Showing posts with label Manitoba Genealogy Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manitoba Genealogy Society. Show all posts

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Notice of MGS Membership Fee Increase

Has your genealogy society increased it’s membership fees this year? How do you feel about this? If they have increased their fees, have they done this because the cost of doing business has become "increasingly expensive”.

 It looks like most Canadian societies have increased their fees by $10.00 a year.

 Well, the Manitoba Genealogy Society is just the latest society to do so.

 Thus, effective April 1, 2015, the beginning of their new fiscal year, the Individual and Institutional fees will be increased from $40.00 to $50.00 per year. The Associate member fee will remain at $20.00. Branch fees are set by the individual branches. They say that they “trust that our loyal membership will understand our financial situation and continue to support the Society”.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

MGS Celebrates Manitoba Day

Today, the Manitoba Genealogical Society is holding an Open House to celebrate Manitoba Day!

They want to make their fellow residents aware of the birth of their province of Manitoba 142 years ago, on May 12th.

The open house will be at 1045 St. James Street, Winnipeg, and it will feature a resource centre tour, and advice in tracking down family histories. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with free admission.

In addition to the hourly tours of MGS Resources, there will be demonstrations of online sources of information, and special emphasis will be spent on how to break down “brick walls”.

Other places that will celebrate Manitoba Day are -

The Manitoba Museum Free admission to the galleries and planetarium, plus a foray into the world of famous Manitobans.

Western Canada Aviation Museum “Fit For Flight” guided tour showcases made-in-Manitoba aviation innovations – including the Bush Plane.

Transcona Historical Museum Hands-on archeology workshop for families, held between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gimli Free admission and a talk by Johanne Kristjanson on the evolution of Manitoba.

Manitoba Agricultural Museum, Austin Free admission and loads of family-friendly activities, including a picnic, horseshoe tournament, and more.