Category Archives: General News

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:  http://www.genealogyvic.com/

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 info@eegsociety.org or leave a message at 204-989-3292.
For more information on EEGS check out website at http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspx

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 (https://www.polishexilesofww2.org) in order to assist the next generation with their research into their family members’ pasts.
For more information check out website at http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspx

“Colonist” Railway Cars – MB Museum

Take the opportunity to visit this exhibit, in Winnipeg until Sun., Nov. 5. In addition, a play “Journey of a Lifetime”, presented by BMO Financial Group, runs 11 am & 1 pm on Friday, and 1 pm & 3 pm on the weekend. Admission to play is included with regular admission.  Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

https://globalnews.ca/…/colonist-car-exhibit-coming-to-man…/

A piece of Manitoba’s history is in the process of being restored 

One of the oldest cemeteries in Manitoba is calling on members of the McKenzie family to help restore a historical gravesite. Shirley McGimpsey from Dauphin Branch alerted MGS about this news item – her fourth great grandparents are buried in the plot. If you know any of this McKenzie family. please let them know.
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/a-piece-of-manitoba-s-history-is-in-the-process-of-being-restored-1.3653409#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=A42JtVO

Resource for General Genealogy Information + U.S. Resources

This website from Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri presents a great deal of information about general genealogy and many valuable links to resources. Although most of the resources listed are from the United States, Canadian researchers will also find the website very useful. Sample topics:

http://online.maryville.edu/online-masters-software-development/developing-your-family-tree-with-genealogy-software/