Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm
Genealogy: drop-off and pick-up services only.

We appreciate your patience as we work through delays
caused by the previous closure.

Genealogical orders can also be mailed in or made using our online request form.

For more information, we can be reached by email (shsb@shsb.mb.ca) or by phone (204-233-4888).


Our genealogy research services offer you the option of either ordering a research package or of doing the research yourself on the premises using the many resources available in our archives and library.

Please note: We specialize in the genealogy of French-Canadians (primarily from Western Canada and Québec) and the Métis of Western Canada (from west of Thunderbay, Ontario, to British Columbia). We do not have access to foreign records and we do not have the resources to conduct research on ancestors originating in the Maritimes and from outside of Canada.

Ordering Genealogy Research Services

We offer five kinds of genealogy research options:

  • Proof of Métis ancestry (6 to 8 generations for the Métis line only) - Upon request, free with the purchase of a family tree book
  • Ten-generation family tree book
  • Twelve-generation family tree book
  • Fifteen-generation family book
  • Hourly fee (custom search): This option makes it possible to order searches to be done by genealogy specialists. This usually involves searching for specific details such as more information on one particular ancestor. Note: We apologize but at this time, we cannot accept these types of search requests due to high numbers of Proof of Métis Ancestry and family tree book orders.

Request Form

Doing Research in Quebec

To have research done in Quebec, contact the Société de généalogie de Québec.

Doing Your Own Research

If you wish to do your own research, the Centre du patrimoine gives you access to a wealth of genealogical materials (Collections and Research Materials).

Note that if you require an official Proof of Métis Ancestry for a membership application with the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF), you will need to have one done through our genealogy department. The MMF normally does not accept genealogical research not verified by a certified genealogist. Please contact the membership department of the MMF for more information.

The Centre du patrimoine has dedicated the Lionel-Dorge Room to research. This spacious, well-lit area with big tables offers a comfortable setting in which researchers can do their work. The Centre also offers a free WiFi connection (just ask for the password) and there are electrical outlets for your laptop computer at every table.

The Lionel-Dorge Room is equipped with a microfiche reader, microfilm readers, a microfilm and microfiche digitizer, and computers with our own databases and access to the Internet, all for the use of researchers.


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