Saskatchewan Provincial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records .
- 1 Collection Time Period
- 2 Record Description
- 3 How to Use the Record
- 4 Record History
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
- 8 Citation for This Collection
Collection Time Period
This collection has only Homestead Files of 1908
This collection includes the following Homestead Records:
- Military Records
- Voters Lists
- Land Records
- School Records
- Municipal Records
- Pioneer Questionnaires
- Henderson Directories
- Homestead Records
- Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records DGS 4766678 94.jpg
The key genealogical facts in these provincial records may include:
- 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
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.
Why the Record Was Created
This collection was created to establish what lands had been sold to homesteaders and what lands were still available.
These records are generally reliable.
- 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
Contributions to this Article
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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.
Example of a Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection
"Saskatchewan Provincial Records" images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 30 September 2011). entry for Clauduis Monnery, homestead application July 31,1908; citing Provincial Records, Homestead files, 1908, no. 1646488-1646891. Image 5;
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
"Saskatchewan Provincial Records" images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed July 12, 2011) Entry for James Henderson; citing provincial records, FHL microfilm 4,766,678
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.