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Local History and Genealogy Resources Information Guide

Recommended databases, websites and blogs for researchers and fans of historical topics related to Winnipeg and Manitoba


Welcome to Winnipeg Public Library's                                       
Local History and Genealogy Resources Information Guide.              

This guide will help beginners and experienced researchers alike who wishes to research Manitoba's rich past by giving you quick access to material on a wide variety of history subjects.

What will I find on this guide?

Online resources about the history of Manitoba and its people.

Lists of genealogical databases and organizations that can help you in your family research, along with recommended guides explaining various aspects of genealogical research.

Lists of recommended books on Manitoba local history and genealogical topics.

Information about the Millennium Library's Local History Room and its collection.


Come explore Winnipeg's fascinating past through PastForward! 

PastForward is Winnipeg's history, digitized.  View vintage Winnipeg and Manitoba postcards, search historic people and business directories, listen to people tell their stories, and more.

Here you will find images, audio, and more, related to Winnipeg's past. From postcards to historical directories to oral histories, these materials can be browsed, downloaded, and commented on.