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GENEALOGY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
You are all invited to the next Genealogy Special Interest Group's Event
WHEN: January 21, 2010 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: MHSA - 2nd Floor 2946 - 32 Street NE (map)
SPECIAL GUEST: Abe Hamm
If you have ever wondered how to put together all the information on your family that you have gathered in an interesting and professional way so that you can share it with other family members - then you want to come to hear and see what Abe Hamm has done.
 
In Abe's retirement he has developed a way to produce - in documentary style
-13 DVD's of the 2007 Mennonite Cruise to the Ukraine profiling the research and then the visiting of the various villages; in addition Abe currently has at least 3 DVD's on his family history and other DVD's of many other family events.
 
Abe's presentation with cover:
* the WHY we should organize our family information for sharing
* exerts of some of his DVD's to show HOW and WHAT can be done
* EXPLAIN the software he chose and other options th.at are out there
* ANSWER questions we are all bound to have.

If you have:
not been to a SIG gathering before please join us - we would like to get to know you.
been to a SIG before but not for a while - we would love to visit with you again.
been coming please continue to do so - we always enjoy sharing with you.
 
There will be a break to allow time to share refreshments and meet others interested in developing meaningful ways of sharing their family history.
 
SEE YOU ON JANUARY 21ST, 2010!

NEW PUBLICATIONS GO ON SALE

GRANDMA 6

GRANDMA 6! - Now available
This amazing collection of over 1.107 million Mennonites is based on family history submissions compiled by the California Mennonite Historical Society. The CD comes with an unregistered copy of Brothers Keeper (a recommended genealogical software), and instructions on how to search, update and submit your own family history data for a future release (order form),

Generation of Vigilence

A Generation of Vigilance: The Lives & Work of Johannes and Tina Harder. For several decades, the Harders were the most prominent and influential MB church and conference leaders in British Columbia. Says Regehr, their story illustrates “a process of religious accommodation similar to that experienced by many other immigrant groups and also by others churches when faced with rapid change” - one not without controversy. They held high standards of church discipline and strict codes of Christian conduct. As well, they “provided much appreciated leadership during a time of very rapid change as Mennonite immigrants from the Soviet Union tried to establish themselves in Canada.” (order form),

Support the MHSA by purchasing your Mennonite history books from us.  Your purchases, memberships and donations help maintain our archives, library & research support services. Other books now available for purchase:

EVENT
2010 Annual General Meeting
Date: April 10
Location: Abbeydale Christian Fellowship (EMC), Calgary

ARCHIVAL SOURCE
Finding Aid for records in Odessa State Archives - Fürsorgekomitee für ausländische Ansiedler In Südrussland (Committee for Welfare of Foreign Settlers in Southern Russia), 1840-1841
This complements our file inventory for a great many other files held in the OSA and for which we have copies on microfilm.

PHOTOS FOR IDENTIFICATION
Konstantin Kraevsky has found 13 photos in an album made by his grandmother (Aganetha Tjart). Can you help identify them and ones submitted by other MHSA visitors?
Poem by Daniel Peters
[all photos for identification]

ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS
Frieda Peters (1918- ) collection. -- 1890-1943. -- 5.5 cm of textual records
Poem by Daniel Peters
[all archival descriptions]

LIBRARY BOOKS
We have a small collection of German-language "readers". Did you use a Fiebel as a studnet or teacher? Can you tell us more about our collection? We'd like to feature them in a future newsletter or on this site. Contact Us!.

NEW! SCHOOL YEARBOOK INDEXES/PHOTOGRAPHS
Canadian Mennonite Bible College - 1955/56
Coaldale Bible School - 1955/56, 1956/57, 1961/62, 1962/63
Elim Bible Institute - 1963/64
Mennonite Brethren Bible College - 1947/48
Rosthern Junior College - 1970/71, 1971/72, 1973/74
Tabor Bible School - 1931

Hilda Neufeld, Didsbury, AB

GENEALOGY DATA SOURCE
Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization Records

CMBoC Front

Genealogy Projects & Resources (ALL)
ADVICE

Archives Committee Chair, Ted RegehAuthor, Irene Klassen

Providing Access to our Historical Materials

The MHSA Library and Archives is staffed and open to researchers and visitors every Thursday (and by appointment 403.969.5115). Volunteers are on hand to provide reference assistance while continuing the work of administering and preserving the collection of materials, as well as working on translation, transcription and extraction projects.

Note: Due to the preservation mandate, the entire library and archives collection is for reference use only. No books or archival items may be removed by visitors, researchers, or organizations. No exceptions.