Manitoba Ancestors: Browsing Early Manitoba through Census records

One of the problems with ancestors in Canada\’s West is finding early records. Thanks to the Hudson\’s Bay Company, those with Manitoba ancestors can find them pre 1870. Family Search has a browse only collection online called¬†Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870. This collection has index cards of the Red River Settlement covering from 1831 to 1869.Continue reading “Manitoba Ancestors: Browsing Early Manitoba through Census records”

Manitoba Ancestors: Hudson\’s Bay Company Archives

If you have an ancestor who worked in the Hudson\’s Bay Company or the Northwest Company, then you need to check out the¬†Hudson\’s Bay Company Archives. This is a fantastic resource that can take you back to the early years of the company. Even if you don\’t have an ancestor, the resources will thrill aContinue reading “Manitoba Ancestors: Hudson\’s Bay Company Archives”