I think it’s fair to say that most of us reach that profoundly personal, persistently philosophical point in our lives where we’re overcome by the need to know who we are, why we are the way we are, and where the bleedin’ heck we come from. Sound familiar? Well, I’ve got some good news: You’ve come to the right place.

When it comes to the old family tree, maybe you’ve already shaken a couple of branches. Maybe you’re standing with two feet on the ground, gazing upward into the canopy. Or maybe you’ve been at this for years and have reached a seemingly barren limb. Whichever it is, I’ve got you covered. The Public Archives and Records Office in the capital city of Charlottetown is my second home, with over 15 years spent combing through its collections, genealogical and otherwise – frankly, if it didn’t close I’d probably never leave. In addition, for broader-based searches I have full subscription access to a slate of online databases, among them Ancestry, Newspapers (dot com), GenealogyBank, American Ancestors/NEHGS…you get the picture. And in case you’re wondering, yes, I can even help you work through your DNA results if you’ve decided to venture down that newfangled road.

If a global pandemic has taught me anything (aside from the value of toilet paper), it’s that there’s no time like the present to get started so please direct any and all inquiries to the email address below (I like to keep written records – it’s the historian in me). I’ll do my best to respond in a timely manner but hey, some days are better than others!