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The Manitoba Genealogical Society Resource Centre continues to experience technical difficulty with the in-house network server, as a result of the severe weather experienced earlier this week. This has not affected the MANI server and MANI is still accessible on line to MGS members. Therefore due to the technical difficulties in-house, the MGS Resource Centre will be closed on Thursday, July 18, 2019. We will continue to work on resolving this issue. The Resource Centre will reopen on July 23rd during regularly posted hours.

Thank you for your patience.


As you know, Winnipeg has experienced rather active weather over the past few days. This resulted in a number of power outages throughout the Winnipeg region. Power was lost to the MGS Resource Centre as well. This has caused difficulties within our network server in-house. We are currently working on a solution. If you were planning to visit the centre this week, I would recommend calling us before you set out. You can reach us by calling 204-783-9139.

Thank you for your patience.

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:…

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 –

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

Winnipeg Public Library Presentations

For great resources on local history and genealogy, check out the Library Information Guide at

British Genealogy

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.