Covid-19 Visitor Update
The T.A.R.R. Centre is now reopened to the public.
Appointments to view T.A.R.R. holdings must be made at least 2 business days in advance. Masks are required at all times.
For more information or to schedule a visit, please fill out this form.
The T.A.R.R. Centre has a large collection of historical material focused mainly on the First Nations of Manitoba.
Our archival sharing policies are currently under revision. Please check back soon.
If you wish to view the treaty annuity paylists, please see below.
Genealogy / Treaty Annuity Paylists
Paylists up to 1909 are accessible online, via Library and Archives Canada and Heritage Canadiana. Please click the "how to search paylists online" button to the right for a brief tutorial on how to access the paylists through LAC.
Paylists 1910 and onwards are restricted for privacy reasons. In order to access the paylists through T.A.R.R. you will first need to obtain permission from the First Nation. Once permission is obtained from an authorized member of the First Nation, forward a signed copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. From there, we will schedule a time and date for you to view the paylists and conduct research.
Please note that we do not conduct this research for you. We will provide as much intitial consultation as required, but the major portion of the work will be the responsibility of the outside researcher.
The T.A.R.R. Centre is an important resource for genealogy. The paylists are a useful tool in helping determine Indian Status, but the Centre is unable to help fill out the application for Indian Status or submit it on your behalf.
To learn more about applying for Indian Status, please see the Government of Canda's website for the application process here.
Helpful External Links
Library and Archives Canada - Indigenous Geneaology : http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/aboriginal-heritage/Pages/genealogy.aspx
Manitoba Vital Statistics: https://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/
Library and Archives Canada - Hear Our Voices (Digitization Services for First Nation, Métis & Inuit Communities and Organizations) : http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/aboriginal-heritage/initiatives/listen/Pages/digitization-services.aspx
Canada Map Sales: http://www.canadamapsales.com/en/index.html
Natural Resources Canada: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geomatics/canada-lands-surveys/tools-applications/11094