Manitoba – Links

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: https://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