CanGenealogy Canadian Genealogy Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan, in the middle of the prairies, became a province in 1905. Before that, it was part of the Northwest Territories. Its capital city is Regina. Saskatchewan was the most populous province in Western Canada from the early 1900s to about 1940.

See also Saskatchewan newspapers | Saskatchewan directories

Census records in Saskatchewan

1881: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch
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1891: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch
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1901: Library and Archives Canada | Alberta Genealogical Society | FamilySearch
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1906: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch
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1911: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch
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1916: Library and Archives Canada | Family Search | Ancestry.ca | MyHeritage

1921: Library and Archives Canada | Ancestry.ca | MyHeritage

1926: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch | Images


Birth, marriage and death records

Births: Vital statistics to 1908
Deaths: Ancestry to 1916 | Vital statistics to 1917

Cemeteries: Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Burial Index
FamilySearch Transcripts 1850-1994
1,500 cemeteries | Saskatoon Woodlawn | Regina
Estevan | Weyburn | Prairie Souls (northern areas)

Saskatchewan Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931
Index and images of estate files from Saskatchewan judicial districts. The estate records contain loose papers relating to the settlement of estates including such matters as provision for heirs including minor children as well as distribution of funds, land and property. This project was indexed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.

Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957
Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1846-1957, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.

Find a Grave Sasakatchewan cemeteries
A great finding aid by Bruce Gordon makes searching for burials much easier.

Billion Graves
International cemetery site includes Saskatchewan.

Canadian Headstones
A national cemetery site.

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Burial Index
Access is free for members of the society.

Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project
Transcriptions and photographs from about 1,500 cemeteries.

Woodlawn Cemetery - Saskatoon
This cemetery has seen about 55,000 burials since it was opened in 1906. With a link to the Nutana Pioneer Cemetery, the first cemetery of the city.

Regina cemeteries
The City of Regina owns Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery at 815 Assiniboine Avenue East and Regina Cemetery at 4th Avenue and Broad Street.

Saskatoon Obituaries, 1902-1945
An index in progress. Compiled by Eleanor Kennedy.

Saskatoon Obituary Index 1946 onward
Provided by the Saskatoon Public Library.

Saskatoon obituaries
From the Saskatoon Star Phoenix since 2000.

Regina obituaries
From the Regina Leader Post since September 2000.

Southeast Saskatchewan Cemetery Records
The burials in the various cemeteries in and around Estevan.

Records from two Weyburn Cemeteries
When you're driving across Saskatchewan, I swear, all signs point to Weyburn.

Saskatchewan Mennonite Cemetery Finding Aid
A database which will eventually consist of the cemetery name, location, the names of individual grave sites of about 7,000 Mennonite interments, plus the individual positioning of the applicable grave site.

Saskatchewan Cemetery Index
This Saskatchewan Genealogical Society database contains the name and location of over 3,300 cemetery and burial sites in the province.

Geography and land records

Saskatchewan Homestead Index
The index is a database of homestead files at the Saskatchewan Archives, containing 360,000 references to the men and women who, from 1872 to 1930 took part in the homestead process in the area now known as Saskatchewan. Unlike the Library and Archives site above, this site includes people who were NOT successful in obtaining a land grant. It always pays to check for homesteads; you may be surprised!

Homestead Forms
Examples of homestead forms available from provincial archives.

Canadian Pacific Railway land sales

Finding Aid to Prairie Land Records
By Dave Obee

Canadian National Railway maps
From the early 1900s

Saskatchewan Land Registry
Includes a searchable historic land grant database, including the date of the grant, as well as a modern database of property owners.

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Maps 1924-1984
Includes links to many other geography-related sites and pages.

Saskatchewan City and Town Maps
A simple way to find any location in Saskatchewan.

Scandinavian Canadian Land Company
Homesteader index and homestead locations map in the Buchanan area around 1906. From the Kamsack GenWeb.

Other sites for genealogy

Peel's Prairie Provinces
A superb collection for Prairie research, with thousands of items online. It is all searchable

Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987
Various documents housed in the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, including homesteads, voter lists, pioneer questionnaires, biographies, military and municipal records, teacher registries, township registers, and Henderson Directories.

Saskatchewan Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954
Supreme Court Files, Kings Bench Files, Docket Books and Indexes housed at the Saskatchewan Archives Board in Regina.

Saskatchewan GenWeb
Saskatchewan provincial page of the Canadian GenWeb Project, with links to many resources as well as the regional GenWeb pages.

Saskatchewan Residents Index (SRI)
Access is free for members of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.

Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
A comprehensive centennial project.

Saskatchewan News Index 1884-2000
A searchable index of stories published in Saskatchewan newspapers.

Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization Transcription Project
Between 1923 and 1930 almost 6,000 Mennonite households came to Canada from the Soviet Union. This site includes an index of the heads of households.

List of Barr Colonists
From the Alberta Family Histories Society.

St. Joseph's Colony
Outline of the history of the towns, villages and parishes of St. Joseph's Colony.

Archives and libraries in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Archives Board
This website includes guides to using a variety of genealogical sources for Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Information Library Services Consortium

City of Regina Archives
Maintains the permanent historical records and related materials of the City of Regina. These records include textual records, photographs and architectual drawings.

City of Saskatoon Archives
Contains virtual exhibits, historical reference material, mayoral biographies, maps, as well as lists of holdings and link to other sources of information.

Saskatoon Public Library
Including
Saskatoon Newspaper Index
Saskatoon Obituary Index 1946 onward

Genealogical societies in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
This society has an extensive library in Regina and branches in all corners of the province. It also has popular seminars every year.
Branches: Biggar | Moose Jaw | Prince Albert | Regina
Saskatoon | Weyburn | Yorkton

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia - Regina Chapter

Nation-wide sites worth checking