Manitoba, Canada, Boundary Changes and Maps
Manitoba was organized by administrative districts, towns, and municipalities. The boundaries have changed over the years, and a town may have been included in different districts and municipalities at various times.
What You Are Looking For
- Information about boundary changes over the years.
- Maps of various years which show the boundary changes or census districts.
The following step will help you learn where to find records that may mention your ancestor by using maps and gazetteers.
The maps and gazetteers listed in the following table will help you learn creation dates, boundary changes, and other information about boundaries over the years. Knowing the place can help you find records that may mention your ancestor.
|Gazetteer of Canada ||Gazetteer contains the names and locations of all populated places, rivers, lakes, and geographic features.|
|Manitoba Historical Atlas: A Selection of Facsimile Maps, Plans and Sketches from 1612 to 1969. ||This atlas contains a history of the development of the province and maps of the area from 1681 to 1969. It shows the population density during the census years from 1881 to 1901.|
|Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada: As Divided in the Revision of the Voters' Lists made in the Year 1894.||This atlas has maps showing the electoral districts and voting precincts of all provinces. These districts and precincts often match the census districts and subdistricts of the 1901 census.|
|Maps of Manitoba. ||Contains list for variety of maps. For more maps, see FamilySearch Catalog|
|Place Names of Manitoba. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ||This is an alphabetical list of places in Manitoba with a description and history of the location, municipality, town or village.|
|Supplementary Index to Canadian Records: Vol. 1 Canada General and Western Provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) Provinces ||This lists county names, county seats, creation dates, and parent counties. It includes recent township maps.|
|Administrative Atlas of Canada ||Maps of 1988 township, county, district, and other civil boundaries. A gazetteer of major towns which gives the township and county for each.|
To find more sources that have maps or give information about places in Manitoba, see What to Do Next, and click on FamilySearch Catalog.
- Gazetteer of Canada, Manitoba. 2nd ed. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names, 1968. FHL Book 971.27 E5
- Warkentin, John. Manitoba Historical Atlas: A Selection of Facsimile Maps, Plans and Sketches from 1612 to 1969. Winnipeg: Manitoba: Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba, 1970. FHL US/CAN 971.27 E3w
- Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada: As Divided in the Revision of the Voters' Lists made in the Year 1894.Ottawa, Ontario: National Archives of Canada, 1998. FHL Book 971 E7e
- FHL books list
- Ham, Penny. Place Names of Manitoba. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1980 FHL Book 971.27 E2
- Supplementary Index to Canadian Records: Vol. 1 Canada General and Western Provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) Provinces. Salt Lake City: Family History Library, 1985.FHL Book 971 D22si v. 1
- Schindler, Marc A. Administrative Atlas of Canada. Vol. 4: Prairie Provinces. Gloucester, Ont.: Schindler-Spring Family Organization, 1988. FHL Book 971 E7sm