Researchers For Hire

If you would like research assistance beyond what the Archives of Manitoba has been able to provide, please consult the list of researchers for hire below. The people listed below have indicated their willingness to do research in the holdings of the Archives of Manitoba on a fee-for-service basis. These researchers are not employed by or accredited by the Archives of Manitoba and the Archives is not able to answer questions about their availability, services or charges.

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Contact Information

Research Areas

Lisa C. Bobbie, M.A.
(204) 997-3626
North Roots Research
Family research and genealogy; First Nation and Métis ancestry; Fur Trade; Land claims; Social, cultural, and political history; Western Canada and Ontario; Traditional Knowledge and mapping
Bonnie Bridge
Genealogy; urban and rural Manitoba history, baptisms, marriages, burials, homestead applications, directories, censuses, wills, obituaries, newspaper items from the 1870s to the present
Elizabeth Briggs, M.Ed.
(204) 269-7869
Hudson’s Bay Company Archives resources (17th-20th Centuries), Archives of Manitoba resources, Legislative Library resources, biographical records, census records, directories, ships' passenger lists, obituaries, reading and interpreting old documents
Frankie Davis
American Ancestors website
(202) 568-4557
Métis and First Nations genealogy
Sari Fields, M.A.
(204) 642-7108
Winnipeg and Manitoba history, women’s history, social history, family history and genealogy (including census returns, birth, marriages and death records, ships’ passenger lists, obituaries, newspaper searches, etc.).
Elliot Hanowski, PhD (History)
Western Canada, social history, genealogy, religious and church history, history of radical politics and activism, history of secularism and anti-clericalism, historical newspapers, business history, oral history.
Nathan Kramer
Government and Private Sector Archives research: government records, court files (including estate, divorce, and criminal), school records, homestead files, parish files, and municipal records collections. Legislative Library resources: directories, newspaper searches, and obituaries.
Laura Lamont
History of science, medicine, and technology; urban history, architectural history, biography and cartography. Bilingual, English and French.
Jessica Landry
Genealogy and family history research; specializing in Manitoba census records, vital records, city directories, newspapers, probate records, parish records, land records, local history, adoption, etc.
Kenneth Normand
Métis and French-Canadian Genealogy, Treaty/First Nations Research. Mennonite Genealogy. Manitoba Genealogy Research.
Murray Peterson
Western Canadian and North-Western Ontario history; Manitoba and Winnipeg history (individual history, family history, social history, urban history, rural history, and history of real estate, architecture, economics, railways; agriculture, institutions, corporations & photographs); First Nations and Métis history (background treaty claims research)
Bev Pike
Natural history, women’s history, government records research, private records research, arts and museum studies, environmental movements, naturalist movements
Randy R. Rostecki
(204) 582-4153
1158 Redwood Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R2X 0Y6
Winnipeg and Manitoba history (rural history, urban history, and history of architecture, real estate & automotives)
Kenton Storey, PhD (history)
(204) 269 2682
Hudson’s Bay Company Archives; Western Canadian history; First Nations Peoples; Treaty-Making; Legal Research; 19th Century Print Culture; Historical Newspapers; Government and Private Records.

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