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Another Family Story
Bonnie L. Connolly
Lorraine Rivard Naze
Saturday, June 26
Short Topics (Webinars)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
- Alice Finley - Canadian Connection - American Girl Meets Irish Lieutenant
- Yvette Hewitt - The Simmons Family: A Caribbean Canadian Immigrant Story.
GotoMeeting link: https://www.gotomeet.me/MGSBranches/cig-june-meeting
Saturday, July 10
Melanie McComb - The Unplanned Irish Immigration to Canada (Webinars)
Co-hosted by IGSI and the Canadian Interest Group of MGS
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Using published and online primary sources, uncover the story of the migration of the Irish to Canada before and during The Great Famine. This webinar will review the different immigration schemes including the Peter Robinson settlers to Ontario, the Monaghan Settlers to Atlantic Canada, and assisted immigration to Quebec. Learn how to find records about their departure from Ireland and arrival into Canada, including quarantine stations at Partridge Island and Gross Ile.
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6151904310503226384
IGSI/CIG/MGS members can obtain the required Discount code by contacting Kathleen Foley at Education@IrishGenealogical.org prior to registration.
Check back later for more events.
The purpose of the Canadian Interest Group is to promote an interest in family history and research.
The original society was founded in 1969 by a handful of members researching French Canadians. From materials and book donations shared out of member’s trunks to becoming a formalized society which gathered one of the largest research collections in the upper Midwest, the Canadian Interest Group is now part of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, who owns the Canadian Collection, housed at the William J Hoffman Library and Research Center in South St. Paul, Minnesota.
The areas of interest includes all individuals whose ancestry came through Canada including
- French Canadian
- Native American
First: become a member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society
Second: send your contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive email messages regarding Canadian Interest Group meetings, trainings, conferences, special events, etc.
Third: visit us during Canadian Saturday mornings at the MGS- William J Hoffman Library and Research Center [every third Saturday of the month]. This is where helpful volunteers are ready to assist your genealogy research with sources and ideas
The Canadian resource collection is one of the largest
in the Upper
Midwest. It contains published and unpublished
works relevant to
persons of Canadian, Native American and Metis(se)
includes the work of Jette, Prudhomme, Drouin, Tanguay,
Church Repertoires, Dictionnaire Genealogique des
by Stephen White and most recently the King’s Daughters
Mothers: The Filles du Roi 1663-1673 by Peter J. Gagne.
The Canadian collection is
housed at the Minnesota Genealogical Society:
The William J. Hoffman Library & Research Center (LRC), Suite 100
1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
number: 651-330-9312 Website:
and in the