On-site and Online Research

On-site Research

Archival materials, reference books, microfilms and databases can be consulted in the Centre du patrimoine’s Lionel-Dorge Research Room. A free Wi-Fi connection is available on-site; ask the receptionist for the password.

To facilitate your visit please consult the Centre du patrimoine Research Guide and special instructions during the pandemic.

Remote Research Service

We offer a remote research service if you cannot come on site to do your own. For more information, see the PDF below.

Online Research

General Historical Information on our Website:

The Your History section of the Website was created to raise awareness as to the existence of the unique Francophone and Métis history of Western Canada, and more particularly of the area which now is called Manitoba.

A larger portion of the modules created for this section are currently available only on the French side of the Website. We are working to get them translated and they will be added to the English side of the Website as they become available.

The Centre du patrimoine’s datatases:

For more indepth research, our databases contain the descriptions of archival documents, titles of rare & reference books, and Voyageur contract transcriptions. A selection of archival documents have been digitized and are visible online.

Voyageur database Research guide: Download

Document Reproduction :

La Liberté online :

The La Liberté newspapers from 1913 to 2015 are available online through Peel’s Prairie Provinces.

The La Liberté documents the history of Franco-Manitobans from 1913 to the present and of Francophones from Saskatchewan from 1941-1971 (La Liberté et le Patriote).

La Liberté 1913 to 1941

La Liberté et le Patriote 1941 to 1971

La Liberté 1971 to 2015

The La Liberté from 1915 to 2018 are accessible online through the Website Wayback Machine – Internet Archive here.