|Do you provide genealogy
No, I do not provide genealogy
research services for others. I do not have access to documents other than
what is on the Internet.
I recommend The
Manitoba Genealogical Society. MGS provides
research services for an extremely reasonable fee, including the following:
cemetery transcriptions, early Manitoba newspapers, current Manitoba newspapers,
Manitoba Crown Land Registry Index, Anglican Marriage and Baptismal Registers,
Catholic Marriage Registers, United Church Archives, Local History Book
Collection, Henderson's Directories (all of Manitoba from 1876-1908; Winnipeg
only 1908-present), 1870 Red River Census, 1881 / 1891 / 1901 Manitoba
Censuses, Pedigree Chart Index, and other indexes. You do not need to be
a member to use the MGS resources.
Where is the town my
ancestors lived in?
Go to the Manitoba
Regions Page. Each Region page has a listing of Municipalities, Cities,
If the town isn't listed,
try Canada's Official
Geographic Names Site. It is searchable by current and historical names.
You can get a map of the area, find out the distance from one location
to another and look up all other settled areas within a given radius.
If you heard there was a
local town history book, check our Volunteer
Look-Ups Page to see if a volunteer has the book. You can get a lot
of information from a town history book, and if someone can do look-ups
from it, get the publisher's name and address so you can order your own
copy if some are still available. You can also write to MGS.
If no one has this history
book, but you know one exists, try the Manitoba
Legislative Library. One of the services
they offer is inter-library loan. They can be contacted via e-mail.
I need the information
from the grave of my great-great-grandfather, who died somewhere in Manitoba...I
Genealogical Society has transcribed and indexed over 1200 cemeteries
in Manitoba -- that's nearly 90% of them! Even if you don't know for sure
where your family lies buried, they have a master index, filed by surname
as well as by cemetery. If you have a general idea of where they lived,
check out the cemetery
indexes they have for sale. The MGS can be contacted by e-mail.
If you don't know where
in Manitoba your ancestor died and the MGS doesn't have any record, then
try the Manitoba
Queries Board. Someone who reads your post, may be able to help you.
Where can I get a copy
of my ancestor's Birth/Christening, Marriage or Death/Burial Record?
Department of Vital Statistics. Under Manitoba law, all birth / marriage
/ divorce / death information has been kept on file there since the 1880s,
with some records pre-dating that period. There is a fee of $25 Canadian
per look-up, with each look-up covering a 10-year period. You will receive
an official document to go with your research. You don't necessarily need
a specific date, just the names of the people involved and the approximate
period when it happened. Vital Statistics can be reached by e-mail
if you would like to learn more about the fees and what information is
required from you.
Please note that under Canadian
privacy laws, many vital events records from the mid- to late-1900s may
not be accessible unless you are either one of the people involved or directly
descended from the people involved.
Another option is to try
contacting a church or other religious organization to see what they have
in their archives. A list of different groups is available at the Manitoba
GenWeb: Ethnic & Religious Groups page. Most religious archives
include the whole of the province of Manitoba.
We used to have cousins
in this one town. Do they still live there?
choose 'Find a Person', enter the surname, the town and the province and
check the white pages. You will get a phone number and complete address,
including postal code. No family left? Try returning to the main Canada411
page, choose the 'Find a Business' and try entering "Town of..." or "RM
of..." and find the address for the town offices. A letter there may point
you in the right direction, and maybe someone who knew your family will
hear of your query.
Also check the Manitoba
Genealogy Families page. It includes links to personal home pages of
other researchers interested in Manitoba. Your cousin may be there!
I want to find my family
on the 1901 census, but I don't know where to look. Can you help me?
You'll find a list of National
Archives of Canada microfilm numbers and corresponding locations on
GenWeb´s Census pages. Almost all universities in Canada keep
copies of all Canadian censuses in their reference section. If you live
outside of Canada, the University of Manitoba participates in inter-library
loan. Visit your local library and find out their policies. If you
have any questions about doing inter-library loan, contact the Elizabeth
Dafoe Library at the U of M.
My great-uncle was a
Manitoba soldier who died in the Second World War. Where can I find information
Check out the Manitoba
GenWeb History & Military Links page which may offer some information
on certain battles and even specific Manitoban and Canadian regiments.
If you lost a family member
during the First or Second World War, visit the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission, which has a Debt of Honour Register in memory
of those who died. Information found on this site includes, but is not
limited to, name and rank of soldier, date and location of death, age at
death, location of burial and any commerative monument nearby (also where
to find the name on the monument), names and hometowns of parents and/or
spouses, historical information about the battle in which this person died,
and a printable Record of Commemoration.