Winnipeg Public Library Presentations

Introduction to Genealogy
Part one: Thursday, Sept. 13: 6:30-8:15 pm
Part two: Thursday, Sept. 20: 6:30-8:15 pm
Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will show you how to trace your family tree using family and public records. Learn about the different types of genealogical resources, how to record your information, and get introduced to selected websites and online software.
St. Vital Library, 6 Fermor Ave. Phone 204-986-5628 to register. Free admission.

Research Gateway “Our World”: Historical Newspapers and Periodicals
Wednesday, September 19: 12:30-1:30 pm
Librarian Louis-Philippe Bujold will guide you through historical newspapers and publications from the U.S. and U.K. such as e Times, e Telegraph, and the Picture Post. Our World is a great resource for both researchers and casual readers alike. www.manitobaresearchgateway.ca.
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald St. Phone 204-986-6450 to register. Free admission.

 Breaking Brick Walls: Overcoming Barriers in Your Genealogy Research.
Saturday, Sept. 22: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will discuss strategies to use when encountering situations such as missing or incorrect information in official records and unexpected changes in family names. Learn about researching familiar records from a different perspective, and looking for new clues to help with research.
River Heights Library, 1520 Corydon Ave. Phone 204-986-4936 to register. Free admission.

Information Guide
For great resources on local history and genealogy, check out the Guide at guides.wpl.winnipeg.ca/localhistoryandgenealogy.

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