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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
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
• Hudson's Bay Company Archives Cartographic Records
• Historical Maps of Manitoba
Current Maps
Major Research Centres
• Canada - Archives
• Manitoba
• 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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