From Talk to Table at the Manitoba Museum

Sundays February 19 to March 5, 2017 – 3:00 to 5:00 PM

The Manitoba Museum will be holding Sunday afternoon highlight tours of their new exhibition, Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History, followed by a trip to the Peg Beer Company. Space is limited. Tickets $30 ($25 for Museum members) includes supper.

The museum is located at 190 Rupert Avenue Winnipeg
phone: (204) 956-2830
email: info@manitobamuseum.ca

Southwest Branch Workshop “Celebrating Our Roots”

The Southwest Branch Workshop “Celebrating Our Roots” will be held on  Saturday, April 22 at Knox United Church, Brandon MB. Their annual Heritage Dinner will be held following the workshop. Guest speaker will be Gordon Goldsborough who will present on “Abandoned Manitoba”. Details on speakers are included in the following poster. Watch for more information on their website http://www.swmanitobagenealogy.ca/

Eastern European Genealogical Society Presentation

“The L’viv Archive (Ukraine) Experience: A First-hand Account”by Brian Lenius. Wed., February 15, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave.
The Central State Historical Archive in L’viv, Ukraine is one of the most important archives for Galicia (Poland and Ukraine). It is also one of the oldest and largest archives in Europe, having been transformed from the Bernardine Monastery to a state archive by the Austrian Emperor in 1784. It houses over 1 million files stored on 13 kilometres of shelving. For more information check out website http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspx

Southwest Branch Participates in Westman Multicultural Festival

The Westman Multicultural Festival (formerly called Brandon Winter Festival) will be held in Brandon from January 26 – 29, with seven pavilions participating – English, Honduran, Irish, Mauritius, Philippine, Scottish and Ukrainian. The Southwest Branch of MGS will be hosting a display at the Scottish Pavilion sharing information about the branch and its programs.
For more information click on http://gotothepavilions.com/about/ .

Dauphin Branch News

The Annual meeting of the Dauphin Branch of M.G.S. will be held on Thursday, January 19 at the Family History Center at 7:00 pm. There will be committee reports, election of officers and a discussion of activities for this year. Everyone welcome. They are also planning to take their display to the Heritage Day Fair at the Market Place Mall on Friday/Saturday, February17/18, in the hopes of attracting new members.
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