All posts by Janice Butcher

Southeast & Winnipeg Branch Presentations

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. Branch membership fee is $12 for MGS members.

Monday, October 15

“What Ancestor Would You Like to Meet for a Conversation?” by Susan Wellman
This is a “12 Heads” evening, where attendees share their stories. You are encouraged to share your choice(s) of ancestors you would like to meet and why you chose them.

Monday, October 29

Migration — Where Did They Come From, and Why?” by Kelly Southworth.
Kelly’s presentation is based on two seminars that she attended in 2017 at the “Who Do You Think You Are?” Conference in England.  She will also include some of her own research examples and invites you to bring your own examples of successfully tracing your migrant ancestors.  You may also bring your brick wall questions to discuss, but she makes no promises on solutions!

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Finding Google Genealogy Information” by Bill Curtis

Wed., October 17, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave.
Once you have a basic understanding of the process of researching your familyhistory, you will want to know where to find more information. Some of thatinformation is “hidden” on the internet.Google is one of the best tools available to find it, but getting millions of “hits”during a search is not helpful. This session will show ways to “dig out” theinformation that applies to your own specific family.Google can also help you find libraries and archives that contain information not on the internet. The key to using Google successfully for genealogy, is understanding how it works.
For more information check out website http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspx

Creative Retirement (CRM) Presentations

Presentations at 101-1075 Portage Avenue

Fees: CRM members $15, guests $20.
https://www.crm.mb.ca/

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 mackayg@mymts.net)
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.