Manitoba Directories

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  • 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]

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