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Introduction

Saskatchewan was organized by administrative districts, towns, and municipalities. The boundaries have changed over the years, and a town may have been included in different districts and municipalities at various times.

What You Are Looking For

  • Information about boundary changes over the years.
  • Maps of various years which show the boundary changes or census districts.

The following will help you learn where to find records that may mention your ancestor.

Maps and gazetteers

The maps and gazetteers listed in the following table will help you learn creation dates, boundary changes, and other information about boundaries over the years. Knowing the place can help you find records that may mention your ancestor.


Source

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Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada: As Divided in the Revision of the Voters' Lists made in the Year 1894. Ottawa, Ontario: National Archives of Canada, 1998.

This atlas has maps showing the electoral districts and voting precincts of all provinces. These districts and precincts often match the census districts and subdistricts of the 1901 census.

Gazetteer of Canada. Saskatchewan. 3rd ed. Ottawa: Canada. Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names, 1985.

Gazetteer contains the names and locations of all populated places, rivers, lakes, and geographic features.


What's In a Name: Traveling Through Saskatchewan with the Story Behind 679 Place Names. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1968.

This is an alphabetical list of places in Saskatchewan with a description and history of the location, county, town, or village.

Maps of Saskatchewan.

Contains maps for 1885 and 1924. For more maps, see What to Do Next, and click on Family History Library Catalog.


Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada: As Divided in the Revision of the Voters' List Made in the Year 1894. Ontario: National Archives of Canada, 1998.

This atlas has maps showing the electoral districts and voting precincts of all provinces. These districts and precincts often match the census districts and subdistricts of the 1901 census.

Supplementary Index to Canadian Records: Vol. 1 Canada General and Western Provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) Provinces. Salt Lake City: Family History Library, 1985.

This lists county names, county seats, creation dates, and parent counties. It includes recent township maps.

Schindler, Marc A. Administrative Atlas of Canada. Vol. 4: Prairie Provinces. Gloucester, Ont.: Schindler-Spring Family Organization, 1990.

Maps of 1988 township, county, district, and other civil boundaries. A gazetteer of major towns which gives the township and county for each.


To find more sources that have maps or give information about places in Saskatchewan, see What to Do Next, and click on Family History Library Catalog.


 

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