Dear Saskatchewan GenWeb Enthusiasts,
We come bearing exciting news for those who have journeyed through the corridors of the old Provincial Saskatchewan GenWeb site hosted by Rootsweb and Ancestry. Fear not, for our webpages will not only endure but thrive in a new digital haven!
New Beginnings, Rejuvenated Dedication:
Discover our revamped home at https://saskgenweb.ca/cansk/Saskatchewan. This transition marks the continuation of our unwavering commitment to document the rich history of Saskatchewan. The legacy of the one-room schoolhouses, cemetery headstones, historical maps, and the plethora of placenames will persist.
Navigating History's Landscape:
As we weave through the diversity of Saskatchewan's past, these webpages serve as a compass, guiding you to the closest one-room schoolhouse, a church or cemetery, or the nearest town or Rural Municipality for your genealogical or historical quest.
Patreon: A Beacon of Support:
The heart of this journey lies in the support of our growing Patreon community. With their encouragement, we've secured a new domain and web hosting provider—ensuring that the flame of this service continues to burn bright.
Grow With Us:
Join our Patreon community, become a pillar in our efforts to persist year after year. Your support is not just a contribution; it's a testament to the value of preserving the stories that make Saskatchewan unique.
Visit Our New Webpages:
Explore the evolving Saskatchewan GenWeb at https://saskgenweb.ca/cansk/Saskatchewan. The digital canvas is ready to be painted with the vibrant strokes of history.
Support Us on Patreon:
Behind every webpage update, every historical map scanned, and every record documented, there is a dedicated team of volunteers. If you find our service beneficial, consider supporting us through Patreon. Your contribution ensures that the Saskatchewan GenWeb remains a beacon for historians, genealogists, and the public.
Gratitude to Ancestry.com and Rootsweb.com:
We express our deep gratitude to Ancestry.com and Rootsweb.com for providing the foundation upon which this digital tapestry was woven. Now, as we transition, we seek your support in maintaining paid web hosting.
Sustaining a Legacy:
The Saskatchewan GenWeb service has been a cornerstone for those seeking to unravel the past. Today, we invite you to stand with us in ensuring its continued existence for generations to come.
Join Us in This Exciting Chapter:
Visit https://saskgenweb.ca/cansk/Saskatchewan and witness the renaissance of the Saskatchewan GenWeb. Thank you for being a vital part of our community and for your enduring passion for genealogy and history in our best beloved province of Canada.
The Saskatchewan GenWeb Volunteer Team
There have been quite a few regional family history books published, quite a few of them in the year 1981. 1980 was Saskatchewan's 75th birthday or anniversary celebration since Saskatchewan entered confederation in 1905 as a province. Previously the area of Saskatchewan was a district of the North West Territories. They include a history of the town, and area, local clubs and events, as well as any family biographies individually submitted by the local families. Some local history committees compiled cemetery transciptions and war veteran listings in their books also. There were also a few communities creating books in the 1950's as well.
Online Library catalogues are searchable by subject=(town name) to determine the name of a particular book for a community or town.
Saskatchewan Libraries - online catalogues for library book holdings Try to borrow from the library a local history book by interlibrary loan, or by popping down to your local library.
Look Up Volunteers who have offered to check indices/write ups for family biographies in local history books that they own:
Look-ups in local history books
Local Query Network Determine which Saskatchewan Gen Web area your placename is in to make use of volunteers on mailing lists or posting boards who may own the book and provide a look up in their copy. The people using the mailing lists or posting boards may reside locally, and have access to a local library which hosts the book and provide a look up that way as well. You may even conntect with an ancestor.
Our Roots The web site entitled Our Roots, Nos Racines has been requesting permissions to publish local history / family biography books online at their website. Check their website by book title or subject. Many of their books are also becoming searchable as volunteers convert the photographs to text.
For example a very brief listing:
Some of the provincial genweb regions are including the online our roots books under look up volunteers or in their place name resources.
Books for purchase:
Firstly contact the community or Rural Municipality, town's chamber of commerce, city hall, rural municipality town office or send a letter to the local history committee listed in the bibliography of the book. Saskatchewan towns, cities, and rural municipalities and many villages each have individual websites. If the community still has books available for sale, they would greatly appreciate a note from others interested in their area who may be interested in purchasing a book they worked hard to compile. Firstly, check for the book title [ to see if a book was indeed published] at one or more of the online library book catalogues.
Some online sources to purchase books
Bookfinder.com is an amalgamation of used and new book stores who allow their computerized store inventory database to be searched by bookfinder.com
GEN-BOOKS Mailing List
Quintin Publications | Saskatchewan
GEN-BOOKS Mailing List
TRANSCRIPTIONS-CAN Mailing List: Anyone who want to share, exchange, acquire or request genealogical data, books, transcriptions, etc. relevant to Canada
Family biography Local History Book Indices
The Book Index project is undertaken to provide the indext of local history and family biography books online. Family Biography Local History Book Index Project
Saskatchewan Genealogy Society has indexed several local history books, obituaries and cemeteries and placed them in a database named the Saskatchewan Resident's Index, which is now searchable online by name
Digital or E-books Remember to check other online e-book websites as well with diverse libraries. Some local communities and historians have published books online, so occasionally a search engines will find a digitised book online, when searching by book title. A few of the e-book websites are e-book.com, Google e-books, Project Gutenburg
2005 Centennial Books (and online resources)
Atlas of Saskatchewan: Celebrating the Millenium
Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
First Nation History
Guides des sources historiques des francophones aux archives de la Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Archives Board - Saskatchewan History magazine
Saskatchewan Heritage and Folklore Society - Folklore Magazine
Saskatchewan History Centennial Timeline Booklet
Tracing Your Saskatchewan Ancestors - A Saskatchewan Genealogy Society Publication
Canadian Genealogy Center
Directories and Resources
Some Book listings (Bibliographies) of family history books:
Bibliography on the History of the North American Plains
Bookfinder.com The Open Marketplace for Books Online
Calverley Collection Bibliography HISTORY IS WHERE YOU STAND--"A selected and simplified bibliography of the Peace River country organized by topics" also of interest to those doing research in Saskatchewan Early Canadiana Online--Search for Sask or Saskatchewan produced 3156 book entries found
Handbooks for Foreign Genealogical Research - Canada and Saskatchewan
History of the Book in Canada: Prairie Provinces
Saskatchewan Town and RM (Rural Municipality History Books) Compiled by Glenn Schwartz
Southwest Local Area History Books...an annotated listing
SPG Interactive Book Map: Featured books/authors from various Saskatchewan places
SPG Curriculum Linked Resources For Saskatchewan Schools
Tribute to Saskatchewan Books transcribed
Books available at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library (LDS):
Family History Library Catalog
Film 0815603 Western Collection Bio File-- Baptist ministers and laymen
971.242 42BR Brookview, Treasured Memories 1922-1960
Sturgis and Endeavour Sask. Brookview and Dist. School Reunion committee
971.242 D3h Film 1036840 item 6 The Fort Pitt Trail mostly tales of pioneer days
by Hewitt Dorcas Alma
971.242 J21 Looking Back at Lookout
By Willowbrook Sk. Look Out Historical Society 1981
971.24 A3 Saskatchewan Bibliography
ISBN 0919059015 (pbk)
Listing of Sask History Books published
Film 1036006 Item 9 971.24 D3s The Saskatchewanians
short biographies of 100 prominent men and women of Saskatchewan.
Sask Diamond Jubilee and Canada Centennial Corp. 1967
Other Saskatchewan Books relating to the province of interest to genealogists / historians
What's in a Name edited by E.T. Russell. 1973. Modern Press.
People Places Saskatchewan and its Names by Bill Barry. Canadian Plains Research Center, U of R. 1998. ISBN 0-88977-114-6
People Places The Dictionary of Saskatchewan and its Place Names by Bill Barry. People Places Publishing Ltd. 1998. ISBN 1-894022-19-x
Reference Sources for Canadian Genealogy - a brief description and reference call number for the following books:
Saskatchewan Book Archive Project: searchable catalogue of books published or written by Saskatchewan residents between 1905 and the present
The Beaver Canada's History Magazine
Everton's Genealogical Helper Magazine
Global Gazette - Canada's Family History Magazine
ROOTSWEB REVIEW and MISSING LINKS are free, weekly e-zines
Treasure Maps Genealogy E-mail Newsletter
Further assistance Note: Email the Sask Gen Webmaster, Julia Adamson, for additional placname, map or local history book title information.
Museums, archives,and genealogy societies in addition to libraries also have information and copies of local history books available. Newspaper resources (ie to search obituaries / announcements) are also coming online.