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NEW RESOURCE – SURNAME INDEX NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE

SURNAME INDEX MGS

MGS now has a searchable quick reference index to surnames of family history holdings available in the Manitoba Genealogical Society (MGS) Resource Centre.

These family histories have been donated to the MGS by researchers and provide a valuable source of genealogical information. They have been catalogued and patrons using the MGS website can search the online catalogue (KOHA) at  On-Line KOHA to find out more about these family histories as well as all the MGS library holdings.  Note – This surname list is not complete and does not reflect all the information on these and other families contained within other books, online databases and other resources of the MGS Resource Centre.

You can find the link to this index by visiting our Resource page at http://mbgenealogy.com/resources/

We encourage all patrons to call the MGS Resource Centre at 204-783-9139 to find out the hours of opening and to seek assistance from one of our volunteers.

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.

SE and Winnipeg Branch – MAY Presentations

Presentations are held at the MGS Library/Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St. at 7:00 pm. Free for SE/Winnipeg Branch members and $5 for non-members. Branch membership fee is $12 for MGS members.

Monday, May 13

“Manitoba Geographical Names Program”

Presenter: Des Kappel

Above presentation will follow immediately after the AGM meeting being held at 7 PM.

Monday, May 27

“Mennonite DNA Project”

Presenter: Glenn Penner

SE / Winnipeg Branch April Presentations

Presentations are held at the MGS Library/Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St. at 7:00 pm. Free for SE/Winnipeg Branch members and $5 for non-members. Branch membership fee is $12 for MGS members.

Monday April 8
My Genealogy Toolkit by Gord McBean
Technology is always progressing.  The Personal Computer revolutionized what we were able to do with our genealogy and the Internet exploded our access to information and records.  Gord will describe hardware and software that he cannot live without.

Monday April 22
Genealogy Blogs, Newsletters and Websites by Janice Butcher
There is an astounding amount of genealogical information available on the internet. Janice will summarize the different types of resources available: blogs/newsletters, Facebook pages, websites and webinars.

SE / Winnipeg Branch March Presentations

Presentations are held at the MGS Library/Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St. at 7:00 pm. Free for SE/Winnipeg Branch members and $5 for non-members. Branch membership fee is $12 for MGS members.

Monday, March 11
The Quest for Fermanagh Snows by Sheila Woods
Sheila will show how she traced her Irish grandfather Matthew Snow’s family back to Fermanagh. Then she will describe the resources, from Ireland and elsewhere, that she used to study the Snow families in Fermanagh. She hopes to leave you with tools for researching your own Irish ancestors.

Monday March 25
Really Getting to Know Your Ancestors, “12 Heads” session led by Kelly Southworth
Kelly will share some of her methods, from field trips to preparing family recipes, for relating to her ancestors as real people.
Bring photos, objects, or images on a memory stick to share. Help us get to know your ancestors.