FAQ

Question:

What are the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan hours of service?

Answer:

Hours of Service: (Saskatoon office and Regina office)

  • Monday, CLOSED

  • Tuesday, CLOSED

  • Wednesday, 10 am to 4 pm, no retrievals from 12-1 pm or after 3:45 pm

  • Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm, no retrievals from 12-1 pm or after 3:45 pm

  • Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, no retrievals from 12 - 1 pm or after 3:45 pm

  • Saturday and Sunday, CLOSED

Closed statutory and civic holidays.

 


Question:

Are any of the Provincial Archives' records available on-line?

Answer:

Descriptions for close to 600,000 archival records are available in Threshold, our archival management database.

At this time, a small portion of the archival record from the Provincial Archives' Collection has been digitized.  However, records are being added to Threshold on an ongoing basis, as resources permit.


Question:

Are the same records available in the Regina and Saskatoon offices of the Provincial Archives?

Answer:        

Both offices offer the full range of reference services described on this website. However, each office has areas of specialization, as described below:

Regina office sources:

  • most records pertaining to the region from central to southern Saskatchewan

  • majority of provincial government records

  • court records

  • premiers' and cabinet ministers' papers dating from 1926

  • architectural records

Saskatoon office sources:

  • most records pertaining to the region from central to northern Saskatchewan

  • some early provincial government records

  • premiers' and cabinet ministers' papers dating prior to 1926

Finding aids for the records in Regina and Saskatoon are available in Threshold, our archival management database, and in both reading rooms. If you have a specific research interest, but you are unsure where the records are located, please contact us before your visit. If we receive advance notice, records may be available through interoffice shipment for research use.


Question:

What sources are available at the Provincial Archives for family history research?

Answer:

Visit our Family History Research section of this website for a detailed list of sources at the Provincial Archives and at other institutions.


Question:

Does the Provincial Archives have birth, death, and marriage records for Saskatchewan?

Answer:

For the most part, the Provincial Archives does not have birth, death and marriage records for Saskatchewan. Registrations of vital events that occurred in Saskatchewan are filed with Vital Statistics.


Question:      

How may I access the homestead files for Saskatchewan?

Answer:

For comprehensive information about accessing homestead files for Saskatchewan, click here


Question:      

How do I start researching my family history?

Answer:

Visit the Getting Started page of our Family History Research section.


Question:      

I am unable to find an answer to my question. Where can I get help?

Answer:        

If you are unable to find an answer to your question on this website, please contact us directly by completing our contact form.


Question:      

Are reproductions of records available from the Provincial Archives?

Answer:

Yes, in most cases.  Please visit the Ordering Reproductions section of this website for more information.


Question:

Do I need an appointment to do research?

Answer:

Although you are not required to make an appointment, it is recommended that you contact the Archives before your visit, to determine which sources are available for your topic and their accessibility. While many archival materials are available for public use, access conditions have been placed on some public and private record collections.


Question:      

How do I arrange for a group presentation or tour?

Answer:        

Please visit the Tours, Presentations and Class Projects page of this website for more information.