Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How Do I Get Information For My Status Card (Certificate of Indian Status)
How Do I Prove Metis Ancestry?
Centre du Patrimoine,
Société historique de Saint-Boniface
340, boulevard Provencher
Saint-Boniface, Manitoba R2H 0G7
Historical Society of Saint-Boniface
340 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G7
Visit Société historique de Saint-Boniface for further information.
Phone: (204) 233-4888
What is The Processing Time For A Membership?
If you join MGS online, you pay through PayPal or credit card and you get immediate access to the membership area and the Manitoba Name Index (MANI). You will get an immediate email with your online transaction details. Your membership will still be processed on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
How Do MGS Webinars Work?
1. Purchase your ticket at Eventbrite.
2. Register to attend with ZOOM.
Purchase Your Ticket At Eventbrite.
Your purchase of a ticket gives us the information required to send you a ZOOM link so you can register for the webinar.
Register to attend with ZOOM.
When we send you the link to ZOOM, fill in the registration form as prompted, and you will be automatically given the link to join the meeting. If the workshop you signed up for is for more than one session, you will use the same link each week.
*You need to have ZOOM loaded on your device.
*You need to know your personal login information for ZOOM.
Can I Cancel My Membership and Receive a Refund?
The MGS website homepage has a search box, and you can search for records before you become a member. In addition, we have many records that copyright does not allow us to publish online. These need to be searched in our Library/Resource Centre. If you do not live in Winnipeg or the surrounding area, we have a $10 Research fee for a Single Name/Source Search.
Memberships are not refundable, nor are they transferrable.
How Long Do I Have To Wait To Get A Response?
What is the Best Program/Software to Start Your Family Tree?
Make sure any program you use allows you to make a GEDCOM file. This allows you to transfer all your data from one program to another. Eventually, most genealogists change programs. GEDCOM also allows you to upload your tree from your personal software choice to any of the online family tree services.
There are lots of programs that have a lot of great features. Some of the top genealogy programs, in alphabetical order:
Family Tree Builder: great free genealogy software
Family Historian: simple and effective popular program RATED A+
Legacy Family Tree: really great reporting features, great source citations RATED A+
Roots Magic: a very popular long-standing software amongst genealogists
I suggest that you look at the reports that the software you are choosing lets you print. Sharing our tree with family is usually of primary importance. What is your priority? Does your program choice let you do that? The most important items that your chosen program should do well are to transfer images from one program to another, and let you record the sources of your information in the most detailed way possible.
Legacy Family Tree is a very detailed program and is widely used by professional genealogists because of its capability to record the most detailed information that you have found on your family. Of course, the more detailed it is, the bigger the learning curve, but there are many videos on YouTube and lots of information in the Help section. You don’t have to use all the features, but it is nice to have them.
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Where Do I Park?
Can I Use the Library/Resource Centre If I Am Not A Member?
If I come to MGS for the day, where do I eat?
1. You can bring a bag lunch and eat in our kitchen, or
2. You can visit one of the many restaurants surrounding MGS. We are in a strip mall with multiple restaurant options, and if you want to venture across the street, you will find McDonalds and other restaurants.