In order to obtain MNA citizenship, an up-to-date, accurate family tree is needed. When gathering information for your family tree, it is helpful to:
- Start by asking family for names, places of birth and dates of birth.
- Keep track of all information in a notebook or a file.
- Check census records, obituaries, wedding announcements, wills, birth documents and history books for helpful information.
The Genealogy Research Centre holds an extensive collection of resources available to assist Métis individuals completing their family tree.
Resources you can find at our Provincial Head Office:
- Vital Statistics & Church Records
- Birth, baptismal, marriage and death
- Extracted Church Records
- Red River Colony of St. Andrews 1820-51
- Collection of Cemetery Records
- Métis Scrip Records
- Community Books
- Donated Family Genealogies
- Family Photographs
- Collection of Military Service Records
- Birth, Marriage and Death Notices
- Canadian Catholic Church Directory
Additional Online Resources:
- Manitoba Vital Statistics
- Saskatchewan Vital Statistics
- British Columbia Vital Statistics
- Collections Canada
- Census of Canada Indexing Project (1901, 1906, 1911)
The MNA will provide citizens with a copy of their Métis family tree that was submitted to Registry, as requested. Please note that a $10.00 administration fee is required to receive a copy of your Métis family tree. Fax or mail a signed written request to:
Métis Nation of Alberta
#100, 11738 Kingsway Ave,
Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5
Fax: (780) 452-6035
Be sure to label your request clearly with your name, date of birth and a return address. Please allow 30 days for us to respond to your request.
Click here for a blank copy of the family tree template.