Saskatchewan Newspapers

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Resources for Saskatchewan Newspapers

Newspaper Directories

  • Christine MacDonald.Historical directory of Saskatchewan newspapers, 1878-1983. Regina: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 1984.
  • Albert-O. Dubé. La voix du peuple: l’histoire populaire de la presse écrite fransaskoise. Regina: Société historique de la Saskatchewan, 1993.[1]

Libraries and Archives

Regina location:

Saskatchewan Archives Board
3303 Hillsdale Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1665 Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3C6
Telephone: 306-787-4068

Saskatoon location:

Saskatchewan Archives Board
91 Murray Building, University of Saskatchewan
3 Campus Drive Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A4
Telephone: 306-933-5832

The two offices’ collections reflect their geographical location, Regina collecting for the south and Saskatoon for the north of the province, but it is possible to have things sent to the other office if that is where you will be.

This is the best source for newspapers; papers from communities north of Davidson are in Saskatoon, the rest are in Regina. The weeklies on microfilm are available on interlibrary loan.[3]

The Saskatchewan Archives Board has weekly newspapers dating from 1878, and their collection is complete from 1943. These newspapers may contain information concerning births, marriages, and deaths. For events occurring prior to 1888 in Saskatchewan, they may be the only source of information. The archives have a selective index to obituaries (1930-1965). Other old newspapers can be found in Saskatchewan Provincial or Legislative Libraries, or in local archives. Many of these are also indexed.

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives


Saskatchewan Published Indexes

  • Laura Hanowski and John Marley. Births, deaths, marriages from Regina newspapers, 1883-1889. Regina: Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, 1990.
  • Laura Hanowski and John Marley.Births, deaths, marriages from Regina newspapers, 1890-1899. Regina: Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, 1990.
  • Saskatoon newspaper index, birth, death, and marriages, 1902-1907. Saskatoon: Saskatoon Branch, Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, 1996.

There is a lengthy list of published indexes including papers in Craik, Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Biggar, Landis in Laura Hanowski’s Tracing your Saskatchewan ancestors: a guide to the records and how to use them (Regina: Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, 2000).

Saskatchewan News Index

The Saskatchewan News Index is a searchable index of stories published in Saskatchewan newspapers 1884-2000.

The Regina Public Library’s index begins 1992. There are paper indexes at the Saskatchewan Archives Board for obituaries, 1930-1976.

The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society collects obituaries which in 2001 numbered 700,000 names. They are also indexing birth, marriage and death notices from provincial newspapers. For details see their Bulletin (December 2001 issue).[3]



  1. de Groot, Susanna, "Canada Historical Newspapers Bibliographies (National Institute)," The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2012),
  2. 2.0 2.1 Taylor, Ryan, "Obtaining Canada Newspaper Resources (National Institute)," The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2012),
  3. 3.0 3.1 Taylor, Ryan, "Canada Newspaper Indexes and Abstracts (National Institute)," The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2012),