Obituaries

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Southwest Branch Obituary Collection

In 1978 members of the Brandon Branch started to clip and paste newspaper obits from Newspapers in the SW Branch Area. These obits are kept in file folders by Newspaper and Year in our library. Our members have been entering the names and dates from these collections into  databases with the plan to have searchable files for researchers. See the list below for the files that have a digital index. We will be adding files to this as the files are digitized.

In our collection we have Scrapbooks and Personal Collections from the SW Manitoba Area.

See list below for Newspapers in our collection that have been indexed – At present these file are held at the MEG library. Our volunteers will do a search to find a specific obituary. We need the location, surname and approx year. Contact us at library@swmanitobagenealogy.com

SW Manitoba Obituary Search: Specific search $5 per search in indexed Newspapers ; Non-indexed or off-site newspaper research have extra costs.Some files are have the complete obituary, others are extracts or an index only.

  • Baldur/Belmont – 1991-1993
  • Brandon Sun – 1900-1939, 1946, 1948, 1972, 1973 (Extracts and Indexes)
  • Brandon Sun – 1979, 1980, 1982-1993
  • Brandon Sunday Sunday – 1987
  •  Carberry – 1979-80, 1980, 1981-82
  • Crossroads – Rossburn/Birtle 1991, 1993 (not complete years)
  • Deloraine – 1982-1990
  • Glenboro – 1986-87
  • Hamiota – 1989, 1991, 1993
  • Killarney – 1991-93
  • Melita – 1980-3, 1982, 1983-1987, 1990 – 1993
  • Minnedosa – 1979-81,  1987-91, 1993
  • Neepawa –
  • Oak Lake – 1991-1993
  • Pilot Mound – 1991-92
  • Reston – 1991, 1993
  • Rivers – 1991, 1993
  • Rossburn – 1992
  • Shoal Lake – 1991, 1993
  • Souris – 1981-82, 1987, 1990-93 these represent both the Souris Plainsman & Souris Valley News
  • Southern Manitoba Review – 1992
  • Strathclair – 1992
  • Virden – 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992

Scrapbook and Personal Collections

  • Carberry – 100years
  • Melita – 1973-1984 years
  • Multi Newspapers Collections – 1979-81, 1983-84
  • Russell/Foxwarren – 1957-62, 1967-1978