Monthly Archives: January 2017

Southwest Branch Participates in Westman Multicultural Festival

The Westman Multicultural Festival (formerly called Brandon Winter Festival) will be held in Brandon from January 26 – 29, with seven pavilions participating – English, Honduran, Irish, Mauritius, Philippine, Scottish and Ukrainian. The Southwest Branch of MGS will be hosting a display at the Scottish Pavilion sharing information about the branch and its programs.
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Dauphin Branch News

The Annual meeting of the Dauphin Branch of M.G.S. will be held on Thursday, January 19 at the Family History Center at 7:00 pm. There will be committee reports, election of officers and a discussion of activities for this year. Everyone welcome. They are also planning to take their display to the Heritage Day Fair at the Market Place Mall on Friday/Saturday, February17/18, in the hopes of attracting new members.

Winnipeg Public Library Presentations

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Western Canada at War

Saturday, January 28: 1-2:30 pm

Two presentations will be made by the Manitoba Historical Society on the impacts of the First World War on Manitobans:
Franco-Manitobans and the First World War: Claude de Moissan will examine the impact of the First World War on the Franco-Manitoban community. Discover how Franco-Manitobans reacted to the political and social changes brought upon them during the war, and what role they chose to play on the home front.
Doing their part in splendid style!” First Nations, Metis and Inuit Service in the First World War: Karine Duhamel will speak on examples of service by Indigenous peoples, as well as some of the stereotypes faced in the service. They will look at the extent to which military service was seen as a way to so-called ‘civilize’ people, and what it meant, in very practical terms, for Indigenous peoples and treaty rights.
Bibliotheque de Saint-Boniface. 100-131 Provencher Blvd. Phone 204-986-4330 to register. Free admission.

Manitoba’s Abandoned Past

Monday, January 30: 7-8 pm.

Osborne Library, 625 Osborne St., Phone 204-986-4775 to register. Free admission.

Saturday, February 11: 1-2 pm.

Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald St. Phone 204-986-6450 to register.
Author Gordon Goldsborough will present on a six-year project by the Manitoba Historical Society to map the locations of over 6,000 historic, and mostly abandoned, sites around the province. This work resulted in the new book Abandoned Manitoba: From Residential Schools to Bank Vaults to Grain Elevators. Gordon Goldsborough is the Head Researcher, Webmaster, and a Past President of the Manitoba Historical Society, and Production Coordinator & Pageant Editor of Manitoba History magazine.

Internet Genealogy

Tuesday, Feb. 21: 6-8 pm: Great Britain & Ireland. Tuesday, Feb. 28: 6-8 pm: Canada & United States

Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will demonstrate basic websites covering census information, vital statistics and directories. She will also present information on free software available to genealogists as well as resources specific to national and ethnic groups. This workshop uses computers and the internet. Basic computer skills are required. Register for one or both sessions.
Fort Garry Library, 1360 Pembina Highway, Phone 204-986-4918 to register. Free admission.