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Memorable Manitobans: Eric Leonard Jonasson (1948-1998)


Born at Winnipeg in 1948, he graduated from the Technical Vocational High School in 1968 and attended the University of Minnesota. After establishing a mapping firm in Winnipeg, he became involved in family history. He wrote Tracing Your Icelandic Family Tree, organized the Manitoba Genealogical Society in 1976, and wrote The Canadian Genealogical Handbook (1978). Jonasson formed Wheatfield Press in 1975 to publish his work. He served as a St. James-Assiniboia school trustee from 1986 to 1998 and as President of the Canadian School Boards Association in 1996.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 June 2018

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