Saskatchewan Judicial District Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|Access the Records|
Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954 .
|This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.|
|Flag of Canada|
|Location of Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Record Type||Court Records|
|Title in the Language|
|Saskatchewan Archives, Regina|
- 1 Why Should I Look at these Records?
- 2 What is in the Collection?
- 3 Sample Images
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What do I do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing this Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
Why Should I Look at these Records?
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.
What is in the Collection?
This collection will include 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.
For a list of records by event and date currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
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
How Do I Search the Collection?
See Images, in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
Once you've reached the browse page, follow these instructions to get to the images:
⇒ Select the appropriate "Judicial District"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record type, year range and volume or file number," which will take you to the images.
Look at the images one by one, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
What do I do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?
- Use the information found in the record to find other ancestors or family members.
- Calculate birth years from any ages given in the record.
- 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.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?
- Try spelling variations on the names.
- Your ancestor may not be in any court records. Try searching other Canadian collections instead.
Known Issues with This Collection
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
- "Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Saskatchewan Archives, Regina.
|The image citation is available by clicking 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.|
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
| We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records. |
Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.