Saskatchewan Judicial District Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Saskatchewan,  Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Court Records
Collection years 1891-1954
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Saskatchewan Archives, Regina



What is in the Collection?

This collection includes judicial district court records from 1891 to 1954.

These records contain Supreme Court Files, Kings Bench Files, Docket Books and Indexes from Saskatchewan. Additional information about these courts is found in the Provincial Courts section of the Canada Court Records wiki article.

The numbers assigned to each case in the docket books correspond to the estate file numbers so the docket book indexes can be used as indexes to the estate files. The indexes are arranged by first letter of the surname only and then chronologically. Judicial District Court Records cover many different types of case files, not always criminal. This means that if your ancestor owned land or property, they could be in this collection simply because of that. There are also some wills recorded in this collection, which may mention additional family members previously unknown.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Court records may contain the following information:

  • Name of Plaintiff
  • Name of Defendant
  • Place of residence at the time of summons
  • Names of family members
  • Names of witnesses

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:

  1. Select "Judicial District"
  2. Select "Record type, year range and volume or file number"

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Saskatchewan, Canada Genealogy.
  • Search in the Saskatchewan Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog
  • It may be useful to look in the Saskatchewan Provincial Records or the Saskatchewan Probate Estate Files for other documents having to do with your ancestors property.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Saskatchewan Archives, Regina.


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954.


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