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.
Due to the current extreme cold weather event the MGS Library will be closed Thursday, January 31st. The Library will reopen during regular hours on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
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
For great resources on local history and genealogy, check out the Library Information Guide at guides.wpl.winnipeg.ca/localhistoryandgenealogy.
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.
Using “Kaye’s Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian Biography” in your Research
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm.
Presentation by Chris Bukoski, John Dobson and Lisa Haji Abbasi.
Vladimir Kaye’s three-volume series “Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian Biography” (EEGS has recently published the Saskatchewan volume) is a compilation of information from numerous sources for Ukrainians who settled on the prairies at the turn of the 20th century. Oftentimes, readers may only find scant information about their ancestor. Join EEGS council members Chris Bukoski, John Dobson, and Lisa Haji Abbasi as they demonstrate with examples how to use the data found in a settler’s entry as a starting point for research. Research will focus on using free resources.
Thomson Funeral Home (meet in chapel), 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.
For more information check out the EEGS website at http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspx and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eegsociety/
Dinner and Annual Family History “Show and Tell”
Wednesday, December 5 is International Volunteer Day. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers from MGS who keep our Society running.
In 2012, three community organizations in Kenora, Ontario joined forces on a project which became known as The Kenora Great War Project. The three partners – the Ancestor Seekers of Kenora (ASK), the Lake of the Woods Museum and the Kenora Public Library – pooled their resources, their expertise and their knowledge to tell the story of Kenora’s involvement in World War I.
Click on this link for more information about the project. http://kenoragreatwarproject.ca/
Kenora Public Library offers genealogy resources – http://www.kenorapubliclibrary.org/library-resources/genealogy.aspx
Ancestry Seekers of Kenora meets once a month. Contact Library for information.