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March 4th Meeting and AGM

March will be the Southwest Branch Annual General Meeting. Followed by a short general meeting. Program - Making a Family History Book using Blurb. Presenter - Sharon Sims

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Upcoming meeting programs

The program committee have confirmed the winter and spring programs as follows: February 5: Informational  DNA presentation and discussion March 4: (Also AGM) Sharon Simms: “Family History book making with Blurb”. April 1: Postponed Heritage Dinner at Knox United...

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Jan 8th Meeting

January 8 (not 1st):  “Organizing our Genealogical Resources”.  Sheila Shearer and Linda Earl will provide information about how they organize the genealogical documents, photos and stories that they have gathered of their family. Both manual and digital systems will...

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Nov. 6th Meeting

 Remembrance Day Theme:  Gerald Allen will share a Remembrance Day speech he presented at Toastmasters followed by Ryan Lawson who will speak about the “No Stone Left Alone” program in Brandon for school children.

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Oct 2nd, 2019 Meeting

Notice of meeting: October 2: “Walking in the Footsteps of our Ancestors”.  Laura Crookshanks will share stories about their recent trip to Ireland, Scotland and England/ Meeting at 7:30 in Room 102 at Crocus Plains.

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September 4th “War and Mayhem”

September Meeting:  -“ War and Mayhem"  tour at the Brandon cemetery, with handouts, presenter,  David McConkey .  Note start time is 7 pm. Meet at the Cross of Sacrifice in the Brandon Cemetery,  just to the right  inside the main entrance off 18th Street. After the...

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May 1st, 2019 Meeting

The May meeting will be held at Crocus Plains High School in Room 102 at 7:30 pm Wednesday May 1st. The program is a presentation by our member Linda Earl "Russia and Russia Revisited" Everyone is welcome.

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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...

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