Our Story

The Centre was opened in 2021 and is supported by the St. Andrews Heritage Committee. It is operated by volunteers and students. The R.M. of St. Andrews provides funding for the centre through the St. Andrews Heritage Committee. The Centre is named in honour of Gary Still who was a well-known, self-taught Genealogist who created the “Red River Ancestry” website. His website is dedicated to many of the descendants of the early explorers, fur traders and settlers who first populated the great Northwest Territory or Rupert’s Land, and more specifically the region of the Red River of the North.

What We Have To Offer

  • Resource Library (see category list)  Our library is not a lending library but you are welcome to attend the centre and use the resources available there.
  • Research Assistance is available (we can help you determine what resources would assist you in your search)
  • Computers and Internet Access with numerous pre-loaded icons for genealogy research
  • membership to the Manitoba Genealogy Society providing free access to their online resources.
  • a subscription to Newspaper Archives and you can access it with our subscription.
  • a microfilm reader at our centre and can order in microfilm for you.
  • a photo/slide/negative scanner so you can convert these to digital.
  • a FlipPal scanner
  • a photocopier (.25 per copy)