Saskatchewan Family History Societies

This section lists the different branches of Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.  It then gives details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

The aim of the association is to promote the study of genealogy and family history, especially in Saskatchewan.

Many archives are accessible in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Census Returns
  • Church Histories
  • Directories
  • Emigration Lists
  • Gazetteers
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Genealogies

Archives also incorporate:

  • Local Histories
  • Magazines
  • Maps
  • Obituaries
  • Parish Registers
  • Periodicals
  • School Registers
  • Vital Records

Resources held also cover the rest of Canada and further afield, such as England and Wales.  A full list is available on their site.

Databases are also accessible, which include Burial and Obituary Indexes, Cummins Rural Directory, Resident Indexes and War Claims.

These are only available to members of the association.  

Databases accessible to the public include Biggar Railway Retirees, Changes of Name, Cemetery Indexes and RCMP Obituaries.  A cemetery index can also be accessed.

Many publications are available for sale, including:

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Notices from Newspapers
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Journals
  • Local History Books
  • RCMP Obituary Index 1933-1989
  • Women Pioneers of Saskatchewan

A research service is offered by the society, further details of which is available on their site.

Links to other sites you may find useful are also available.


Saskatchewan Genealogical Society - Biggar Branch

Many archives can be accessed in their Resource Centre, which incorporate:

  • 1882-1916 Regina Leader Newspaper Indexes
  • Census Indexes
  • Directories
  • Genealogical Reference Books

A list of The Independent Newspapers 1913-1950 held by Biggar Museum and Gallery is also available.  A section of their website is dedicated to Local History. 

Items falling under this heading include Biggar History, Biggar's First Citizens, Census Returns and Pinwherry History. 

A link to FindAGrave is on their site, which has details of tombstones in Ruthilda Cemetery.

Numerous publications are available for sale, including Births, Marriages and Deaths from The Independent Biggar 1913-1950, Obituary Indexes and the Biggar Cemetery Directory which includes a Plot Map.


Saskatchewan Genealogical Society - Moose Jaw Branch

Some Databases and Indexes are accessible, which include Cemetery Inscriptions from Moose Jaw Pioneer, Moose Jaw City, Rosedale, Remco Sunset and Pine Grove Cemeteries.  

A list of Cemeteries surrounding Moose Jaw, including Tombstone Inscriptions, is also accessible. 

In addition, the Moose Jaw Times Herald Obituary Index 2001-2009 is also available, along with Miscellaneous Births, Marriages and Deaths from Moose Jaw Times 1889-2000.


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