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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MANITOBA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

DATE:                   SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
TIME:                   10:00 A.M.
LOCATION:         Northwest Law Enforcement Academy
Suite 200 – 1821 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg
North side of Wellington, entrance door beside  Subway Restaurant
Advance Registration required for in person attendance (limited seating)
Contact: computer@mbgenealogy.com for more information

The Manitoba Genealogical Society will hold its annual meeting this coming Saturday, September 26, 2020.  This meeting is constitutionally held in June of each year but due to the circumstances of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions for holding large group events, the meeting was postponed until restrictions were relaxed.  The Executive of the MGS has therefore decided to hold the meeting in the fall, so that a new Executive could be nominated and approved for the 2020-2021 year.  The end of September was agreed upon to hold the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Although some of the COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed somewhat, it will still be necessary to limit the numbers in attendance in person to approximately 20 persons.  We have arranged for other members to attend the meeting remotely via CallBridge system.  You can attend via smart phone, computer or tablet.  An invitation has been sent to members this month with instructions on how to join in.  If you are a member in good standing and did not receive an invitation by email and you wish to attend remotely, please contact computer@mbgenealogy.com with your name and member number and an email will be sent to you.

It has been a very challenging year during this 2019-2020 Year with many changes within the Executive, choosing an Interim Executive, then a temporary executive, and then the COVID-19 pandemic impacting on our volunteer resources and our ability to provide support for our members and other visitors who are researching their family histories for themselves or on behalf of others. We are so grateful for our volunteers, our most valuable “original source”.

The MGS Council last met in person in January of 2020.  Due to the pandemic the Council has not been able or scheduled to meet.  The 2019-2020 Council will hold their first meeting since January the afternoon of September 26, 2020 after the AGM has concluded.  It is at this time a new Council will be selected / appointed.

NOMINATIONS

Nominations presented and selection process for the following EXECUTIVE POSITIONS will be conducted during the AGM:

EXECUTIVE
President
Vice President Administration
Vice President Finance
Vice President Communications
Vice President Information Technology
Member-At-Large #1
Member-At-Large #2

NON-ELECTED POSITIONS
Past President
Recording Secretary
Treasurer

COMMITTEES
Library
Membership Services
Office Coordination
Research
Special Projects
Education and Outreach
Journal
Publicity
Social Media
Fundraising
Grants and Applications
Computer and Network Support
MANI Management/ Operations

ALL MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING, IN ATTENDANCE IN PERSON OR REMOTELY,  ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VOTING PROCESS AS PER THE MGS CONSTITUTION. 

MGS ANNUAL MEETING – September 26, 2020

MANITOBA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY INC. NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The annual general meeting of the Manitoba Genealogical Society Inc. usually held early in June but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  To comply with provincial regulations for group gatherings, we have arranged to hold the meeting in a  larger space at the North West Law Enforcement Academy located at 200-1821 Wellington Avenue.  In person attendance will still be limited according to provincial guidelines; other members, both out of town and in town, who would like to participate may join the meeting remotely.  Instructions on how to connect to the meeting remotely (via Callbridge) will be sent to members closer to the date of the meeting.

Following the AGM, a meeting of the MGS Council will be held at the same location on Wellington Avenue.  Council Officers are encouraged to attend in person, but may attend remotely if desired.

In the meantime, as an MGS member, if you know you plan to attend the annual meeting remotely, you may send an email message to contact@mbgenealogy.com to be placed on the attendance list and further instructions will be emailed to you.

Thank you to our members for your support and patience during these challenging times.  Thank you to our volunteers who have assisted MGS in continuing to be able to support our members in their personal genealogical research.

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Chortitza Mennonite Gravestone Project in Ukraine” by Werner Toews, author of “Sketches from Siberia”
Wednesday February 19, 2020. 7:00 pm.
Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.

The village of Chortitza — now part of the city of Zaporizhia, on the Dnieper River — was the first and largest settlement of Mennonites in Ukraine, founded in 1789 at the invitation of Russian Empress Catherine II. The recent demolition of an abandoned building in the city has uncovered a foundation that incorporates more than a hundred gravestones taken from a Mennonite cemetery destroyed by the former Soviet Union in the 1930s. The restoration of the stones, some of them old enough to commemorate original founders of the community, is being spearheaded by a young Ukrainian historian, Max Shtatsky. The forced exodus of Mennonites from the area in 1943 brought many descendants of the Chortitza colonists to Canada, with the majority settling in Manitoba.
For more information check out the EEGS website at http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspxand Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eegsociety/

FROM GALICIA TO BROOKLANDS – MANITOBA, CANADA

October 2019 Meeting Notice

East European Genealogical Society

FROM GALICIA TO BROOKLANDS – MANITOBA, CANADA

Presentation by

Stuart Fedak

The next step in eastern European genealogy after confirming your ancestral village(s) is to target your search. Professional genealogists; the internet; user groups; and Facebook open up many sources for non-traditional information. Sometimes the best resource can be boots on the ground. In this presentation Stuart Fedak will demonstrate how confirming the ancestral village(s) quickly opened up traditional and non-traditional sources of family and ancestral village history. Finally, he will lead you on a quick cultural trip to Ukraine with a visit to the ancestral village(s) of his grandparents.

Stuart Fedak will demonstrate how confirming the ancestral village(s) opened up traditional and non-traditional sources of family and ancestral village history.

WHEN:    Wednesday October 16, 2019 7:00 PM

WHERE:  Thomson Funeral Home

669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba

(Free, well-lit parking lot on Sherbrook side of building)

Please Bring Interested Family and Friends

VISITORS WELCOME

For more information contact: http://www.eegsociety.org

 

FREE RESEARCH ASSISTANCE FOR NON-MEMBERS

Once again we will be offering two spots each day for non-members to receive free research help at MGS on the following third Thursday of the months stipulated below. Applicants must apply to             research@mbgenealogy.com , providing their e-mail address for communication. The sessions last from 1 pm to 3 pm. on the following days:

Oct. 17/19
Nov. 21/19
Jan. 16/20
Feb. 20/20
Mar. 19/20
Apr. 16/20
May 21/20

We will confirm by email if you have been assigned one of the spots. Share this post with your family and friends!

Note: MGS members can receive assistance with their research anytime the Library is open.

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.

PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARD – DOORS OPEN WINNIPEG – MGS

MGS is in the running for this new award: “BEST NEW PARTICIPANT AWARD”.

Show your support by  inviting friends and family to come see what we are all about and remember to vote.  Every vote counts and the more votes for MGS the better.  Online voting will continue until June 1st! We are counting on YOU!

Vote for Your Favorite – MGS
Voting is online until June 1st.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Reminder to all members of MGS that our Annual General Meeting will be held at the MGS Resource Centre, Unit E, 1045 St. James St., Winnipeg, MB on June 1, 2019 at 10:00 am.  All members with a valid membership as at that date are welcome to attend.

Elections will take place at the AGM for the following positions:

President

Vice President – Administration

Vice President – Finance

Vice President – Information Technology

Vice-President – Communications

Member-at-Large (2 positions)

Nominations remain open and may be submitted to Mona Phillip at mal@mbgenealogy.com on or before the 25th of May 2019. If you have questions about any of the positions, please contact Mona. Members in good standing may submit their own name for consideration.  If nominating another member, please ensure you have their consent.