I am doing research into our ancestry for my mother. Her ancestors come from Manitoba. What website is the best to do my research on? Thanks.
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I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
Just in passing ...
And, not that I can help/assist with 'Metis' heritage ...
That Said ...
As you mentioned "Manitoba", I gather the Providence in Canada ...
IF, you have not already; THEN ...
Can I humbly suggest, that you many wish to consider, becoming a member; and, "Joining", one of the particular 'Groups', in the "Groups" Section, of the Forum.
The members of the 'Groups', are only too willing to help/assist, where they can.
And, some of the 'Groups', have "Links", to some great 'On-Line" Resources.
Please be aware, that one must "Join" a 'Group', to submit a post, in a 'Group'.
The particular 'Group', that I humbly suggest, that you may wish to consider is:
HOME > GROUPS > CANADA ~ EVENTS & RESEARCH
Where, you can resubmit/repost your request, for help/assistance.
I hope, that this may help/assist, somewhat.
ps: I was curious; so, I had to do my research ...
The Métis; French: [metis]) are Indigenous peoples in the three Prairie Provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta), as well as parts of Ontario, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and the Northern United States. They have a shared history and culture and are of mixed Indigenous and European (primarily French) ancestry which became a distinct group through ethnogenesis by the mid-18th century, during the fur trade era.
In Canada, Métis are one of three groups of Canadian Indigenous peoples referenced in the Constitution Act of 1982 and have a Canadian population of 587,545 as of 2016.
Smaller communities who self-identify as Métis exist in Canada and the United States, such as the Little Shell Tribe of Montana. The United States recognized the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians as being American Indian.
Alberta is the only Canadian province with a recognized Métis Nation land base: the eight Métis Nation Settlements, with a population of approximately 5,000 people on 1.25 million acres (5,100 km2).
As such ...
You may like to ALSO consider "Joining" an additional 'Group':
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