All posts by Janice Butcher

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Polish Exiles of WW2”
Presentation by Krystyna Szypowska, Executive Director, Polish Exiles of WW2 Inc.
Wed., November 15, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.
Krystyna has studied various archival lists relating to the Polish experience during WW2, and has conducted and digitized over a hundred interviews with WW2 veterans as well as with survivors of the Siberian deportations. She has also scanned hundreds of personal documents and photos that risked being lost once their owners died. All of this data is being uploaded to the Polish Exiles of WW2 website (https://www.polishexilesofww2.org) in order to assist the next generation with their research into their family members’ pasts.
For more information check out website at http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspx

“Colonist” Railway Cars – MB Museum

Take the opportunity to visit this exhibit, in Winnipeg until Sun., Nov. 5. In addition, a play “Journey of a Lifetime”, presented by BMO Financial Group, runs 11 am & 1 pm on Friday, and 1 pm & 3 pm on the weekend. Admission to play is included with regular admission.  Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

https://globalnews.ca/…/colonist-car-exhibit-coming-to-man…/

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.
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/a-piece-of-manitoba-s-history-is-in-the-process-of-being-restored-1.3653409#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=A42JtVO

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:

http://online.maryville.edu/online-masters-software-development/developing-your-family-tree-with-genealogy-software/