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Research: Manitoba Ancestors
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Permanent settlement in Manitoba began in the early 1800s. This course will demonstrate how the records the Hudsonís Bay Company, the Dominion, provincial and municipal governments created help the genealogical researcher trace ancestors in Manitoba. Emphasis will be placed on how to access the records and how to use them effectively.

Although the focus will be on the major government and religious records, the course will demonstrate how to supplement these records by using local newspapers, cemetery records, community, school and church histories. Other important resources to be discussed are the collections and programs of genealogical, historical and ethnic societies in Manitoba.

COURSE CONTENT

WEEK 1

Introduction to Finding Ancestors in Manitoba
The Basics
The Research Plan - the 5 W Approach
Copyright
The Internet
Recording Your Findings
Code of Ethics
Locating Places in Manitoba by Using Gazetteers, Maps, Plans & Atlases
Gazetteers
Maps
Manitoba''s changing boundaries
Hudson''s Bay Company Archives Cartographic Records
Historical Maps of Manitoba
Current Maps
Major Research Centres to Find Manitoba Ancestors
Archives and Libraries
Canada - Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
National Archives
National Library
The Canadian Genealogy Centre
Manitoba - Archives of Manitoba (AM)
Archives of Manitoba
Hudson''s Bay Archives
Manitoba Libraries
Manitoba Legislative Library
University Libraries and Archives
Manitoba Genealogical and Historical Societies
Key Web Pages of Value to Manitoba Researchers
Book Sellers

WEEK 2

Ethnic Settlement & Immigration Records
Ethnic Settlement
Canadian Immigration Records
Passenger Lists
Hudson''s Bay Company Passenger Lists
Pre-1865 Passenger Arrivals in Canada
Passenger Lists 1865-1919
Passenger Lists 1919-1925
Passenger Lists 1925-1935
Post 1935 Passenger Lists
Border Crossing Records
Border Crossing Records 1908-1919
Border Crossing Records 1919-1825
Border Crossing Records 1925-1935
Post 1935 Border Crossing Records
Immigration Department Records - RG 76
Likachev-Ragosine-Mathers or LI-RA-MA Collection 1898-1922
Naturalization & Citizenship
Alternate Sources to Find Immigrants to Manitoba
United States Passenger Lists & Border Crossing Records
The Direct and Indirect Hamburg Passenger Lists

WEEK 3

Manitoba Land Records
Red River Settlement Land Records, 1811-1892
Crown Land Records 1870-1930
The Dominion Land Survey
Manitoba''s Land Survey Grid
Understanding the Terms
How to Read & Find Western Canada''s Land Descriptions
How the Crown Land Was Allocated
Homestead Land
Free homestead. 1872-1930
Pre-emption 1871-1890 & 1908-1918
Purchased Homestead 1871-1918
Documents in The Homestead File & How They Help Genealogists
Application for Entry
Sworn Statement in Support of the Application for a Homestead Patent
Sworn Statement of Two Neighbours
Other Papers That May Be Found in the Homestead File
Crown Land Records at the Archives of Manitoba
Finding Aid: The Historic Holders Report
Homestead Files 1870-1872
Fiats 1870-ca. 1930
Township General Registers ca. 1870-1976
Township and Parish Cadastral Plans ca. 1870-1930
Parish Files 1874-1959
Hudson''s Bay Company Land
Finding Aid RG 1, Series 21
Hudson''s Bay Company Farm Lands Register of Sales
Railway Lands 1879-1896
Western Canada Land Grants circa 1870-1930
Manitoba Act 1870
Colonization Companies 1881-1890
Manitoba Land Titles
The Old System
The New System

WEEK 4

Manitoba Vital Records & Alternates
Vital Statistics
Church Records
Anglican Churches
Baptist Church
Jewish Religious Records
Lutheran Church
Presbyterian Church in Canada
Roman Catholic Church
Cemetery & Funeral Home Records
Funeral Homes
Newspapers & Newspaper Indexes
School, Church & Organization Histories

WEEK 5

Census & Census Substitutes
Census Records
Pre-1870 Census Records
1870 Census of Manitoba
1881, 1891 & 1901 Census of Canada - Province of Manitoba
1881 Census of Manitoba
1891 Census
1901 Census Nominal
Agricultural
Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906
Census Substitutes
Inventory of Archival Material
Assessment & Tax Rolls
Voters Lists

WEEK 6

Manitoba Court & Military Records
Manitoba Court Records
Provincial Court
Court of Queen''s Bench
Family Division
Adoption
Divorce
Court of Queen''s Bench
The Public Trustee of Manitoba
Wills & Probate Records
General Division
Civil Court Records
Criminal Court Records
Court of Appeal Records
Military Records
Red River Rebellion (1870)
Veterans of the North West Rebellion 1885
Medal Registers
Land Grants
Medal Registers
Land Grants
World War 1
War Diaries
Post World War 1 Records
War Diaries
Military Cemeteries & Memorials
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Military Service Organizations
Royal Canadian Legion
Air Force Association of Canada

 
 

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