Explore Your Mennonite Roots with an Archivist from Mennonite Archives of Ontario

On Thursday, February 9, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, TourMagination will host a Mennonite Family History Night in collaboration with Mennonite Archives of Ontario in the Community Education Room (Room 2202) at Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd N., Waterloo. Archivist Laureen Harder-Gissing will give a presentation about Russian Mennonite and Swiss Mennonite migrations to Southern Ontario—with a focus on the Waterloo Region.

Participants will find out how to access the Mennonite Archives of Ontario and see artifacts from this large collection of modern and historic Mennonite-related item such as diaries, letters, institutional records, and photos. The evening includes tips and tools for researching your family history, audience interaction, and a Q & A with Laureen Harder-Gissing. Also, hear a short presentation about Anabaptist and Mennonite heritage tours to Russia/Ukraine, Poland, Germany/France/ The Netherlands/Switzerland with Wilfrid Laurier History Professor, Leonard Friesen.

All are welcome. Suggested $20 donation at the door toward the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Refreshments included following the presentations.

Tickets for the Mennonite Family History Night can be reserved on Eventbrite.


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