Manitoba Archives and Libraries

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National Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Archives and libraries that may be useful in research in Manitoba include:

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON CANADA K1A 0N3
Telephone: 613-996-7458

Personnel Records Unit
Researcher Services Division
National Archives of Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N3

Provincial Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Crown Lands Registry
Department of Natural Resources
1495 St. James Street
Winnipeg, MB K3H 0W9

The Registrar
TPR Building
276 Portabe Avenua
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B6

Attorney General’s Department
210 Woodsworth Building
405 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3L6

Provincial Archives of Manitoba
130-200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1T5
Telephone: 204-945-3971, 204-945-4233
Fax: 204-948-2008

Legislative Library of Manitoba
100-200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1T5 5AN 318-8965
Telephone: 204-945-4330
Fax: 204-948-2008

Manitoba Council of Archives
P.O. Box 27007
Lombard Concourse
One Lombard Place
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3K1

Rupert’s Land Research Centre
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

Court of Queen’s Bench
Main Floor, 408 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P9
Telephone: 204-945-0344

Hudson’s Bay Company Archives
200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C lT5
Telephone: 204-945-4949
Fax: 204-948-2008

Hudson’s Bay Company Archive’s records are held at the Provincial Archives.
City of Winnipeg Archives
380 William Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0J1
Telephone: 204-986-3060, 204-986-4391

Vital Statistics
Consumer and Corporate Affairs
254 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B6

Vital Statistics
Manitoba Community Services
104 - 401 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P8

Other Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Library
35 N. West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400

Most microfilms available at the library can also be distributed to local family history centers. A current list of Family History Centers in your area can be found at the Family Search web site.

Manitoba Online Records[edit | edit source]

Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards[edit | edit source]

Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:

  • Locate other researchers.
  • Post queries.
  • Send and receive E-mail.
  • Search large databases.
  • Search computer libraries.
  • Join in computer chat and lecture sessions.

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Manitoba in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.

Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of April 2007, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:

Canada Genealogy

A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county and province.

Canadian Genealogy Resources  

Lists county, provincial, and national sources; personal pages; and publications.


CanadianResources Rootsweb

A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.


The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.