North Roots is a Manitoba-based company that provides high-quality, practical and effective solutions for your land development needs. We offer a full range of services across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northern Ontario.


North Roots conducts genealogical research, analysis and transcription of historical records. Our passionate and methodical genealogists adhere to genealogical proof standards ensuring results are clear, accurate and comprehensive.

Historical Research

North Roots locates, analyzes, interprets and presents historical documentation for a wide array of research projects including land use studies, oral histories, exhibits and displays.

About North Roots Research

North Roots Research is an independently owned, archaeological and historical consulting company based in Morden, Manitoba. Our services include Heritage Resource Impact Assessment; archaeological monitoring, historical and archival research; genealogical and family research services; traditional knowledge and land use and occupancy studies.

North Roots Research can offer practical, cost-effective and innovative solutions in a timely and effective manner to best serve our clients needs and to deliver high-quality products.



  • Manitoba Genealogical Society
  • Canadian Archaeological Association
  • Ontario Association of Professional Archaeologists
  • Manitoba Archaeological Society


  • Heritage Resource Impact Assessment (HRIA) Stage 1 through 4
  • Heritage Resource Impact Monitoring (HRIM)
  • Historical Characterization Overviews
  • Cultural and Heritage Protection Planning
  • Traditional Knowledge & Land Use Studies
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping Technology
  • Archaeological Educational Programming & Training
  • Modelling & Constraints Mapping

Our Portfolio

Southeast Development HRIA

City of Portage la Prairie

North Roots Research conducted a Heritage Resource Impact Assessment (HRIA) of a proposed residential development in the southeast end of the City of Portage la Prairie. The 9 acre Southeast Development property underwent an archaeological assessment with the result of only two brick fragments recovered from the agricultural field. The...


Lisa Bobbie

Lisa C. Bobbie, owner, is a consulting archaeologist and historical researcher with twenty years’ experience in the culture and heritage resource management field. She holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology (Archaeology) with a minor in History from the University of Manitoba. Areas of experience includes Canadian Shield, boreal forest, prairie and subarctic regions, collaborating with many First Nations, Inuit, and Métis on heritage resource impact assessments, excavations, mitigation of cultural and heritage resource sites, traditional knowledge studies, oral history mapping and public educational programs. Key expertise include strong analytical skills, project management through all phases of a project lifecycle from planning stages through implementation, and has successfully helped license numerous development projects.

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