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Upcoming Events

 Southwest Branch Workshops

Southwest Branch is partnering with the Western Manitoba Regional Library to offer two workshops:

  • Saturday, January 17: “Getting Started in Genealogy and Family History”, 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 21: “More Basics of Getting Started in Genealogy and Family history”, 2 to 4 pm. - will cover the next steps in genealogical research.

Both workshops will be held at the Western Manitoba Regional Library located in the Towne Centre, 712 Rosser Ave., Brandon MB. Please contact the Library at 204-727-6648 to register (registration limited to 15 participants). For more information visit or email

Winnipeg Public Library Presentations

  • Monday, February 2, 6 – 8 pm. “British Genealogy” by Elizabeth Briggs. Westwood Library. Register at 204-986-4742.
  • Saturday, February 28, 1-4 pm. “Not just a pretty face: Dating and identifying old family photos” by Kelly Southworth. Charleswood Library. Register at 204-986-3072.


MGS Executive: 2015 meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of every month at 1:00 pm at the MGS Resource Centre – January 12, February 9, March 9.

 MGS Council meetings: 2015 MGS Council meetings are scheduled for February 21 and April 26 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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