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East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Keeping Track of your Family” by Thelma Findlay.
Wed., March 21, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.
This presentation will provide an overview of how one genealogist maintains her family members’ records. This includes: keeping organized, locating specific family members in her records, finding source information, organizing family photos, and more. Thelma (Wasyluk/Weslak) Findlay has compiled 6,156 family members in her genealogical records, without using a genealogy program.
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Winnipeg Public Library Presentation

Beginning Genealogy

Bill Curtis of the Manitoba Genealogical Society will introduce the basics of genealogical research. In Part 1, you will be a family history detective and find clues in a case study. Using these clues, you will learn how to overcome roadblocks to reach your goals. In Part 2, you will learn where to find personal information about individual ancestors both on and off the internet.
Saturday, March 17: 2-4 pm, Part 1: The Basics
Saturday, March 24: 2-4 pm, Part 2: Finding Information
Fort Garry Library, 1360 Pembina Hwy. Phone 204-986-4918 to register. Free admission.

Ukrainian Genealogy Virtual Conference

Online Workshop for anyone with Ukranian ancestors – March 17, 2018.

  • Greek Catholics in Poland and Family Research by Tadeusz Piłat (Poland)
  • Introduction to Ukrainian Genealogy by Justin Houser (Pennsylvania)
  • Introduction to DNA and Genetic Genealogy by Paul Woodbury (Utah)
  • A Historical Overview of Ukraine by Michael Andrec (New Jersey)

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

Wed., February 21, 2018, 7:00 pm.
Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.
“The ‘Old Country’ meets the Internet”. Presentation by Denise Kolesar.
Denise will be speaking on internet genealogy using websites from Eastern Europe. We all use websites from North America (,,, etc.) but there are a growing number of websites created in Europe that you can use to research your family history. For more information –
EEGS Meeting poster for 21 Feb

Western Canadian Genealogy Conferences in 2018

January 27, 2018, Saturday
A virtual conference : Scottish Genealogy
Location: Virtually, Anywhere, WWW
All the features of a ‘live’ conference – vendors, speakers
Presented by Genealogy Tours of Scotland.

March 9 &10, 2018 Fri, Sat
Celebrating Families Across Generations
Victoria, British Columbia

March 10, 2018
Digging Deeper (almost full!)
Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society
Edmonton, Alberta

April 20, 21 2018  Fri, Sat
Unlocking the Past
Parksville, B.C.

April 20, 21, 22 2018 Fri, Sat, Sun.
Your Family History: Finding and Assembling the Pieces
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Presented by the Saskatoon Branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

April 21, 2018 Saturday
South West Branch MGS 2018 Seminar & Heritage Dinner
Knox United Church, Brandon, Manitoba
Speakers – Dave Obee and Pat Ryan

May 5, 2018 Saturday
Advanced Genealogy
Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society
Edmonton, Alberta

July 27 to 29, 2018 Fri-Sun.
Hands on Genealogy
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
Workshops & programs for researching German ancestors in Poland and Volhynia
Calgary, Alberta

Winnipeg Public Library Presentation

Métis Genealogy
Saturday, February 10: 2-4 pm
Gilles Lesage and Janet La France of the Centre du Patrimoine present the various resources available to anyone interested in researching their Métis ancestry. These resources include census data and records kept in archives and genealogical societies.
West Kildonan Library. 365 Jefferson Ave. Phone 204-986-4386 to register. Free admission.

Virtual Conference on Scottish Genealogy Research

Presented by Genealogy Tours of Scotland.
January 27, 2018, opens 7 am.
A marketplace where you can watch mini-presentations by vendors/exhibitors.
The line-up of talks and speakers for the day:

  • Pre-Civil Registration Research by genealogist Chris Paton
  • “Seek and Ye Shall Find” Using the Kirk’s Archival Legacy to Unveil the Lives of Your Scottish Ancestors by archivist Margaret Fox
  • Using (Nat. Library of Scotland) NLS Maps and the Maps Website for Family History Research by NLS Maps Manager, Craig Statham
  • Researching Your Highland Ancestors by genealogist Chris Halliday
  • Cleared to Canada: From the Highlands and Islands to Canada by genealogy educator Christine Woodcock

Registration fee is $79.99 and allows unlimited access to the talks, handouts and marketplace for 72 hours. The live chat will only happen on January 27th.
** Virtual “Seats” are limited! Pre-register:

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Family History Show and Tell” – Thursday, December 14, 7:00 pm.
Aaltos Private Dining Room, Canad Inns, Transcona. 826 Regent Avenue (Plessis & Regent).
You’re invited to bring stories, photos, books, or documents to share.
DINNER: A Ukrainian Buffet that includes borscht, cabbage rolls, perogies, meatballs, plus non-Ukrainian buffet selections. All-you-can-eat Buffet, Soup, Salad, and Dessert Bar.
Adults: $19.99; Seniors $17.99 (55+) – beverage, tax, gratuity extra (menu service available). Buffet served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Pre-registration required by Dec 12th (pay at the dinner): email or leave a message at 204-989-3292.
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Poster EEGS Meeting – December 14, 2017

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Polish Exiles of WW2”
Presentation by Krystyna Szypowska, Executive Director, Polish Exiles of WW2 Inc.
Wed., November 15, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.
Krystyna has studied various archival lists relating to the Polish experience during WW2, and has conducted and digitized over a hundred interviews with WW2 veterans as well as with survivors of the Siberian deportations. She has also scanned hundreds of personal documents and photos that risked being lost once their owners died. All of this data is being uploaded to the Polish Exiles of WW2 website ( in order to assist the next generation with their research into their family members’ pasts.
For more information check out website at