The province of Manitoba was created by The Manitoba Act, which received royal assent on May 12, 1870. Manitoba’s official flag was dedicated and raised for the first time on May 12, 1966. Because of the double importance of May 12 in the history of the province, the Government of Manitoba designated it as Manitoba Day in 1986.
Since then, Manitoba Day has grown in importance and in the number of activities that take place on this day. MGS contributes to this Manitoba celebration in different ways. Often we have a display booth at the Manitoba Museum. We are there to answer people’s questions about genealogy in general and MGS in particular. We display a number of our genealogical resources to help with their quest, including that of our knowledgeable members (a key resource). We have transcribed the records of most cemeteries in Manitoba, which are to be found in our MANI database, along with many other records. When it comes to Manitoba genealogical records if we don’t have it, we probably know better than anyone else where to find it. And because almost everyone in Manitoba comes from somewhere else, we have many resources to find your ancestors no matter where on earth they came from.
During the 2020-21 pandemic, we celebrated Manitoba Day with a virtual tour of the MGS Library/Resource Centre on Facebook Live. Come Manitoba Day, look for us! We are always present somewhere.
We would like to thank our Librarian Mavis Gray for hosting this Manitoba Day tour on May 15, 2021.