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The original Newspaper web page from Saskatchewan Gen Web.  (This archived edition is the only one available while Rootsweb/Ancestry.com is down)

Patrick Gammie Laurie launched the first newspaper, The Saskatchewan Herald, August 25, 1878 out of Battleford.  Nicholas Flood Davin inaugurated the Regina Leader in 1883.  Following these pioneer newspapers, communities across the province sprang up with their own regional and ethnic newspapers.  Check the Historical directory of Saskatchewan newspapers, 1878-1950. written by the Saskatoon: Office of the Saskatchewan Archives, University of Saskatchewan,  1951 and online at Peel's Prairie Provinces (Peel Library) University of Alberta. Library and Archives Canada has a newspaper collection, and an Index to Canadian Newspapersas well

Historical newspaper holdings can be found at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, and in libraries across Saskatchewan.  Check your local library for additional microfilm holdings.

Saskatchewan Historic Newspapers Online (SHNO) is a digitized collection of historical newspapers.

University of Saskatchewan newspapers in print or microfilm

Saskatchewan News Index Top News Stories.

While on the library websites, search through the various library catalogues for books of newspaper indexes.  A number of books have been written documenting births, marriages and deaths in local regional newspapers, Additionally books with strays, and assorted extractions of records have been compiled.

Regina Public Library Newspaper Services

Saskatoon Public Library Newspaper Resources

Google News Archives a digitization database of historical newspapers by Google News


Would you like to place a link to your Saskatchewan genealogy / history website here?

Email a brief description of a database, a group of pictures, or maps, anything else you have dedicated to Saskatchewan   If approved as an Saskatchewan Gen Web Special Project, a link & description will be on this site, and we will contact you.

Julia Adamson saskgenweb AT yahoo.com

Saskatchewan Gen Web Project



Sask Gen Web is part of the Canada Gen Web Project There had been thousands and thousands of resources transcribed or photographed and uploaded to the internet on the  Saskatchewan Gen Web Rootsweb https://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk pages.  From cemeteries, to public domain books and historical maps, ancestral biographies, family trees, and much, much more.  See why Ancestry/Rootsweb has taken all the original pages of data off line and read a news account of why Ancestry/Rootsweb pages are offline 

Please check periodically at  Saskatchewan Gen Web Rootsweb https://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk to see if the original web page is back online


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