Online Resources of Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
by
EB Lapointe

The Saskatchewan Genealogy Society has joined forces with the Saskatchewan Archives Board to present an online index to "open" records which can be accessed by the general public.

The index contains birth which were registered with Vital Statistics that are more than 100 years old. The index is located at <http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/ps_genealogy_certificates.html>.

Deaths more than 70 years ago and marriage records of more than 75 years ago are not available as yet. If you want access to the restricted or closed records, you can apply for a genealogical photocopy of the record at Vital Statistics, Saskatchewan Health, 100-1942 Hamilton Street, Regina, SK S4P 4W2. Tel: (306) 787-3251 Fax: (306) 787-2288 The office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.

The genealogical society has also put the Saskatchewan Homestead Index Project (SHIP) online, and can be accessed at <http://www.saskhomesteads.com>.

It contains 360,000 references to those men and women who—from 1872 to 1930, under the terms of the Dominion Lands Act—took part in the homestead process in the area known as Saskatchewan.

The database may be searched by name or by land location, and may contain information such as the nationality of the settler, place of origin, and family makeup.

04 February, 2006


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