Category Archives: Events

East European Genealogical Society Presentation

“Finding Google Genealogy Information” by Bill Curtis

Wed., October 17, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave.
Once you have a basic understanding of the process of researching your familyhistory, you will want to know where to find more information. Some of thatinformation is “hidden” on the internet.Google is one of the best tools available to find it, but getting millions of “hits”during a search is not helpful. This session will show ways to “dig out” theinformation that applies to your own specific family.Google can also help you find libraries and archives that contain information not on the internet. The key to using Google successfully for genealogy, is understanding how it works.
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SW Branch Authors’ Presentations

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
SW Branch members $5, non-members $10.

Winnipeg Public Library Presentation

Indigenous Genealogy

Tuesday, October 16: 12:30-2 pm
Historical researcher Lisa Bobbie will introduce the types of records held in archival collections containing information about Indigenous peoples in Canada. She will offer strategies on how to conduct genealogical research, locate records, and organize information.
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium,251 Donald St. Phone 204-986-6450 to register. Free admission.

Southwest Branch 40th Anniversary Seminar

“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