Category Archives: Branch News

2020 Southwest Branch Meetings

Southwest Branch meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at Crocus Plains School Room 102, 7:30pm.

February 5:    Webinar – Informational DNA presentation and discussion with Blaine Bettinger.
March 4:           AGM plus speaker Sharon Simms: “Family History bookmaking with Blurb”.
April 1:             Heritage Dinner at Knox United Church. Speaker – Karen Chrest, Manitoba 150 Committee.
May 6:             WWI and WWII research. Sharing by people who have done research in the area
June 3:             A pot luck supper and tour of historical attractions in the area. More information to follow.

Southeast and Winnipeg Branch Tour of the Centre du Patrimoine (St. Boniface Heritage Centre)

MONDAY, June 10, 2019

TIME:  7:00 P.M.

The Centre du Patrimoine, located at 340 Provencher Blvd, is the primary institution in Manitoba promoting Franco-Manitoban and Métis heritage.  Gilles LeSage will introduce us to their facilities and collections.

We meet at the Centre at 7:00 PM. If you plan to attend, please contact the Branch by Thursday June 6th so that we can let them know how many to expect.

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 swmbgenealogy@gmail.com

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 April 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 April 8
My Genealogy Toolkit by Gord McBean
Technology is always progressing.  The Personal Computer revolutionized what we were able to do with our genealogy and the Internet exploded our access to information and records.  Gord will describe hardware and software that he cannot live without.

Monday April 22
Genealogy Blogs, Newsletters and Websites by Janice Butcher
There is an astounding amount of genealogical information available on the internet. Janice will summarize the different types of resources available: blogs/newsletters, Facebook pages, websites and webinars.