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''[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Saskatchewan Genealogy|Saskatchewan]]''
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|title=Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987
 
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== Record Description  ==
 
  
This collection will include records from 1879 to 1987.  
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| CID = CID1916143
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| title = Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987
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| location = Canada
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| LOC_01 = Saskatchewan
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| record_type = Various Provincial Records
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| start_year = 1879
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| end_year = 1987
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| language = English
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| title_language =
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Canada]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=302&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Saskatchewan%22 Online FamilySearch Catalog Keyword]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Saskatchewan Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Saskatchewan Directories]] 
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Saskatchewan Online Genealogy Records]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Saskatchewan Land and Property Records]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Saskatchewan Military Records]]
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| FS_URL_08 = [[Canada History Links]]
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| FS_URL_09 = [[Canada Historic Maps]]
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| FS_URL_10 = [[Saskatchewan Municipal Records]]
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| FS_URL_11 =[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=302&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Saskatchewan%22 FamilySearch Catalog]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazfd/gazfd71l.htm Birth, Marriage and Death Records in Saskatchewan, Canada]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.sasklawcourts.ca/index.php/home/court-of-queen-s-bench/wills-and-estates Saskatchewan Law Courts - Wills and Estates]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org/SK/ Saskatchewan GenWeb Project]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.saskgenealogy.com/ Saskatchewan Genealogical Society]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.saskarchives.com/ Saskatchewan Archives Board]: A good source for locating other records in Saskatchewan
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| custodian = [http://www.saskarchives.com/collections/land-records/homestead-files-saskatchewan-archives/pre-1930-homestead-file-series-s-42 Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Regina]
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The records at this time include only Homestead Files from 1908 to 1910. More records will be added as they become available.
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
Once completed, this collection will contain following records:  
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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.
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Once completed, this collection will contain the following records:  
  
 
*Military Records  
 
*Military Records  
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*Homestead Records
 
*Homestead Records
  
Official civil registration began in Saskatchewan in 1905. There are some marriages dating back to 1895. Again, please remember that records for the early years will be incomplete. The Vital Statistics Unit holds records that date somewhat earlier than 1905.  
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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.
  
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.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
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.
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{{Collection Browse Link
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| title = Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987
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For a list of homestead files currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916143/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
<gallery caption="Saskatchewan Provincial Records" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
Image:Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records DGS 4766678 74.jpg|Provincial Record #1
 
Image:Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records DGS 4766678 76.jpg|Provincial Record #2
 
Image:Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records DGS 4766678 77.jpg|Provincial Record #3
 
Image:Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records DGS 4766678 78.jpg|Provincial Record #4
 
Image:Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records DGS 4766678 79.jpg|Provincial Record #5
 
</gallery>
 
  
'''Provincial records usually contain the following information:'''
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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'''Provincial records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Number of female adults in family  
 
*Number of female adults in family  
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*Previous occupation of father
 
*Previous occupation of father
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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<gallery caption="Saskatchewan Provincial Records" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records DGS 4766678 74.jpg|Provincial Record #1
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Image:Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records DGS 4766678 76.jpg|Provincial Record #2
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Image:Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records DGS 4766678 77.jpg|Provincial Record #3
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Image:Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records DGS 4766678 78.jpg|Provincial Record #4
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Image:Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records DGS 4766678 79.jpg|Provincial Record #5
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*Name of ancestor
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
*Place of residence
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=== View the Images ===
*Approximate year and place of birth
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1916143/waypoints Browse Page] then:
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# Select "Record Type, Date Range and Volume"
  
== Search the Collection  ==
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.
  
To search the collection image by image: <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: <br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type, Date Range and Volume” 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.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1916143 Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
Keep in mind:
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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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.
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Saskatchewan Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
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*It may be useful to check out [http://www.saskarchives.com/ Saskatchewan Archives Board] to see if there are other records that may be of interest to you.
  
*[http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazfd/gazfd71l.htm Birth, Marriage and Death Records in Saskatchewan, Canada]
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?===
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk/Saskatchewan/homestead.html Saskatchewan Gen Web Project]  
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*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.
*[http://www.saskarchives.com/ Saskatchewan Archives Board]: A good source for locating other records in Saskatchewan
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Library and Archives of Canada]
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*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. 
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*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. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Saskatchewan, Canada Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Saskatchewan Archives and Libraries]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=302&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Saskatchewan%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Aprovincial FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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==Citing this Collection==
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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 Directories]]
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'''Collection citation:'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Branch. Saskatchewan Archives, Regina.}}<br><br>
*[[Saskatchewan Land and Property Records]]
 
*[[Saskatchewan Military Records]]
 
*[[Saskatchewan Municipal Records]]
 
*[[Saskatchewan School Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to this Article  ==
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'''Image citation:'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box. [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916143/waypoints Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987]
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Saskatchewan Provincial Records,1879-1987."  Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Branch. Saskatchewan Archives, Regina.}}
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'''[[Saskatchewan_Provincial_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Saskatchewan,  Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Various Provincial Records
Collection years 1879-1987
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Regina


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
  • 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. 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.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987.


What Can these Records 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

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 "Record Type, Date Range and Volume"

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.
  • 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?

  • 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

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. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. 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.


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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.