Saturday, February 11, 2012

Manitoba Genealogical Society Sponsors Heritage Fair Award

The society is sponsoring the MGS Book Award for the Best Project Utilizing Family or Local History at this year's Red River Regional Heritage Fair, taking place in Winnipeg on May 3, 2012.

The website says that "The project must be based on research that deals with family or local history. The subject could be biographical; about someone who lived in or is living in what is now Manitoba (formerly Rupert’s Land/Northwest Territories). This person may be famous or not but, ideally, they should be related to the contestant. The subject could also deal with a historical topic concerning the student’s local Manitoba community or neighbourhood. The project should make use of primary source materials".

For other entry information see the Red River Regional Heritage Fair at or the MGS site at


I have just published two booklets - The War of 1812: Canada and the United States, and Migration: Canada and the United States.

They are available for purchase through Global Genealogy at, and the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at

For more on the booklets, go to