Mon. March 2
Presentation - Good Neighbours Active Living Centre, 1 – 3 pm. 720 Henderson Highway. Located in Bronx Community Centre. Registration required at 204-669-1710, ext. 222. “Not just a pretty face: Dating and identifying old family photos” by Kelly Southworth.
Wed. March 18
MGS Library/Resource Centre resumes evening service.
Winnipeg Library Presentations
1. Discover Your Roots
Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs demonstrates how to best use websites for genealogical research.
a) Ancestry Plus and FindMyPast – Wed., April 1: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
b) Familysearch.org – Wed., April 8: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
MILLENNIUM LIBRARY – Register at 204-986-6450
Computer Training Lab (4th floor)
2. Beginning Genealogy
Part 1: Tues., April 14: 6-8 pm Part 2: Tues., April 21: 6-8 pm
Bill Curtis of the Manitoba Genealogical Society introduces the basics of genealogical research. In Part One, you will be a family history detective and find clues in a case study. In Part Two, you will learn where to find personal information about individual ancestors both on and off the Internet. HENDERSON LIBRARY – register at 204-986-4314
Saturday/Sunday April 17/18
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Conference, Ramada Inn and Conference Centre, Regina.
Sat. April 18
South-west Branch of MGS
Thurs. May 7
a) Red River Regional Heritage Fair. University of Winnipeg.
b) St. James Heritage Fair.
Sat. June 6
MGS Annual General Meeting.
MGS Executive: 2015 meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of every month at 1:00 pm at the MGS Resource Centre – March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8.
MGS Council meetings: 2015 MGS Council meetings are scheduled for April 25 and September 12 at the MGS Resource Centre at 10:00 am.
2015 MGS AGM: Due to the MGS constitutional changes passed at the 2014 AGM on October 18, the fiscal year has changed. Previously it was August 1 to July 31, but will now run from April 1 to March 31 each year. Thus the AGM will have to be held at an earlier date than usual. It is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 – mark your calendars.
May, 2015 – MGS will be taking part in Manitoba Days in conjunction with other historical organizations
September, 2015 – MGS Open House in conjunction with Manitoba Culture Days
Possible Group Trip to Salt Lake City?
Would anyone be interested in a group trip to Salt Lake City? Jayne Paradis is looking into organizing one for the week of May 17 to 24, 2015. She has a block of rooms tentatively booked at the Plaza Hotel which is right next door to the LDS Genealogical Library. Room rates would be 85$US single/double and 92$US triple/quad. She is looking into the costs of bussing and flying. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or if you have any questions.