We suggest obtaining a specific land description of the land you think was owned by the person you are interested in. Our staff can then perform an historical search of this property. Historical searches involve tracing the ownership backward, copying each title in the chain of dealing with the land in question. Land titles charges a title search fee for each title in the chain of titles.
If your inquiry is of an historical nature and has to do with a homesteaded property, the Manitoba Archives may be able to assist you in locating homestead records. Their homestead records are indexed by name. These records should have the exact land description of the property in question.
Libraries and Archives, Canada, has a website to allow electronic searching through the records of western lands grants made between 1870 and 1930. The website can be found at www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/western-land-grants/001007-100.01-e.php.
If you know the location of where the individual in question may have settled you may search census records up to 1901 at the Winnipeg Millennium Library.
The 1911 census record is available online for searching at automatedgenealogy.com/census11/.
The 1901 census record is available online for searching at automatedgenealogy.com/census/.
The 1881 census record is available online for searching at www.lac-bac.gc.ca/databases/census-1881/001049-100.01-e.php.
You may also check with the Genealogical Society of Manitoba for local history books, burial records, and related materials.