Generations – MGS Journal

The Manitoba Genealogical Society has been proudly providing members with our quarterly journal entitled Generations for over 45 years! Chock full of great information, readers are treated to an abundance of valuable resources including an ever-changing list of the assets in our Library and Resource Centre, stories about research done by our members on their own genealogical journey, upcoming MGS business and events, highlights about some of our volunteers and so much more. Although Generations emphasizes Manitoba subjects and themes, articles of general genealogical interest about other provinces and locations are often included.

Generation Gaps is a special feature of the journal where individuals can enlist the help of readers researching similar names and locations. Members are permitted one free query per year; additional or non-member queries are $3.00 each. Send your query to We hope you find the help you are looking for.

Submissions for printing in Generations by members and others are welcome at any time. We’d love to hear from you! Please send your article (up to 2500 words) as a .doc, .docx, .rtf or .txt file, via email to Be sure to give appropriate credit when reprinting excerpts. Submission deadlines are Feb. 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. Inclusion of your article in Generations is at the discretion of the Editor, dependent on space and your subject matter. Actual content will be reviewed by the Generations team and may be edited for clarity and length.

Consider being part of the team that puts Generations together for our membership. Do you have an idea about a regular feature you’d like to see in each issue? Are you willing to help with the tasks of compiling, editing or distributing our Journal?  You know what they say, many hands make light work (English proverb from the early 1300s).

Advertise your business in Generations! Advertisers get their name/business name out to the genealogy community. And the money raised through your advertisements, helps support the Manitoba Genealogical Society – a win/win situation! Our advertising rates are reasonable, so contact us for full details soon; we would love to hear from you! Send your email to

Members automatically receive an emailed
full-colour copy
of the journal as
one of the benefits of their membership.

Getting your own copy of Generations is easy. Members automatically get a copy emailed to them. Not yet a member of MGS? No problem; we’d love to have you join us. Check out all the details on our Membership page. And if you don’t have your own archive of every issue, don’t worry, our Members’-only section does. You can read every great issue over the years. In addition, issues from 1976 to 2010 are also indexed in our MANI database. So, if you are looking for some great information, and let’s face it, who among us isn’t, the MANI database is a great resource to check out.

Although the Manitoba Genealogical Society and the Generations Team make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in each issue, we cannot accept responsibility if errors are found within its pages.