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Date of Last GEDCOM Import: 7 Oct 2023 16:23:14



This is the forty-eighth full refresh of this site which uses a specialized website building application and it is based on data taken from your host's Ancestry tree on 2023/10/07 starting at 11:42 CDT.

As will be the case for the foreseeable future, that data was transformed considerably to ensure that more information about sources and citations is available to demonstrate why I believe what I have published.

Think I'm wrong? Bring your evidence and we will discuss your suggestions!


As has been noted in previous updates to the "What's New?" section here, I undertook some special research into families with names similar to those of my great-grandparents Russin, Burdij, and Shmigelski. While those results have not led to any breakthroughs that reveal to me any previously unknown family connections between myself and these families who had a presence in Manitoba in the early decades of the 20th century, I have learned a bit more about the lives of the early colonialists in the region.

I have added links to the header / banner on this site to the additional "trees" that resulted from that work on Ancestry which can now also be inspected here. You can see the same results by following these links:


*** My Invitation ***

I invite everyone to explore the features of this site. From the Home Page, access to them begins at the top of the page with the links to the four sets of great-grandparents who are the "roots" of my quest and at the bottom of the page, where various features are identified and links are available. Alternately. you can use the Search (basic and advanced) functions to see pieces of information about the people and places of most interest to you.

Watch this space for more news as I find more to tell you and the site is updated.


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Romanization of various writing systems
Romanization of various writing systems
Romanization or romanisation, in linguistics, is the conversion of text from a different writing system to the Roman (Latin) script, or a system for doing so. Methods of romanization include transliteration, for representing written text, and transcription, for representing the spoken word, and combinations of both. Transcription methods can be… 
  28 Nov 2023
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs was formed in 1988 by the Chiefs in Manitoba to advocate on issues that commonly affect First Nations in Manitoba. AMC represents 62 of the 63 First Nations in Manitoba, with a total of more than 151,000 First Nation citizens in the province, accounting for approximately 12 percent of the provincial population. AMC… 
  20 Nov 2023
Southern First Nations of Manitoba
Southern First Nations of Manitoba
An interactive map of the 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota First Nation member-communities in southern Manitoba. 
  20 Nov 2023


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Reinland - An experience in Community
Reinland - An experience in Community
A recounting of the stories of the Mennonite and other lives lived in the area in the span 1876 - 1976

West Reserve Praire Village Sommerfelder Rudnerweider Blumenorter  
  18 Nov 2023
Scots to Canada
Scots to Canada
A site dedicated to Canada's early Scottish pioneers.

Here, you might discover:

- Why your ancestors left Scotland when they did,

- Where in Scotland they came from,

- Where in Canada they settled,

- And possibly which ships they sailed on 
  6 Nov 2023
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas
A missionary diocese covering a land mass of around 430,000 square kilometres in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Métis, First Nations of Cree, OjiCree, Dene and non-Natives make up the richness of a mixed culture. The territory west of James Bay was called “Keewatin” meaning “North Wind Blowing.” 
  1 Nov 2023


 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Tree | Branch   Last Modified 
Pemkowski, Jack 
b. 3 Aug 1947  Gimli, Manitoba, Canada  Rick Dondo's Family 29 Nov 2023
Daudet, Antoine Pierre "Antonie" "Tony" 
b. 28 Sep 1928  Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, RM of Lorne, Manitoba, Canada  Rick Dondo's Family 24 Nov 2023
Colliard, Alfred Joseph 
b. 14 Feb 1858  Lessoc, Bezirk Gruyère, Fribourg, Switzerland  Rick Dondo's Family 19 Nov 2023

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Tree | Branch   Last Modified 
 I402124629908  de Rocquigny, Hilaire Louis Marie Joseph  I402007317995  Philippot, Nathalie Marie Louise  30 Jan 1935  Rick Dondo's Family 12 Nov 2023