All posts by Janice Butcher

Do YOU need some research help? MGS Offers Free Research Assistance for Non-Members

Volunteers from the MGS Research committee are offering free research assistance for two non-members each month.
When:            Third Thursday of each month – Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, etc. for a trial period.
Time:             2-hour sessions from 1 to 3 pm
Location:     MGS Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St. (corner of “Brick” Furniture parking lot).
Application: Send an email to research@mbgenealogy.comat least 7 days prior to your desired session. Applicants will be advised within 2 days if accepted. Bring as much information about your “question” as possible to the session.
Note: MGS members can receive assistance with their research anytime the Library is open.

Creative Retirement Manitoba (CRM) Presentations

The following four courses will be taught by genealogist, Elizabeth Briggs, at 101-1075 Portage Ave. Fees: CRM members $15, guests $20.
For more information and to register – https://www.crm.mb.ca/

Thursday, January 24, 1 – 3 pm
Immigration for Genealogists

Wednesday, February 13, 10 am – noon
Church Records for Genealogists

Thursday, February 14, 1 – 3 pm
Breaking Brick Walls

Friday, March 8, 10 am – noon
Family Names for Genealogists

Winnipeg Public Library Presentations

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

British Genealogy

Monday, February 11: 6-8 pm
Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will discuss resources and organizations available to trace ancestors back to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. She will cover print as well as internet resources.
Pembina Trail Library, 2724 Pembina Highway, Phone 204-986-4369 to register. Free admission.

East European Genealogy

Saturday, February 16: 2-4 pm
Members of the East European Genealogical Society, including Lisa Haji Abbasi, will present resources available for beginning genealogists of Ukrainian, Polish and German ancestry and how to access them. Both print and online resources will be covered.
Transcona Library, 111Victoria Ave. W., Phone 204-986-3954 to register. Free admission.

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

Using “Kaye’s Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian Biography” in your Research

Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm.
Presentation by Chris Bukoski, John Dobson and Lisa Haji Abbasi.
Vladimir Kaye’s three-volume series “Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian Biography” (EEGS has recently published the Saskatchewan volume) is a compilation of information from numerous sources for Ukrainians who settled on the prairies at the turn of the 20th century. Oftentimes, readers may only find scant information about their ancestor. Join EEGS council members Chris Bukoski, John Dobson, and Lisa Haji Abbasi as they demonstrate with examples how to use the data found in a settler’s entry as a starting point for research. Research will focus on using free resources.
Thomson Funeral Home (meet in chapel), 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.
For more information check out the EEGS website at http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspx and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eegsociety/

United Empire Loyalist Plaque Dedication – Riverside Cemetery, Dauphin

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 a Plaque Dedication Ceremony was held at the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin. It honoured three families from the Dauphin area known to be descended from United Empire Loyalists – McPhee, Scrase and Strang. Riverside is the first cemetery in Manitoba to have one of the plaques installed, donated by the local history group in memory of Margaret Scrase.
The title “United Empire Loyalist” is given to American Loyalists who resettled in British North America during or after the American Revolution. They left behind homes, businesses, developed farms and most of their possessions accumulated during their time in the 13 colonies, to start over as Canada’s first refugees. The Assiniboine Branch of the UELAC is planning more plaque dedications in the coming months.
(Information courtesy of the Dauphin Herald newspaper).
For more information, see the following websites:
http://www.uelac.org
http://www.uelac.org/assiniboine/