Manitoba Pandemic Status at Code Red

MGS Resource Centre Is Closed to Public

Due to the continued increase of COVID-19 cases, the Province of Manitoba continues to restrict non-essential services including libraries until further notice.  The MGS Resource Centre remains closed to the public.  Many services will continue  to be available remotely for our members, including access through MANI and our KOHA catalogue.

Our usual Christmas closure coincides with the Code Red closure.  We will be performing office duties on a limited basis from December 14, 2020 to January 11, 2021.  All online services are still available for your use.   Many processes will continue remotely or by individual volunteers as has been the process during this unique year.

We will continue to update you  on this web site and through our presence on social media.  Questions may be directed to contact@mbgenealogy.com.
Stay safe, we will get through this together.

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.

Click here to learn more about the Manitoba Genealogical Society Inc.


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.  Click here to learn more, or go directly to MANI.