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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 local branches spread throughout the province.


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


Notice of MGS Membership Fee Increase

Due to increasing expenses the MGS Executive and Council have determined that the MGS membership fees must be increased in order for us to continue operating our Society. Thus, effective April 1, 2015, the beginning of our new fiscal year, the Individual and Institutional fees will be increased from $40.00 to $50.00 per year. The Associate member fee will remain at $20.00. Branch fees are set by the individual branches. We trust that our loyal membership will understand our financial situation and continue to support the Society. MGS Membership form Effictive April 1, 2015

Red River Heritage Fair

The Red River Heritage Fair will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the University of Winnipeg. Junior and senior high school students are encouraged to work on a family history project to submit to the fair. Do you have grandchildren who might be interested in embarking on such a project? Why not give them some help to get started? For more information -

Manitoba Adoption Records

Manitoba is opening birth records related to adoption. Read the news release The changes to The Adoption Act and The Vital Statistics Act will allow for more openness with respect to birth records related to adoption. Adult adoptees and birth parents can access birth record information and protect their information. 

The new legislation is expected to come into effect in June 2015. Manitoba’s new legislation will allow adoptees and birth parents to access available identifying information. It will also allow them to keep their information confidential if they wish.   

   “The Nuts & Bolts of Genealogy” Workshop

Sponsored by the SW Branch Manitoba Genealogical Society

Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Knox United Church (18th Street & Victoria Avenue), Brandon MB

Registration Fee: $45 before April 1(spouse ½ price) or $50 after April 1

Lunch Included

For more information, visit our website

For registration call Shirley @ 204-726-5344 or Email

Heritage Dinner 

Guest Speaker: Oriole Vane Veldhuis. Topic: Family Secrets

Price: $25/person

MGS Library/Resource Centre Winter Hours

  • The Centre will be closed on Wednesday evenings until March 18, 2015.
 Regular winter daytime hours:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday                 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Sundays                                                          Noon – 4:00 pm    

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, Institutional and Corporate 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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