Prince Edward Island Archives and Libraries
Archives and Libraries
The following archives and libraries have genealogical information for Prince Edward Island:
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0N3
Telephone: 613-996-7458 Personnel Records Unit
Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/
Honorable George Coles Bldg, 4th floor, Richmond Street,Charlottetown, PE Telephone: 902-368-4290 Fax: 902-368-6327 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1000 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7M4 CANADA Their genealogical holdings include those formerly held by the Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation.
Director of Vital Statistics
Department of Health and Social Services P.O. Box 3000 Montague, PE C0A 1R0 CANADA Telephone: 902-838-0880 Fax: 902-838-0883 Centre d'archives de la Capitale
2424 Watt St. Sainte-Foy PQ G1P 3T3 CANADA Telephone: 418-683-5784 Le Centre d'études acadiennes (Center for Acadian Studies)
Université de Moncton Moncton, NB E1A 3E9 CANADA Telephone: 506-858-4085 Fax: 506-858-4086 Le Centre de Recherches Acadienne
Museum Acadienne P.O. Box 159 Miscouche, PE C0B 1T0 CANADA Telephone: 902-432-2880 Fax: 902-432-2884 Their holdings include genealogical records for Acadians from 1720 to 1890.
Prince Edward Island Online Collections
Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards
Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:
Locate other researchers. Post queries. Send and receive E-mail. Search large databases. Search computer libraries. Join in computer chat and lecture sessions.
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Prince Edward Island in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.
Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of September 1997, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:
- Canada GenWeb - A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county and province. Canadian Genealogy Resources
- http://genealogy.about.com/hobbies genealogy/msubcanada.htm Lists county, provincial, and national sources; personal pages; and publications. Roots-L
- http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/canada.html A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.
FamilySearch™ The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.