Monthly Archives: October 2017

A piece of Manitoba’s history is in the process of being restored 

One of the oldest cemeteries in Manitoba is calling on members of the McKenzie family to help restore a historical gravesite. Shirley McGimpsey from Dauphin Branch alerted MGS about this news item – her fourth great grandparents are buried in the plot. If you know any of this McKenzie family. please let them know.

Resource for General Genealogy Information + U.S. Resources

This website from Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri presents a great deal of information about general genealogy and many valuable links to resources. Although most of the resources listed are from the United States, Canadian researchers will also find the website very useful. Sample topics:

Winnipeg Public Library Presentations

How to Read Old Documents
Saturday, October 28: 2-4 pm
Elizabeth Briggs presents techniques to read and understand writing from the nineteenth century and earlier. Census returns, church records, wills, and government documents will be used as examples. Participants should bring a pen or pencil and writing paper.
Windsor Park Library, 955 Cottonwood Rd. Phone 204-986-4949 to register. Free admission.

Remembrance Week: Manitoba’s Commemorative Names Program
Monday, November 6: 7-8 pm
Since 1955, the Geographical Names Board of Canada used the names of wartime casualties to identify features required for mapping and resource development. Manitoba’s Provincial Toponymist Des Kappel will discuss places in Manitoba that have been named in honour of our fallen. You will also learn about the resources available for finding information about the people behind the names.
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald St. Phone 204-986-6450 to register. Free admission.