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==Online Records==
  
Early directories can be useful in locating individuals, tracing their moves, and providing the location of legal descriptions of lands owned by settlers. For Winnipeg, the directories run from 1876 to the present. There are directories for other areas of the province for the period from about 1880 to the present. These are all available at the Provincial Archives.
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*[http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/manitoba-canada--provincial-telephone-directory-119-december-1947 Manitoba, Canada- Provincial Telephone Directory #119, December 1947], index
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*[https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/directories-collection/Pages/directories-collection.aspx Canadian Directories Collection] Library and Archives Canada
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*[http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/henderson.html Henderson's Directories: A Directory of Prairie Life]
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*[http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/search/?search=raw&pageNumber=1&field=body&rawQuery=directory&index=peelbib Peel's Prairie Provinces Directory Search]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28520 Henderson's Winnipeg directory, 1922 : embracing the area of greater Winnipeg, covering the city proper, Elmwood, St. Boniface], ($), index
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*[https://www.cangenealogy.com/manitoba-directories.html CanGenealogy Manitoba Directories]
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*[https://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/free-online-manitoba-city-directories Free Online Manitoba City Directories]
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*[http://www.daveobee.com/resources/direct-mb.html Manitoba directories on the Internet]
  
Many [[Portal:Manitoba|Manitoba]] directories up to and including 1900 are available on microfiche:  
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==History==
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*Directories were published to help government agencies, businesses, churches and schools '''track people in a community'''.
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*People who had jobs outside the home, who were over the age of 18 years along with their occupation, place of residence and home ownership were listed from the earliest directories.
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*During the wars it was often noted if individuals were on '''active service'''.
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*After WW II '''women''' who stayed at home were added to the directory along with the name of their spouse. At this time they also listed the name of the deceased spouse of a widow for a few years.
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*Directories continued to be printed until 2000 when the federal government introduced stricter privacy legislation. The first ''Manitoba Directory'' was published from 1876 to 1879.
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*'''Henderson’s Manitoba Directory''' began publishing in 1881. Over the years it included Winnipeg and towns in Manitoba. Beginning in 1884 it included the North West Territories and North West Ontario. From 1889-1891 British Columbia was added to the book. In 1886-1888, 1892-1899 there is an alphabetical list of farmers in Manitoba along with their land locations and post offices.
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*In 1908 province-wide directories were no longer published. Instead directories for the major centres of Brandon and Winnipeg were published.
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==Using Direcgtories==
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{{Note|'''HINTS: Use the directory information which was collected the year previously to:'''
  
*''Pre-1900 Canadian Directories.'' Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Institute for Historical Micro-reproductions, 1988. (Family History Library {{FHL|748870|title-id|disp=book 971 E43p; fiche beginning with 6360453}}. Fiche do not circulate to Family History Centers.)
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*Find your ancestors, their occupations and places of residence.
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*Check to see if they owned their own businesses.
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*Use the addresses to help find names more easily in the census records.
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*Find which schools and churches were closest to your ancestor’s home.  
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*Note when children began to be listed and when they may have disappeared from the household suggesting possible marriages or moves to other communities.  
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*Find if a disappearance from the list suggest a death or remarriage.  
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*Check the residence listing to see who owns the home.}}
  
=== Websites ===
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<br>During the wars those in military service could be listed as OAS (On Active Service). This would suggest that military records should be checked.
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== Guides ==
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*Ingles, Ernie B. and N. Merrill Distad, editors and compilers. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1186734?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''''Peel’s Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies to 1953. Toronto'''''] [https://www.worldcat.org/title/peels-bibliography-of-the-canadian-prairies-to-1953/oclc/866361070 WorldCat] University of Toronto Press, 2003.<br>
  
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*Obee, Dave. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1013122?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''''Western Canadian Directories on Microfiche and Microfilm''''']. [https://www.worldcat.org/title/western-canadian-directories-on-microfiche-and-microfilm-a-finding-aid/oclc/46892552 WorldCat] 3rd edition. Victoria: Self-published, 2003. <br>
  
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== References ==
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History[edit | edit source]

  • Directories were published to help government agencies, businesses, churches and schools track people in a community.
  • People who had jobs outside the home, who were over the age of 18 years along with their occupation, place of residence and home ownership were listed from the earliest directories.
  • During the wars it was often noted if individuals were on active service.
  • After WW II women who stayed at home were added to the directory along with the name of their spouse. At this time they also listed the name of the deceased spouse of a widow for a few years.
  • Directories continued to be printed until 2000 when the federal government introduced stricter privacy legislation. The first Manitoba Directory was published from 1876 to 1879.
  • Henderson’s Manitoba Directory began publishing in 1881. Over the years it included Winnipeg and towns in Manitoba. Beginning in 1884 it included the North West Territories and North West Ontario. From 1889-1891 British Columbia was added to the book. In 1886-1888, 1892-1899 there is an alphabetical list of farmers in Manitoba along with their land locations and post offices.
  • In 1908 province-wide directories were no longer published. Instead directories for the major centres of Brandon and Winnipeg were published.

Using Direcgtories[edit | edit source]


During the wars those in military service could be listed as OAS (On Active Service). This would suggest that military records should be checked.

Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]