The following four courses will be taught by genealogist, Elizabeth Briggs, at 101-1075 Portage Ave. Fees: CRM members $15, guests $20.
For more information and to register – https://www.crm.mb.ca/
Thursday, January 24, 1 – 3 pm
Immigration for Genealogists
Wednesday, February 13, 10 am – noon
Church Records for Genealogists
Thursday, February 14, 1 – 3 pm
Breaking Brick Walls
Friday, March 8, 10 am – noon
Family Names for Genealogists
For great resources on local history and genealogy, check out the Library Information Guide at guides.wpl.winnipeg.ca/localhistoryandgenealogy.
Monday, February 11: 6-8 pm
Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will discuss resources and organizations available to trace ancestors back to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. She will cover print as well as internet resources.
Pembina Trail Library, 2724 Pembina Highway, Phone 204-986-4369 to register. Free admission.
East European Genealogy
Saturday, February 16: 2-4 pm
Members of the East European Genealogical Society, including Lisa Haji Abbasi, will present resources available for beginning genealogists of Ukrainian, Polish and German ancestry and how to access them. Both print and online resources will be covered.
Transcona Library, 111Victoria Ave. W., Phone 204-986-3954 to register. Free admission.
Using “Kaye’s Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian Biography” in your Research
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm.
Presentation by Chris Bukoski, John Dobson and Lisa Haji Abbasi.
Vladimir Kaye’s three-volume series “Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian Biography” (EEGS has recently published the Saskatchewan volume) is a compilation of information from numerous sources for Ukrainians who settled on the prairies at the turn of the 20th century. Oftentimes, readers may only find scant information about their ancestor. Join EEGS council members Chris Bukoski, John Dobson, and Lisa Haji Abbasi as they demonstrate with examples how to use the data found in a settler’s entry as a starting point for research. Research will focus on using free resources.
Thomson Funeral Home (meet in chapel), 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.
For more information check out the EEGS website at http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspx and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eegsociety/
Wednesday, December 5 is International Volunteer Day. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers from MGS who keep our Society running.
In 2012, three community organizations in Kenora, Ontario joined forces on a project which became known as The Kenora Great War Project. The three partners – the Ancestor Seekers of Kenora (ASK), the Lake of the Woods Museum and the Kenora Public Library – pooled their resources, their expertise and their knowledge to tell the story of Kenora’s involvement in World War I.
Click on this link for more information about the project. http://kenoragreatwarproject.ca/
Kenora Public Library offers genealogy resources – http://www.kenorapubliclibrary.org/library-resources/genealogy.aspx
Ancestry Seekers of Kenora meets once a month. Contact Library for information.
“The other settlers from Eastern Europe: Researching Jewish rural settlement in Western Canada 1880 – 1939”
Presentation by Dr. John C. Lehr.
Wednesday, November 21, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home (meet in chapel), 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.
For more information check out EEGS website at http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspx and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eegsociety/
Winnipeg Millennium Library
To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1, the Winnipeg Millennium Library is hosting “The World Remembers” in the Local History Room until Nov. 11. This organization electronically displays names of soldiers who died in WW1 both online and in host sites, like the Millennium Library.
The display of the names of those killed in 1918 (plus official war deaths from 1919- 22 from wounds or diseases they contracted in the war) commenced Sept. 12 and will conclude Nov. 11. More than 1,003,000 names of soldiers who lost their lives from Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, United States and several other countries will appear.
The displays will run for 11.5 hours each day. Each name will be programmed to appear at a precise day, hour and minute. To find a specific name use the “Search The Names” function on the site – https://www.theworldremembers.org/search-the-names
To learn more about WW1, check out the accompanying book display in the Local History Room of the Library.
By Gordon Goldsborough
A full-colour, richly illustrated book that looks at abandoned sites around Manitoba, describing their features, what caused them to be abandoned, and what they tell us about the history of the province.
Based on a regular feature on CBC’s Weekend Morning Show, Gordon’s first book “Abandoned Manitoba” was a runaway success in 2016, becoming the top-selling, non-fiction book of the year in Manitoba. Scientist and historian Gordon Goldsborough returns with more compelling abandoned sites from across Manitoba. Armed with a drone and a deep curiosity about local history, Gordon had more stories to share than could fit into one book. Adventure into abandoned quarries, dance halls, and more.
Presentations at 101-1075 Portage Avenue
Fees: CRM members $15, guests $20.
Friday, November 9, 10 am – noon
Hands on Internet Genealogy: England and Wales
Friday, November 16, 10 am – noon
Hands on Internet Genealogy: Scotland and England
Friday, November 23 & 30, 10 am – noon
Using the Family Search Website
Friday, November 23 & 30, 1 – 3 pm
Genealogy: Continental European Edition