FIRST NATION & METIS ROOTS – Explore
VALUABLE WEBSITES/Repositories & Archival Collections
compiled by Noreen Kruzich
TREATY ANNUITY PAYLISTS
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_133552 THIS URL WILL LEAD YOU TO THE NUMBERED TREATIES 1871 TO 1908
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_159138 THIS URL WILL LEAD YOU TO THE PORT ARTHUR AGENCY OF THE ROBINSON TREATY
Of note: Daniel Verlarde – Communications Officer with Heritage Canada says they are working to install Optical Character Recognition for these files. Currently, there is no real index to these. The Original index on the reels is a guide but it is not precise.
Contact Email: Daniel.Velarde@canadiana.ca
http://heritage.canadiana.ca These records/index/finding aids are also at Library and Archives Canada but l find many of records are not available on line.
FIRST NATION PROFILES – BAND NAME & NUMBER/ RESERVE NAME & NUMBER/GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION/INTERACTIVE MAP
— INDIGENOUS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS INAC
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TREATY DISCHARGE & ENFRANCHISEMENT LISTS
LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES/Ottawa CANADA LAC RG 10 B3 RECORDS
choose English or French, choose online search, choose Archives Advanced search, input “Enfranchisement” and the persons name or try various other options, such as the Indian agency, the band name along with enfranchisement.
Contact: Nicole Watier – Genealogy Consultant Public Services Branch LAC Nicole.email@example.com
METIS SCRIP RECORDS
LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES/Ottawa CANADA LAC RG 15
Again, choose English or French, choose online search, choose Archives Advanced search, input ”Metis Scrip” and the persons name of try various other options, such as the Province name.
GLENBOW MUSEUM & ARCHIVES METIS COLLECTION(S) – Calgary, AB
Charles Denney Métis Genealogical Collection. Files on over 1,200 families with roots in the Canadian fur trade and the Red River Settlement.
Gail Morin Métis Database. A database consisting of pedigree charts of over 40,000 Métis individuals.
T. R. “Pat” McCloy Genealogical Collection. Includes a card file on Métis families.
Warren Sinclair’s Metis Genealogy Collection. Well-documented files on over 900 Canadian Metis families.
Geoff Burtonshaw‘s Metis Genealogy Research Collection. Files created by well-known Metis researcher, who also published “The Metis Newsletter”.
METIS ORGANIZATONS BY PROVINCE
OF NOTE: Ontario Metis just put up on-line their ROOT ANCESTORS – compiled genealogical data indexed by region of Ontario and family ancestral surnames.
Contacts: Samantha Gilbert Citizenship Assessment Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Genevieve Legros – Senior Assessment Officer – email@example.com
HUDSON BAY COMPANY ARCHIVES – Archives of Manitoba/Winnipeg
check out the biographical profiles on-line (other individuals can be requested if not on-line)
check out the HBC Fur Trade Post Maps
check out the Name Indexes of which one is Extracts from registers of baptisms/marriages/burials in Ruperts Land 1820-1851
Contact: James Gorton – Archivist HBC James.Gorton@gov.mb.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org
RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL RECORDS NCTR – NATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION /Winnipeg, MB
Contact: Nicole Courrier- Reference & Access Archival Assistant NCTRrecorcls@umanitoba.ca