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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.

 

Creative Retirement Manitoba (CRM) Presentations

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