Branch News

June 5th – Annual Potluck Picnic and Museum Tour

June 5th – Tour of Beautiful Plains Museum and Pot Luck Picnic at Neepawa. The picnic will be held at the Riverside Park and the tour will be of Beautiful Plains Museum located at 91 Hamilton Street.  Fee is by Donation. SW Branch Members and guests wishing to car...

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Upcoming Events

Memoir Writing at Brandon Public Library May 16th

Are you looking for inspiration to write your memories and stories? Brandon Public Library and South West Branch Manitoba Genealogical Society are hosting  Memoir Writing on these Thursdays:May 16th, 2019  from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the Brandon Public Library. Limited...

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South West Branch Library

Spring Library Hours –  2019

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

Open 2 – 4 pm on the following Mondays’

April 1st, 8th,15th, 29th

May 6th,13th and 27th

MEG, SWBranch Library closed Mondays April 22 and May 20th, 2019

Drop In Genealogy – no meeting in April 

Researchers can also send an email to the SW Branch at “contact us” on this website to arrange an appointment if Monday afternoon is not convenient.


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,...

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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...

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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.