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Upcoming Regina Branch Meeting

January 23, 2018 - TBA

The first monthly Regina Branch meeting for 2018 will be on Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00 PM. The location is the SGS Provincial Library, Room 110, at 1514 - 11th Avenue. The topic for this meeting will be announced shortly.

It is now time to renew your membership for the upcoming year. The 2017 Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) and Regina Branch memberships expire on December 31.

If you have not been a member and would like to join us, this would be the perfect time to take out a new membership. Regina Branch is one of the many branches of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS), so to belong to the Regina Branch you need to be a SGS member.

For more information about memberships, refer to Join the Branch

New Directors and Committee Members
The following list is the executive for 2018:

 President: Renae Grubb
 Vice President: vacant
 Secretary: Shirley Hauglum
 Treasurer & Membership: Elaine Noble
 Directors at Large: Linda Engel, Terri Hamill, Sharon Spott
 Branch Web Site Team: Linda Engel, Terri Hamill
 Now & Then Newsletter: Jacquie Stark
 Census Index Project: Marian Powell
 Cemetery Project Committee: Phoebe Banbury, Gene Mielke, Elaine Noble
 Program & Publicity Committee: Renae Grubb, Elaine Noble

The About Us page also has the complete list of Directors and Committee Members.
Thanks very much to everyone for volunteering their time!
Volunteers Still Required!
We still have an urgent need to fill a key position:
Vice President and Program Committee

to learn the responsibilities of these positions,
then contact us via email at SGS Regina Branch to learn more or to volunteer.
Thanks for your consideration.
Recent Programs
October 24, 2017 - How to Scan & Organize Photos - Wanda MacDonald

Wanda MacDonald was the guest speaker at our October branch meeting. She is an Independent Consultant at YGY Photo - formerly Heritage Makers and Our Memories for Life Wanda shared how to “Incorporate technology to make it work FOR us”. Using digitization, easy-to-use design and editing programs and must-have back up and cloud storage, we can navigate the challenge of taking our photos and memorabilia from forgotten to Fabulous! A selection of digital photos can be assembled into a published book, to share with other family members. Also, those scanned and stored photos will be safe from disasters such as fire or floods. Wanda showed us how quick and easy it is to use the FastFoto scanner. One lucky member, Evelyn Gay, who brought a variety of photos to the meeting, had her photos scanned for the demonstration. The scanner makes copies of the front and back of each photo. The large group in attendance had a fun evening, thanks to Wanda’s bubbly personality.

Recent Regina Branch Events
June 25, 2017 - Yellow Grass Cemetery Recording

This year’s Cemetery Recording took place on June 25 at the Yellow Grass Cemetery, in the RM of Scott. The Yellow Grass Cemetery has approximately 1,000 total burials.

The nine volunteers who participated in the cemetery recording were Elaine Noble, Diane Romphf, Shirley Hauglum, Jill Vaisey, Darlene Clifford, Sharon Spott, Linda Engel, Brian Scherle and Phoebe Banbury. Elaine and Diane took photographs of the headstones while the other volunteers recorded the inscriptions on the headstones. Several graves have a white cross beside the headstone, in recognition of service in the Canadian armed forces. A few of the graves had German inscriptions. We noticed that there were some families who had lost several young children.

The weather was perfect for a day at the cemetery. It was warm and sunny with no wind. At noon we took a break to eat lunch in the outdoors. We all appreciated having the use of a washroom, in the trailer that Elaine and Phoebe brought to the cemetery.

This event brought together several experienced cemetery recorders and some newer members who were doing this for the first time. It was a great opportunity to meet other members of the Regina branch.