Saskatchewan genealogy has deep roots in First Nations, fur trading and Metis history. There have been several evolutionary changes in the geographical history. Canada received Rupert's Land from the United Kingdom and the Hudson's Bay Company 1670. July 15, 1870 Rupert's Land the the North-Western Territory become the North-West Territories. Then, September 1, 1905, Saskatchewan became a province, and was officially inaugurated September 4.
Under Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, Minister of the Interior Clifford Sifton initiated a massive immigration policy with colonial offices established in Europe and the United States. Huge numbers of immigrants arrived to Canada''s "Last Best West" between 1891-1914.
Genealogical research in Saskatchewan is fascinating, challenging and rewarding. Saskatchewan Genealogy Resources, is a part of Saskatchewan Gen Web
, and is designed to guide the family historian to available research materials. Saskatchewan Gen Web
and its local regions have invaluable searchable databases online through the mailing lists and query boards to help you connect to fellow researchers.Saskatchewan Gen Web
, theresource and database projects
and Saskatchewan Regions
are an online centre for free online genealogy assistance, resources, listings, and databases and information. The Gen Webs receive transcripts, photographs, and digitized genealogical information from interested citizens, historians and genealogists and the Gen Web volunteers place it online for free access.Saskatchewan Gen Web Rootsweb https://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk
was taken offline by the Rootsweb/Ancestry.com IT department to work on issues in their system. Saskatchewan Gen Web, the resource and database projects and all the Saskatchewan Regions are restoring data at http://sk.canadagenweb.org
to serve you better until Rootsweb/Ancestry.com is successful in restoring the original Rootsweb pages. Announcements occur periodically on the E-Magazine
and on wordpress
. If you wish to see an archived copy of the original Resources web page
see Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Saskatchewan Gen Web Resources http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk/Saskatchewan/resources1.html