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Canada Gotoarrow.png Saskatchewan Gotoarrow.png Archives and Libraries Archives collect and preserve original documents of organizations, the provincial archives is dedicated to provincial government organisations, city archives to municipal affairs, and University archives to university personnel and records. Most archives and libraries house records of local residents including iographies, family histories, photographs and local histories. Additionally church records, school files, newspapers, and passengers lists are also available. Additionally resources are available about nearby places contained in maps, gazetteers, and place-finding aids. Reference helps and special indexes are available for important local sources. When paying a visit to an archive or a library, visit their website, contact them and ask for information on their collection, hours, services, and fees.

The Family History Library has copies of some records of these archives and they have recently come online and are available for free. The Family Search Center has available documents of the Provincial Archives dated between 1879-1987. Among these 767,737 images are pioneer questionnaires, biographies, military and municpal records, teacher registries, voter lists, homestead files and Henderson's Directories.


The following archives, and libraries have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers:

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National Libraries and Archives

395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N3
Canada
Telephone: 613-996-7458
Internet: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/index-e.html

Provincial Archives

The Saskatchewan Archives Board has two locations.

For southern locations:

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Regina Office
University of Regina
Regina, SK S7N 0W0
Canada
Telephone: 306-787-4066, 306-787-4068, or 306-664-5832
Fax: 306-787-1975
Internet: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-802-e.html

For northern locations:

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon Office
Murray Memorial Building
University of Saskatchewan, 3 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK 57N 5A4
Canada
Telephone: 306-933-5832
Fax: 306-933-7305
Internet: http://www.saskarchives.com/web/services-pub.html

Provincial Libraries

University Libraries

Other Libraries and Archives

Other archives and libraries that may be useful include:

  • Statistics Canada
    R.H. Coats Building, Tunney's Pasture
    Ottawa, ON K1A 0T6
    Canada
    Telephone: 1-800-263-1136
    Fax: 1-800-363-7629
    Internet: http://www.statcan.ca/
  • Family History Library
    35 N. West Temple Street
    Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
    USA
    Internet: www.familysearch.org

Most microfilms available at the library can also be distributed to its Family History Centers. A current list of Family History Centers in your area can be obtained from the Family History Library or at Find a FamilySearch Center FamilySearch.Org

  • Association of Canadian Archivists
    Box 2596, Station D
    Ottawa, ON K1P 5W6
    Canada
    Telephone: 613-443-0251
    Fax: 613-443-0261
    Internet: archivists.ca/

Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards

Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:

  • Post queries.
  • Send and receive E-mail.
  • Search large databases.
  • Search computer libraries.
  • Join in computer chat and lecture sessions.

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Saskatchewan in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.

Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of September 1997, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:

Saskatchewan Online Collections

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Online Records
links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Canada GenWeb

A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county and province.

Canadian Genealogy Resources

http://www.cangenealogy.com

Lists county, provincial, and national sources; personal pages; and publications.

Roots-L

http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/canada.html

A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.

FamilySearch

The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.


 

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