Saskatchewan Judicial District Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Saskatchewan,  Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Court Records
Collection years 1891-1954
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Saskatchewan Archives, Regina


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes judicial district court records from 1891 to 1954.

These records contain Supreme Court Files, Kings Bench Files, Docket Books and Indexes from Saskatchewan. Additional information about these courts is found in the Provincial Courts section of the Canada Court Records wiki article.

The numbers assigned to each case in the docket books correspond to the estate file numbers so the docket book indexes can be used as indexes to the estate files. The indexes are arranged by first letter of the surname only and then chronologically. Judicial District Court Records cover many different types of case files, not always criminal. This means that if your ancestor owned land or property, they could be in this collection simply because of that. There are also some wills recorded in this collection, which may mention additional family members previously unknown.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Court records may contain the following information:

  • Name of Plaintiff
  • Name of Defendant
  • Place of residence at the time of summons
  • Names of family members
  • Names of witnesses

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Judicial District
  2. Select Record type, year range and volume or file number to view the images.

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Cite the record. See below for help citing this collection
  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the Saskatchewan Archives, Regina page
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • 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

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Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing this Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Saskatchewan Archives, Regina.
Image Citation:
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