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Upcoming Events


MGS Calendar 

 May 2015

Saturday, May 23

Millennium Library Genealogist-in-Residence

Elizabeth Briggs will provide no cost one-on-one consultation sessions to help with your genealogical research. Registration required at 204-986-6450. Only one session per person 10:30 am – 4:15 pm. 251 Donald St.

 Monday, May 25

Creative Retirement

Preseantation at 270 Sherbrook St. “ Wills and Estates in Genealogy” by Elizabeth Briggs. Learn the vocabulary used in wills and administrations; find how to locate wills in Britain and North America; discover online indexes; what further research can be done from locating probate records; examine wills and inventories in earlier times. To book, call 204-949-2565. Cost: CR members - $15, non-members - $20.

 June 2015

Saturday, June 6

MGS 2015 Annual General Meeting.

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 must be held at an earlier date than usual. It is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 – mark your calendars. Constitutional Notices of Motion will be presented and the new MGS Executive elected.

City of Winnipeg Library Presentations

Registration required. Phone the number listed. No cost.

Tuesdays, June 2 and June 9: 6-8 pm

Introduction to Genealogy

Genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will show you how to trace your family tree using family and public records. You’ll learn the types of genealogical resources, how to record your information and will be introduced to selected online resources. This workshop is in two parts. Transcona Library (111 Victoria Ave. W, 204-986-3954)

Thursday, June 11: 1:30-2:30 pm

Tombstone Tales

Genealogist Kathy Stokes will outline a brief history of tombstones and grave markers, where they began, what materials were used, the various styles and how they have changed over the years. Examples from Manitoba cemeteries will be used to illustrate the various features.
Kathy Stokes is past President of the Manitoba Genealogical Society (MGS) and is currently Chair of Special Projects for the MGSSt. James Assiniboia Library (1910 Portage Ave., 204-986-3424)

Thursday, June 25: 6–8 pm

Metis Genealogy

Randy Ranville of the Metis Resource Centre of Canada will present the various resources available to anyone interested in researching their Metis ancestry. These resources include census data and records kept in archives and genealogical societies. Charleswood Library (6-4910 Roblin Blvd., 204-986-3072)

September 2015 

Saturday, September 26

MGS Annual Open House, in conjunction with Manitoba Culture Days.



 MGS Executive meetings: meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of every month at 1:00 pm at the MGS Resource Centre – June 8.

 MGS Council meetings: MGS Council meetings are scheduled for Saturday, September 12 at the MGS Resource Centre at 10:00 am. 

Group Trip to Salt Lake City

 A group trip to Salt Lake City is being organized by Jayne Paradis for the week of May 17 to 24, 2015.  She has a block of rooms booked at the Plaza Hotel which is right next door to the LDS Genealogical Library. Please email if you are interested.


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