Library Lines: New Books in the MGS Library – April 2024

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

Lions Place (now Mainstreet Portage Commons, 610 Portage Avenue), Obituaries 1991-2023

Compiled by Gerald Brown, Sheryl Chongva, 2023
Details: Lions Place was a 287-suite not-for-profit seniors’ community that opened in 1983. The building was sold to Mainstreet Equity Corporation of Calgary AB, a for-profit real estate investment trust, in 2023. This collection of obituaries shows how the people in the Lions Place community were connected. There is an extensive index.
Location: REF 929.5 WINN LIO

Windsor Park Collegiate Yearbook (Sceptre) 1992

Details: The 1992 edition of Sceptre is dedicated to Mr. R. R. Sontag who retired after 23 years as principal of Windsor Park Collegiate.
Location: MAN 371 WINN WIN

Tomorrow’s Past: A Century of Manitoba Teachers

By the Canadian College of Teachers, Manitoba Chapter (Manitoba Teachers’ Society), 1970
Details: Various authors contributed to this collection, edited by Anne M. Loutit, with foreword by Sybil Shack. Biographies of early educators include Mary Margaret Brooker, who taught in Winnipeg and became the first woman School Inspector in Canada in 1941, and Robert Fletcher, who taught in rural Manitoba and became the Deputy Minister of Education in the 1930s. There is also a short history of the Grey Nuns and their contribution to education in Manitoba from 1844 to 1870.
Location: MAN 920 CAN3

Another suggestion

While the following book isn’t new to the MGS Library and Resource Centre, it may be “new” and of interest to you.

No Place for a Lady: The Story of Canadian Women Pilots 1928 – 1992

By Shirley Render, 1992
Details: The author researched and interviewed over 300 individuals to create profiles of women pilots in Canada. Biographies include the first woman to earn a pilot’s license in Canada in 1928. There are personal recollections, along with photos of places, and memorabilia. The stories are surrounded by narrative describing Canadian aviation history and show how the experiences of women pilots differed from that of men. The author, Shirley Render, earned her pilot’s license in 1973 and was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2020.
Location: Canada 355.3 REN

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