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|Sunday June 9, 2013 - Cemetery Reading - coordinator, Shelley Kloczko
Once each year the Regina Branch of SGS reads, records and photographs each headstone in several rural cemeteries. These records are indexed and submitted
Saskatchewan Residential Index held by the SGS library.
The 2013 cemetery reading will be in the vicinity of Avonlea, Milestone and Truax
in the RMs of Elmsthorpe and Caledonia Sunday June 9, 2013 starting at 9 AM.
Can you help? Volunteers require no special equipment or knowledge.
Come out for an hour or the whole day. We appreciate any time you can spare.
Contact Shelley Kloczko at
SGS Regina Branch for more information or to volunteer.
For more about our cemetery indexing program, see the Cemetery Index page.
|May 28 2013 - United Empire Loyalists - Pat and Gerry Adair
After the American Revolution, thousands of United Empire Loyalists
to Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and other parts of the Empire.
About one in ten Canadians is a UEL descendant.
Pat and Gerry shared details of this history, described the many official classifications
of Loyalist, gave information on how to research your Loyalist ancestry,
The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada (UELAC) can help.
Gerry is the UELAC prairie regional vice-president and the Sask. branch genealogist.
To contact the Sask. branch, email Gerry and Pat Adair or phone 306-646-4952.
For more details on the presentation, see the Recent Events page.
Detailed notes for the presentation will be published in the next Now and Then.
|Footprints Through Time
The annual SGS conference will be hosted by the Moose Jaw Branch this year.
It will be held at the Heritage Inn, 1590 Main St N from October 4th to 6th.
Early bird registration fee $125 until Sep 1 2013. Room rates $108 plus tax.
For program details and updates, see the Moose Jaw branch website.
|April 23 2013 - Tour of the Prairie History Room - May Chan
Regina Public Library librarian May Chan provided us with an instructive tour
of the Prairie History Room and its rich genealogical resources.
These include an extensive microfilm collection of newspapers and primary sources, digital databases,
12000 reference books including 2400 local histories,
newspaper clipping files, and several finding aids for all of the above.
She also discussed interlibrary loan and other genealogical resources in Regina.
See the Recent Events page for more details of the presentation.
Visit and bookmark the Prairie History Blog or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Mar 26 2013 - Interviewing a Family Member - Renae Grubb
"To ask or not to ask, that is the question!"
With a hilarious assist from "Aunt Em" (aka Gale Shawcross),
Renae demonstrated how to conduct a genealogy interview with an elderly relative.
See the Recent Events page for many more details of the presentation.
The full presentation will be published in the next edition of Now and Then newsletter.