Library Lines: New Books in the MGS Library

Text reads 'From the MGS Library' with book imagery.Submitted by Janet Smith, MGS member 5837

There are a variety of new books in the MGS Library, including the following family histories, yearbooks, and resources to assist new and experienced genealogists with their research.

Available books

Yesteryears’ Trails

Alfred Isaac, 2002
Details: The author relates experiences of his childhood and growing up on a farm in the RM of Hanover in southeastern Manitoba. He also recounts an African safari in 2001 with his wife to visit their children, missionaries in Uganda.
Location: FHB 921 ISA

The One-Room School in Manitoba

Anne Bigelow, 2021
Details: This book explores the history of early education in Manitoba from 1870 until the mid-1960s. The one-room school was the main provider of early education and a centre of social activity for the community. The author attended a one-room school until the end of grade 6 when the school was closed due to consolidation. All aspects of school life are discussed and many photos, documents, and newspaper clippings are included. Also included is an extensive list of early Manitoba school districts.
Location: MAN 371 BIG

A Commemoration for the Homesteaders of Townships 8 & 9 Ranges 12 & 13 East of the First Meridian. RM of Birch River: Medika, Hadashville, Prawda, Manitoba, Canada

Details: The homesteaders appear in alphabetical order, based on the surnames as they appeared in the Homestead Land Grants index. Included are short biographies with descendants, pertinent dates and photos. An index of names is included.
Location: MAN 971.2 REYN COM

A Leader & Healey Family History 1800 – 1999

Compiled by Karen (Carroll) Boughton, 1999
Details: The book begins with the biographies of Henry Leader (1868-1937) and Emma Alferetta Healey (1876-1948), both born near Petrolia, Ontario and married in 1892. They moved to Glenboro and then to Stockton, Manitoba. This book is an extensive collection of biographies and stories, along with family trees. Names covered include Carroll, Clisby, Coulter, Esson, Hamer, Healey, Jewsbury, Leader, Nodder, Olmstead, Olmsted, Stanley, Trotman.
Location: FHB 929.2 LEA2

Brandon College Sickle

Details: There are six “new” back issues of the Brandon University (formerly Brandon College) Yearbook, The Sickle, 1931 and 1933 to 1937. The Library also has a few issues of the Sickle from the 1960s and 1970s.
Location: MAN 378 BU

Present Memories of Times Past: St. Michael’s Church, Victoria Beach

Compiled by Landa Eirikson, c. 2017
Details: This book commemorates the 65th anniversary of St. Michael’s Church, Victoria Beach, Manitoba. The memories and photos are contributed by church members and describe the evolution of the church, starting in the early 1900’s with religious teachings at home, in the one-room school house, Sunday School in the Legion Hall, followed by the building and dedication of the church in 1952.
Location: MAN 283 St.M2

Available online resources

If you are new to genealogy or want to find additional online resources to assist in your family research, these three recent acquisitions may be of interest.

Essential Guide to Start Your Online Genealogy Journey

Trinityh O. Rodriguez, 2023
Location: GEN 929 ROD

Learning More About Your Ancestors Online: Genealogy Guides for Newbies, Hobbyists, and Old Pros

Kenneth R. Marks, 2022
Location: GEN 929 MAR3

Finding Your Ancestors for Free: Your Guide to the Best Online Genealogy Archives, Collections, and Websites

Kenneth R. Marks, 2022
Location: GEN 929 MAR2



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