Showing posts with label Saskatchewan Genealogical Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Saskatchewan Genealogical Society. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Extra news items

Here are some news items which have come across the desk this week -

For those people who regularly follow the Dear Myrt's Beginning Genealogy posts here every week, there will not be a regular post today. Dear Myrt is attending the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium Conference in Providence, Rhode Island this week. She will return to her desk next week.

If you have not been following my posts, all of the posts are here at

Also, the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society usually has their yearly Conference in the spring of the year. But they have found it impossible to plan one for this year, so they have postponed it until next year – 2016. So keep posted for news as it comes to us.

You have to listen to this!

Essex County Genealogical Society now hold their meeting on a YouTube channel, and the first presentation that they had this week was given by George Pitfield and called Do You Know Your Family?

George always thought that he was English (even had the genealogy to prove it), but a surprising turn in his search that he is full blood Aboriginal – on both sides of his family. All of that English genealogy was wrong. Since then, he has been made an Elder, and has leaned the language of his people. Truly fascinating story!

The YouTube presentation is at

Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at

It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

It has been a regular post every Monday morning since April 23, 2012.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) is offering courses

Do you know that the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) is offering certificates in the following areas of study?

Saskatchewan Record Searcher Certification Course

This course instructs you on how to conduct a search of the basic Saskatchewan sources, to write a documented research report, and conduct your business in an ethical manner.

Saskatchewan Researcher Certificate Course

This certification qualifies you to analyze genealogical research problems, to conduct research in all records sources in Saskatchewan, write well-documented research reports, and conduct your business in an ethical manner.

Instructors Certification Course

This certification qualifies you to teach basic genealogical methodology.

Aboriginal Researcher Certification Course

This course, which is divided into ten sessions, will focus on tracing Métis and Aboriginal ancestry on the Prairie Provinces.

If you require information on the following, please phone the office at (306) 780-9207, or go to the website at

If you haven’t done so already, remember to check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed last week’s edition, it is at

It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Conference 2013 - Footprints Through Time

Mark your calendar - The  Moose Jaw Branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society will be hosting the  2013 Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Conference, October 4-5-6, at the Heritage Inn, 1590 Main St N Moose Jaw SK. 

New This Year is the Brick Wall Story.

We will print your Brick Wall Story in our syllabus at no charge. 

Email us a detailed account of your Brick Wall. Who or what you are looking for? When & where your wall went up? What you’ve already found and where you’ve looked?

You must put your contact name and email address with the submission of this you give us permission to print it in the Conference Syllabus. Entries MUST be EMAILED to no later than September 15th 2013.

On Friday Evening C.C.S.G. will "Breakdown one of these walls!"

The web site for the conference is  

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Saskatchewan Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 has just released it's update on one of the Canadian records it is putting online.

On December 22, 2011, it reports that there are now 1, 591, 193 records of Saskatchewan Probate Records Index (1887-1931) at

These index, and images are of estate files from Saskatchewan judicial districts. The website says that the  "estate records contain loose papers relating to the settlement of estates including such matters as provision for heirs including minor children as well as distribution of funds, land and property. This project was indexed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society".

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day Pass Offered at Saskatchwan Genealogical Society

This caught my eye this afternoon on the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society website this afternoon. They are now offering a $10.00 day pass for non-members to access "members only" databases!

The Burial Index, the Obituaries Index, and the Cummins Rural Directory Index are now offered.

Go to their website at or contact

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society <> was founded in 1969, and today it is a society with 20 branches throughout the province.

It has done yeoman's work in providing genealogical information on Saskatchewan residents such as the Saskatchewan Residence Index, the Saskatchewan Homestead Index, and the Cemeteries Index.

The organization will be 40 years old in 2009, and as part of its anniversary, it plans to publish a book called the Women Pioneers of Saskatchewan.

But they need more people to submit write-ups of up to 2,000 words and two pictures on each of the women who will be included in the book. If you have Saskatchewan females, and have sent anything in to them - won't you consider sending in their life story, and have it published in a book? The deadline is January 2009.

The president of the society was in London this past spring at the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) Conference this spring to get an idea of how Ontario did its conference. She was very pleased with what she found, with the way it was organized, and in fact has invited some of the people who gave lectures in London to give talks in Saskatchewan.

The 2009 Conference will be held from April 23rd to April 26th, and this year they have invited Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada; Louise St. Denis, Managing Director of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies; and Dick Eastman of Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter fame.