Branch News

Upcoming Events

SWB Monthly Meeting – June 2, 2021 @ 7:30 PM via Zoom

Members, plan to attend this special virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:30 PM.  The evening program will be viewing the NFB of Canada video entitled "100 years of CNR history"  followed by members sharing their experiences with the railways.  For this meeting...

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South West Branch Library

New addition to our Library collection in memory of Marlene Rodger.  “Your DNA Guide the Book” by Diahan Southard.

“Due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus, the SWB Executive has made the decision to close the Margaret E. Goodman Memorial Library, effective immediately.  We will continue to monitor the situation and will inform you when the Library will re-open.  We will use our website, Facebook page and email to communicate with our members and potential visitors to the Library.”

**Research requests are still being processed by Volunteers**

Genealogy News, Fun & How-to’s

Fall Program – 2020

October 7:  Sharing favourite websites and how to navigate them.  November 4:  Barb Andrew and Laura Crookshanks will present on Researching WWI and WWII records.  This will be an online presentation via Callbridge. December 2: Christmas get together featuring the...

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Are You Looking For a Manitoba Community History Book?

The Manitoba Local Histories collection was launched in partnership with the Manitoba Library Consortium. The collection aims to make Manitoba's history discoverable and searchable online through the digitization of over 800 local history books that document the...

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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. http://www.prairie-towns.com/. There are photos from many towns in Manitoba,...

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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.