- Historical Documents vary depending on whether the settlement was started before or after 1905. From 1882-1905 the locality would be in the North West Territories, which was divided into three provisional districts: Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, and Athabaska. The 1881, 1891, and 1901 Census are the latest censeii released for this area. Sask Gen Web placename locations are within the North West Territories as of those census years. Saskatchewan's provincial entry into Canada's Confederation was September 1, 1905. Saskatchewan / NWT / Ruperts land evolution maps
- To give an idea of when the settlement was established, there is a year stated which is the establishment or re-opening of a Postal Station. If the date is before September 1, 1905, the location was settled in the North West Territories originally.
- If a postmaster name matches the placename, it is mentioned for possible follow-up.
- When a postal place name has changed it is indicated in the comments
- Placename sizes are not given. Please consult Census of Prairie Provinces Population and Agriculture Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta, 1916 for the populations of Cities, towns and Villages 1901-1906-1911-1916. Welcome to Statistical Profile of Canadian Communities has 1996 Census of Population. Statistical Profile of Canadian Communities has 2001 Census of Population.
- Location and Legal Land Descriptions can be found at a number of these WWW Map web pages.
- Please check for variations of spelling. The placenames are sorted alphabetically. For example check three spellings for Saint: St. Ste. and Saint. Placenames which are spelled St. or Ste. for Saint are located after "Ss", and the alphabetical location for Mac is in a different location from Mc.
- Placenames such as "The Summit" are also listed also as "Summit,The".
- For a listing of the Province of Saskatchewan placenames which appear on the 1901 census: Sask Gen Web: NWT 1901 Census Placename Finder
- Placenames which use the letters é, è, Î, à are listed without accent, and the spelling with the accent is in the "comments section". This is to help enable you to use the "Find" feature, "Control F", and automatically find a place name within a page. To help you spell these words in further typed copy (using the default font Times New Roman) Press and Hold the "Alt" key with these number combinations from the key pad:
| é || Alt 0233 |
| è || Alt 0232 |
| Î || Alt 0206 |
| à || Alt 0224 |
- SOURCE: FUNG, K.I., BARRY, Bill, & WILSON, Michael. (1999) Atlas of Saskatchewan Celebrating the Millennium. Saskatoon: Printwest.
- SOURCE: RICHARDS, J. Howard & FUNG, K.I. (1969). Atlas of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon: Modern Press.
- SOURCE: National Archives - Archivia Net - Postal Archives
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