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.
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
- 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
The Dauphin Branch held their turkey Christmas dinner on Thursday, November 30th at the Seniors’ Center. We had an enjoyable evening.
The A.G.M. will be held on Thursday, January 25th at 7:00 pm. at the Family History Center. Everyone is welcome. The new Executive will be elected.
- 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.
Open House at Archives of Manitoba to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of
The Battle of Vimy Ridge, Wednesday, April 12 from 1:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-9:00 pm, 200 Vaughan St., Winnipeg. Please note that there will be disruptions to public service on April 12 due to the open house. https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/pdfs/event_2017-04-12_vimy_ridge.pdf
“Celebrating our Roots” and 28th Annual Heritage Dinner
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Knox United Church, 18th & Victoria Ave, Brandon MB
Program description and registration form available below
Registration WKSP Dinner 2017 – email
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/ .
Dauphin Branch will host a booth at the Heritage Days held at Marketplace Mall, Friday, Feb. 17 10-5 and Saturday, Feb. 18 10-4. 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Dauphin Pioneers Association and the 125th anniversary of the Dauphin Agricultural Society.
Saturday, September 24, 8 am – 4:30 pm.
“Generations—It’s all in our Genes”. Horizon Middle School, 3601-12th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN. Detailed information at: http://heritageed.com/workshops/WorkshopBrochure2016Web.pdf
The Games will be held in Selkirk, MB on the weekend of July 2/3, 2016. MGS will be hosting an information booth to inform visitors about doing genealogy on their ancestors.