Category Archives: Events

Southwest Branch 40th Anniversary Seminar

“Using Today’s Technology to Unlock Puzzles of the Past”

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9am – 4pm
Knox United Church, 18th & Victoria Ave., Brandon.
Presenters: Dave Obee and Pat Ryan
Seminar Fee – $80 per person /SWB members $70, Lunch included
Registration Deadline – April 13

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
http://www.swmanitobagenealogy.ca/

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

Four Presentations on “The Stalwart Brydons”

  • Tuesday, May 30 at Portage la Prairie Regional Library, 40B Royal Road N, 6:30 pm.
  • Wed., May 31 at Brandon Public Library, Unit 1 – 710 Rosser Ave., 4:00 pm.
  • Thurs., June 1 at Neepawa Public Library, 7:00 pm.
  • Monday, June 5 at MGS Library, Winnipeg, 7:00 pm.

Dianne Brydon and her father James Brydon, PhD, recently published their family history “The Stalwart Brydons: From Scotland to Galt to Portage la Prairie, A Family History of 100 Years in Canada”. Jim grew up in Portage La Prairie and attended the U of M before moving to Ottawa to work as a soil chemist. He applied a scientist’s rigour to his family history research, begun over 30 years ago before the web or digitization made hunting down documents easy. When Dianne retired in 2013 from her job overseeing public outreach on Parliament Hill, Jim asked her to put her MA in Historical Geography to use and help him finish the book. Dianne subsequently found documentary evidence that refuted many of the stories in family lore and fleshed out others that were unknown.

Southwest Branch Participates in Westman Multicultural Festival

The Westman Multicultural Festival (formerly called Brandon Winter Festival) will be held in Brandon from January 26 – 29, with seven pavilions participating – English, Honduran, Irish, Mauritius, Philippine, Scottish and Ukrainian. The Southwest Branch of MGS will be hosting a display at the Scottish Pavilion sharing information about the branch and its programs.
For more information click on http://gotothepavilions.com/about/ .