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East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Austro-Hungarian Military Records and Ukrainian Heraldry Society in L’viv, Ukraine”
Presentation by Dr. Andriy Grechylo. Dr. Grechylo (visiting from L’viv, Ukraine) will speak about the registration cards of military men of the Austro-Hungarian army as a genealogical source, and will also provide information about the Ukrainian Heraldry Society activities, publications and conferences. A question and answer session will follow.
Andriy has published several books and designed hundreds of coats of arms, flags, banners and seals for over 1000 different municipalities and institutions. In 1990, he founded the Ukrainian Heraldry Society and is an editor of the bulletin Znak (The Sign) and the yearly journal Genealogichni zapysky (Genealogical Notes).
Wed., January 17, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.
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EEGS Jan 17 meeting poster

Winnipeg Public Library Presentation

Métis Genealogy
Saturday, February 10: 2-4 pm
Gilles Lesage and Janet La France of the Centre du Patrimoine present the various resources available to anyone interested in researching their Métis ancestry. These resources include census data and records kept in archives and genealogical societies.
West Kildonan Library. 365 Jefferson Ave. Phone 204-986-4386 to register. Free admission.

Dauphin Branch News

The Dauphin Branch held their turkey Christmas dinner on Thursday, November 30th at the Seniors’ Center. We had an enjoyable evening.
The A.G.M. will be held on Thursday, January 25th at 7:00 pm. at the Family History Center. Everyone is welcome. The new Executive will be elected.

Virtual Conference on Scottish Genealogy Research

Presented by Genealogy Tours of Scotland.
January 27, 2018, opens 7 am.
A marketplace where you can watch mini-presentations by vendors/exhibitors.
The line-up of talks and speakers for the day:

  • Pre-Civil Registration Research by genealogist Chris Paton
  • “Seek and Ye Shall Find” Using the Kirk’s Archival Legacy to Unveil the Lives of Your Scottish Ancestors by archivist Margaret Fox
  • Using (Nat. Library of Scotland) NLS Maps and the Maps Website for Family History Research by NLS Maps Manager, Craig Statham
  • Researching Your Highland Ancestors by genealogist Chris Halliday
  • Cleared to Canada: From the Highlands and Islands to Canada by genealogy educator Christine Woodcock

Registration fee is $79.99 and allows unlimited access to the talks, handouts and marketplace for 72 hours. The live chat will only happen on January 27th.
** Virtual “Seats” are limited! Pre-register:

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Family History Show and Tell” – Thursday, December 14, 7:00 pm.
Aaltos Private Dining Room, Canad Inns, Transcona. 826 Regent Avenue (Plessis & Regent).
You’re invited to bring stories, photos, books, or documents to share.
DINNER: A Ukrainian Buffet that includes borscht, cabbage rolls, perogies, meatballs, plus non-Ukrainian buffet selections. All-you-can-eat Buffet, Soup, Salad, and Dessert Bar.
Adults: $19.99; Seniors $17.99 (55+) – beverage, tax, gratuity extra (menu service available). Buffet served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Pre-registration required by Dec 12th (pay at the dinner): email or leave a message at 204-989-3292.
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Poster EEGS Meeting – December 14, 2017

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 ( in order to assist the next generation with their research into their family members’ pasts.
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