Category Archives: Dauphin Branch News

United Empire Loyalist Plaque Dedication – Riverside Cemetery, Dauphin

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 a Plaque Dedication Ceremony was held at the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin. It honoured three families from the Dauphin area known to be descended from United Empire Loyalists – McPhee, Scrase and Strang. Riverside is the first cemetery in Manitoba to have one of the plaques installed, donated by the local history group in memory of Margaret Scrase.
The title “United Empire Loyalist” is given to American Loyalists who resettled in British North America during or after the American Revolution. They left behind homes, businesses, developed farms and most of their possessions accumulated during their time in the 13 colonies, to start over as Canada’s first refugees. The Assiniboine Branch of the UELAC is planning more plaque dedications in the coming months.
(Information courtesy of the Dauphin Herald newspaper).
For more information, see the following websites:

Dauphin Branch News

At the Annual General Meeting on January 25, the following people were elected to the Executive of the Dauphin Branch:

  • President                                               Virginia Fox
  • Past President/MGS Liaison          Don White
  • Vice President-Heritage                  Roger Hill
  • Treasurer                                               Norine Mason
  • Secretary/Advertising                      Shirle McGimpsey
  • Memb. Secretary/Head Phoner   Marilyn Strang
  • Photographer                                      Grant Rayson
  • Obituary Scrapbook/Card File     Darlene Rayson
  • Obituary Index cards                       Tammy Zurba
  • Phoners                           Lee Miedl, Gloria Baxter, Wanda Korman

Dauphin Heritage Day Fair
The Dauphin Branch is taking a display to the Heritage Fair on Saturday/Sunday, February  16th & 17th, 2018.

Dauphin Branch News

The Annual meeting of the Dauphin Branch of M.G.S. will be held on Thursday, January 19 at the Family History Center at 7:00 pm. There will be committee reports, election of officers and a discussion of activities for this year. Everyone welcome. They are also planning to take their display to the Heritage Day Fair at the Market Place Mall on Friday/Saturday, February17/18, in the hopes of attracting new members.

Dauphin Branch News

Seminar – Saturday, October 15

The Dauphin Branch of MGS is hosting a seminar on a) Family Research using Google and b) an update on DNA technology on Saturday, October 15th, 10 am – 3 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 Kirby Ave. E., Dauphin, MB. The guest speaker will be Bill Curtis, MGS Education and Outreach Coordinator. Cost is $25.00 including lunch. Please pre-register at 204-638-3228. The seminar is open to everyone.  Sponsor:  Zaplitny – Zamrykut Accounting.

Bench Donation

In September 2015 the Dauphin Branch donated a bench to the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin. It provides a place where people can sit and enjoy the peace of our cemetery and reminisce about their loved ones buried there. Many people have been seen sitting there, reading or just looking around. The donation was reported in the Dauphin Herald and people have contacted the Dauphin Branch about how they could do the same for a cemetery they visited.


DAUPHIN BRANCH OF MGS – April 21st at 7:00 P.M.

Our next meeting will be on April 21st at 7:00 P.M. at the Dauphin Family History Center. Dean Durston will give a presentation from the Dauphin Pioneer’s Assoc. This will be a very informative evening.

For your information: Members of the Dauphin Pioneer’s Assoc. are families of the settlers that came to the Dauphin district before the Canadian Northern Railway was opened to Dauphin in 1896. They are celebrating their 100th anniversary, as an organization, this year. Some of our Branch members are families of these settlers. It will be a very interesting evening as many people do not know who the first settlers were.

Dauphin Pioneer’s Association – Facebook