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)
DNA Painter is a website that aims to help demystify your DNA matches. This talk will introduce the site’s features and tools for chromosome mapping and relationship prediction. The concept of chromosome mapping will then be discussed, with detailed examples of how the site can be used to visualize your matches and help to identify how you are related to each match. This will cover both basic and advanced operations, revealing features and functionality you might not have noticed.
The MGS Resource Centre will be open during regular Sunday afternoon hours from Noon to 4 PM. Volunteers will be on hand to help you with your questions. However, the Resource Centre may be closed if extreme weather conditions occur. Please call the Resource Centre before you plan to visit. Tel. 204-783-9139.
Due to our recent Manitoba winter weather advisories, the MGS Library may be closed. We recommend, particularly during the current extreme winter temperatures, that you call the MGS Library or related branches before you plan to visit to determine availability.
For great resources on local history and genealogy, check out the Library Information Guide at guides.wpl.winnipeg.ca/localhistoryandgenealogy.
Monday, February 11: 6-8 pm Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will discuss resources and organizations available to trace ancestors back to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. She will cover print as well as internet resources. Pembina Trail Library, 2724 Pembina Highway, Phone 204-986-4369 to register. Free admission.
East European Genealogy
Saturday, February 16: 2-4 pm Members of the East European Genealogical Society, including Lisa Haji Abbasi, will present resources available for beginning genealogists of Ukrainian, Polish and German ancestry and how to access them. Both print and online resources will be covered. Transcona Library, 111Victoria Ave. W., Phone 204-986-3954 to register. Free admission.
Using “Kaye’s Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian Biography” in your Research
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm.
Presentation by Chris Bukoski, John Dobson and Lisa Haji Abbasi.
Vladimir Kaye’s three-volume series “Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian Biography” (EEGS has recently published the Saskatchewan volume) is a compilation of information from numerous sources for Ukrainians who settled on the prairies at the turn of the 20th century. Oftentimes, readers may only find scant information about their ancestor. Join EEGS council members Chris Bukoski, John Dobson, and Lisa Haji Abbasi as they demonstrate with examples how to use the data found in a settler’s entry as a starting point for research. Research will focus on using free resources. Thomson Funeral Home (meet in chapel), 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg.
For more information check out the EEGS website at http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspx and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eegsociety/