Manitoba – Links

On-line Guide to Researching Manitoba Genealogy, Cloverdale Branch, Surrey BC Public Library: http://www.surreylibraries.ca/files/Manitoba_Provincial_Guide.pdf

Also check for Manitoba books and journals at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library, catalogue search page: http://www.bcgs.ca/?page_id=98

Manitoba Genealogical Society, research services, journal and other publications, library: http://www.mbgenealogy.com

Manitobia, digitized newspapers, community histories, photographs, etc.: http://www.manitobia.ca

Archives of Manitoba and Hudson’s Bay Archives: http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/index.html

See also Some Canadian History for transcriptions of some Hudson’s Bay Co. Archives documents: http://www.somecanadianhistory.ca/index.html

Prairie history and University history – digital collections, University of Manitoba Archives: http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/archives

Manitoba GenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canmb

Peel’s Prairie Provinces, includes some newspapers, photographs, directories: http://peel.library.ualberta.ca

Manitoba Historical Society: http://www.mhs.mb.ca

Hudson’s Bay Company Gallery, Museum of Manitoba: http://www.manitobamuseum.ca/main/museum/hbc

Millennium Library Local History Room, Winnipeg Public LIbrary: http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/contact/branches/millennium/localhistory.asp

Links to Manitoba libraries, Winnipeg Public Library: http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/onlineresources/internet/library.asp

Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Manitoba Vital Statistics, searchable index only. Manitoba open access years – births 100 years +; marriages 80 years +; deaths 70 years +: http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/Query.php

Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959 (includes some Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Unitarian churches), FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Manitoba_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29

Cemeteries

Note that the Manitoba Genealogical Society has transcribed 1400 cemeteries; publications are available at a nominal cost: http://www.mbgenealogy.com/cemetery-transcriptions

City of Brandon Cemetery Search: http://gis.brandon.ca

Town of Neepawa Riverside Cemetery history and burial search: http://www.neepawa.ca/main.asp?fxoid=FXMenu,8&cat_ID=2&sub_ID=240&sub2_ID=153

City of Portage La Prairie Cemetery Search: http://www.city.portage-la-prairie.mb.ca/parks.html

City of Winnipeg Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona cemeteries: http://winnipeg.ca/ppd/cemetery_brookside.stm

KUZNIAKOWSKI burials, Holy Ghost Cemetery, Winnipag, Tea for 2: Alan Wheatley: http://teafor2.com/AW/index.php?content=acemetery&cemID=582

Manitoba, Canada GenWeb’s Cemetery Project: http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org/MB

Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, Murray Pletsch: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cangmg/manitoba/index.htm

Canadian Headstones: http://canadianheadstones.com/mb/

Census

Census Making at Red River Settlement, Norma J. Hall, Ph.D.: http://hallnjean2.wordpress.com/the-red-river-resistence/red-river-censuses/

Parishes of Red River, 1870: http://hallnjean2.wordpress.com/the-red-river-resistence/maps/parishes-of-assiniboia1870

Red River only: 1831 – 1849 censuses; 1870 Manitoba census, FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Manitoba_Census_Indexes,_1831-1870_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29

1881 – 1916 censuses – see Library and Archives Canada, also at Ancestry.ca: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html

1901, 1911, 1906 censuses – see Automated Genealogy: http://www.automatedgenealogy.com

1881-1901, 1906, 1916 censuses at FamilySearch, also at Ancestry.ca: http://www.familysearch.org

For Winnipeg, 1911, see Streets in Winnipeg in 1911, Manitoba Historical Society: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/data/census/1911/winnipeg/

History of Manitoba

Manitoba historical timelines, Rupert’s Land to Riel (11,500 B.C. to 1870), Gateway to the West (1870 to 1939), Decades of Diversity (1939 to Present). Gimli’s Story: http://gimliheritage.ca/pdfs/Manitoba%20History%20Timeline.pdf

Interactive Immigration Timeline, Museum of Manitoba: http://www.manitobamuseum.ca/callithome/home/in-class/immigration/historical-timeline

Provisional Government of Assiniboia, history: http://hallnjean2.wordpress.com/

Prairie Immigrant Experience, Universities of Manitoba and Saskatchewan and Ukrainians in Winnipeg and Manitoba, Archives of Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, Winnipeg and Manitoba: http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/archives/prairie_immigration

1881: A reliable guide for settlers, travellers & investors in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba and the new North-West by George H. Wyatt (Toronto, 1881), Peel’s Prairie Provinces: http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/1021.html

Manitoba and the great North-west: the field for investment; the home of the emigrant, being a full and complete history of the country .. , by John Macoun (Guelph, The World Publishing Co.,1882). Digitized book; available in various formats. Internet Archive: http://archive.org/stream/manitobaandgrea00mclagoog#page/n10/mode/2up

Land

Finding Aid: Prairie Land Records, Dave Obee: http://www.daveobee.com/columns/dominion.htm

How to Locate Western Land Grants on a Map: http://www.telusplanet.net/public/darnison/mapgrant.htm

Manitoba Historical Maps, Wyman Laliberte, University of Manitoba, Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/manitobamaps

Manitoba Maps, including Canadian National Maps, Online-Historical Map Digitization Project, Julia Adamson: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canmaps/index.html

Manitoba Maps, University of Alabama: http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/canada/prairie.html

Western Land Grants database, 1870-1930 (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, northern British Columbia): http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/western-land-grants/index-e.html

Canadian Pacific Railway Land Sales, 1881-1927 (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta), Glenbow Museum and Archives: http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesCPRSearch.aspx

Local Manitoba Genealogy and History Websites and Collections

Manitoba History Online Books, and Local History Bibliography, Virtual Manitoba: http://www.virtualmanitoba.com/VMLists/LHistbooks.htm and http://www.virtualmanitoba.com/VMLists/LHistbooks.htm

Red River Ancestors, Ancestor Index, forum. Gary Still: http://www.redriverancestry.ca

City of Winnipeg Archives: http://winnipeg.ca/clerks/docs/archives/archives.stm

Historic Winnipeg, Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/791457@N25

Western Manitoba Genealogy Project, Bill Richards: http://www.westmanitoba.com

Newdale, Manitoba Genealogy, M. Diane Rogers: http://newdalembgenealogy.wordpress.com

Newspapers

For digitized newspapers, see Manitobia.ca: http://www.manitobia.ca

NewspaperArchive.com: http://www.newspaperarchive.com

Manitoba Legislative Library: http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/leg-lib/MobilePages/collections.html

Manitoba Newspapers on microfilm, Library and Archives Canada: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/newspapers-at-lac/035005-1130-e.html

Indexes to Manitoba newspapers, Library and Archives Canada: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/newspapers-at-lac/035005-2203-e.html

Probate and Estate Records

Guide to Manitoba Probate Records, indexes to estates – Winnipeg, Brandon, Dauphin, Morden, Portage la Prairie. Archives of Manitoba: http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/probate/index.html

Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930, FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1987562

More Links

CanGenealogy, Dave Obee: http://www.cangenealogy.com/manitoba.html

Online Records, Manitoba, FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Manitoba_Online_Genealogy_Records

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About DRogers

M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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