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Prince Edward Island, a Maritime province of East Canada, bound on the North, East and West by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and on the South by Northumberland Strait.

Prince Edward Island became part of the Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1873, as the seventh province.  When the French explorer Jacques Cartier landed on the island in 1534, Micmac Indians lived there.  England seized the island from France in 1758, and called it Saint John's Island.  In 1799 the island was renamed for Edward Augustus, who was the son of King George III, of England. Farming is the main industry on Prince Edward Island.  It is known as PEI or The Island.


 

Kings County

Prince County

Queens County

 

Resources

Historical Collection

1768 St. John's Island Heads of Household Census

Alberta Family Histories Society (AFHS) Genealogical Projects Registry

Prince Edward Island Department of Community and Cultural Affairs

Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage

Canadian Archival Resources

Maritime Cemeteries

Cavendish Cemetery

Passenger List of the Humphreys

Canadian Library Index

Cyndi's Canada Military

Cyndi's PEI Links

Prince Edward Island Provincial Library

Prince Edward Island War Memorials

The Prince Island Register

 


 

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