Useful Publications for Family History Research

There are a number of publications available at the Provincial Archives that may be helpful for family history research.

Histories of many communities, school districts, churches, and institutions are available in Regina and Saskatoon offices. These books may contain family histories, photographs, biographical sketches of local pioneers as well as lists of settlers, schoolteachers, elected officials, and clergy.

Municipal directories are available at both offices to help search for individuals in towns and cities.  Henderson’s city directories for Saskatoon and Regina are available at both offices for most years, along with a limited selection of directories for some of the smaller cities and towns in the province.

The Regina office has a complete set of telephone directories for Saskatchewan starting in 1908.

The publications titled Saskatchewan and its People (Hawkes), History of Saskatchewan (Black) and Pioneers and Prominent People of Saskatchewan contain biographies of well-known Saskatchewan individuals. All three publications are available to view in the reading rooms of both offices.

The Regina office has a compilation of biographical files on prominent Saskatchewan individuals from a variety of sources such as the Saskatchewan Historical Society and from various newspapers.

Published genealogies relating to specific Saskatchewan families have been donated to the archives by family historians, and may be searched by family surnames.

If you are looking for a particular publication or if you are searching for published material about a particular family or location, please search Threshold for listings of many of the published items held by the Provincial Archives, or contact Reference Services for more information about specific publications.