland

Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 18:11:50 (PDT)
B.I.Rayner 3 <raynerben [at] yahoo [dot] ca>
foxboro, ontario CAN

Interested in information about and Silas rayner.

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 15:36:40 (PDT)
Dean W. Clarke 3rd <lightningd [at] outlook [dot] com>
windsor, Ct. united states

I am doing ancestry work on my ancestor James Clarke from P.E.I. Canada
I have found him back in Scotland But can not Find the ship he arrived on James got to P.E.I. about 1828 from Scotland but no ship can you help me please.

Dean Worcester Clarke 3rd

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10:12:29 (PDT)
George Jordan <georgewjordan [at] mac [dot] com>
Dartmouth NS b2y 2z9, NS Canada

I am seeking information about Hughie Martin of the Murray River area. He ' took in ' my mother but may not have adopted her legally. She was born to a woman named Singleton and may have been the child of a Westaway man from the Georgetown area. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My mother seas born on March 14, 1910 and died a few years ago at age 94.

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:36:46 (PDT)
Alex Gillis <alexgillis [at] eastlink [dot] ca>
Pictou, NS CAN

I am wondering if anyone found anything on a Priscilla Doucette who married a John D. McIsaac. She would have been born about 1882 in Rustico.I have them in Millis, Massachusetts, USA in 1920 with a daughter Mary Filomene (Philomene).
Thank you
Alex Gilllis

Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 15:43:30 (PDT)
Phil Grubbe <Pgrubbe [at] shaw [dot] ca>
Calgary, AB CAN

I am married to an islander with a long family history here and until recently thought I had no connection. A friend referred me to an article in the Guardian about a father of Confederation and islander, Thomas Heath Haviland. The article notes that he was married to Anne Elizabeth Grubbe. I am suspicious that the e on the need of Grubbe is a typo. our family added the e in approximately the 1860"s following thirty years of settlement in the Toronto area having emigrated from Edingurgh. I am curious as to Anne Elizabeth's lineage and where she might be from. Anything you can do to help would be useful.
Phil Grubbe

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 06:54:52 (PDT)
Ron MacMillan <ronmac24 [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Charlottetown, PE CAN

I'm looking for information on George Louis MacMillan(deceased). He was brought up in an orphanage around Charlottetown and adopted at the age of approx. 9. He was adopted by Joe & Martha Duffy and grew up in the area of Lot 65. The only thing I have been able to find out is that his mother was recorded as Martha MacMillan and his father was listed as John MacDonald from vital statistics records. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards, Ron

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 14:54:47 (PDT)
Karen Jordan <karen [dot] jordan [at] albertacourts [dot] ca>
Calgary, Ab CAN

ISAAC JACKSON JANE HINGLEY has a marriage bond for Isaac Jackson of Truro, Nova Scotia and Jane Hingley in Charlottetown in 1839. Where can I look for the actual marriage? He was probably Presbyterian but possibly Baptist.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 06:00:06 (PDT)
Maryann Gaudette <maryanngaudette [at] comcast [dot] net>
Peabody, MA United States

I'll be visiting PEI this fall to do genealogy research. Any suggestions of where I should go? Most of my relatives are from Tignish.
Thank you.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at 12:45:21 (PDT)
Sally D. Braich <sallyg [at] teleport [dot] com>
Charlottetown, PEI CAN

I would like to know as much as I can about the grandfather Warren Henry Callbeck was born in Prince Edward Island. His father was Thomas Callbeck and Mother Gertrude Arrabella (Love) Calleck. I believe that one of his forefather's was Philip Henry Callbeck...I have some type of paper one of mentioning Philip Callbeck..important name in the history of Canada....PEI. My mother mentioned the the Prince of Wales was billeted (sp) with her grandparents or great grandparents and the grandmother or greatmother led the ball which is all I remember. I have a large book of Prince Edward Island and it was made in 1800's. My mother pointed out different people in it. Something about Queens ...I dont know if that is a county. She also told me something about a Callbeck being captured and taken to George Washington...not real clear on that! Thank you for all and any information! Have contacted before this site was up!

Sunday, August 03, 2014 at 19:38:06 (PDT)
john j. guilderson <jguildfam [at] aol [dot] com>
kingston ma, ma usa


Sunday, August 03, 2014 at 10:12:10 (PDT)
Cindy Gardiner <gardcc [at] aol [dot] com>
Toronto, ON CAN

Seeking info on George Gardiner born Prince Edward Island about 1825. Listed in California State Census of 1852 in Sonoma County.

Sunday, August 03, 2014 at 08:26:52 (PDT)
john j guilderson <jguildfam [at] aol [dot] com>
kingston, ma usa

resurching great grandparents edward sullivan and mary brady charlottetown or magdelen islands

Saturday, August 02, 2014 at 10:57:19 (PDT)
Elissha <elisshapark [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Bristol, CT USA

Looking for help researching a Michael McCormack born in PEI in about 1808. He married an Isabella Cummins in January 1840 and resided in Lot 43 in 1863, his land went over to his oldest son, Peter by 1880. Looking for any possible family connections or a possibility of his parents and when they came over/from where.
Their (known) children were
Flora (1840)
Peter (1842)
Paul (1845) (my relation)
Joseph (1847)
Jane (1854)
Thanks in advance!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 18:47:18 (PDT)
Brenda Chandler <brendachandler [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
Haifax , NS CAN

I am looking for the father (George Bruce) of my nephew John 1964 niece Tammy Bruce (1965)and Tina Bruce born 1966 of Charlottetown PEI. We understand that he died in the 70's but do not know his family date of death or place of burial. We believe he was born around 1945 but do not know where. Hi children were raised in the US and are looking for familt information. Thank you.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 09:40:29 (PDT)
Joyce <jesuis [at] eastlink [dot] ca>
Summerside, PE CAN

Looking for the parents of Obeline Gallant, married before 1906 to Thomas Dominique Arsenault of Howlen PE.Thank you.
I once heard of a Gaptain adopting Obeline??

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 09:34:30 (PDT)
Joyce <jesuis [at] eastlink [dot] ca>
Summerside, PE CAN

Hortense Dumas married to William Arsenault he was born 1909 died 1969 , would like to know the name of her father and maybe where they were from. Her mother was Judith Duguay.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 07:01:27 (PDT)
Linda Hennessey <lin21henn [at] hotmail [dot] com>
charlottetown, PEI CAN

Correction - searching for information on a maternity home in Stratford pei.
the name of the home was Mackinnons Maternity home not McGuigans birthing home.
thank you for any information you can give to me.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 09:06:41 (PDT)
Linda Hennessey <lin21henn [at] hotmail [dot] com>
Chtown, pei CAN

Mcguigans Birthing Home
Can anyone give me any information on a place called Mcguigans birthing home .
I believe it had a connection to Mt Herbert Orphanage.
Thank you .

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 19:04:45 (PDT)
Mary-Jane Wilkinson <blanchardmary58 [at] yahoo [dot] ca>
Paradise, NL CAN

I'm inquiring about my grandfather's family. From what I do know they had resided in Cardigan. My grandfather's name was Edward Frances Sheppard, and he was born I believe January 11, 1901. I'm also looking for the names of his parents and other siblings. If there are any burials in Cardigan, the information would be a great help. This inquiry is to help my siblings and myself know more of our roots.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 12:54:17 (PDT)
John Traynor <john [dot] traynor [at] comcast [dot] net>
Kelly's Cross, PEI CAN

Looking for information on William Trainor (Traynor) family:

WILLIAM TRAINOR was born Abt. 1831 in Ireland, and died May 15, 1894 in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. He married MARY DELANEY, daughter of JOHN DELANEY and MARY FINGLETON. She was born Abt. 1833 in Prince Edward Island or New Brunswick, Canada, and died May 09, 1912 in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine.

William emigrated to Prince Edward Island from Ireland (about 1850) and farmed 110 acres in Lot 30 of Prince Edward Island. Raised +/- 10 children.
William and family emigrated to Maine about 1886.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 16:43:27 (PDT)
Brenda Guild <bguiled [at] ymail [dot] com>
Salt Spring Island, BC CAN

Hello and thank you for a fantastic website.

This isn't a query, rather a tidbit of info' re: the ship *Polly*, 1841.

Family lore, oral and written, fits with that entry, which is tagged with a request for further input.

Here's what's known about my great-great-great-grandfather, Murdoch McKinlay, and wife Christy Anne Graham, who settled in PEI in 1841:

The McKinlays were Highlanders from the Isle of Skye. Murdoch McKinlay was born there in 1812, Christy Mary Graham in 1815.

They had two sons, Donald, born in about 1835, and Duncan, in 1837. In 1841, they emigrated to Canada. Donald sailed on a second ship with relatives of the Grahams and Munros.

A severe Atlantic storm landed their ship on Prince Edward Island, purportedly wrecked near or on shore. The storm separated them from son Donald's ship; he and relatives ended up in Australia, never to meet again.

Murdoch and Christy went to Charlottetown, and with no means to sail elsewhere, headed for Rose Valley to take up land in lot 67, near Breadalbane. They walked the 24 km, carrying their possessions, including Christy's spinning wheel.

The first clearing of the forested land was to build a log cabin. They stayed with a family named Ross while doing so.

So for what it's worth, this corroborates the anecdotal report made by another family.

With cheers for your good work, Brenda.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 13:41:24 (PDT)
Alice Homer <homerabaa [at] gmail [dot] com >
Charlottetown, PE CAN

Would anyone have information on MARGARET ELLEN MCEACHERN married May 16,1905
to William Frederick ROPER. The information I have said that the groom and bride both resided in Charlottetown at time of marriage. I also have children listed that I am assuming are theirs. William Frederick Roper Born: July 15, 1911 ; Muriel Mary Roper Born May 07 1910; Hebert Roper and another William Frederick Roper Born 1917 Died: FEb 17, 1920 and a Ralph Ernest Roper. I NEED TO FIND OUT WHO HER HUSBAND'S PARENTS ARE AND HER PARENTS THANK YOU, Alice

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 17:46:27 (PDT)
Michael A. Stuart <mastuart2005 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Saint John, New Brunswick CAN

I'm looking for any information on "Andrew Peters" who was born in 1880 at Hope River, PEI (d. 1940). Married Mary Alice Adair (info unknown). I believe they settled in Newcastle and 3 child (my grandpa was Alexis Francis Peters).
I know very little about Andrew and his parents but have tracked them to the PEI area.


Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 23:28:28 (PDT)
Terri <tlbme [at] pacbell [dot] net>
Santa Clarita, Ca USA

I am the great granddaughter of Judge Neil McLeod & Isabelle "Adele" (Hayden) McLeod. My grandmother was his daughter, Dorothy H. (McLeod) Neary. Searching for information regarding Neil's siblings and any information as to what the circumstances were leading to the original family's exit from Scotland in 1829. Also looking for information regarding his children, Arthur, Jenny, Flora. Marie (McLeod) MacKenzie and Adele McLeod (aka Adelia) lived and died in Victoria, BC. I think Arthur ended up in California as did Mary and Dorothy. Can't seem to find any information on Jenny or Flora. Hoping someone has researched this family line? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 17:49:45 (PDT)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. USA

PARO has this info which leads to this question, Andrew Baker 33 Died 1891 on lot 999 also Andrew Baker 04 (that's correct) died 1891 I'm at a loss-- Young Andrew married Boston,Ma unless we are looking at 2 different Baker families does anybody have info on the baker clans--I have been on the Island Regiter-- and can not find any link to a Euphemia Palmer who would be his wife, Thanks for Being There --Cort

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:35:55 (PDT)
Robert Murdoch Jack <yinlamont [at] gmail [dot] com>
Vila do Bispo, Algarve Portugal

i shall be visiting PEI in September and want to get in touch with a Mr McLeod who wrote a book concerning the Lamonts of PEI. More specifically Murdoch Lamont who became a Minister of the Church in Scotland subsequently. He was my grandfather-

Can you assist in this, please?

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 07:59:49 (PDT)
Richard Doyle <richd286 [at] aol [dot] com>
Palm Harbor, FL USA

I am descended from James Doyle and Catherine MacKey, my great grandfather was their son Richard. I cannot find anything that relates to their arrival in Canada or their ancestry in Ireland. I did read a statement from the PEI archives that he was an only child born between 1805 and 1815 in Ireland. James and Catherine had 7 children, William, James, John, Anne, Mary Ellen, Richard and Patrick. Any information would be appreciated.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 at 17:31:40 (PDT)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. USA

Need Parentage of both: Charles MacEachern who married Catherine McLean about 1851/2 She died 1857/62 and Euphemia Palmer and Andrew S. Baker all PEI
Thanks for Being There-- Cort

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 at 11:31:57 (PDT)
Joyce Barlow <torontocrtrep [at] rogers [dot] com>
toronto, Ont CAN

RE: Turner/Barlow
I am looking for my Grandmother Mary Ethel Turner ( Barlow ) First born son.
She had two son's on James T. Barlow, who is my Father. But what ever happen to my father's older brother. I can't found is birth records on the island.
Was he my father half brother. I would be happy to hear from anyone, who know the Turner family.
Thank you

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 at 06:26:15 (PDT)
Diane Barnes <housekeeper [at] schoolstreethouse [dot] com>
Web Site -
Charlottetown, PE CAN

Looking for descendants of noteworthy actor and manager of the Charlottetown Opera House, Mr. W.C. Whitlock. Thank you!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 at 06:24:55 (PDT)
Diane Barnes <housekeeper [at] schoolstreethouse [dot] com>
Web Site -
Charlottetown, PE CAN

Looking for descendants of noted orchestra leader and violinist, Mr. Henry Vinnicombe. Thank you!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 at 06:23:30 (PDT)
Diane Barnes <housekeeper [at] schoolstreethouse [dot] com>
Web Site -
Charlottetown, PE CAN

Looking for descendants of noted musician and teacher, Mr. Samuel Noseworthy Earle. Thank you!

Monday, July 07, 2014 at 04:51:31 (PDT)
Janice Perry <janice-ed [at] hotmail [dot] com>

My g-grand-father John Grey came from Oxford in 1913 to N.B..Where would I go to find out what area they lived? A lady told me they're Grey's buried in Pugwash.Would I have to go to Amherst for deed lots??

Thursday, July 03, 2014 at 19:07:33 (PDT)
Diane Finlayson <dianemfinlayson [at] gmail [dot] com>
Baltimore, MD USA

Trying to find ship/port of entry and year of entry to Canada for James Finlayson. Born 1786 Isle of Lewis. Married Sarah Wells around 1830 in Eastern Townships, Quebec. Died around 1860 in Illinois, USA. I was told he came over with McIver family.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 19:52:12 (PDT)
Evelyn MacKenzie <emc4gen [at] verizon [dot] net>
hunt Bch, calif,92649 usa

,HI RECENTLY SAW OBIT ON Cecelia Mutch- Blatch br,march 18 1912 died,nov 13 2008 charlottetown, husband frank Stewart Blatch child,allan ,john, Phillip Blatch
extended family, Bartlett Kerr father ,was Francis Allie Mutch ,,mother,Elizabeth Lamont..interested in upgrading my tree on ancestry Arlington -Blatch any one has any info ? thank you Evelyn MacKenzie

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 15:13:58 (PDT)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, MA. USA

Around 1783/85 Col. Henry Compton,owned part or all of Lot 17, does anyone know of any family history on this Compton-- Thanks for Being There-- Cort

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 05:53:01 (PDT)
Ruby Cousins <rcousins [at] isnhighspeed [dot] ca>
Kensington, PEI CAN

Keir Museum Summer Talks
This year the Malpeque Historical Society is using themes relating to anniversaries for this year’s talks . We thank the presenters for doing the research to present to you the best of summer entertainment. The talks are held during the months of July and August and this year we are into our 15th year of having you join us at Keir Memorial Museum ,Malpeque on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. on the dates listed below.Come along and bring your friends.Everyone welcome!
Roster of speakers and topics:
July 9- The Golden Age of Prince Edward Island- Edward Mac Donald
July 16-Islanders and Their Trees – A History of Forests of PEI-Doug Sobey
July 23-A Visit to the 1842 Moase Blacksmith in New Annan-
Wyman Moase & Myron Taylor
July 30- Samuel Holland-250 th Anniversary- George Dalton & Jack Sorensen
Aug.6-A Soldier’s Story-Clinton Morrison
Aug.13 –Unforgettable Characters and Memories-Dutch Thompson

Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 01:48:43 (PDT)
Fulton "TINY" UNDERHAY <funderha [at] auracom [dot] com>
Eglington,, PE CAN

Looking for the ancestry of an Alexander MacDONALD, of Orwell, PEI, Who married C Flora MacLELLAN, from Primrose, PEI, born 1868, and died after 1894. They lived out their lives in Primrose.

Must keep rooting,


Friday, June 20, 2014 at 19:50:42 (PDT)
Cindy Brown <kittyab0417 [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Wetaskiwin, AB - Alberta CAN

I am looking for a Daniel Brown. I found a 1841 Census showing him in lot 49 in PEI. He married a Sarah Rogers in 1839. He is listed as a shoe maker.

I would love to know who his parents were and more general information about him.

Thank you!

Friday, June 20, 2014 at 17:42:56 (PDT)
Dorothy Hayter <haydot82 [at] hotmail [dot] com>

looking for any or all info on Nancy Bears(early 1800's) daughter of Benjamin Bears (1777)born Nova Scotia, lived and died in PEI.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:42:15 (PDT)
Steve McDonald <macdnme [at] msn [dot] com>
Puyallup, WA US

Margaret McSwain married Malcolm McDonald approx 1861 would like info on either
Children Hannah and Sarah

Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 18:08:02 (PDT)
Janet ILCHEF <janet [dot] ilchef [at] gmail [dot] com>
Canberra, ACT Australia

I am looking for a photograph of a painting, or a photograph, of John Stewart of Mount Stewart. Is anyone able to point me to one, please? I am descended from John Stewart (who is my great great great great grandfather) via his daughter Magdalen. If anyone could point me in the direction of an image of John Stewart, I'd be very grateful. Thanks

And yes, Douglas Knox, we may be related - heard about you via Don Lowe.

Friday, June 13, 2014 at 16:35:26 (PDT)
Helen MacDonald <hamac [at] telus [dot] net>
Grande Prairie, AB CAN

I believe there is a cairn in P.E.I to the first physician on the island. He was Dr. Roderick MacDonald and arrived in 1772 with the Glenaladale settlers. He went through the ice at Tracadie Bay and drowned. He was my g-g-g-g- grandfather and I am doing some history of him and would appreciate knowing where the cairn is located.
Thank you.
Helen MacDonald

Sunday, June 08, 2014 at 14:45:27 (PDT)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. USA

Was there ever a ferry that ran from New Brunswick to PEI that landed near Charlottetown--Not Wood Isles from Nova Scotia-- Thanks ,Cort

Saturday, June 07, 2014 at 02:40:57 (PDT)
Douglas Knox <djknox66 [at] gmail [dot] com>

Stewarts of Mount Stewart
I'm looking to make contact with anyone researching Stewarts of PEI... or any living Stewart descendant from Charles/Peter/John Stewart of Mount Stewart. My mother's great grandfather was a John Malcolm Stewart and I'm trying to tie him into this family who hailed from Argyle Scotland.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 07:30:30 (PDT)
Mary Leiser <GregandMary [at] gourdfarmer [dot] com>
knights landing, CA.
Cort I was unable to email you. Regarding Lot ownership of PEI Land, if you click on Books & CD Index on the Island Register Home Page, then click on to Duncan Campbell's 1875" History of Prince Edward Island", I think that will help answer some of your questions.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 15:17:14 (PDT)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. USA

How were the Lots determined ownershipwise- who issued the deeds for all or a portion thereof for a given Lot,were the lots subdivided and if so by who-- hope someone can help-- Thanks for being there --Cort

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 14:47:49 (PDT)
Cort Posluszny <posluszny4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma. CANUSA

Researching the marriage of Andrew S. Baker Sr. and Euphemia Palmer, both PEI, Circa 1877/78. Need the parents of both. Euphemia died USA in Chicago area, have not been able to score an obit for possible survivors, Andrew moved back to PEI prior to 1891 Census,and have had difficulty tracing Palmer line. Any help greatly appreciated, Thanks for being there---Cort

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 18:59:26 (PDT)
Denise Dommer <bddommers [at] aol [dot] com>
Kelly's Cross, PEI CAN

I have record of marriage of Ellen McGuigan & Patrick McCarron at St Joseph's in Kelly's Cross Oct 1853 but need their parents names. Is there an email for this church? Also Mary Rooney & James McCarron married 1862 at St Malachy's, need parents names also. Is there an email for this church?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 07:10:19 (PDT)
urban arsenault <urban [dot] arsenault [at] pei [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
kinkora, pei CAN

Catherine Melvina Brown married Micheal P. Kilbride 16 Feb. 1887 in Foxley River P.E.I. According to the church records her parents were Thomas Brown and Annie MacDonald. I'm looking for any info on these parents, were they lived or where they were born or anything.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 05:28:07 (PDT)
Wayne Ramsay <wramsay [at] eastlink [dot] ca>
Charlottetown, PEI CAN

Hi everyone researching my ancestors Donald Ramsay & Mary McMillan their Son Donald Ramsay & Mary Cannon aka Cameron, Connors
Would like to touch base with anyone also researching that line directly or indirectly with purpose of exchanging information gathered.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 07:27:01 (PDT)
Donna Collings <donnacollings33 [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Montague, PE, CAN

Sixe of Lots on Prince Edward Island
There were 20,000 acres (approx., give or take a few acres) in each Lot on PEI. 67 Lots total. Hope this helps.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 22:27:07 (PDT)
trish <trisha46 [at] hotmail [dot] com>
melbourne, victoria australia

I am trying to find the death of Judith Gouldrup nee Partridge, her 1st husband Joseph Farrow was hung 29th July 1792Charllotown Queens PEI she remarried John Gouldrup 1789 who appears to have died in PEI so am hoping to find she also died there and not Massachusetts where other researchers have her buried.
thank you Trish Erickson

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 18:20:31 (PDT)
carolyn <cjbnmyfamily [at] bellaliant [dot] net>
Berwick, NS CAN

I seem to recall seeing a list of people who were searching certain lots/names but I cannot find on the site now. Is it still available?

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 17:44:52 (PDT)
Cort Posluszny <poslusznu4774 [at] gmail [dot] com>
Lawrence, Ma USA

Lot 17
Does anyone know how the lot #'s were established and on average how big they were, I'm researching 2 families that lived on the same lot#.
I was under the impression that a lot was designated to specific families, were the lot's big enough to support 2 or 3 different families. Thanks for any help

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:52:24 (PDT)
Mary Beaton <mbeaton4 [at] comcast [dot] net>
Medfield, MA USA

I would like to sign up for your weekly newsletter if possible.

Thank you,

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:51:42 (PDT)
Mary Beaton <mbeaton4 [at] comcast [dot] net>
Medfield, MA USA

I would like to sign up for your weekly newsletter if possible.

Thank you,

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 17:09:38 (PDT)
Patti Nearing <pattimaenearing [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Portland, Or USA

looking for backup information on the NOYE family from PEI. I found Myrtle (Myrth) Noye, but need her parents and before them if possible.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:37:29 (PDT)
Jim GREEN <deejay [at] seasidehighspeed [dot] com>
Westville, NS CAN

I continue researching information related to the Auguste PETERS family of Lot #20 in the period 1850-1890 in particular. Records indicate they lived in the New London/Seaview/Springbrook area. I am hoping that there are still descendants of his children; David, Isaac and Sarah Catherine willing to share info that will lead to discovery of the patriarch's arrival in Canada. Any and all contacts welcome. In anticipation, Jim Green

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 11:13:16 (PDT)
Fulton <funderha [at] auracom [dot] com>
Eglington, , p CAN

Greetings All,

Looking for the grandparents of William MacDONALD, born Jan. 6, 1827, Panmure Island,and his spouse Cecelia MacKINNON, born 1832, Brackley Point. The descendants lived on Panmure Island, but were not descendants of Andrew (Panmure) MacDONALD.

William's parents might have been an Archibald from Tracadie with a spouse Janet, from Cape Breton.

Must keep rooting,


Monday, May 05, 2014 at 10:14:28 (PDT)
Georges Arsenault <georg52 [at] pei [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
Charlottetown, PEI CAN

Concerning my query below, Mary DesRoches served in the American Army in World War I (and not WW II!)

Sunday, May 04, 2014 at 12:00:52 (PDT)
Georges Arsenault <georg52 [at] pei [dot] sympatico [dot] ca>
Charlottetown, PE CAN

I am searching for information on Marie Madeleine (Mary Magdalen) DesRoches born 17 May 1882 in Tignish, PEI. Parents : Albert DesRoches and Isabelle DesRoches. She was a nurse in the American Army during WW II. She lived at that time in Maine. Would anyone have information on her : where she lived after the war, if she married, when and where she died, etc. Thanks.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:51:02 (PDT)
Patti Nearing <pattimaenearing [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Portland, Oregon USA

looking for M. Cochrane married to Mary Hoyle circa 1840. First name is smeared on the Marriage record of his daughter, Margaret to Wilfred Wadden 21 Nov 1933.
Can anyone give me some help ??

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 07:18:48 (PDT)
Kathy Gallant <retropeoplepei [at] hotmail [dot] com>

I am looking for my grandfather's family tree. He was John Austin Avery.(b. 1923, d. 1982) Had a brother Leonard Stephen Avery d. August 1945 army training camp accident.
He was married? to Rita DesRoches. Searletown, PEI area?

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 23:43:10 (PDT)
trish erickson <trisha46 [at] hotmail [dot] com>
port fairy, victoria australia

I am trying to confirm who Judith Partridge ( married to Joseph Farrow Prince Edward Island) were her parents most other ancestors seem to have gone with Elisha Partridge and Dorcas Pond but there seems to be others who feel this is another Judtih Partridge. I can see why it would be tempting to follow this train of thought as you can go back many generations from that line, but I would hate to do that only to find out it is incorrect. I have John Partridge and Abigail Philbrick as her parents and Abigails parents were John Philbrick and Judith Sanborn.
Any help would be appreciated, the Farrows seem to be a bit easier to follow, I am decendant of Benjamin Farrow and Mary Ives son of Judith
Thank you Trish from down under

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 19:25:21 (PDT)
Ron Johnston <tozjohn44 [at] yahoo [dot] com>
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario CAN

Looking for the parents of Henri Gaudet whom was married to Mae Lafferty approx 1894+/-. They had two sons, Edward born 1896 in PEI and Harold born 1914 in Brandon Manitoba. Harold died in PEI in 2003. The 1901 Census shows Henri's birthdate as Nov. 16, 1874.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 09:22:51 (PDT)
Maureen McRae <Maureenmem [at] comcast [dot] net>

Joseph McRae, born 1817, died 28Oct1880, Lot 38, PEI

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 15:14:55 (PDT)
M.E. Cudmore <cudfox [at] hotmail [dot] com>


There was a recent query on how Egmont Bay got its name. Above is a good source for names of places in PEI.

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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