In 2014, the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society is proposing a project in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. Members will be researching the 7 Fathers of Confederation from PEI who attended the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences in 1864. Funding is being sought from the PEI 2014 Celebration Group.
Ultimately, this project will culminate in an event (probably in September 2014) bringing together direct descendants of the seven Prince Edward Island Fathers of Confederation who were delegates at either the Charlottetown Conference or the Quebec Conference, held in September and October 1864 respectively. The Society plans to present a copy of the family tree to descendants who are able to attend.
If you are a direct descendant of Honourable George Coles, Honourable John Hamilton Gray, Honourable Thomas Heath Haviland, Honourable Andrew Archibald MacDonald, Honourable Edward Palmer, William Henry Pope, or Edward Whelan, the PEI Genealogical Society wants to hear from you.
Please contact the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society at peigs_queries @ yahoo.ca or write to:
PEIGS, Descendants of the Fathers Project
P.O. Box 2744