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.

SE / Winnipeg Branch Presentations

Monday, February 11. “Manitoba Research Gateway – Our World – Historical newspapers and publications”. Presented by Louis-Phillippe Bujold, Millenium Library.

Monday, February 25. “Reaching freedom in Canada”. Presented by Susan Wellman.

Both presentations will be held at the MGS Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St., 7:00 pm.
Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Do YOU need some research help? MGS Offers Free Research Assistance for Non-Members

Volunteers from the MGS Research committee are offering free research assistance for two non-members each month.
When:            Third Thursday of each month – Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, etc. for a trial period.
Time:             2-hour sessions from 1 to 3 pm
Location:     MGS Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St. (corner of “Brick” Furniture parking lot).
Application: Send an email to research@mbgenealogy.comat least 7 days prior to your desired session. Applicants will be advised within 2 days if accepted. Bring as much information about your “question” as possible to the session.
Note: MGS members can receive assistance with their research anytime the Library is open.

Creative Retirement Manitoba (CRM) Presentations

The following four courses will be taught by genealogist, Elizabeth Briggs, at 101-1075 Portage Ave. Fees: CRM members $15, guests $20.
For more information and to register –

Thursday, January 24, 1 – 3 pm
Immigration for Genealogists

Wednesday, February 13, 10 am – noon
Church Records for Genealogists

Thursday, February 14, 1 – 3 pm
Breaking Brick Walls

Friday, March 8, 10 am – noon
Family Names for Genealogists

Winnipeg Public Library Presentations

For great resources on local history and genealogy, check out the Library Information Guide at

British Genealogy

Monday, February 11: 6-8 pm
Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will discuss resources and organizations available to trace ancestors back to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. She will cover print as well as internet resources.
Pembina Trail Library, 2724 Pembina Highway, Phone 204-986-4369 to register. Free admission.

East European Genealogy

Saturday, February 16: 2-4 pm
Members of the East European Genealogical Society, including Lisa Haji Abbasi, will present resources available for beginning genealogists of Ukrainian, Polish and German ancestry and how to access them. Both print and online resources will be covered.
Transcona Library, 111Victoria Ave. W., Phone 204-986-3954 to register. Free admission.