Category Archives: Southeast and Winnipeg Branch News

Southeast/Winnipeg Branch Webinar Presentation

The webinar presentation “Travelling Back to the Old Community – Virtually” by Gord McBean will be held on Monday, April 13 at 7:00 pm. Since we are still in the testing phase, this presentation will be offered to MGS members only, and is FREE to all MGS members. To register, email webmeeting@mbgenealogy.com by April 11 and include your MGS member number. Here is a preview:

Travelling Back to the Old Community – Virtually
Tools and techniques will be presented that let people explore places they may never visit in person. Given the current environment, we can travel without leaving home.
It is easy to locate current places, including small towns, libraries, cemeteries, and churches and visit those places with StreetView. Historic map overlays let us look at what was there. Using Mashup we can combine multiple sources to experience Community Walks, TripperMap and create our own map with MapBuilder.

For details of this webinar presentation and updates on the status of future presentations, please watch the Branch website page at http://mbgenealogy.com/branches/southeast-and-winnipeg-branch/

SE/Winnipeg Branch March-April Program Changes

The Southeast/Winnipeg Branch of MGS has made the decision, based on recommendations made by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the Province, to limit social contact and to maintain social distancing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are therefore taking measures to help protect our members and public visitors, out of an abundance of caution.

There will be no presentations at the MGS Resource Centre before mid-April, when we will reassess the situation. Jessica Landry’s March 23rd presentation has been rescheduled for June 8th. Gord McBean’s presentation on April 13th will be offered as a Webinar only.

Please check the MGS website and the Southeast/Winnipeg Branch webpage for details and updates.

Southeast and Winnipeg Branch Tour of the Centre du Patrimoine (St. Boniface Heritage Centre)

MONDAY, June 10, 2019

TIME:  7:00 P.M.

The Centre du Patrimoine, located at 340 Provencher Blvd, is the primary institution in Manitoba promoting Franco-Manitoban and Métis heritage.  Gilles LeSage will introduce us to their facilities and collections.

We meet at the Centre at 7:00 PM. If you plan to attend, please contact the Branch by Thursday June 6th so that we can let them know how many to expect.

SE and Winnipeg Branch – MAY Presentations

Presentations are held at the MGS Library/Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St. at 7:00 pm. Free for SE/Winnipeg Branch members and $5 for non-members. Branch membership fee is $12 for MGS members.

Monday, May 13

“Manitoba Geographical Names Program”

Presenter: Des Kappel

Above presentation will follow immediately after the AGM meeting being held at 7 PM.

Monday, May 27

“Mennonite DNA Project”

Presenter: Glenn Penner

SE / Winnipeg Branch April Presentations

Presentations are held at the MGS Library/Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St. at 7:00 pm. Free for SE/Winnipeg Branch members and $5 for non-members. Branch membership fee is $12 for MGS members.

Monday April 8
My Genealogy Toolkit by Gord McBean
Technology is always progressing.  The Personal Computer revolutionized what we were able to do with our genealogy and the Internet exploded our access to information and records.  Gord will describe hardware and software that he cannot live without.

Monday April 22
Genealogy Blogs, Newsletters and Websites by Janice Butcher
There is an astounding amount of genealogical information available on the internet. Janice will summarize the different types of resources available: blogs/newsletters, Facebook pages, websites and webinars.

SE / Winnipeg Branch March Presentations

Presentations are held at the MGS Library/Resource Centre, 1045 St. James St. at 7:00 pm. Free for SE/Winnipeg Branch members and $5 for non-members. Branch membership fee is $12 for MGS members.

Monday, March 11
The Quest for Fermanagh Snows by Sheila Woods
Sheila will show how she traced her Irish grandfather Matthew Snow’s family back to Fermanagh. Then she will describe the resources, from Ireland and elsewhere, that she used to study the Snow families in Fermanagh. She hopes to leave you with tools for researching your own Irish ancestors.

Monday March 25
Really Getting to Know Your Ancestors, “12 Heads” session led by Kelly Southworth
Kelly will share some of her methods, from field trips to preparing family recipes, for relating to her ancestors as real people.
Bring photos, objects, or images on a memory stick to share. Help us get to know your ancestors.