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St. John's library hosting genealogy, safety workshops

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Whether you’re a first time explorer or the family historian, a pair of upcoming workshops at the Winnipeg Library will offer up a handful of tools to help dig up your past.

On May 28, Randy Ranville of the Manitoba Metis Culture and Heritage Resource Centre will be on hand at the St. John’s Library to show those interested in researching their Metis ancestry how to use census data and archival records.

The workshop will take place from 6-8 p.m. at 500 Salter St. Call 204-986-4689 to register.
For those looking for guidance from a tried and true genealogist, library genealogist-in-residence Elizabeth Briggs is providing consultations throughout May.

The consultations take place Saturdays, on May 18, May 25 and June 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required. Sessions are 30 minutes. To register, call 204-986-6450.

On June 3, the St. John’s Library will hold a personal safety workshop. The hour-long presentation, held by the Winnipeg Police Service, will cover safety strategies for the home, the car or when walking.

The workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. To register, call 204-986-4689.

— Staff

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