Posts Tagged ‘Red River Genealogy’

Presbyterian Church Served Red River Settlers

Monday, February 1st, 2010

by Elizabeth Campbell

An interesting article about Kildonan Church appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press this weekend. If you would like to read the online version of the article, please visit the Winnipeg Free Press website.

Thanks to Cathie for the heads up!

Red River Settlement: Papers in the Canadian Archives Relating to the Pioneers (Chester Martin)

Monday, November 30th, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell

I picked up a Biblio Life reprint of this 1910 publication the other day. It is an interesting little booklet for anyone studying the settlers of the pre-1915 desertions. Essentially, it consists of copies of documents in the Selkirk Papers that help to identify exactly which people arrived as settlers in the 1811, 1812, 1813 and 1814 groups.

Looking for Family History?

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell

Again, I return to the AGM at the end of September this year. The newly elected Vice President of TLSARL, Roy McLeod, stopped me as I was entering the venue. He’d found some articles written by my great-aunt in a couple of old copies of Saskatchewan History, and kindly, he gave them to me. Imagine my excitement when I found her contributions were (an annotated copy of) a journal her aunt kept while on a canoe trip made in the 1920s!

Names at the Red River Settlement

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell

The Red River Settlers in Real Life by the Rev. R. G. MacBeth

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

by Elizabeth Campbell

I just recently finished reading this little gem of a book. I’ve had it tucked away on my bookshelf for years. About a year ago, a TLSARL friend sent me a URL that led me to a site where I could read it online if I cared to, and his thoughtfulness reminded me that mine was buried somewhere. I dug it out, but still didn’t read it for some time.

Genealogy at TLSARL 4

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Christian Matheson & Angus Matheson, 1815 Group

by Elizabeth Campbell

The Digital Photo Archive is one of the projects I would like to see underway in the Genealogy department of TLSARL.

Genealogy at TLSARL 3

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell

Many of the settlers, especially from the first two groups, left the RRS early in its history. By the time TLSARL was established 100 years ago, many of the relationships with those people had become so distant that the ties had dissolved. Some of those settlers left with very bad memories, and their descendants may not have wanted, in 1910, to have anything to do with remembering RRS history – who knows? In any case, their descendants often are not known to us at TLSARL.

Genealogy at TLSARL 2

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell

I have so many things on my to do list in this job. I wish it was full-time and paid… then I could really go to town! But, like everyone else working behind the scenes at TLSARL, I am a volunteer. So I chip away at the mountains little by little. Other members help out a lot by sending in their family trees, discussing genealogical problems with Chloe and me, by sending in stories and photos for the quarterly Newsletter, and by sending in news of births, marriages and obituaries.

Genealogy at TLSARL

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell

One of the functions of TLSARL in preserving the history of the Red River Settlers and their descendants, of course, is building and maintaining a genealogical record. Our database now contains over 18,000 individuals – names that have been supplied by members as their families have grown and changed over the last century.

Where Can I Talk to Others About My Red River Heritage?

Monday, October 5th, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell

A lot of people email in wanting us to provide them with genealogical information – information we might have about their ancestors, or even about ancestors of their friends, for whom they are doing genealogical research.

Annual Reunion Meal and AGM (Dec. 1, 2013)

November 1st, 2013

Our annual reunion meal and AGM will be held on December 1st, 2013, from noon to 4:00 p.m., on the third floor of the Manitoba Hydro Building, 360 Por... Read More »


Tour of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives (Nov. 14, 2013)

November 1st, 2013

Betty Gill is organizing a tour for us on Thursday, Nov. 14th, at 4 p.m. at the Manitoba Provincial Archives Bldg., entrance on Vaughan St., just sout... Read More »


Greetings to the Community

November 1st, 2013

Several of our members have brought greetings to the community-at-large on behalf of TLSARL. Cathie Morgan Matula brought greetings to the Powerview W... Read More »




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