Pioneer Questionnaires

In the early 1950s, the Provincial Archives distributed a series of questionnaires to early settlers of the province. There were eleven different questionnaires which covered the following topics: Pioneer Diet, General Pioneer Experiences, Schools, Churches, Recreation and Social Life, Farming Experiences, Folklore, Health, Housing, Local Government, and Christmas. The 3500+ replies which were received are located in the Saskatoon office.

The questionnaires may be searched by the name of the pioneer, the nearest community, or the year of settlement in Saskatchewan. Please view the list of names of participants here. To access the questionnaires, please visit the archives in Saskatoon, or contact us.

Click on the illustrations below for a sample of each type of questionnaire.

 Pioneer Diet

 General Pionner Experiences

 Schools

 Churches

 Recreational and Social Life

 Farming Experiences

 Folklore

 Health

 Housing

 Local Government

 Christmas