Saskatchewan Provincial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 .
This article describes a collection of records at
Saskatchewan,  Canada
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Location of Saskatchewan, Canada
Record Description
Record Type Various Provincial Records
Collection years 1879-1987
Languages English
Title in the Language
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Related Websites
Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Regina

Why Should I Look at these Records?

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 is in the Collection?

This collection will include 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
  • Biographies
  • 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.

Sample Images

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?

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 “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.

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?

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

  • 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.  

Collection citation:

"Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Branch. Saskatchewan Archives, Regina.

Image citation:

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?

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.

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