Join Us May 15th LIVE on Facebook

Manitoba Day 2021Ever wondered what is available in the MGS Resource Centre?  What are all those books?  Rows of CDs?  Cabinets of microfilm and microfiche?  What is a Henderson Directory and how can that help you in your research?  What is available on the computers?

Join us on Facebook Live for a virtual tour of the MGS Resource Centre on May 15, 2021!  Ask us questions in the comments, and we will answer them live on the broadcast.  Time to be determined.  Circle your calendar now!

Manitoba Pandemic Status at Code Red






We Are Operating As Usual (Almost)

Due to the Provincial Response Level being at critical, the Province of Manitoba continues to restrict non-essential services including libraries until further notice.  The MGS Resource Centre is presently closed to the public.

Saying that, we are open for business as usual (almost).  Volunteers are working remotely to process memberships and orders from our online store.  Monthly meetings and presentations are being held on Zoom.  Members have full access to MANI and our KOHA catalogue online.  Our Research team is still doing research.  Our volunteers are continuing to increase our MANI database with new data being uploaded regularly.  We aren’t in the office to answer the phone, but our emails are being checked regularly and you can contact us that way at contact@mbgenealogy.com.

It is only our Resource Centre that is closed.  If there is something that you need from the library resources, remember that our members can borrow books from the library.  Also, our researchers can access the information you need.  These services are business as usual.  We are hopeful we will be able to open soon.

Stay safe everyone, we will get through this together.


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

Library/Resource Centre

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)

MANI is our online database where you can search all MGS indexes at once.   Learn more, or go directly to MANI.