Genealogical Resources

In the archives

Many archival fonds contain research papers and other documentation files on francophone and Métis families. In certain cases such as in the Pierre Picton fonds a large collection of research notes on Métis families may be found. In other cases such as the Antoine Champagne fonds and Marius Benoit fonds, the records contain many genealogical family charts which have been produced following extensive research. Other archival fonds contain a significant amount of information on the history of specific families associated with those records creators. By searching in the archives database, it is possible to identify those fonds or files which are relevant to your research. 

In the library

The genealogical section of the library contains a large selection of genealogical research materials. The section on the history of Quebec contains many publications on local history and indexes of parishes for most of the parishex of Quebec allowing to add a lot of information on the origins of many franco-manitoban and Métis families.   


A large part of the microfilm collecion is made up of microfilms of copies of Quebec parishes' sacramental registers. These microfilms gives us the source documents establishing the evidence for baptisms, marriages and burials and occasionnaly to confirm other relevant details. Furthermore, the microfilm collection includes the copies of some of the Quebec notaries's records. These microfilms are particularly useful for research on the Yoyageurs and by the same token often to better document the origins of Métis and francophone families of Western Canada.  


The Centre du patrimoine databases in the Lionel-Dorge research room gives researchers access to a large body of genealogical information. One can access databases on franco-manitoban and Métis families which contain information gathered from sacramental registers and census records.

Reference vertical files

Over the years a large vertical file reference collection was created by the Société historique de Saint-Boniface bringing together various documents by family name on Franco-manitoban and Métis families. The volume of these files was significantly increased with the addition of the work of Alfred Fortier. 


Centre du patrimoine, 340, boulevard Provencher, Saint-Boniface, (Manitoba) R2H 0G7 - T(204) 233-4888 ©2010 - Société historique de Saint-Boniface
Here is the photo of the Centre du patrimoine on Google Maps