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East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“A Journey to Ancestral Lands”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg. Presentation by Lisa Haji Abbasi.
EEGS member Lisa will share her personal journey to the land of her ancestors throughout Poland and Ukraine, providing a glimpse into their past. From staying with a local family, to experiencing the life, culture, food and hardships firsthand, to sharing highlights from various villages and landmarks. She will also explain the importance of successful planning to get the most out of your ancestral journey of a lifetime. For more information – https://www.eegsociety.org/

Winnipeg Public Library Presentations

Dating and Identifying Old Family Photos
Many family photos feature unidentified people – we think they must be relatives, but are not sure who they are. In this workshop, learn simple tricks and techniques to help identify when a photo was taken. Combine that information with your knowledge of family history to put names to the faces in the photograph. Bring one or two photos to the workshop or use sample photos provided. Presenter – Kelly Southworth of the Manitoba Genealogical Society.
Thursday, April 5: 6:30-8:30 pm
St. James-Assiniboia Library, 1910 Portage Ave. Phone 204-986-3424 to register. Free admission.

Writing Your Family History
Elizabeth Briggs covers how to plan for writing your family history book, what resources and documents to use, the kind of content that should be included, and how to create questionnaires. She also includes tips for interviewing relatives to gather the best information.
Saturday, April 14: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Charleswood Library, 6-4910 Roblin Blvd. Phone 204-986-3072 to register. Free admission.

Southwest Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 4 – Meet at Brandon University Library at 7:20 pm.
BU Archivist Emeritus, Tom Mitchell, will present the documentary film: “Wheat City 1900s – Making Modern Brandon”. Following the film, Tom will facilitate discussion and answer questions. In preparation for the evening, check out this link to Tom’s homepage with an account of his third film (2015). https://people.brandonu.ca/mitchellt/documentaries/

Winnipeg Public Library Presentation

Beginning Genealogy

Bill Curtis of the Manitoba Genealogical Society will introduce the basics of genealogical research. In Part 1, you will be a family history detective and find clues in a case study. Using these clues, you will learn how to overcome roadblocks to reach your goals. In Part 2, you will learn where to find personal information about individual ancestors both on and off the internet.
Saturday, March 17: 2-4 pm, Part 1: The Basics
Saturday, March 24: 2-4 pm, Part 2: Finding Information
Fort Garry Library, 1360 Pembina Hwy. Phone 204-986-4918 to register. Free admission.

Ukrainian Genealogy Virtual Conference

Online Workshop for anyone with Ukranian ancestors – March 17, 2018.

  • Greek Catholics in Poland and Family Research by Tadeusz Piłat (Poland)
  • Introduction to Ukrainian Genealogy by Justin Houser (Pennsylvania)
  • Introduction to DNA and Genetic Genealogy by Paul Woodbury (Utah)
  • A Historical Overview of Ukraine by Michael Andrec (New Jersey)

https://www.ukrhec.org/nashi-predky-online-workshop-2018

Dauphin Branch News

At the Annual General Meeting on January 25, the following people were elected to the Executive of the Dauphin Branch:

  • President                                               Virginia Fox
  • Past President/MGS Liaison          Don White
  • Vice President-Heritage                  Roger Hill
  • Treasurer                                               Norine Mason
  • Secretary/Advertising                      Shirle McGimpsey
  • Memb. Secretary/Head Phoner   Marilyn Strang
  • Photographer                                      Grant Rayson
  • Obituary Scrapbook/Card File     Darlene Rayson
  • Obituary Index cards                       Tammy Zurba
  • Phoners                           Lee Miedl, Gloria Baxter, Wanda Korman

Dauphin Heritage Day Fair
The Dauphin Branch is taking a display to the Heritage Fair on Saturday/Sunday, February  16th & 17th, 2018.

Southwest Branch Seminar and Dinner

40 Years of Genealogy (1978 – 2018)

Saturday, April 21, 2018. 9 am – 4 pm
Knox United Church, 18th & Victoria Ave., Brandon.
“Using Today’s Technology to Unlock Puzzles of the Past”
Presenters: Dave Obee and Pat Ryan
Seminar Topics

  • DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy (and a few why you shouldn’t)
  • Who’s Your Momma?
  • Destination Canada
  • Why Can’t I Find Them?
  • A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers
    Seminar Fee – $80 per person /SWB members $70. Lunch included

29th Annual Heritage Dinner

Knox United Church at 6 pm
Guest Speaker – Dave Obee
Topic – Crowd Sourcing Your Family Research
Heritage Dinner tickets $25 per person
For information or to register visit website http://www.swmanitobagenealogy.ca, phone 204 -726-5344, http://www.facebook.com/swmanitobagenealogy
Registration Deadline April 13, 2018

Poster 2018 Seminar and Dinner -5

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

Wed., February 21, 2018, 7:00 pm.
Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.
“The ‘Old Country’ meets the Internet”. Presentation by Denise Kolesar.
Denise will be speaking on internet genealogy using websites from Eastern Europe. We all use websites from North America (Ancestry.ca/com, Familysearch.org, EEGsociety.org, etc.) but there are a growing number of websites created in Europe that you can use to research your family history. For more information – https://www.eegsociety.org/
EEGS Meeting poster for 21 Feb

Western Canadian Genealogy Conferences in 2018

January 27, 2018, Saturday
A virtual conference : Scottish Genealogy
Location: Virtually, Anywhere, WWW
All the features of a ‘live’ conference – vendors, speakers
Presented by Genealogy Tours of Scotland.

March 9 &10, 2018 Fri, Sat
Celebrating Families Across Generations
Victoria, British Columbia

March 10, 2018
Digging Deeper (almost full!)
Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society
Edmonton, Alberta

April 20, 21 2018  Fri, Sat
Unlocking the Past
Parksville, B.C.

April 20, 21, 22 2018 Fri, Sat, Sun.
Your Family History: Finding and Assembling the Pieces
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Presented by the Saskatoon Branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

April 21, 2018 Saturday
South West Branch MGS 2018 Seminar & Heritage Dinner
Knox United Church, Brandon, Manitoba
Speakers – Dave Obee and Pat Ryan

May 5, 2018 Saturday
Advanced Genealogy
Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society
Edmonton, Alberta

July 27 to 29, 2018 Fri-Sun.
Hands on Genealogy
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
Workshops & programs for researching German ancestors in Poland and Volhynia
Calgary, Alberta