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The Manitoba Genealogical Society Inc. (MGS) is one of ten provincial genealogical organizations that endeavours to promote genealogical research and the writing of family histories. It is a registered charity formed in 1976 and incorporated in 1982. The main objectives of MGS are:

  • To assist researchers in doing their genealogical research.
  • To collect and preserve Manitoba genealogical and historical records/materials.
  • To foster education in genealogical research through Society workshops, seminars and publications.

MGS has five branches located throughout the province.


MGS has some unique information on people who have lived in Manitoba (cemetery indexes, obituaries, BMDs - births, marriages, deaths, family history and local history books, etc.) but we also can assist researchers with ancestors and descendents from other Canadian provinces and other countries – United States, Great Britain, Ireland and others. 

MGS Resource Highlights

Library/Resource Centre

 Located in Winnipeg, MGS has over 10,000 items (books, indexes, maps, periodicals, microfiche, etc.), access to, newspaper archives, and many reference resources.

Online Library Catalogue - KOHA

The Library/Resource Centre has produced an online catalogue of all books and reference material held in the library, searchable by title, author and keyword. You can search from home or at the Library. Click on the link below.

MANI (MAnitoba Name Index)

Online database that can search all MGS indexes at the same time. 


Sign up for MANI now!!

            MANI (the MAnitoba Names Index) is now available to all current MGS members. It allows online access to MGS indexes from home. Some indexes are still being added and eventually there will be over 1.5 million indexed items in MANI. To use MANI, members have to first register online. Be sure to choose a username and password that you can remember. As fast as our volunteers can process your request you will have access to all of the indexes available in-house at the MGS Library. To register, click on the MANI icon below or go to the web site at 

MGS Events

Please visit the MGS Events Page for more information on upcoming events.

Membership Information, Questions and Benefits

Membership in the Society is open to all those interested in researching family history. Individual, Associate and Institutional memberships are available to suit different interests.

MGS Quick Links

Click for Cemetery Transcription Price List | MGS Research Assistance | KOHA - MGS Online Catalogue | Dauphin Branch | Southwest Branch | Southeast and Winnipeg Branch | Beautiful Plains Branch | Swan Valley Branch | Generations

About Us

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 Information on Our Website

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