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A Saskatoon Genealogical Society Beginner Class

Saturday December 1 at Mayfair Library from from 1:30 to 4 pm with a question period following. Cost is $10. You can pay at the door; however, send a note to deloresstevens @ sasktel.net with your name and number and she will put your name on the list to attend. There are a limited number of seats left.

November 9-10, 2007 - Prussian Historigraphy Day

The evening of November 9, Dr. Peter J. Klassen from Fresno, California will give the key note address: "Lights of Hope on the Vistula." This is the land to which Mennonites came in the 16th century; how light from the Vistula radiated across much of Europe and into America. Dr. Ted Regehr from Calgary will introduce Dr. Klassen.

There will be registration taken for November 10, 2007 MHSS Prusian Historiography Day which will begin at 9:30 a.m; $15 per person or $25 per couple will be collected to cover expenses including the noon meal.

November 10, 2007 Saturday morning Dr. Ted Regehr will do a power-point presentation on the last phases of the Prussian/Danzig/Polish Mennonites in those countries looking at what happened as the country was absorbed into administration by Russia.

Before noon on November 10, Dr. Glenn Penner from the University of Guelph will do a presentation on new resources for genealogical research on Mennonites in Poland (Prussia) that are currently becoming available as German and Polish Archivists are increasingly willing to assist.

November 10, Saturday afternoon Peter J. Klassen's topic will be The Lure of an Enlightened Culture: Mennonite Faith Meets Prussian Culture. That's basically the faith journey from the late nineteenth century to the near complete shut down of anything Mennonite by the end of the Second World War.

After the above session there will be a dialogue time with numerous other people who will be coming significant distances with local attendees.This should come to a close by about 3 p.m.

To close the afternoon on November 10, 2007 Dr. Glenn Penner will take the final time to review the Family Tree DNA part that has become known as the Mennonite DNA genealogy project. A team being put together by MHSS will begin our area participation by mid-October. Dr. Penner will explain what we expect to gain by participating.


Please print and use this poster of the above event to help spread the word, Share it with your friends and contacts: 2007 Nov9-10 - MHSS - Historiography sessions It is a PDF poster.

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Material from this Event

More about Prussian Mennnonite History
Three presenters at our November 9-10, 2007 - Prussian Historigraphy Day have granted permission to put their notes for their powerpoint slides on this site for you to study at your convenience. You may now access them from this sub-index, or jump directly to any of these;

Mennonites in Early Modern Poland and Prussia: The Quest for Self-Identity - by Dr. Peter J. Klassen, California .. [This presentation is not open to all of the public; however, if you are a member of MHSS or have personal interest and will not publicly reproduce without appropriate authorization, please contact us via this web site to receive the code that will permit you to access this excellent presentation.]

West and East Prussian Mennonite Genealogical Sources - by Dr. Glenn H. Penner, Ontario

Lost Homelands: The loss of Mennonite homes, churches, and communities, in West and East Prussia, Danzig and Poland - by Dr. Ted Regehr, Calgary.. [This presentation is not open to all of the public; however, if you are a member of MHSS or have personal interest and will not publicly reproduce without appropriate authorization, please contact us via this web site to receive the code that will permit you to access this excellent presentation.].


See the powerpoint presentation by Chris Cox on Mennonite Plautdietsch and Language and History for more history about the language's development.

This link to Preservings Vol 26 had several excellent articles on Low German. Preservings - 2006


Past Events
2016 Annual General Meeting - March 5, 2016
Stories of Peace 4 Storytellers shared Pacifist experiences - November 15, 2015.
John-J-Friesen-Presentations.pdf - given at Annual General Meeting, March 2015
2015 Annual General Meeting & Mennonite Migrations - March 6, 7, 2015
Walter Klaassen's Translated Book Launch - March 9, 2014
2014 Annual General Meeting - GAMEO, - Archives - March 1, 2014
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (History) - February 28, 2014
Book Promotion: It Happened in Moscow - November 8, 2013
Peace Stories - November 9, 2013 (at Mount Royal Mennonite Church)
By Whatever Name Book Signing September 8, 2013.
Successful Book Launch - "The Fehrs" (June 9, 2013)
2013 Annual General Meeting Report - a full long page with lots of photos.



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