Category Archives: General News

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

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 and Facebook page at

East European Genealogy Society Event

Dinner and Annual Family History “Show and Tell”

Thursday, December 13, 6:00 pm.
You’re invited to bring stories, photos, books, or documents to share. “All you can eat” Ukrainian Buffet Dinner ($17.00 Cash). Location – Spikes Grill, Lower Level of Princess Hotel, 202 Bond St.
Pre-registration required by Dec. 9 (pay at the dinner). Send e-mail to or leave a message at 204-989-3292.

The Kenora (Ontario) Great War Project

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. 

Kenora Public Library offers genealogy resources –

Ancestry Seekers of Kenora meets once a month. Contact Library for information.

 “The World Remembers 1918”

 Winnipeg Millennium Library

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1, the Winnipeg Millennium Library is hosting “The World Remembers” in the Local History Room until Nov. 11. This organization electronically displays names of soldiers who died in WW1 both online and in host sites, like the Millennium Library.
The display of the names of those killed in 1918 (plus official war deaths from 1919- 22 from wounds or diseases they contracted in the war) commenced Sept. 12 and will conclude Nov. 11.  More than 1,003,000 names of soldiers who lost their lives from Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, United States and several other countries will appear.
The displays will run for 11.5 hours each day. Each name will be programmed to appear at a precise day, hour and minute. To find a specific name use the “Search The Names” function on the site – 

To learn more about WW1, check out the accompanying book display in the Local History Room of the Library.

New Book – “More Abandoned Manitoba: Rivers, Rails, and Ruins”

By Gordon Goldsborough
A full-colour, richly illustrated book that looks at abandoned sites around Manitoba, describing their features, what caused them to be abandoned, and what they tell us about the history of the province.
Based on a regular feature on CBC’s Weekend Morning Show, Gordon’s first book “Abandoned Manitoba was a runaway success in 2016, becoming the top-selling, non-fiction book of the year in Manitoba. Scientist and historian Gordon Goldsborough returns with more compelling abandoned sites from across Manitoba. Armed with a drone and a deep curiosity about local history, Gordon had more stories to share than could fit into one book. Adventure into abandoned quarries, dance halls, and more.

Creative Retirement (CRM) Presentations

Presentations at 101-1075 Portage Avenue

Fees: CRM members $15, guests $20.

Friday, November 9, 10 am – noon
Hands on Internet Genealogy: England and Wales

Friday, November 16, 10 am – noon
Hands on Internet Genealogy: Scotland and England

Friday, November 23 & 30, 10 am – noon
Using the Family Search Website

Friday, November 23 & 30, 1 – 3 pm
Genealogy: Continental European Edition

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Beginning Genealogy”
by Chris Bukoski, Marni Domolewski & Lisa Haji Abbasi
Wed., September 19, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave.

Do you know where to start your research? Join our presenters as they discuss a variety of local, provincial, and national resources to help flesh out your family tree.Added benefits to examining these records in detail include the identity of ancestral villages, more knowledge of your family history and a glimpse into the lives of your ancestors.

For more information check out website