Title and Physical Description
Judith Rempel fonds. — [ca. 1890]-2011. — 35 cm of textual records — 1 print.
Judith Dianne Rempel, 1952-2011, was born in Abbotsford, British Columbia to Bernhard Johann and Irene (nee Peters) Rempel. She was also known as Judii Rempel. She had been married to Eduardo Pabustan Jr. and later to Grant Allen Moberly. Judith completed high school at Mennonite Educational Institute in Abbotsford in 1970. She spent several years in Mennonite Central Committee voluntary service and employment in Akron, Pennsylvania and Winnipeg, Manitoba. She studied at the universities of Waterloo and Western Ontario, completing a BA and MA in sociology and completing the coursework toward a PhD in sociology with a specialization in social demography. Thereafter she was employed in the research field with the Manitoba Provincial Gerontologist in Winnipeg, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Research Institute in Calgary, and the City of Calgary. She contributed many volunteer hours and took on leadership roles with the Canadian Population Society (on the Board and as Vice Chairperson), Calgary Horticultural Society (on the Board and as Chairperson), the Alberta Family Histories Society (on the Board and as Vice Chairperson), and the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta (as Board Secretary and Coordinator). In the latter role, she established professional standards for the operation of the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta archives and library. She contributed many hours to making Mennonite genealogical resources available to the researching public through the development of transcriptions, indexes and other finding aids.
Scope & Content
The fonds includespersonal files, Rempel family genealogical files, genealogical notes and reports by Judith Rempel, correspondence, resarch and subject files and a printed engraving of Fredinand Rempel. A few files were donated by Judith Rempel while others were found in the office of the Mennonite Historical Society after Judith Rempel’s death. Still others were transferred by Judith’s husband, Grand Moberly, after Judith’s death. Some routine wokring papers were discarded. The fonds was arranged in its present format by staff at the archives of the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta.
Source of Supplied Title
Title based on the contents of the fonds
Source of Acquisition
Gift by Judith D. Rempel and her estate, 2002-2012
Originals and Reproduction
The original photographs
No restrictions on access
For a finding aid to the two earliest accessions, see Series Inventory
Accession 2006.002 (see 2006.002) 2011.008, 2011.044, 2012.004, 2012.039, 2014.024 (all filed with 2012.039)
GRANDMA IV # 144667
Last updated 10 Jan 2011 – Judith Rempel
Revised April 2012 – Jim Bowman
A-1 Judith Rempel curriculum vitae, 1999.
A-2 Five university and special recognition certificates.
A-3 Ten lengthy handwritten letters by Judith’s father [1985-1986}
A-4 Detailed financial journal [no name given but probably Judith’s uncle, J. W. Rempel ], 1953-1966
A-5 Fifteen oringinal photographs of Judith Rempel and family members [c. 1956-2005]
A-6 Eighteen original photographs of extended Rempel family members [1915-1950]
A-7 Bernard Rempel (Judith’s father] funeral, 1987
A-8 Story of Anna (Ketler) Rempel [Judith’s grandmother]
A-9 Nine letters or fragments of letters from relatives in the Soviet Union, [c. 1920s & 1930s]
A-10 Judith’s M. A. Thesis, “Housing and Living Arrangements of the Elderly,” 1982.
A-11 Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta work notebook 2002-2004
A-12 Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta work notebook, 2004
A-13 Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta, Reports to the Board, 2002-2007
A-14 “Mennonite Genealogical Sources, 2001” paper prepared by Judith
A-15 “Genealogical Tips” by Judith Rempel
B. Rempel family genealogical files
B-1 Judith Rempel pedigree chart
B-2 Rempel family Calendar, 1994, with numerous photographs and prints
B-3 Rempel family genealogy notes
B-4 Rempel family genealogical charts
B-5 Rempel family genealogical notes
B-6 Compact Disc of Genealogical Data collected by Judith Rempel
B-7 “Familien-Chronik, Zweiter Band,” von David D. Rempel
B-8 Bernhard Rempel Account book (farm and store in British Columbia, 1947-1953
B-9 Familienchronik des Johann Jacob Remepl in Gruenfeld, 1921.
C. Major genealogical notes and reports by Judith Rempel
C-1 Descendants of Herman Bueckert
C-2 Descendants of Isbrand Friesen
C-3 Johannes Peters family
D. Correspondence, research and subject files
D-1 Correspondence with Adelbert Goertz
D-2 Correspondence with the American Society of Germans from Russia
D-3 Family names of Purssian Mennonites
D-4 Russian and Prussian Mennonite Villages
D-5 Russian Mennonite Forestry Service Report, 1908
D-6 West Reserve (Manitoba) research
D-7 Fragmentary map of Barnaul (Siberia) settlement
D-8 Notes from Heldebrand Chronicles and News-clippings
D-9 J. J. Hildebrand “Zeittafel” translation project
D-10 Jacob J. Hildebrand, “Emigration from Russia to Canada, 1923-1930”
D-11 Langham (Saskatchewan) Times Notes and Clippings
D-12 Photos of Namaka, Alberta
D-13 David unrau “Recollections”
D-14 Stories told by Pastor Samuel Keller
D-15 Samuel Conenius, State Council for South Russian Settlements
D-16 Swift Current Sommerfelder Mennonite Church Collection, ca. 18733-1951.
D-17 to D-28 were kept as reference material by Judith Rempel and are filed with accession 2006.002
D – 17 Meaning of Names
D- 18 Dutch Patronymics of the 1600s.
D – 19 Elements in Teutonic. Semitic, Greek, Celtic, Slavice & Miscellaneous Names.
D – 20 Dutch Names
D – 21 The Latinization of Names in the Middle Ages
D – 22 Placename3 Etymology
D – 23 Meaning and Root of Names (German Language)
D – 24 Surname Essay
D – 25 18th Century Pennsylvania Naming Conventions
D – 26 Nogays, Doukhobors, Molokans
D – 27 Manual for the writingof Congregational Histories, by Frank H. Epp
D – 28 Judii Rempel’s Guide to Genealogy on the Internet, 2nd ed., 1999.
E. Calgary Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Board of Directors’ files, 1992-2005 (filed as 2006.002)
E-1 By Laws 1992-2003
E-3 Highlights 2001 and annual report
E-4 Annual meerting 2002 I am not a stranger
E-5 15th Anniversary annual report 2003
E-6 Board fo directors, executive director’s reports, minutes of meetings, annual reports 2002
E-7 Board of directors,executive director’s reports,minutes of meetings and annual reports. 2003
E-8 Board of directors, executive dirctor’s reports, minutes of meetings and annual reports 2004
E-9 Board of directors, executive director’s reports,minutes of meetings 2005
E-10 Towards meaningful citizenship
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