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.
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)
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.
The MGS Resource Centre will be open during regular Sunday afternoon hours from Noon to 4 PM. Volunteers will be on hand to help you with your questions. However, the Resource Centre may be closed if extreme weather conditions occur. Please call the Resource Centre before you plan to visit. Tel. 204-783-9139.
Due to our recent Manitoba winter weather advisories, the MGS Library may be closed. We recommend, particularly during the current extreme winter temperatures, that you call the MGS Library or related branches before you plan to visit to determine availability.