Saskatchewan, Canada Genealogy

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Guide to Saskatchewan ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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History[edit | edit source]

  • The first peoples were Indigenous, including Cree, Dakota, Dene (Chipewyan), Assiniboine and Saulteaux.
  • It was part of the territory granted to the Hudson's Bay Company in 1670, called Rupert's Land.
  • The expansion of the fur trade and European settlement saw the growth of another group of peoples called Métis, who were the descendants of mixed Indigenous European families.
  • In 1869, the Government of Canada acquired all the land belonging to the Hudson's Bay Company.
  • From 1870 until 1905, the area became a part of the North-West Territories.
  • In 1882, the southern region was divided into the Districts of Saskatchewan and Assiniboia. In 1895, the northern region became part of the Athabasca District.
  • The arrival of the railway in the mid-1880s opened the area to immigrants from the United States, Great Britain and Europe, as well as migrants from eastern Canada.
  • In 1885, the grievances of the Métis people led to the North-West Resistance, also known as the North-West Rebellion.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Saskatchewan", Library and Archives Canada, https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/places/Pages/saskatchewan.aspx, accessed 10 December 2020.