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   Finding aid for unpublished essays
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   Sound Recordings.shtml
   Sound Recordings (Leonard Doell)
   Finding aid for Personal Papers
     Personal Papers
     Abram A. Martens
     A. J. Regier
     Anna Funk Collection
     Cornelius Boldt
     Dick Epp Collection
     Ed & Wally Schmidt
     Eric and Lenora Shroeder
     Frank B. Guenter
     George Zacharias
     Gerhard B. Wiens
     Helen Dyck
     Helen Kornelsen Collection
     Henry D. Jantzen
     Isaac Loewen
     Isaac Loewen - Bio
     Jacob G. Guenter
     Johann Dreidger
     John D. Friesen
     John D. Friesen Bio
     John G. Rempel
     John J. Janzen
     John J. Neudorf
     John N. & Susie (Abrams) Dyck
     John P. Nickel
     Margaret Epp
     Maria Bartel Collection
     Peter P. Schultz
     Raymond G. Fast Collection
     Reuben and Irmgard Epp Collection
     Reuben Epp Collection
     Rosemary Slater Collection
     Rudi and Lee Fast
     Small Archival Collection

     index (organizations)
     Hanley Church
     Peace Church
     Sharon Church
     Mennonite Organizations
     Herbert Estates
     Herbert Estate Records
     Herbert Nursing Home Collection
     Hope Lodge Rural Telephone Co
     Other Organizations
     Osler Co-op
     Steele School District Collection

Photo Records of Mennonite Churches in Saskatchewan

     Index of Saskatchewan Mennonite Churches and Institutions
     Aberdeen Mennonite Church
     Arelee Churches
     Dalmeny Churches
     Fairholme and Gnadenau Mennonite Churches
     Gruenthal Churches
     Hague and area Mennonite Churches
     Langham Churches
     Lost River Mennonite Church
     Martensville Mennonite Churches
     Neuanlage Churches and Cemetery
     Osler and area Churches
     Pella Mennonite Church at Neville
     Saskatoon Mennonite Churches
     Saskatoon Mennonite Institutions
     Rosthern and area Mennonite Churches
     Rosthern Mennonite Institutions
     Saltcoats Mennonite Church
     Small Mennonite Churches that Were
     Warman Churches
     Elbag Oldest Building used for a Mennonite Church (Europe)

MCC Saskatchewan - 50th Anniversary Stories

   MCCS's 12 Anniversary Events
   January - IVEP
     Report: Celebrate Exchange
   February - Thrift Shop Movement
   Canadian Foodgrains Bank - Osler.
   Ten Thousand Villages/SELFHELP
   May - Restorative Justice Anniversary Celebration
   June - Relief Sale
   MCC Stories
     a Story from Ten Thousand Villages
     Beginnings of Self Help Crafts (Ten Thousand Villages) in Sask
     Response to Hunger
     One of the Least of These - Mike
     Tough on Crime
     Magdalena Andres Story

Saskatchewan Mennonite Authors

   Saskatchewan Mennonite Authors - index
   Reuben Epp
   David I. Bergen
   Jack Driedger
   Enn Bloomheim Oppjewossen - reviewed
   Victor Carl Friesen
   Ruth Marlene Friesen
   Ken Petkau
   Margaretha Toews-Willms

Books Available from MHSS

   index - Book List by Title
   Book List by Authors Names
   MHSS Books for Sale by Author
   MHSS Books for Sale by Title
   certain used books
   Heritage Night Presentations
   Book Orders (form)

Church Histories

   Index - Church Histories
   ZOAR 100th Anniversary history

Death Notices - Obituaries - Cemeteries

   Deaths - Obituaries - Cemeteries
   CANADIAN MENNONITE DeathNotice June 2012 - INDEX (large PDF)
   Sask Valley News Obits - June 2011 - INDEX (large PDF)
   Der Bote Obituaries - index
   Der Bote obituaries - index A
   Der Bote obituaries - index B
   Der Bote obituaries - index C
   Der Bote obituaries - index D
   Der Bote obituaries - index E
   Der Bote obituaries - index F
   Der Bote obituaries - index G
   Der Bote obituaries - index H
   Der Bote obituaries - index I
   Der Bote obituaries - index J
   Der Bote obituaries - index K
   Der Bote obituaries - index L
   Der Bote-obituaries - index M
   Der Bote obituaries - index N
   Der Bote obituaries - index O
   Der Bote obituaries - index P
   Der Bote obituaries - index Q
   Der Bote obituaries - index R
   Der Bote obituaries - index S
   Der Bote obituaries - index T
   Der Bote obituaries - index U
   Der Bote obituaries - index V
   Der Bote-obituaries - index W
   Der Bote obituaries - index Y
   Der Bote obituaries - index Z


     Obituaries (index) - individuals of note
     Dr. Ernie Baergen


   Upcoming Events (Left up on site when past event-date for review)
   100th Celebrations(PDF)
   100th Anniversary Zoar Mennonite Church
   2007 Nov 9-10 MHSS Historography Sessions (PDF)
   AGM-Appreciating Bergthaler POSTER (PDF)
2010 Great Trek Silk Road Odyssey
   4th Reformation - fall 2009
   The Fourth Reformation - course description
   2010 SCMBC 64th Convention (PDF)
   2011 AMG Mental Health poster (PDF)
   2011 Mental Health Mental Illness
   2012 - February - March events
   65th Conference of SCMB Churches
   Artisan Day 09 photostory
   Artisan Day 2011 Photo Tour
   Artisan Day Poster 09 (PDF)
   August 08
   August 2007
   Clarence Blake Friesen
   Der Bote Celebration comments
   Der Bote farewell
   Great Trek 2010 Khiva 9
   Great Trek 2010 tour plan (pdf)
   Great Trek Tour 2009
   Great Trek and 100th Church anniversaries
   July 2008
   Loeppky Siberia 2013 brochure(PDF)
   MHSC Citations and Ruth Derksen Siemens' Russian Gulag
   MHSC Ruth Derksen Siemens Poster (PDF)
   MHSS 2012 AGM poster with Rudy Wiebe
   March 2008
   March 2009
   March 2010
   Mennonites and Money - Oct/08
   Mennonites and Human Rights call for papers
   Mid-winter Workshop 2-7-10
   November 2007
   November 2008
   October 2007
   POSTER Fourth Reformation Course Walter Klassen
   Plaut Dietsch
   Plaut Dietsch weekend poster(pdf)
   Report Peacemakers and Genealogy Day 2011
   Seeing Poland 2013 Document (PDF)
   Seeing Poland Through Mennonite Eyes 2013
   Tour-Poland-Mennonite-Perspective (PDF)
   Special Event at MHSC Annual Meeting, Saskatoon
   Events for August 6, 2007
   poster FALL event Nov 14-15-08 (PDF)
   Summer 2010

Special Presentations

November 9-10, 2007:
Dr. Glenn Penner's West and East Prussian Genealogical Sources
Dr. Ted Regehr's Lost Homeland for six Mennonites (password needed).
Dr. Peter J. Klassen's Mennonites in Early Modern Poland and Prussia: The Quest for Self-Identity (password needed)
Mennonites in Poland

November 2008:
John Sharp's Through the Desert Goes our Journey

January 2011;
Report on MHSC Citations & Ruth Derksen Siemens' Russian Gulag Stories

Family Histories

Family Histories
   Mennonite DNA
   GRANDMA Namecodes (PDF)
   MHSS History (Low German) GRANDMA
   surnames index
   consonantal sound shift (PDF)
   Stories by Albertine Speiser
   Saskatchewan Mennonites Names in GAMEO
   Machno attack 19
   GRANDMA'S Window
   Peter Penner Diary(pdf)
   The Homesteader
   History of Judge Robert Harold McClelland
   History of Judge Robert Harold McClelland (page 2)

Press Releases

   index/(MHSS) Launches Archives Fund-raiser
   MB Herald goes digital


   Reports - index
   Book Launch of New Low German Book
   MHSC Launches New Projects
   MPFA Newsletter 2010 (PDF)
   Mennonite Education in Siberia: Heinrich P. Wieler - 1916-1918 (by Lawrence Klippenstein).
   Author Rudy Wiebe and AGM 2012
   Honouring Volunteers Faspa 2012
   Nettie Balzer Helena a Peek into the Past
   Progress at Archives December 2012
   Progress at Archives July 2012
   2013 - Annual General Meeting
   2014 Annual General Meeting - GAMEO, - Archives - March 1, 2014
   Book Promotion: It Happened in Moscow
   By Whatever Name - Book Signing, Sept 8 2013
   Peace Stories
   Successful Book Launch - The Fehrs
   Walter Klaassen's Translated Book Launch - March 9, 2014
   Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (History) - February 28, 2014
   Honouring Volunteers Faspa 2012
   Author Rudy Wiebe, and the Annual General Meeting - 2012
Peacemakers & Genealogy Day
Artisan Day (2011) Photo Tour
award of Excellence: Esther Patkau and Diedrich "Dick" Epp.

Pioneer Profiles

index of Pioneer Profiles, published in 1985 in the Valley News
   Abraham Derksen - 1866-1926
   Abraham Giesbrecht - 1946-1923
   Abram Neufeld - 1877-1942
   Aeltester Jacob Wiens - 1855-1932
   Arpm Guemter - 1974-1949
   Cornelius Driedger 1867-1934
   Cornelius Hamm - 1878-1947
   David A. Dyck 1881-1966
   David Giesbrecht - Dalmeny to Dallas
   Franz Bulin - 1884-1952
   Gerhard Bartsch - 1859-1925
   Gerhard Hein - 1856-1924
   Dyck, David 1881-1966
   Harder, Peter 1871-
   Driedger, Cornelius 1867-1934
   Giesbrecht, David
   Wall, Johann P. Rev -1875-1961
   Bullin, Peter 1884-1952 [correction: Franz, submitted by Peter]
   Wall, Johann Rev -1872-1919
   Loeppky, Johann - 1882-1950
   Klassen, Johann - 1856-1929
   Janzen, Isaac - 1870-1935
   Reddekopp, Johann - 1869-1927
   Guenter, Aron 1874-1949
   Wiens, Jacob 1855-1932
   Doell, Heinrich - 1863-1934
   Friesen, Johann - 1877-1960
   Janzen, Heinrich - 1879-1920
   Janzen, Gerhard - 1877-1947
   Wiebe, Peter 1861-1949
   Wiebe, Heinrich 1881-1968
   Wiens, Heinrich - 1881-1945
   Guenther, Peter - 1871-1955
   Neufeld, Abram - 1877-1942
   Neufeld, Abram - 1877-1942
   Kliewer, Jacob 1874-1922
   Neufeld, Johann - 1844-1913
   Bergen, Jacob 1850-1911
   Friesen, Heinrich - 1879-1955
   Olfert, Jacob 1877-1956
   Derksen, Abram - 1866-1926
   Schmidt, Isaak 1864-
   Teichroeb, Jacob 1870-
   Loeppky, Isaac - 1859-1947
   Bueckert, Herman - 1850-1937
   Hamm, Cornelius 1878-1947
   Siemens, Wilhelm_1857-1935
   Wiebe, Wilhelm - 1870-1932
   Bergen, Wilhelm - 1865-1924
   Loewen, Jacob - 1847-1937
   Dyck, Herman - 1876-1959
   Friesen, Isbrand - 1867-1945
   Dyck, Johann - 1874-1932
   Driedger, Peter - 1851-1933
   Goertzen, Benjamin -1873-1929
   Klassen, Peter H. - 1867-1952
   Braun, Johan - 1864-1929
   Martens, David - 1845-1926
   Peters, Johann - 1875-1947
   Peters, Johann
   Isaac Hildebrandt - 1864-1929
   Peter Pauls 1869-1924

Saskatchewan Mennonite Historian

   Official Magazine of the MHSS
   Issue - Spring 2011
   Issue - Summer 2011
   Issue - Fall 2011
   Issue - Spring 2010
   Issue - Summer 2010
   Issue - Fall 2010
   Issue - October 2009
   Issue - June 2009
   Issue - February 2009
   Issue - October 2008
   Issue - June 2008
   Issue - February 2008
   Issue - October 2007
   Issue - July 2007
   Issue - April 2007
   Issue - September 2006
   Issue - December 2005
   Issue - September 2005
   Issue - April 2005
   Issue - December 2004
   Issue - April 2004


   John G. Rempel - by his daughter Laura K. Wiens
   John G. Rempel - by Helen Kornelsen.
   Jacob H. Epp - by his daughter Carol Baerg
   John J. Janzen - by Ruth Friesen

   Dick H. Epp (by Leonard Doell)
   Dick H. Epp (by Ted Regehr)
   Dick H. Epp - Family Eulogy
   Reg Rempel - tribute from Sask Valley News

Other Historical Societies

   Other Societies
   Other Mennonite Historical Societies
   Lorraine Roth - Award of Excellence
   MHSC - 2013 Report by Conrad Stoesz
   MHSC - 2013 Report by Wesley Berg
   MHSC - 2013 Response by Lawrence Klippenstein
   Origins of Mennonite Heritage Village (Steinbach, MB)

[last updated - Jul/2/2014]

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