Category Archives: Southeast and Winnipeg Branch News

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.

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.

SE / Winnipeg Branch March 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, March 11
The Quest for Fermanagh Snows by Sheila Woods
Sheila will show how she traced her Irish grandfather Matthew Snow’s family back to Fermanagh. Then she will describe the resources, from Ireland and elsewhere, that she used to study the Snow families in Fermanagh. She hopes to leave you with tools for researching your own Irish ancestors.

Monday March 25
Really Getting to Know Your Ancestors, “12 Heads” session led by Kelly Southworth
Kelly will share some of her methods, from field trips to preparing family recipes, for relating to her ancestors as real people.
Bring photos, objects, or images on a memory stick to share. Help us get to know your ancestors.

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.

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, November 5

1000 Love Letters Home from a WWII Veteran. By Len Van Roon
Len is a 96-year-old World War II veteran. While overseas he wrote over 1000 love letters home to his sweetheart. On his return they wed. She kept all his letters. Len bought a camera in London and took it to the front. He mailed the film home along with his letters.He still has these pictures as well as other memorabilia from the war. Len is a very interesting, articulate storyteller.

Monday, November 26

Using Excel spreadsheets to organize and analyze genealogical research.
by Gordon McBean

Gord will discuss what to do with a large amount of information that needs to be organized and analyzed. Spreadsheet software enables the sorting of data in multiple ways to look for patterns, etc. It also helps create genealogy forms, printing them as fill-in blanks or typing information directly into the form. Spreadsheets can turn research logs, indexes, and other information into organized information.

Southeast & Winnipeg Branch September Presentations

All 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 of the Branch. Branch membership fee is $12.

Monday, September 10
British Home Children by Judy Labossière
Judy will discuss how and why children were separated from their families to be sent to Canada and how they were treated, including the story of Bob’s grandfather’s family.Ten percent of the current Canadian population are descendants of the Home Children, although many are still unaware of their heritage. Do you have a similar story?

Monday, September 24
Memories of the Moonlight Special and Grand Beach Train Era by Barbara Lange
Barbara’s second anthology, “Memories of the Moonlight Special and Grand Beach Train Era”, captures the summers of the first half of the 20th century, when trains transported people to beaches on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. And the clickety-clack of the rails, the wail of a whistle, and cinders in children’s eyes were the norm. She will share stories from this book.