Monthly Archives: September 2018

Creative Retirement (CRM) Presentations

Presentations at 101-1075 Portage Avenue

Fees: CRM members $15, guests $20.

Friday, November 9, 10 am – noon
Hands on Internet Genealogy: England and Wales

Friday, November 16, 10 am – noon
Hands on Internet Genealogy: Scotland and England

Friday, November 23 & 30, 10 am – noon
Using the Family Search Website

Friday, November 23 & 30, 1 – 3 pm
Genealogy: Continental European Edition

SW Branch Authors’ Presentations

Saturday, October 13, 10 am – pm
Knox United Church, Brandon
Morning presentation  (10 am – 12 pm) – Elinor Chornoboy, author of “Katarina”
Afternoon presentation (1 – 3 pm) – Sharon Simms, author of “The Boulton Blog” and “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks”

To register for this terrific event (204-725-0096 or email
SW Branch members $5, non-members $10.

Winnipeg Public Library Presentation

Indigenous Genealogy

Tuesday, October 16: 12:30-2 pm
Historical researcher Lisa Bobbie will introduce the types of records held in archival collections containing information about Indigenous peoples in Canada. She will offer strategies on how to conduct genealogical research, locate records, and organize information.
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium,251 Donald St. Phone 204-986-6450 to register. Free admission.

Southeast & Winnipeg Branch September Presentations

All presentations are held at the MGS Library/Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St. at 7:00 pm. Free for SE/Winnipeg Branch members and $5 for non-members of the Branch. Branch membership fee is $12.

Monday, September 10
British Home Children by Judy Labossière
Judy will discuss how and why children were separated from their families to be sent to Canada and how they were treated, including the story of Bob’s grandfather’s family.Ten percent of the current Canadian population are descendants of the Home Children, although many are still unaware of their heritage. Do you have a similar story?

Monday, September 24
Memories of the Moonlight Special and Grand Beach Train Era by Barbara Lange
Barbara’s second anthology, “Memories of the Moonlight Special and Grand Beach Train Era”, captures the summers of the first half of the 20th century, when trains transported people to beaches on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. And the clickety-clack of the rails, the wail of a whistle, and cinders in children’s eyes were the norm. She will share stories from this book.

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Beginning Genealogy”
by Chris Bukoski, Marni Domolewski & Lisa Haji Abbasi
Wed., September 19, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave.

Do you know where to start your research? Join our presenters as they discuss a variety of local, provincial, and national resources to help flesh out your family tree.Added benefits to examining these records in detail include the identity of ancestral villages, more knowledge of your family history and a glimpse into the lives of your ancestors.

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