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Archives of Manitoba 2020 Exhibit

The Archives of Manitoba is inviting all Manitobans to help create their 2020 exhibit, in honour of Manitoba’s 150thAnniversary as a province. You can choose something from the Archives ofManitoba’s holdings and tell themwhy it matters. They may feature your submissions on their blog, through social media, or in their exhibit at the Archives. For more information – https://www.gov.mb.ca/yourarchives/index.html

Winnipeg Library Presentations

Discover Your Roots
Wednesday, February 19: 10:30 am -12:30 pm. UK/Ireland Resources
Wednesday, February 26: 10:30 am -12:30 pm. Canada/U.S. Resources

Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will demonstrate websites that have census information, vital statistics and directories for family history research. She will also present information on free software available to genealogists and resources specific to national and ethnic groups. Basic computer and internet skills required.

Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Phone 204-986-6450 to register. Free admission.

Creative Retirement MB Presentation

“How to read and understand old documents” by Elizabeth Briggs
Friday, February 21. 10 am – noon.

An introduction to early writing materials and styles from the 1500s to the 1900s, coping with phonetic spelling, contractions and abbreviations, Roman numerals and old British currency.

FEES: CRM Members $20, Guests $25
101-1075 Portage Ave., Winnipeg.
For more information and to register – https://www.crm.mb.ca/

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Land Records And Property Maps: Cadastral Surveys of Galicia” by Brian J. Lenius, President Emeritus of EEGS

Wednesday January 15, 2020. 7:00 PM

Cadastral maps and records are an excellent family history source for Ukrainian, Polish, German, and Jewish researchers. Brian will examine the three land surveys of the Austrian Empire. The first two surveys, known as the Josefinian (1785-88) and Franciscan (1819-1820) Cadastres, had no maps, but included useful family history information such as names, house numbers, parcel sizes, and taxes. The third survey, known as the Stabile Cadastre (1817-1860s), included the same information, but also detailed maps showing individual houses, barns, gardens, and churches. Brian has conducted research on cadastral maps and records for 30 years including 23 research trips (1994-2019) to Poland and Ukraine.

Thomson Funeral Home (meet in chapel), 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.

For more information check out the EEGS website at http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspxand Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eegsociety/

 

 

Winnipeg Library Presentations

In the Trenches: Digitized First World War Records 

Thursday, November 7: 10:30 am-12 pm, OR Thursday, November 14: 10:30 am-12 pm 

A hands-on workshop with archivist David Cuthbert on how to a) access Canadian Expeditionary Force service records, b) identify an individual’s military unit, and c) access digitized resources such as war diaries to learn the context of an individual’s service. Basic computer skills required. In partnership with Library and Archives Canada. 

Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Phone 204-986-6450 to register. Free admission.


Writing Your Family History 

Thursday, November 14: 6:15-8:15 pm 

Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will discuss how to plan for writing your family history book, what resources and documents to use, the kind of content that should be included, and how to make questionnaires and interview your relatives to gather the best information. 

West Kildonan Library, 365 Jefferson Ave., Phone 204-986-4384 to register. Free admission.

FROM GALICIA TO BROOKLANDS – MANITOBA, CANADA

October 2019 Meeting Notice

East European Genealogical Society

FROM GALICIA TO BROOKLANDS – MANITOBA, CANADA

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

VISITORS WELCOME

For more information contact: http://www.eegsociety.org

 

Legacy Family Tree Webinar – DNA Painter.

Shared by Gail Dever – This is the most-viewed webinar at Legacy Family Tree and it is still free, along with the handout.  See link to webinar below:

https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php…

DNA Painter is a website that aims to help demystify your DNA matches. This talk will introduce the site’s features and tools for chromosome mapping and relationship prediction. The concept of chromosome mapping will then be discussed, with detailed examples of how the site can be used to visualize your matches and help to identify how you are related to each match. This will cover both basic and advanced operations, revealing features and functionality you might not have noticed.