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Great Canadian Giving Challenge is Here! June 1 to 30, 2020

GET CHARITABLE THIS JUNE! 

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is here! For the entire month of June, every $1 you donate to us through www.canadahelps.org or www.givingchallenge.ca qualifies MGS to win $20,000! The more you give, the more chances for us to win! #GivingChallengeCA

As a Registered Charity, MGS qualifies for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

Every $ you donate to MGS through Canada Helps  in June qualifies us to win $20,000! Details here: www.givingchallenge.ca #GivingChallengeCA

Click on the link below to join the challenge  and help MGS win!

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!

 

Giving Tuesday – May 5, 2020

Together we understand how your family history is a healthy, calming, fascinating outlet of discovery, now more than ever. Our dedicated volunteers have contributed thousands of hours to create research resources for your genealogical benefit. While we cannot safely convene in person right now, MGS members are actively volunteering from home.

Manitoba Genealogical Society (MGS) is a provincial charitable organization celebrating over 40 years, contributing to family history services and our valuable heritage community.
Thank you to all those who have, and continue to support us. On #GivingTuesdayNow we ask that you donate to MGS. Your donation will not only help us with these services but also with some of our ongoing expenses during this time.

Your support is appreciated. To donate – On the Home Page http://mbgenealogy.com/ click on the Donate button at the top of the page.

National Volunteer Week April 19 – 25, 2020

This is National Volunteer Week. MGS would like to recognize and thank our many volunteers who work tirelessly to help keep MGS running.

Here is part of a message from the National Campaign:
“National Volunteer Week is upon us again and this year’s campaign theme is a celebration of the commitment, dedication and selflessness that are the hallmarks of volunteerism across Canada. The theme is: “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers.” The spirit of volunteerism never tires. This year we encourage you to loudly and proudly applaud volunteers. Without them, so much of what needs to be done, would remain undone”.

The remainder of the message can be found at the following link:
https://volunteer.ca/vdemo/Campaigns_DOCS/NVW%202020/NVW2020Campaign%20Introduction_E.pdf

NEW RESOURCE – SURNAME INDEX NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE

SURNAME INDEX MGS

MGS now has a searchable quick reference index to surnames of family history holdings available in the Manitoba Genealogical Society (MGS) Resource Centre.

These family histories have been donated to the MGS by researchers and provide a valuable source of genealogical information. They have been catalogued and patrons using the MGS website can search the online catalogue (KOHA) at  On-Line KOHA to find out more about these family histories as well as all the MGS library holdings.  Note – This surname list is not complete and does not reflect all the information on these and other families contained within other books, online databases and other resources of the MGS Resource Centre.

You can find the link to this index by visiting our Resource page at http://mbgenealogy.com/resources/

We encourage all patrons to call the MGS Resource Centre at 204-783-9139 to find out the hours of opening and to seek assistance from one of our volunteers.

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.

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