Category Archives: South West Manitoba Branch News

Southwest Branch Annual Potluck Picnic and Museum Tour Wednesday, June 5

Tour of Beautiful Plains Museum in Neepawa, located at 91 Hamilton Street. The picnic will be held at the Riverside Park.
SW Branch Members and guests wishing to car pool meet at PetroCan Service Station parking lot (1st Street and Hwy #1) by 5:30 pm. Picnic will be at Riverbend Park (about 5 minutes drive from the museum). Tour of Beautiful Plains museum will be at 7:00 pm. Bring a dish for the potluck, lawn chair, plate, utensils and beverage. Members of the Beautiful Plain Branch are invited to join us. For more information or if you are interested in learning about our genealogy society please contact us at swmbgenealogy@gmail.com

SW Branch Authors’ Presentations

Saturday, October 13, 10 am – pm
Knox United Church, Brandon
Morning presentation  (10 am – 12 pm) – Elinor Chornoboy, author of “Katarina”
Afternoon presentation (1 – 3 pm) – Sharon Simms, author of “The Boulton Blog” and “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks”

To register for this terrific event (204-725-0096 or email mackayg@mymts.net)
SW Branch members $5, non-members $10.

Southwest Branch 40th Anniversary Seminar

“Using Today’s Technology to Unlock Puzzles of the Past”

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9am – 4pm
Knox United Church, 18th & Victoria Ave., Brandon.
Presenters: Dave Obee and Pat Ryan
Seminar Fee – $80 per person /SWB members $70, Lunch included
Registration Deadline – April 13

29th Annual Heritage Dinner 

Knox United Church at 6 pm
Guest Speaker – Dave Obee
Topic – “Crowd Sourcing Your Family Research”
Heritage Dinner tickets $25 per person
http://www.swmanitobagenealogy.ca/

Southwest Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 4 – Meet at Brandon University Library at 7:20 pm.
BU Archivist Emeritus, Tom Mitchell, will present the documentary film: “Wheat City 1900s – Making Modern Brandon”. Following the film, Tom will facilitate discussion and answer questions. In preparation for the evening, check out this link to Tom’s homepage with an account of his third film (2015). https://people.brandonu.ca/mitchellt/documentaries/

Southwest Branch Seminar and Dinner

40 Years of Genealogy (1978 – 2018)

Saturday, April 21, 2018. 9 am – 4 pm
Knox United Church, 18th & Victoria Ave., Brandon.
“Using Today’s Technology to Unlock Puzzles of the Past”
Presenters: Dave Obee and Pat Ryan
Seminar Topics

  • DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy (and a few why you shouldn’t)
  • Who’s Your Momma?
  • Destination Canada
  • Why Can’t I Find Them?
  • A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers
    Seminar Fee – $80 per person /SWB members $70. Lunch included

29th Annual Heritage Dinner

Knox United Church at 6 pm
Guest Speaker – Dave Obee
Topic – Crowd Sourcing Your Family Research
Heritage Dinner tickets $25 per person
For information or to register visit website http://www.swmanitobagenealogy.ca, phone 204 -726-5344, http://www.facebook.com/swmanitobagenealogy
Registration Deadline April 13, 2018

Poster 2018 Seminar and Dinner -5