Prince Edward Island Compiled Genealogies
A recent index to many published biographies, cemetery records, census records (through 1881), church records, directories, family histories, genealogies, immigration lists, local histories, Loyalist listings, marriage records, periodicals, probate records, and vital records in newspapers in Prince Edward Island is:
- Elliot, Noel Montgomery, ed. The Atlantic Canadians, 1600–1900: An Alphabetized Directory of the People, Places, and Vital Dates. 3 vols. Toronto: Genealogical Research Library, 1994. (Family History Library book Ref area 971.5 D22a.) Indexes over 500,000 names from various sources for the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. Sources are listed at the end of each volume.
The Island Register http://www.islandregister.com/ Is an extensive genealogy site. It has a surname index, census, cemetery, land, probate, and other records.
The Master Name Index, an extensive list of information on many islanders from sources such as censuses, newspapers, PEI Genealogical Society Newsletter, and many others is now online at http://www.peigs.ca/cmni.php
A bibliography of family histories of Island families is at http://www.archives.pe.ca/finding_aids/4289.pdf
Printing Your Family History
Pulling together a family history is not an easy task, but it is without question one of the most rewarding activities you can be doing with your time. The end product will provide a wonderful depository for family stories, traditions, and other memories. The fruits of you labors will be appreciated for generations to come.
Brigham Young University's Print and Mail Production Center offers facilities and consultants to assist genealogists in printing their family histories. Their consultants can answer questions regarding formatting, layout, scanning photos, and can assist in the printing process.
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