MANI Update September 2023

MANI Update September 2023
by Pat Allan, MANI volunteer.

The MANI (Manitoba Name Index) is a member benefit and consists of indexes from many sources.  When searching for a name, you will see these codes under the column ‘type’.  This is what they mean.  This means that the name you are searching is found in those indexed records.

  • A = Articles
  • B = Birth
  • BU = Burial
  • C = Census
  • CB = Christening/Baptism
  • CM = Church Marriage
  • CT = Cemetery Transcription
  • D = Death
  • E = Employment Record
  • FC = Funeral Card
  • FH = Family History
  • IM = In Memoriams
  • LH = Local History
  • M = Marriage
  • N = Newspapers
  • NC = Note to Creditors
  • O = Obituary
  • PI = Publication Index
  • SR = Servant Record
  • T = Transcribers

They can then be searched for at the MGS Resource Centre or you can purchase a single source search for $15 in our store to have someone else search for you.

An update from Pat Allan, MGS volunteer extraordinaire:

Obituary Tables

I’ve been working on deleting duplicate entries on obituary tables – have dumped ~25,000 from WinPap & ~6000 from RuralObits.   I’ve been adding the maiden names to the new column added for this purpose; MANI search engine checks this field as well as “surname” field making it unnecessary to have 2 separate entries (as previously done).

Local History Books

I’ve also received indexes for local history books which I’ve completed processing & uploaded. There are now 102 local history book indexes on MANI, along with some other books/files.

Thank you to our volunteers who have been indexing the local history books.

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