The Southwest Branch Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, March 4 at Crocus Plains High School in Brandon. The following Executive members were elected:
Past President: George Mackay
Vice President: Linda Earl
Member-at-Large: Barry Reilly
Treasurer: Jan Ross
Anyone willing to become involved in the Executive, please contact Laura Crookshanks.
The Annual Southwest Branch Heritage Dinner has been POSTPONED!
Southwest Branch meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at Crocus Plains School Room 102, 7:30pm.
February 5: Webinar – Informational DNA presentation and discussion with Blaine Bettinger.
March 4: AGM plus speaker Sharon Simms: “Family History bookmaking with Blurb”.
April 1: Heritage Dinner at Knox United Church. Speaker – Karen Chrest, Manitoba 150 Committee.
May 6: WWI and WWII research. Sharing by people who have done research in the area
June 3: A pot luck supper and tour of historical attractions in the area. More information to follow.
Wednesday, January 8, 7:00 pm
Crocus Plains School, Room 102, Brandon
“Organizing our Genealogical Resources”. Sheila Shearer and Linda Earl will provide information about how they organize the information they have gathered.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for inspiration to write your memories and stories?
Brandon Public Library (710 Rosser Ave.) and South West Branch Manitoba Genealogical Society are hosting four sessions of Memoirs Writing on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm: February 21
Saturday, October 13, 10 am – pm
Knox United Church, Brandon
Morning presentation (10 am – 12 pm) – Elinor Chornoboy, author of “Katarina”
Afternoon presentation (1 – 3 pm) – Sharon Simms, author of “The Boulton Blog” and “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks”
To register for this terrific event (204-725-0096 or email email@example.com)
SW Branch members $5, non-members $10.
“Using Today’s Technology to Unlock Puzzles of the Past”
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9am – 4pm
Knox United Church, 18th & Victoria Ave., Brandon.
Presenters: Dave Obee and Pat Ryan
Seminar Fee – $80 per person /SWB members $70, Lunch included
Registration Deadline – April 13
29th Annual Heritage Dinner
Knox United Church at 6 pm
Guest Speaker – Dave Obee
Topic – “Crowd Sourcing Your Family Research”
Heritage Dinner tickets $25 per person
Wednesday, April 4 – Meet at Brandon University Library at 7:20 pm.
BU Archivist Emeritus, Tom Mitchell, will present the documentary film: “Wheat City 1900s – Making Modern Brandon”. Following the film, Tom will facilitate discussion and answer questions. In preparation for the evening, check out this link to Tom’s homepage with an account of his third film (2015). https://people.brandonu.ca/mitchellt/documentaries/