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Upcoming Regina Branch Events
Sep 22 2015 - Mary, Mary Lou & Renae’s Amazing Genealogy Adventure
What do Gnomes, Giraffes, Gallbladders & Genealogy all have in Common?
Mary, Mary Lou & Renae’s Amazing Genealogy Adventure of course!
Three cousins researching for their Elder ancestors in Ohio & Pennsylvania.
Who says genealogy researching is boring?
Oct 27 2015 - A Twist in Time, a look back on history - Leo Saccary
In 2014, Leo Saccary’s highschool and community leadership made him the
first ever Saskatchewan recipient of the Vimy Foundation Pilgrimage award,
a week long all expenses paid trip in April 2014 to WWI battlefields and memorials.
The Vimy Foundation created the award to honor exceptional Canadian youth
who have served their peers, schools, communities, province or country.
Nov 24 2015 - The Importance of Using Maps - Pat Ryan
Pat is a popular genealogical researcher and educator who spoke at our 2014 AGM.
See her blog at PastRelations Genealogy Family History
and her bio on The National Institute for Genealogical Studies website.
Pat will lead her workshop before the annual meeting.
Nov 24 2015 - Regina Branch Pot Luck Supper and AGM
time, place and meeting details to come
Cemetery Reading June 7 2015
interested spectators at Earl Grey Cemetery
On Sunday June 7 2015, seven branch members read three cemeteries
in the Rural Municipality of Longlaketon number 219, north of the Qu'Appelle River.
Thanks to coordinator Shelley Kloczko, and to
volunteer readers and photographers Phoebe Banbury, Elaine Noble,
Jacquie Perigny, Sharon Spott, David Wessel, and Colleen Slater-Smith.
The data and photos will be indexed and made available later this year.

See the Cemetery Index page for detailed information on cemetery indexing,
a complete list of cemeteries indexed by the Regina branch to date,
and to learn how to obtain information from that index.
The Curious Case of Richard III
In 2012, the body of King Richard III of England was found beneath a parking lot in Leicester City where Greyfriars Priory was located at his death in 1485.
The location and positive identification of his remains
is a fascinating detective story combining historical, genealogical and forensic DNA research.
This research took the combined efforts of the international Richard III Society,
the University of Leicester, and Leicester City Council.

Family historians will find an interesting article,
The Curious Case of a Parking Lot King
in the April 13 2015 issue of Macleans magazine.
If you don't have a Macleans subscription,
try the Wikipedia article
Exhumation and reburial of Richard III of England,
or the University of Leicester feature
The Discovery of Richard III.
Foresic scientists believe
this to be the best likeness
of Richard III thus found
Some Events from Spring 2015
German Settlement in Saskatchewan
Mar 24 2015 - Dave Wessel

According to the 2011 National Household Survey,
more Saskatchewan residents claim German
than any other ethnic ancestry, including English.
Very few of the early settlers came directly from Germany, most arriving from eastern Europe.

With the help of maps and timelines,
Dave looked at 500 years of European history to
learn why these people left Germany and Austria
in the first place, and why they chose to
re-migrate to the Canadian prairies later on.

See our Recent Events page for
a brief summary of the presentation.


Ethnic Bloc Settlements
Atlas of Saskatchewan
Feb 24 2015 - Funeral Home Records - Nathan Gerow
As a Family Representative at Regina Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home,
Nathan Gerow could answer our many questions about both funerals and cemeteries.
A lively discussion with Regina Branch members continued throughout his presentation.

Full-service funeral homes maintain considerable data concerning the life, funeral and burial of a person.
Public information such as full name, dates of death and burial, and exact burial location are available to anyone.
Other information is subject to privacy concerns
and only available to certain individuals such as
the executors of a will and close relatives.

Personal history information may include full name,
gender, birth and death dates and places, marital status
and spouse name, names and birthplaces of parents,
occupation and place of business, and other details,
as well as name and relationship of the informant.
Nathan Gerow
Nathan Gerow