The Manitoba Genealogical Society
The Manitoba Genealogical Society is a registered charity formed in 1976 and incorporated in 1982. The main objectives of MGS are:
– To assist researchers in doing their genealogical research;
– To collect and preserve Manitoba genealogical and historical records/materials;
– To foster education in genealogical research through Society workshops, seminars and publications;
The MGS has four Branches concentrating on different area of the province:
– Beautiful Plains Branch in Neepawa;
– Dauphin Branch in Dauphin;
– Southeast and Winnipeg Branch in Winnipeg; and
– Southwest Branch in Brandon
MGS has an extensive Library and Resource Centre located in Winnipeg at Unit E, 1045 St. James Street. It is a self-contained 2400-square foot office space, completely staffed by MGS volunteers. Search their on-line catalogue for material of interest to you.
MGS resources include MANI (the Manitoba Name Index), a large database of unique Manitoba genealogical records that is searchable online; indexes of transcriptions on tombstones for about 1400 cemeteries throughout Manitoba, and an early Manitoba newspaper obituary index; MGS Journal (Generations) published quarterly; research assistance by trained volunteers and by an experienced research team for a fee.
If you have family who settled in Manitoba, or perhaps merely passed through on their way elsewhere, consider joining the Manitoba Genealogical Society today, and help them continue their mission of discovery, collection, preservation and access to family history research in Manitoba.
Ontario Genealogical Society members receive membership discounts when joining the Manitoba Genealogical Society. Many early Ontario settlers, or their offspring, headed west in search of land, gold and other riches. Follow your ancestors or their families to Manitoba.