Prince Edward Island
"An Index to the Community Histories
of Baltic, Clinton, Darnley, French River/Park Corner, Hamilton, Irishtown/Burlington,
Indian River, Long River, Malpeque, Margate, Spring Valley, and Sea View"
Compiled by David Fraser
Aunt Ethel and Uncle Morris always seemed to be taking trips while we didnít get to go anywhere as Dad had cows to milk twice a day.
Cliff and I were wondering what they might bring back to us from their visit to PEI. I was hoping for something about Anne of Green Gables. I was disappointed as my souvenior was a post card of the world famous Malpeque oyster. I had never heard tell of that place.
Today I could look in David Fraserís book "An Index to the Community Histories of Baltic, Clinton, Darnley, French River/Park Corner, Hamilton, Irishtown/Burlington, Indian River, Long River, Malpeque, Margate, Spring Valley, and Sea View", to learn about the people in the village of Malpeque.
This book is a cross-referenced nominal index of twelve Prince Edward Island community histories: History of Baltic Lot 18, The History of Clinton, The History of Darnley, History of French River/Park Corner, Pathways to the Present (Hamilton), From the Top of the Hill (Irishtown/Burlington), History of Indian River, History of Long River, Malpeque and Its People, History of Margate, History of Spring Valley, and From the Ponds to Sea View.
It contains about 40,000 individual references compiled into listings for over 24,000 persons. All parts of each book were indexed, including the genealogical and historical sections. It also has an introductory section with instructions how to interpret the index and obtain the books or photocopies from the books.
The 325 page, cerlox bound publication can be purchased from David Fraser, 124 Gondola Blvd., Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada, E2E 1J1. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The price of the book is $35.00 Canadian currency, including shipping, to a Canadian postal address and $28.00 US funds to an American address.
By the way, if you have ancestors from the United Kingdom and are interested in doing research on them, the Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society invites you to attend a presentation "People and Parishes over the Pond"- sources for genealogical research in the UK by Wendy Anderson, a genealogical researcher from England, at the M. Gerald Teed School on Bedell Avenue, Saint John on August 27, 2002 at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and admission is free.
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Christensen - Garnett - Connors - Watson: I am trying to locate information on the ancestors and relatives of Genevieve Christensen who was the wife of Matthew Garnett, and the daughter of Elizabeth J. Connors and Carl Christensen and the granddaughter of George Connors and Margaret Watson.
-Ann M Arsenault, 84 Cheyne Settlement Rd., Public Landing, NB, Canada, E5K 4M4. E-mail to email@example.com.
Ahern - Heron - King: David Heron was born in Ireland in1836. He lived at Lyons Brook, Kings County with wife Ellen (King) and children: John 1861, David 1863, William1865, Richard 1866, Mary 1867, Robert 1869, Margaret 1871 and Sarah born1873. Any information would be appreciated.
-Kimberly Hurst,1217 Westcott Rd, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N8Y 4B9. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society is holding their Second Annual Genealogical Fair on Sept. 21, 2002 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Millidgeville North High School, Woodward Ave, Saint John, New Brunswick.
Admission is Free!
No Registration is required
Visit the website of the Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society at www.nbgssj.ca for more information.
If you wish to reserve a table or to volunteer your help on that day,
Ruby M. Cusack is a genealogy buff living in Saint John. Send your queries to her at: 47 Jean St., Saint John, N.B., Canada, E2J 1J8. Or E-mail her at email@example.com. Include your name and mailing address for the benefit of those who do not have access to E-mail. Please put Family Surname followed by the word 'Query' in the subject line. That is Smith & Jones - Query.
Ruby has a "Family History" column in the Telegraph-Journal on Tuesdays