Category Archives: Manitoba

Western Canadian resource Peel’s Prairie Provinces moved to Internet Archive

The University of Alberta’s library is migrating its popular online historical collection, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, to Internet Archive. Peel’s Prairie Provinces is a resource that has helped scholars, students, and researchers of all types to explore the history and culture … Continue reading

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Winnipeg cemetery designated a national historic site

The Federal Government yesterday announced the designation of Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg, Manitoba as a national historic site. More than 100,000 burials have taken place at Brookside Cemetery since 1878 and its Field of Honour is one of the largest veteran … Continue reading

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Millions to be spent on construction of a Métis National Heritage Centre in Winnipeg

The federal and Manitoba governments announced Saturday they will spend more than $33 million to build the Métis National Heritage Centre in Winnipeg. Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal, who is a Winnipeg MP, announced $23.1 million in federal funding during … Continue reading

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FamilySearch’s latest Canadian indexing project — Manitoba church records

FamilySearch has a new Canadian indexing project, Canada, Manitoba—Church Records, 1800–1950 [Part B]. If you can read cursive writing, indexing can be fun to do. You can transcribe a few entries in a parish register or many pages. It’s up … Continue reading

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Manitoba Heritage Summit to address conservation, decolonizing heritage, genealogy, oral history, youth, and partnerships

A group of eight Manitoba Provincial Heritage Associations (PHAs) that includes the Manitoba Genealogical Society is organizing a “Heritage Summit” on October 1 to discuss the state of heritage in Manitoba. This will be the first time that such an all-encompassing … Continue reading

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Archives of Manitoba re-opens some onsite public services

Soon after the Manitoba government released its plan yesterday for the third phase of reopening the province, increasing group size limits, the Archives of Manitoba announced it has resumed some onsite public services. The Archives of Manitoba said it is … Continue reading

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More than 800 local history books digitized for Manitoba’s 150th anniversary

The University of Manitoba Libraries, in partnership with the Manitoba Library Consortium, has digitized more than 800 Manitoba local history books to mark Manitoba’s 150th anniversary this year as a province. Local history books can provide histories of families, farms, communities, schools, churches, … Continue reading

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First Canadian Keeper of the Hudson’s Bay Company archives passes away

In a beautiful tribute to the late Shirlee Anne Smith, who died April 17 in Winnipeg, Canada’s History describes the former archivist of the Hudson’s Bay Company as a “tireless champion of Canadian and Manitoban history.” “She was the first … Continue reading

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Archives of Manitoba invites public to help create exhibit for province’s 150th anniversary

The Archives of Manitoba yesterday announced plans for the exhibit, Your Archives: The Histories We Share. While the announcement wasn’t about a release of digitized birth, marriage and death records, which would have had genealogists jumping for joy, the initiative … Continue reading

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Indigenous afternoons of research at the Archives of Manitoba

The Archives of Manitoba has partnered with the Manitoba Indigenous Tuberculosis Photo Project (MITPP) to host bi-weekly Indigenous Afternoons in the Archives this winter. Every other Wednesday afternoon, from January 15 to April 22, historians, MITPP team members, and archivists … Continue reading

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