Category Archives: MGS News

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.

PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARD – DOORS OPEN WINNIPEG – MGS

MGS is in the running for this new award: “BEST NEW PARTICIPANT AWARD”.

Show your support by  inviting friends and family to come see what we are all about and remember to vote.  Every vote counts and the more votes for MGS the better.  Online voting will continue until June 1st! We are counting on YOU!

Vote for Your Favorite – MGS
Voting is online until June 1st.

Opening A Door to the Past

The Manitoba Genealogical Society is inviting the public into its St. James office on May 25 for Doors Open Winnipeg. (EVA WASNEY/CANSTAR COMMUNITY NEWS/METRO)

Published in in the May 15, 2019 edition of The Metro.  To read the entire article by Community Journalist Eva Wasney, open the following link: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/metro/Opening-a-door-to-the-past-509853441.html