The Manitoba Genealogical Society has a wealth of information about cemeteries in Manitoba. Since 1978, volunteers from MGS and its branches have visited over 1700 cemeteries in Manitoba. They have recorded the exact inscriptions (called transcribing) on every grave marker in each cemetery (name, birth/death date, and other wording). In the 40+ years of transcribing, MGS has recorded burials for individuals whose grave markers are no longer found. All data was double checked by another volunteer to ensure the accuracy of the information.
MGS has indexed its cemetery transcriptions by the name of the Rural Municipality (RM) in which the cemetery is located, and in a few cases by the city name (e.g. Brandon and Winnipeg). A knowledge of which RM a particular town, village, or homestead is located in may help to locate a cemetery. To learn more about this, visit our Provincial Municipalities information.
- A short bio of the cemetery which may include a map of the cemetery layout
- Location of the burial plot
- Type of Stone
- Notes would include information as to the condition of the stone or other markers added to the burial plot
- Date of Burial (if known)
- References (additional sources to document the individual/burial, if found)
MGS and the Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) launched a joint project to assist researchers and genealogists with finding the location of Manitoba cemeteries and determining who is buried in them. Using GPS, MHS has mapped historic sites, including cemeteries, from around the province. The cemeteries are published under Historic Sites of Manitoba. MGS audited each cemetery recording and transcribing the data on every grave marker. This information is housed in the Manitoba Name Index (MANI).