Our services


For more than 100 years the Société historique de Saint-Boniface has documented the social, cultural, political, economic, legal and religious life or the francophone and Métis population of Manitoba. To do this it has acquired textual, iconographic, cartographic and audiovisual documents. It has also collected books, newspapers and journals. All of these archives and publications are accessible. You can access them by searching the database.

The archives document most aspects of the lives of the francophone and Métis communities in Western Canada and more specifically in Manitoba.



The Centre du patrimoine, with the help of volunteers, ensures genealogical research services. Available ressources document Métis and francophone families of Western Canada. 

The Centre du patrimoine supports and fosters the publication of genealogical research, gives workshops in research techniques and answers to information requests. A number of databases provide access to the indexes of some parish registers for Catholic parishes of Manitoba, Saskatachewan and some U.S.A. states, to some censuses and to the archives and the library.


In addition to a reference library of  approximately 7 500 books, the Centre du patrimoine also owns the Bibliothèque nationale de l’Archevêché de Saint-Boniface (BNA), the library which was located in the Archbishop's residence and included books collected from the time of Bishop Alexandre Taché to that of Archbishop Antoine Hacault. One can also find a significant collection of newspapers and journals, including Le Manitoba, Le Métis and La Liberté.


The Neil-Gaudry room is a meeting room available for group meetings or workshops for a maximum of 30 persons. For more information, contact us at 204-233-4888 or by email at shsb@shsb.mb.ca.

Note : The Neil-Gaudry room has presently been rented to the Union nationale métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba.


Centre du patrimoine, 340, boulevard Provencher, Saint-Boniface, (Manitoba) R2H 0G7 - T(204) 233-4888 ©2010 - Société historique de Saint-Boniface
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