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MGS Calendar 

March 2015

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.

 April 2015

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) – 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

 April 17/18 


Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Conference, Ramada Inn and Conference Centre, Regina.


Saturday, April 18

South-west Branch of MGS

a)“The Nuts and Bolts of Genealogy” Workshop. Brandon, Knox United Church, 9 am – 4 pm. 
b) Heritage dinner – 6 pm.
For more information, visit website 
For registration call Shirley @ 204-726-5344 or Email

April 18-19

Alberta Genealogical Conference “Discover your Roots; Share your Stories”. Edmonton, AB. For more information, check web-site


 May 2015

Thurs. May 7

a) Red River Regional Heritage Fair. University of Winnipeg. 

b) St. James Heritage Fair.


 June 2015

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.

 Outreach Events

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 if you are interested or if you have any questions.


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