Category Archives: MGS News

Reorganization of MGS Website

Please note that the Menus of the MGS website are presently being re-organized so you may have some difficulty in finding the information that you are looking for. During a previous re-organization of the website, not all information pertaining to MGS was included in the Menus at the top of the Home Page. Some of it remained in the “Site Map” at the bottom of the Page. So if you can’t find something, please check the Site Map. Specifically, the Menus for Resources and Cemeteries are more easily found through the Site Map.

We are working hard to complete the re-organization as soon as possible, so please bear with us. Thank you for your understanding.

Notice re Receipts for MGS Charitable Donations

Manitoba Genealogical Society Inc. (MGS) is presently processing official donation receipts for the 2019 taxation year.  MGS will distribute receipts to donors by email (or regular mail for those without email) by February 29, 2020 in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements.  Should you have questions or concerns, please contact treasurer@mbgenealogy.com. Your donation has been very much appreciated. Thank you!

Report on MGS Special General Meeting

A very successful Special General Meeting was held on Saturday, February 1 with 32 members in attendance. A new MGS Executive was elected as follows:

President                          Chris Irwin (from Belmont MB)
VP Administration         Vacant
VP Communications    Janice Butcher
VP Finance                        Vacant
VP Information Technology    Aleta Foreman
2 Members-at-Large      Laurie Green, Shaun Hobson
Past President              Gord McBean, Jim Oke (not elected – by virtue of previous position)

After the General Meeting the Executive met and appointed Angela Fiebelkorn to serve as Treasurer. Note that the Secretary and two Executive positions are still vacant on the 10-person Executive. We need to fill these positions ASAP. If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested, please contact the President at president@mbgenealogy.com

 

MGS Special General Meeting – Call for Nominations

Saturday, February 1, 10:00 am
MGS Library/Resource Centre

The primary purpose of this meeting is to elect members to serve on the MGS Executive. The following positions are available:

  • President
  • VP Administration
  • VP Communications
  • VP Finance
  • VP Information Technology
  • Two Members at Large

Urgent – Call for Nominations
 We are seeking nominations for the above positions. We need people to serve. Please consider being nominated yourself or nominating someone else (with their permission). Nominations, using the attached form, should be forwarded to nominations@mbgenealogy.com

Other Volunteer Opportunities.
There are many volunteer opportunities with MGS. If interested in learning about these opportunities please reply to the above address.

Upcoming Christmas Events

Southwest Branch Christmas Potluck Dinner
Crocus Gardens Leisure Centre, 1030 Queens Ave., Brandon
Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 pm

Southeast/ Winnipeg Branch Christmas Sharing
MGS Resource Centre
Monday, December  9, 7:00 pm

MGS Annual Volunteer Christmas Luncheon
MGS Resource Centre
Saturday, December 14, 11:30 am

News – Change of MGS Executive

Following the resignation of several members of the MGS Executive, the MGS Council held a special meeting on Saturday, October 26. As per the MGS Constitution, the Council meeting appointed an Interim Executive to serve until a Special General Meeting to be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020. This Special meeting will elect Executive officers who will serve until the next Annual General Meeting in June 2020.

Members of the Interim Executive are Gordon McBean, President; Jim Oke, Past President; Virginia Braid, VP Administration; Janice Butcher, VP Communications; Rick McLellan, VP Finance; Aleta Foreman, VP Information Technology; Kelly Southworth, Recording Secretary; and Gloria McNabb, Treasurer.

Members – please mark February 1, 2020 on your calendar, and please consider being nominated to join the MGS Executive or one of the Standing Committees. Details of the MGS governance structure can be found at http://mbgenealogy.com/home/about-us/

 

MGS 2020 Conference Cancelled

The Manitoba Genealogy Society regrets to announce that the 2020 Conference scheduled for June 12-14, 2020 has been cancelled. We wish to thank all the speakers that committed to speak at the Conference and hope that they will be able to re-arrange their schedules. MGS will be taking part in another heritage event to celebrate Manitoba’s 150thAnniversary at a later date. Please watch for further details.

FREE RESEARCH ASSISTANCE FOR NON-MEMBERS

Once again we will be offering two spots each day for non-members to receive free research help at MGS on the following third Thursday of the months stipulated below. Applicants must apply to             research@mbgenealogy.com , providing their e-mail address for communication. The sessions last from 1 pm to 3 pm. on the following days:

Oct. 17/19
Nov. 21/19
Jan. 16/20
Feb. 20/20
Mar. 19/20
Apr. 16/20
May 21/20

We will confirm by email if you have been assigned one of the spots. Share this post with your family and friends!

Note: MGS members can receive assistance with their research anytime the Library is open.