Genealogical Website Links

Library and Archives Canada

Collects and preserves Canada’s documentary heritage, and makes it accessible to all Canadians. This heritage includes publications, archival records, sound and audio-visual materials, photographs, artworks, and electronic documents such as websites.

Canadian Genealogical Centre

Includes all physical and online genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada. It offers genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and opportunities to work on joint projects, all in both official languages.

Early Canadiana Online

A project of Library and Archives Canada. The digital library provides access to almost 3 million pages of Canada’s printed heritage. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century.

Provincial Archives of Manitoba

(PAM) holds many records that are useful to genealogists. This guide describes them in detail, including census, land, court, immigration, education, cartographic, and aboriginal records.

Vital Statistics Manitoba

Consult Manitoba’s official registry for details of vital events (birth, death, marriage, stillbirth, change of name) in your family. Legislation protecting privacy governs who can access records held by the Agency. The database contains information from vital event records from 1882 to present for the Province of Manitoba.

Manitoba’s Legislative Library

Current issues of most Manitoba newspapers are held at both library locations. Microfilmed and original back issues are held at the Main Library, 200 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg. Under the Legislative Library Act, Manitoba publishers are asked to send one copy of every item published in Manitoba to the Library on legal deposit. Since 1919, the Library has built a heritage collection which reflects the histories, aspirations, and artistic expressions of Manitoba’s diverse communities. Titles are organized into several categories: Biographies, Description and travel, General history, History of institutions and organizations, Local histories.

Manitoba Land Titles Office

This site provides records of land ownership and survey plans.

Manitoba Historical Society

Founded in June 1879 by an Act of the Manitoba Legislature, Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) is the oldest organization in western Canada devoted to the promotion of public interest in, and preservation of, the region’s historical resources.

Manitoba Genealogical Society

This organization, founded in 1976, publishes a quarterly newsletter, has an excellent genealogy research library, has several ongoing special projects, and provides access to provincial cemetery transcriptions for a small fee.

Hudson’s Bay Company Archives

Founded by Royal Charter in 1670, Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) is the oldest chartered trading company in the world. The records of the Hudson’s Bay Company were donated to the Province of Manitoba in 1994 and include photographs, documentary art, cartographic records, architectural drawings, moving images and sound recordings.

Canada’s National History Society

This is the site of the publishers of The Beaver magazine. Its web resources include a list of government archives, libraries, museums, organizations, publications and societies involved in genealogical research.

Paper of Record-Building the World’s Largest Archive of Historical Newspapers® is a pioneer of searchable newspaper image documents presented in their original published form. Begun in 1999, it now contains more than 21 million fully searchable images taken from newspapers around the world. The site requires that you register for membership (free) to view images.

“We Will Remember” War Monuments in Canada

A pictorial visit to war memorials in Manitoba and across Canada.

Manitoba GenWeb

A collection of links to useful Manitoba research sites. This site is part of a worldwide network of research sites called WorldGenWeb. The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access. The Canadian site can be found here.

Hamiota Cemetery Transcriptions

This cemetery was transcribed by James W. Routledge, M.G.S 529, as part of the Manitoba Genealogical Society’s goal to have all the cemeteries in Manitoba recorded. You might also want to try Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet.

Peel’s Prairie Provinces

Peel’s Prairie Provinces is a resource dedicated to assisting scholars, students, and researchers of all types in their exploration of western Canadian history and the culture of the Canadian prairies.