Manitoba – Links

On-line Guide to Researching Manitoba Genealogy, Cloverdale Branch, Surrey BC Public Library:

Also check for Manitoba books and journals at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library, catalogue search page:

Manitoba Genealogical Society, research services, journal and other publications, library:

Manitobia, digitized newspapers, community histories, photographs, etc.:

Archives of Manitoba and Hudson’s Bay Archives:

See also Some Canadian History for transcriptions of some Hudson’s Bay Co. Archives documents:

Prairie history and University history – digital collections, University of Manitoba Archives:

Manitoba GenWeb:

Peel’s Prairie Provinces, includes some newspapers, photographs, directories:

Manitoba Historical Society:

Hudson’s Bay Company Gallery, Museum of Manitoba:

Millennium Library Local History Room, Winnipeg Public LIbrary:

Links to Manitoba libraries, Winnipeg Public Library:

Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Manitoba Vital Statistics, searchable index only. Manitoba open access years – births 100 years +; marriages 80 years +; deaths 70 years +:

Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959 (includes some Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Unitarian churches), FamilySearch:


Note that the Manitoba Genealogical Society has transcribed 1400 cemeteries; publications are available at a nominal cost:

City of Brandon Cemetery Search:

Town of Neepawa Riverside Cemetery history and burial search:,8&cat_ID=2&sub_ID=240&sub2_ID=153

City of Portage La Prairie Cemetery Search:

City of Winnipeg Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona cemeteries:

KUZNIAKOWSKI burials, Holy Ghost Cemetery, Winnipag, Tea for 2: Alan Wheatley:

Manitoba, Canada GenWeb’s Cemetery Project:

Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, Murray Pletsch:

Canadian Headstones:


Census Making at Red River Settlement, Norma J. Hall, Ph.D.:

Parishes of Red River, 1870:

Red River only: 1831 – 1849 censuses; 1870 Manitoba census, FamilySearch:,_1831-1870_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29

1881 – 1916 censuses – see Library and Archives Canada, also at

1901, 1911, 1906 censuses – see Automated Genealogy:

1881-1901, 1906, 1916 censuses at FamilySearch, also at

For Winnipeg, 1911, see Streets in Winnipeg in 1911, Manitoba Historical Society:

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:

Interactive Immigration Timeline, Museum of Manitoba:

Provisional Government of Assiniboia, history:

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:

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:

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:


Finding Aid: Prairie Land Records, Dave Obee:

How to Locate Western Land Grants on a Map:

Manitoba Historical Maps, Wyman Laliberte, University of Manitoba, Flickr:

Manitoba Maps, including Canadian National Maps, Online-Historical Map Digitization Project, Julia Adamson:

Manitoba Maps, University of Alabama:

Western Land Grants database, 1870-1930 (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, northern British Columbia):

Canadian Pacific Railway Land Sales, 1881-1927 (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta), Glenbow Museum and Archives:

Local Manitoba Genealogy and History Websites and Collections

Manitoba History Online Books, and Local History Bibliography, Virtual Manitoba: and

Red River Ancestors, Ancestor Index, forum. Gary Still:

City of Winnipeg Archives:

Historic Winnipeg, Flickr group:

Western Manitoba Genealogy Project, Bill Richards:

Newdale, Manitoba Genealogy, M. Diane Rogers:


For digitized newspapers, see

Manitoba Legislative Library:

Manitoba Newspapers on microfilm, Library and Archives Canada:

Indexes to Manitoba newspapers, Library and Archives Canada:

Probate and Estate Records

Guide to Manitoba Probate Records, indexes to estates – Winnipeg, Brandon, Dauphin, Morden, Portage la Prairie. Archives of Manitoba:

Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930, FamilySearch:

More Links

CanGenealogy, Dave Obee:

Online Records, Manitoba, FamilySearch:

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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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