Upcoming Community Events

Check out the upcoming events both here in Winnipeg as well as online.  This listing includes both paid and free events:

  • FEEFS Conference
  • Gaboury Reunion public lectures
  • SGGEE Convention
  • Ontario Ancestors Virtual Conference
  • Ships to Shore Genealogy Conference (Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Alberta Genealogy Society 50th Anniversary Conference

August 1-4, 2023 
The Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFS)

The 2023 Conference, held August 1 through August 4, 2023, will contain both In Person classes held exclusively in Salt Lake City, as well as Online content, which will be a mix between live classes over Zoom and pre-recorded classes.  To see the full schedule of speakers, visit https://feefhs.org/index.php/conference-2023-classes-1  This conference has a robust schedule covering the many aspects of East European Family History.  COST: $200 USD

August 11, 2023
  Gaboury Reunion in Winnipeg

Lecture: “The Gaboury Story, 360 years of Gaboury history in North America,” presented by researcher and author David Gaboury.  After the first Gaboury arrived in Quebec in 1659, the family has spread across North America. Learn
where they went, what factors drove them to those places, and how all the branches ft together.
Norwood Community Centre, 87 Walmer St, Winnipeg, MB.  7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Admission is $15, payable at the door.  Open to the public.
Gaboury Reunion poster

August 12, 2023 
 Gaboury Reunion in Winnipeg

“Lecture and Entertainment:  Fur Trade Period in Western Canada” presented by noted historian Dr. Philippe Mailhot. He will talk about the fur trade in the early 1800s and how Jean-Baptiste Lagimodière and his wife Marie-Anne Gaboury played a part in it.  After the lecture there will be traditional Métis music and dancing performed by the Asham Stompers, followed by DJ music. It will be an educational and entertaining evening.
Norwood Community Centre, 87 Walmer St, Winnipeg, MB.  6:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Admission is $25, payable at the door.  Open to the public.
Gaboury Reunion poster

August 19 – August 20, 2023
  The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE)

SGGEE Convention, Aug. 19-20.  The virtual convention is offered at NO CHARGE.
Only members will have access to the recordings and/or any handout material provided by the speakers.  If you are a new member or a returning member* and join before Sept. 30, 2023, we will give you a bonus by extending your membership through Dec. 31, 2024. *This applies only to those who were not an active member in 2022.


Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023 (programs begin at 9 am Pacific Time)
Alex Brzhezytskyy: status of Zhitomir archives, etc
Annual General Meeting (members only)
Lisa Alzo: Packrat or Genealogist? Effective methods for organizing your family history research
Question and answer period with Lisa Alzo

Sunday, Aug 20, 2023 (programs begin at 9 am Pacific Time)
Sara Holmes: Preserving Family Collections and Stories
Question and Answer period with Sara Holmes
Edie Adam: Coming from the East, Researching the Volksdeutsche
SGGEE open forum & sharing session

To Register:  convention-sggee@googlegroups.com.

September 8 – September 10  Ontario Ancestors Virtual Conference

Visit the Conference website for details.  https://conference2023.ogs.on.ca/  COST:  $70

September 9-10, 2023. 9 am – 5:00 pm   Ships to Shore Genealogy Conference

September 15th, 2023 is the 250th anniversary of the landing of the Ship Hector at Pictou, Nova Scotia. Known as Canada’s Mayflower, the Ship Hector brought 189 passengers to Pictou starting a “wave” of Scottish immigration to Nova Scotia and Canada.

A genealogy and local history conference is being planned to celebrate this milestone, during the weekend of September 9 & 10, 2023. September 9th will include a full day of speakers, who will present information on local history, immigration, genealogy and much more. Sunday, Sept 10 will include a few group activities to choose from. We hope you will join us for an interesting weekend

The Ships to Shore Genealogy Conference will take place Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The Ship Hector has been called “Canada’s Mayflower,” and its arrival in 1773 was part of a mass migration of Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia. The celebrations are expected to bring in people from around North America who can trace their lineage to this area.

Presented by:
Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia
Pictou County Roots Society
Pictou Antigonish Regional Library
Pictou County Genealogy & Heritage Society (McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre)

September 23, 2023  Alberta Genealogy Society 50th Anniversary Conference

AGS Celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary.  Enjoy a fabulous day at the Edmonton Inn Conference Centre Celebrating AGS 50th Anniversary.

Saturday, September 23, 2023
9:00 am – Buffet Lunch – 12:30, Banquet 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm., Keynote Speaker Dave Obee, Award Ceremony, Founding Members, Life Members, Past Presidents

AGS 50th Anniversary Conference includes

Our Keynote speaker is Dave Obee – ”In Search of Home: Settling the Canadian Prairies”
We offer 12 different Sessions presented by engaging and Informative Speakers
New Feature Plenary Session – Speaker Daniel Horowitz – MyHeritage Library – See Details here
Enjoying meeting with friends over the delicious Buffet Lunch.
Visit the Exhibitors and Vendors offering genealogy products and services.
Visit the many Special Interest Group displays in the Courtyard.

Member – $100
Non-Member – $125
Webinar Access Online – $50

To learn more….https://www.abgenealogy.ca/ags-celebrates-it-s-50th-anniversary


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