Saskatchewan Provincial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Saskatchewan,  Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Various Provincial Records
Collection years 1879-1987
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Regina


What is in This Collection?

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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Provincial records usually contain the following information:

  • 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

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:

  1. Select "Record Type, Date Range and Volume"

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.


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 Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Regina page.
  • To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example example research log which you can download.
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records.

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.

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 Provincial Records, 1879-1987." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Branch. Saskatchewan Archives, Regina.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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