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East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Beginning Genealogy”
by Chris Bukoski, Marni Domolewski & Lisa Haji Abbasi
Wed., September 19, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave.

Do you know where to start your research? Join our presenters as they discuss a variety of local, provincial, and national resources to help flesh out your family tree.Added benefits to examining these records in detail include the identity of ancestral villages, more knowledge of your family history and a glimpse into the lives of your ancestors.

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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.
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

Update of Manitoba Online Historical Newspapers

The Blog “The Ancestor Hunt” has published a list of Manitoba Online Historical Newspapers. Well worth a read. Here is a list of some of the sources available – click on link:

Manitobia Newspapers 1859 – present

Peel’s Prairie Provinces – Newspapers 1871-1897

University of Manitoba Libraries Digital Newspapers

Winnipeg Sun Archive (Sun Media Newspapers in MB Archive) (in library only)…/manitoba-online-historical…

Free Searchable MB Photo Collections

From the blog “The Ancestor Hunt” –…/manitoba-online-historical-photos-research

Manitoba Sites for Historical Photos
This is just a sampling of some of the larger collections. By no means is this an exhaustive list. Almost every city and county library in the province, college and university library, as well as historical society has a photo collection. Many are not available online, yet many do have online access.…/manitoba-online-historical…