The SBSGS meets 10 times per year, on the third Thursday of each month except for July and August. Meetings start at 7:00 PM; the Library is open at 6:15 PM when we have in-person meetings.
In-person meetings are conducted in a hybrid format so members can also attend via Zoom if they wish. During the very cold months we hold meetings via Zoom only. We meet at #1 – 1730 Quebec Avenue in Saskatoon (this space is shared with the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society).
The Library opens at 6:15 PM on meeting nights. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM and consist of: a program, discussion period and refreshment break. Depending on questions and discussion, meetings wrap up around 8:30 PM. Occasionally the meeting format varies for special events, such as an Open House and Genealogy Fair and a Christmas Social.
Program content varies, but may include presentations by guest speakers or members, discussion sessions for members to share experiences, or webinars. Tours of relevant sites such as museums may be organized as well.
Topics for programs generally focus on genealogical resources (e.g., Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan), skills development (e.g., use of DNA to remove brick walls), family history success stories, or anything else of interest to members.
The Branch also holds an Annual General Meeting in March each year, in accordance with the SBSGS Policies and Procedures (see the Board page).
PLEASE NOTE: All Branch meeting presentations are recorded and posted on a private YouTube channel for those members who are unable to attend the meeting, or those who wish to watch the program again.
If anyone has an idea for a program topic or speaker, please contact Linda Suveges, Program and Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Interest Chat Groups
The Branch also holds meetings on topics of specific interest to members. These small Chat Groups meet monthly via Zoom, also on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM; some meet every 2 months and one meets monthly. Groups do not meet in July and August.
Upcoming Meetings for June
Jun 1: Eastern European Chat Group (Zoom)
Jun 8: German Chat Group (Zoom)
Jun 15: Branch meeting (hybrid)
Jun 22: Genetic Genealogy/DNA Chat Group (Zoom)
For further information, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.