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Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Various Provincial Records
Collection years 1879-1987
Languages English
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Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Regina


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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 may 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.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
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  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Saskatchewan.

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

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