Manitoba – Links

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: