The province is subdivided in municipalities.
Sources for the 19th and 20th centuries
- 1881 was the first Canadian census to include all of Canada
- There are 8 land registration offices in Saskatchewan:
Battleford, Humboldt, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, and Yorkton.
- There is no name index for the Land Titles records. You must know the legal land description (i.e., rural: section, township and range; urban: lot, block and plan)
- These files are kept by the Saskatchewan Archives Board (http://www.gov.sk.ca/govt/archives/progserv.htm )
- Pre-1930 file can be located by the full name of the homesteader or the legal land description. You should provide both if known. Also useful is to provide the name of the nearest town or village.
- After 1930 you must have the legal land description
- The LDS Church has microfilmed the pre-1930 homestead records.
- You need to know the description of land (location of home) to determine where family members went to school. The Saskatchewan Archives Board can pinpoint the school district if you provide the location of the home of the family you are looking for in Saskatchewan.
- The best record to access is the attendance register of pupils. Most of these are to be found in the School Division offices but staff, for the most part, do not do look-ups. You may consult the Directory of School Officials available from Saskatchewan Department of Education. The Canadian Almanac and Directory also lists the local school division offices.
- The Saskatchewan Archives Board has a file created by the Department of Education for each School District which includes information about the formation of the school district, lists of trustees and other officials, correspondence, and reports.
- The Saskatchewan Archives Board also has Inactive Teachers Register Sheets (1912-1938) that include information on the date and place of birth and educational qualifications of teachers listed.
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) Records
- The Saskatchewan Resident Index (SRI) is a data base which contains more than 1,500,000 names of Saskatchewan residents. It is being added to continually. The names have been extracted as they appear in local histories, Cummins Maps, Voters' lists, cemetery records, school year books and some city and rural directories. Research can be conducted in person or by mail. There is a fee to use the SRI or have it searched for you.
- The SGS has many other records. For more information consult the SGS home page at http://www.saskgenealogy.com/
- "Exploring Family History in Saskatchewan", published by Saskatchewan Archives Board, 1983. The cost is $3.00 plus GST and is available from:Reference and Special Media Saskatchewan Archives Board University of Regina Regina, Saskatchewan CANADA S4S 0A2
- "Census Records For the Area Now Known As Saskatchewan" by Linda Wiggins, Certified Saskatchewan Record Searcher. Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 29 No 4, December 1998.
- "Focus on SGS Special Collections, Western Canada" by Laura Hanowski, SGS Librarian. Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol 29 No 2, June 1998.
- Rachel Lacoursière-Stringer
- Antler and District History Book Committee
Federal Government Records
- For finding aide for the records of the government of Canada visit http://www.archives.ca/
Saskatchewan Archives Board
- The Home page of the Saskatchewan Archives Board is at http://www.gov.sk.ca/govt/archives/progserv.htm.
- Private papers, sound archives, photographs, military records, maps and atlases, directories, newspapers, etc.
- it is best to visit in person but will answer specific inquiries by mail
- For further information consult "Exploring Family History" published in 1986.
Archives of the Government Departments (Ministries)
Municipal and City Archives
- Assessment and tax rolls, municipal maps, voters lists, municipal cemetery records, municipal corporation files, after 1914 a local census was taken for any hamlets petitioning for incorporation as a village, records of the United Farmers of Canada 1940-1950 (voters lists) are held in the Saskatoon Office of the Saskatchewan Archives Board.
- Urban and Rural Municipal information is available from:
- Staff, for the most part, do not do look-ups.
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS)For information consult the SGS home page at http://www.saskgenealogy.com/
- Available on microfilm (Fedral Governement records)
- Canadian Ports of Entry: Quebec, Halifax, St. John, Victoria, Vancouver
- U.S. Ports of Entry: Boston, Baltimore, New York, Portland, Philadelphia
- Visit Immigrants to Canada for immigration lists during the nineteenth century ( http://www.dcs.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/genealogy.html)
- Internet Maps: Saskatchewan City & Town Maps - Directory