MGS Resource Centre Closure
Due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus, the MGS Executive has made the decision to close the MGS Library/Resource Centre, effective immediately. We will continue to monitor the situation and will inform you when the Library will re-open. We will use our website, Facebook page, email, and MANI to continue to keep in contact with our members and clients. We wish you well as we all move through this difficult time.
Who are we?
The Manitoba Genealogical Society Inc. (MGS) is one of several provincial and territorial genealogical organizations that endeavour 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 four 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 descendants from other Canadian provinces and other countries.
MGS Resource Highlights
Located in Winnipeg, MGS has over 10,000 items (books, indexes, maps, periodicals, microfiche, etc.), access to ancestry.com, 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 here to go to KOHA.
MANI (MAnitoba Name Index)