Saskatchewan Provincial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 .
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|Location of Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Record Type||Various Provincial Records|
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|Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Regina|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection includes records from 1879 to 1987.
The records at this time include only Homestead Files from 1908 to 1910. More records will be added as they become available.
Once completed, this collection will contain the following records:
- Military Records
- Voters Lists
- Land Records
- School Records
- Municipal Records
- Pioneer Questionnaires
- Henderson Directories
- Homestead Records
This collection was created to establish what lands had been sold to homesteaders and what lands were still available.
Homesteads granted to settlers were 160 acres of land, and required a $10.00 fee for the Letters Patent. Males 18 years or older, or a male or female head of a family, could apply.
Before receiving a title to the land, settlers had to file evidence to the Provincial Land Titles Office that they were British subjects by birth or naturalization. Dominion Land Acts set out provisions and options for lands regarding 'Pre-emption', 'proving' or purchasing a quarter section.
The only records available in this collection at this time are Homestead Files from 1908 to 1910. If your ancestor homesteaded during this time, these records may give information such as children and adults living in the home, or place of birth. These records may be key to proving relationships and verifying an ancestor's residence place.
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
Provincial records usually contain the following information:
- Number of female adults in family
- Number of male adults in family
- Number of children under 12 years old in family
- Last place of residence
- Country of birth
- Previous occupation of father
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The approximate year of their land purchase.
- The place where the land was purchased.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse Images" on the initial search page
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type, Date Range and Volume” which will take you to the images.
Search the collection by image, 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.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- It may be useful to check out Saskatchewan Archives Board to see if there are other records that may be of interest to you.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- Look for family members. There is a chance that they could have mentioned your direct ancestor in their documents.
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 Provincial Records, 1879-1987." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Branch. 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 Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987.|
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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