Branch News

Heritage Dinner 2019

The South West Branch 30th Annual Heritage Dinner will held be Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street in Brandon. The Guest Speaker will be Gordon Goldsborough. Topic: 20/20 Hindsight: Historic Commemoration in Manitoba. Gordon is past... read more

Upcoming Events

“Drop-In” Genealogy

The next “Drop-In Genealogy” will be  Thursday February 21st, 1:30 – 3:30 the MEG Library, Knox United Church 451-18th Street, Brandon. This will be a time and place for new or experienced genealogy researchers who have a question or a road... read more

South West Branch Library


 Winter MEG SWBranch Library Hours –  

Knox United Church , Lower Level  451 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba

 February and March – 2019

Open 2 – 4 pm on the following Mondays’

February 4th, 11th and 25th

March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Drop In Genealogy Feb 21st, 2019  starting at SWB Library 1:30 pm –

Researchers can also send an email to the SW Branch at “contact us” on this website to arrange an appointment if Monday is not convenient. The library is not open Monday February 18th Stat Holiday

Genealogy News, Fun & How-to’s

Prairie Town Images

If you are looking for photos or maps of where your ancestors settled this maybe a helpful site for you.This website features images from towns and historic maps of Western Canada. There are photos from many towns in Manitoba,... read more

Memoirs Writing at Brandon Public Library

Are you looking for inspiration to write your memories and stories? Brandon Public Library and South West Branch Manitoba Genealogical Society are hosting 4 sessions of Memoir Writing on these Thursdays: February 21st, March 21st, April 18th and May 16th, 2019  from... read more

40th Anniversary Reception Report

Southwest Branch MGS Celebrates 40th Anniversary The Southwest Branch celebrated its 40th Anniversary by hosting a reception on April 20th at the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum in Brandon. President George Mackay welcomed over 40 people in attendance. The... read more

Become a Member Today!

Find out how you can find out more about your family and your heritage right here in South West Manitoba! Join the South West Branch today and enjoy exclusive member benefits: network with other members at monthly meetings; gain free access to our extensive library of Southwest Manitoba genealogical resources including cemetery record indexes, obituary collection and community history books; receive our quarterly newsletter; and enjoy discounts on workshops.

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