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MGS is in the running for this new award: “BEST NEW PARTICIPANT AWARD”.

Show your support by  inviting friends and family to come see what we are all about and remember to vote.  Every vote counts and the more votes for MGS the better.  Online voting will continue until June 1st! We are counting on YOU!

Vote for Your Favorite – MGS
Voting is online until June 1st.

Opening A Door to the Past

The Manitoba Genealogical Society is inviting the public into its St. James office on May 25 for Doors Open Winnipeg. (EVA WASNEY/CANSTAR COMMUNITY NEWS/METRO)

Published in in the May 15, 2019 edition of The Metro.  To read the entire article by Community Journalist Eva Wasney, open the following link: 


Southwest Branch Annual Potluck Picnic and Museum Tour Wednesday, June 5

Tour of Beautiful Plains Museum in Neepawa, located at 91 Hamilton Street. The picnic will be held at the Riverside Park.
SW Branch Members and guests wishing to car pool meet at PetroCan Service Station parking lot (1st Street and Hwy #1) by 5:30 pm. Picnic will be at Riverbend Park (about 5 minutes drive from the museum). Tour of Beautiful Plains museum will be at 7:00 pm. Bring a dish for the potluck, lawn chair, plate, utensils and beverage. Members of the Beautiful Plain Branch are invited to join us. For more information or if you are interested in learning about our genealogy society please contact us at

Legacy Family Tree Webinar – DNA Painter.

Shared by Gail Dever – This is the most-viewed webinar at Legacy Family Tree and it is still free, along with the handout.  See link to webinar below:…

DNA Painter is a website that aims to help demystify your DNA matches. This talk will introduce the site’s features and tools for chromosome mapping and relationship prediction. The concept of chromosome mapping will then be discussed, with detailed examples of how the site can be used to visualize your matches and help to identify how you are related to each match. This will cover both basic and advanced operations, revealing features and functionality you might not have noticed.



Reminder to all members of MGS that our Annual General Meeting will be held at the MGS Resource Centre, Unit E, 1045 St. James St., Winnipeg, MB on June 1, 2019 at 10:00 am.  All members with a valid membership as at that date are welcome to attend.

Elections will take place at the AGM for the following positions:


Vice President – Administration

Vice President – Finance

Vice President – Information Technology

Vice-President – Communications

Member-at-Large (2 positions)

Nominations remain open and may be submitted to Mona Phillip at on or before the 25th of May 2019. If you have questions about any of the positions, please contact Mona. Members in good standing may submit their own name for consideration.  If nominating another member, please ensure you have their consent.



SE and Winnipeg Branch – MAY 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, May 13

“Manitoba Geographical Names Program”

Presenter: Des Kappel

Above presentation will follow immediately after the AGM meeting being held at 7 PM.

Monday, May 27

“Mennonite DNA Project”

Presenter: Glenn Penner

SE / Winnipeg Branch Presentations

Monday, February 11. “Manitoba Research Gateway – Our World – Historical newspapers and publications”. Presented by Louis-Phillippe Bujold, Millenium Library.

Monday, February 25. “Reaching freedom in Canada”. Presented by Susan Wellman.

Both presentations will be held at the MGS Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St., 7:00 pm.
Members and non-members are welcome to attend.