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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

Module 1
Introduction

The Basics
  • The Research Plan - the 5W Approach
  • Copyright
  • The Internet
  • Recording Your Findings
  • Code of Ethics
    Locating Places in Manitoba by Using Gazetteers, Maps, Plans & Atlases
  • Gazetteers
  • Alternate Sources Found on the Internet Maps
  • Hudson''s Bay Company Archives Cartographic Records
  • Historical Maps of Manitoba
    Current Maps

    Major Research Centres
    Archives
  • Canada - Archives
  • Manitoba
    Libraries
  • Manitoba Libraries
  • University Libraries and Archives
  • Manitoba Genealogical and Historical Societies

    Key Websites of Interest
  • Helpful Websites Not Identified Elsewhere

    Module 2
    Ethnic Settlement & Immigration Records

    Ethnic Settlement
  • Research Sources

    Canadian Immigration Records
  • Passenger Lists

    Internet Immigration Programs and Lists
  • Border Crossing Records
  • Home Children, 1869-1930
  • Immigrants from the Russian Empire
  • LI-RA-MA Collection 1898-1922

    Naturalization & Citizenship
  • Alternate Sources to Find Immigrants to Manitoba

    Module 3
    Land Records

    Crown Land Records 1870-1930
  • Dominion Land Survey
  • Understanding the Terms
  • How to Read & Find Western Canada''s Land Descriptions
  • How the Crown Land Was Allocated

    Homestead Land
  • Documents in the Homestead File and How They Help Genealogists
  • Other Papers That May Be Found in a Homestead File

    Crown Land Records at the Archives of Manitoba

    Hudsonís Bay Company Land
  • Hudsonís Bay Company Farm Lands Register of Sales

    Railway Lands 1879-1896
    School Lands 1872-1930
    Manitoba Act 1870
    Colonization Companies 1881-1890
    Land Grants to Veterans of South African (Boer) War 1898-1913
    Soldier Settlement Act, 1917 and 1919

    Manitoba Land Titles
  • The Old System
  • The New System
  • Manitoba Land Titles Offices

    Module 4
    Vital Records & Alternates
    Vital Statistics

    Church Records
  • Anglican Churches
  • Baptist Church
  • Jewish Religious Records
  • Lutheran Church
  • Mennonite Church
  • Methodist Church
  • Orthodox Church
  • Presbyterian Church in Canada
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • United Church of Canada

    Cemetery Records
  • Manitoba Genealogical Society - Cemetery Program

    Funeral Homes

    Newspapers & Newspaper Indexes
  • Local Histories
  • School, Church & Organization Histories

    Module 5
    Census & Census Substitutes

    Census Records
  • Pre-1870 Census Records
  • 1870 Census of Manitoba
  • 1881 Census of Canada - Manitoba
  • 1891 Census of Canada - Manitoba
  • 1901 Census of Canada - Manitoba
  • Agricultural Schedule
  • Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906
  • 1911 Census of Canada Ė Manitoba
  • Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1916 Ė Manitoba
  • 1921 Census of Canada
  • Post 1916 Census Records in Canada

    Census Substitutes
  • Inventory of Archival Material
  • Directories
  • Assessment & Tax Rolls
  • School Registers
  • Voters Lists
  • National Registration
  • Surveys
  • United Farm Women of Manitoba

    Module 6
    Court & Military Records

    Manitoba Court Records
  • Manitoba Justice
  • Provincial Court
  • Court of Queen''s Bench
  • Family Division
  • General Division

    Military Records
  • Red River Rebellion (1870)
  • Veterans of the North West Rebellion 1885
  • Veterans of the South African (Boer War) 1898-1913
  • World War 1
  • War Diaries
  • Ship Logs
  • Air Force and Navy Records
  • Awards to Royal Canadian Navy
  • Post World War 1 Records
  • War Diaries
  • Military Histories
  • Military Cemeteries & Memorials
  • Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Military Service Organizations

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