The Manitoba Local Histories collection was launched in partnership with the Manitoba Library Consortium. The collection aims to make Manitoba's history discoverable and searchable online through the digitization of over 800 local history books that document the history of hundreds of communities across Manitoba. The books document the histories of families, farms, communities, schools, churches, businesses, and other institutions across Manitoba. When viewing the collection, it should be noted that historical materials contain language and terminology that reflect the culture and context of their creators. These materials may include descriptions and phrases that would now be deemed insensitive, outdated, inaccurate or offensive. Views expressed in historical documents presented here do not reflect the views of the University of Manitoba or its partners.
It should also be noted that the Manitoba Local Histories collection includes books that can be searched by both the current and former municipality names, since several municipalities amalgamated in 2015 and the majority of the collection is about the former municipalities, not the current ones.