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The MacNaught History Centre and Archives is a place where local residents and visitors to the province can research their PEI family connections, as well as gain a better understanding of the history of Summerside and Prince County.  Towards this objective, an agreement was entered into with the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society making available the society’s valuable publications and genealogy research materials.

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019.332 Wanda Wyatt Collection

The transcripts of the handwritten census records for Prince Edward Island made in 1881, 1891, and 1901 are available as well as transcriptions for all cemetery headstones across the Island.   The PEI Genealogical Society has also provided an extensive database of information arranged by surname of families and individuals.  Referred to as the Master Name Index, it is a collection of over 400,000 cards, which are available at MHCA in the form of microfilm.  An index is provided online on the Society’s website – see CMNI (Computerized Master Name Index).

The staff of the MacNaught History Centre and Archives both created and maintain PEI, the most comprehensive online source available for Island genealogy research. This subscription based service allows you to research the extensive archives of the MacNaught from the comfort of your home. Gain access to newspaper archives, recorded oral histories, thousands of scanned images, cemetery records, obituaries, business and telephone directories, in-depth building histories, and more!

Visit to learn more. 

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