Monthly Archives: September 2016

Dauphin Branch News

Seminar – Saturday, October 15

The Dauphin Branch of MGS is hosting a seminar on a) Family Research using Google and b) an update on DNA technology on Saturday, October 15th, 10 am – 3 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 Kirby Ave. E., Dauphin, MB. The guest speaker will be Bill Curtis, MGS Education and Outreach Coordinator. Cost is $25.00 including lunch. Please pre-register at 204-638-3228. The seminar is open to everyone.  Sponsor:  Zaplitny – Zamrykut Accounting.

Bench Donation

In September 2015 the Dauphin Branch donated a bench to the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin. It provides a place where people can sit and enjoy the peace of our cemetery and reminisce about their loved ones buried there. Many people have been seen sitting there, reading or just looking around. The donation was reported in the Dauphin Herald and people have contacted the Dauphin Branch about how they could do the same for a cemetery they visited.


More Winnipeg City Libraries Presentations

The Forgotten History of Rooster Town

Tuesday, October 11, 7-8 pm. In 1901, seventeen Métis families moved into shanties in the bush and grassland in Fort Rouge (Grant Park area) in southwest Winnipeg. Occasionally joined by non-Métis households, “Rooster Town” survived for five decades until dismantled by the City of Winnipeg in the late 1950s. Based on detailed genealogical work, mapping, and the reconstruction of individual and family histories, Dr. Evelyn Peters provides a brief history of Rooster Town and provides evidence to challenge the myths and distortions that were created by news reports of the time about its inhabitants. Dr. Peters’ research focus has been First Nations and Métis people in cities. Millenium Library, Buchwald Room, 251 Donald St. Phone 204-986-6450 to register. Free admission.

New Iceland in Manitoba’s Early History

Tuesday, October 25, 7-8 pm. Dr. Ryan Eyford discusses the history of New Iceland, an area of Icelandic settlers on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, with special emphasis on relations between Icelandic immigrants and their Indigenous neighbours. Dr. Eyford is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg. Henderson Library, 1-1050 Henderson Hwy. Phone 204-986-4314 to register. Free admission.

 “Tombstone Tales”

Thursday, October 27, 7-8 pm. Genealogist Kathy Stokes gives a brief history of tombstones and grave markers: where they began, what materials were used, styles and how they have changed over the centuries. Photos of Manitoba tombstones will be used to discover information on the types of Biblical verses or poetry used. Kathy is a past President of the Manitoba Genealogical Society and is currently Chair of Special Projects for that organization. West End Library, 999 Sargent Ave. Phone 204-986-4677 to register. Free admission.