Generations – Our Journal

4GenerationsCover2010DecThe Society’s quarterly journal entitled Generations provides articles on genealogical research methods and sources; additions to the MGS library; results of member’s individual research; and information relating to Society business and events. Although publication policy emphasizes Manitoba subjects and themes, articles of general genealogical interest concerning other provinces and locations are often included.


Members, and anyone else with an interest in genealogy, are welcome to submit articles or news items to the Society at Manuscripts or other articles for publication should be prepared as a Microsoft Word document, as a Rich Text File (.rtf) or as a Flat File (.txt).  Please give appropriate credit when reprinting excerpts. Publication deadlines are Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1, and Nov. 1. Although effort will be made to preserve accuracy, the MGS cannot accept responsibility for errors found in Generations.

A special feature of the journal is “Generation Gaps”, a queries section where individuals may seek the help of others researching similar names and locations. Members are permitted one free query per year; additional or non-member queries are $3.00 each. Queries should be sent to


Paid advertising in accordance with MGS policy may be accepted in Generations. Contact the Editor, Generations as above for advertising rates and guidelines.

For the benefit of those wishing to advertise in our quarterly journal, Generations, please see our Advertising Information showing full details and very reasonable costs. What a wonderful way to show your support for the Society!

Receive your copy of Generations electronically!

Members can opt for their copy of Generations to be delivered electronically (PDF) instead of by mail!   There are so many benefits to making the change.

  • colour photos (when available)
  • clickable links – for websites and email addresses
  • the document is searchable
  • you can save it to your hard drive
  • MGS saves money on printing and postage
  • ecologically smart – saves paper consumption
  • receive your copy faster than the mail could bring it to you
  • receive your copy even if you are away from home

If you want to make the switch, send an email to that includes:

  • your name *
  • member number *
  • email address *
  • street address *
  • city and province/state *
  • postal/zip code *
  • country *
  • your email must state that you want MGS to use your email address to send your copy electronically *

Requests received without the REQUIRED* information listed above cannot be processed. Every effort will be made to ensure that once your request is received, the next issue will be sent electronically. However, depending on timing, this may not always be possible. Your patience is requested. Once you make this choice, your paper copy will no longer be delivered by mail.

The personal information of our members is held in confidence. MGS does not sell, trade or share member information with anyone outside of our organization (and to those inside, only on a need-to-know basis).

Generations Archives

The full collection of back and current issues is available on our members-only, password-protected area that is part of the MANI website. The issues from 1976 to 2010 are indexed in the MANI database and a search of MANI may provide a lead to an article printed in “Generations”. If you are a MGS member and have activated your MANI account click on the “Generations” link on the search page header.

Here is a sample copy of one of our early issues of Generations: Volume 5,  Number 1