Saskatchewan Provincial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 .
This Collection will include records from 1879 to 1987.
This collection at this time has only Homestead Files from 1908 to 1910. More records will be added as they become available.
Once completed, this collection will contain following records:
- Military Records
- Voters Lists
- Land Records
- School Records
- Municipal Records
- Pioneer Questionnaires
- Henderson Directories
- 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.
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.
For a list of homestead files currently published in this collection, select the Browse.
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.
- Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Branch. Saskatchewan provincial records. Saskatchewan Archives, Regina, Canada.
These 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 to Use the Record
To begin your search it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Name of ancestor
- Place of residence
- Year and place of birth
Search the Collection
Browsing the Images
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the “Record Type, Date Range and Volume” category which will take you to the images.
Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
- Birth, Marriage and Death Records in Saskatchewan, Canada
- Saskatchewan Gen Web Project
- Saskatchewan Archives Board: A good source for locating other records in Saskatchewan
- Library and Archives of Canada
Related Wiki Articles
- Sascatchewan Directories
- Saskatchewan Land and Property Records
- Saskatchewan Military Records
- Saskatchewan Municipal Records
- Saskatchewan School Records
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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.
Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"Saskatchewan Provincial Records 1879-1987", digital images, FamilySearch (https://.familysearch.org: accessed 24 April 2012); Saskatchewan Provincial Records 1879-1987 > Homestead files, 1908, no. 1646488-1646891 > Image 5 of 1109; homestead application dated July 31,1908, entry for Clauduis Monnery, of French origin. Saskatchewan Provincial Records. Vital statistics, Saskatchewan Health. Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan. Regina, Saskatchewan citing Provincial Records.