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October 2019 Meeting Notice

East European Genealogical Society


Presentation by

Stuart Fedak

The next step in eastern European genealogy after confirming your ancestral village(s) is to target your search. Professional genealogists; the internet; user groups; and Facebook open up many sources for non-traditional information. Sometimes the best resource can be boots on the ground. In this presentation Stuart Fedak will demonstrate how confirming the ancestral village(s) quickly opened up traditional and non-traditional sources of family and ancestral village history. Finally, he will lead you on a quick cultural trip to Ukraine with a visit to the ancestral village(s) of his grandparents.

Stuart Fedak will demonstrate how confirming the ancestral village(s) opened up traditional and non-traditional sources of family and ancestral village history.

WHEN:    Wednesday October 16, 2019 7:00 PM

WHERE:  Thomson Funeral Home

669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba

(Free, well-lit parking lot on Sherbrook side of building)

Please Bring Interested Family and Friends


For more information contact:



Once again we will be offering two spots each day for non-members to receive free research help at MGS on the following third Thursday of the months stipulated below. Applicants must apply to    , providing their e-mail address for communication. The sessions last from 1 pm to 3 pm. on the following days:

Oct. 17/19
Nov. 21/19
Jan. 16/20
Feb. 20/20
Mar. 19/20
Apr. 16/20
May 21/20

We will confirm by email if you have been assigned one of the spots. Share this post with your family and friends!

Note: MGS members can receive assistance with their research anytime the Library is open.

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.


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!

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Voting is online until June 1st.


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.



East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Finding Google Genealogy Information” by Bill Curtis

Wed., October 17, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave.
Once you have a basic understanding of the process of researching your familyhistory, you will want to know where to find more information. Some of thatinformation is “hidden” on the internet.Google is one of the best tools available to find it, but getting millions of “hits”during a search is not helpful. This session will show ways to “dig out” theinformation that applies to your own specific family.Google can also help you find libraries and archives that contain information not on the internet. The key to using Google successfully for genealogy, is understanding how it works.
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