Category Archives: Manitoba

Hudson’s Bay Company records being digitized for Manitoba’s 150th anniversary

The Hudson’s Bay Company History Foundation, with help from the province of Manitoba, is digitizing more than 1,000 reels of microfilm copies of pre-1870 trading post records, making them available online. Hudson’s Bay Company Archives estimates the reels contain close … Continue reading

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FamilySearch releases searchable 1926 Canada Census of Prairie Provinces

 O, Canada! Let the excitement begin. In advance of the expected March deadline, FamilySearch late yesterday released the index of the 1926 Census of Prairie Provinces for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The free database provides a searchable index of two million names … Continue reading

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More info on the 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces

The interest in the soon-to-be released digitized 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces continues to grow, along with information about it. Genealogist Dave Obee in British Columbia has provided on his web page, What will you learn from the 1926 census?, … Continue reading

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Finding your ancestors more quickly in the 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces

For those who cannot wait until March when Library and Archives Canada and FamilySearch are expected to make the 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces searchable, Winnipeger Jackie Corrigan has great advice on her blog, As Canadian as can be, … Continue reading

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Canada’s 1926 census of Prairie Provinces can be browsed on FamilySearch

While waiting for next month’s launch of the free searchable 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces, genealogists can browse on FamilySearch what could possibly be all of the more than 45,000 pages that make up the census. This is the … Continue reading

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University of Manitoba digitizes oldest Polish-Canadian newspaper

The University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections last evening hosted the launch of the digitized version of the Polish-Canadian newspaper, Czas (The Times) in Winnipeg. Czas is the oldest Polish language newspaper weekly in Canada, established in Winnipeg in … Continue reading

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Sample letter to send to Winnipeg electoral candidates about protecting city archives

If you would like to write to the candidates for Winnipeg mayor and councillor to express your support for the city’s rich documentary heritage, a group of historians and archivists has provided a sample letter on their website, A New … Continue reading

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Historians campaign to relocate City of Winnipeg Archives to a new home

You may recall reading my blog post, Historians concerned about plight of City of Winnipeg Archives, published three weeks ago. Several historians had expressed their concern about the future of Winnipeg’s archives that were moved five years ago to a smaller … Continue reading

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Winnipeg Tribune, 1890-1980, online

John D. Reid shared on his blog, Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections, that the online database of the Winnipeg Tribune archives now goes from 1890 to 1980 on the University of Manitoba’s website. Until recently, the collection ended at 1969.  I tested the search … Continue reading

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Historians concerned about plight of City of Winnipeg Archives

After a rainstorm five years ago forced the city of Winnipeg to move its archives to a smaller facility in a former warehouse, several historians have expressed their concern about the future of this irreplaceable collection. According to a CBC … Continue reading

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