The Summerside Progress: Vital Statistics, July 1866 to May 1869
Compiled and Indexed By Dan MacDonald
ISBN: To Be Determined

This is the fourth book in my series on vital statistics from Prince Edward Island newspapers, following my previous compilations from the Herald, the Vindicator and the Palladium.

Although the dates overlap with those for the Herald, the Progress does not include all of the same articles and announcements. While there are some duplications between the two, roughly half of the announcements published in the Progress did not appear in the Herald.

As with its predecessors, this book contains all birth, marriage, and death notices that appear in surviving issues of the Progress newspaper. It also contains many other articles that refer to the vital statistics of Islanders and other Maritimers, both at home and abroad. This book follows the same format as the Palladium compilation and includes notices referring to Maritimers as a whole. I hope the additional information on individuals from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will assist those who, like many Islander researchers, have roots throughout the three Maritime provinces.

The book will be laser printed, 8.5x11 inches in size, with laminated covers. It is Cerlox bound (plastic comb binding).

Please note that the book consists only of data published in the Progress between 16 July 1866 and 24 May 1869. Within these dates, there are several missing issues. The dates of the missing issues are as follows:

There is also a single surviving issue from 1872 - that of 15 January 1872. Notices from that issue have also been reproduced. Unfortunately, there are no surviving issues from 1870 or 1871. Although the newspaper may have continued publication until as late as 1886, no other issues, excepting that of 15 January 1872, are extant

Work on this compilation is in progress (no pun intended!). I have not set a date for publication as other commitments, both personal and professional, have taken priority.

I will update this page as new information becomes available.