We have an update regarding the Manitoba Genealogical Society Resource Centre in-house computer network. As at late this afternoon the computer network is now up and running. The MGS Resource Centre will be open during regular posted summer hours next week Tuesday, July 23rd.

Thank you MGS members, volunteers and visitors for your patience during this time!


The Manitoba Genealogical Society Resource Centre continues to experience technical difficulty with the in-house network server, as a result of the severe weather experienced earlier this week. This has not affected the MANI server and MANI is still accessible on line to MGS members. Therefore due to the technical difficulties in-house, the MGS Resource Centre will be closed on Thursday, July 18, 2019. We will continue to work on resolving this issue. The Resource Centre will reopen on July 23rd during regularly posted hours.

Thank you for your patience.


As you know, Winnipeg has experienced rather active weather over the past few days. This resulted in a number of power outages throughout the Winnipeg region. Power was lost to the MGS Resource Centre as well. This has caused difficulties within our network server in-house. We are currently working on a solution. If you were planning to visit the centre this week, I would recommend calling us before you set out. You can reach us by calling 204-783-9139.

Thank you for your patience.

Southeast and Winnipeg Branch Tour of the Centre du Patrimoine (St. Boniface Heritage Centre)

MONDAY, June 10, 2019

TIME:  7:00 P.M.

The Centre du Patrimoine, located at 340 Provencher Blvd, is the primary institution in Manitoba promoting Franco-Manitoban and Métis heritage.  Gilles LeSage will introduce us to their facilities and collections.

We meet at the Centre at 7:00 PM. If you plan to attend, please contact the Branch by Thursday June 6th so that we can let them know how many to expect.


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 


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