Part I: Researching Your Aboriginal Genealogy at Library and Archives Canada
RG 15 Records
Genealogical information about Métis people in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories (which then included parts of modern Saskatchewan and Alberta) can be found in the collection of applications for scrip (RG 15), which date from 1870 to 1901. You can search for specific names in that series in the ARCHIVED - Government of Canada Files database.
For more information about researching Métis ancestry, consult the section on Métis records in the thematic guide Aboriginal Peoples—Guide to the Records of the Government of Canada.
An information sheet that lists microfilm reel numbers for the indexes of names and the actual applications is also available. Microfilm may be borrowed by any library or institution, within or outside Canada, that is equipped with a microfilm reader. Requests for loan must be submitted by the borrowing institution and should clearly identify the source and reel numbers required. Métis scrip records have been digitized and can be consulted online.