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Census Records
  • Canadian census returns for all provinces and territories from 1666 to 1901 (microfilm)
  • 1906 census returns for the Prairie Provinces (microfilm)
  • 1911 census returns for Manitoba and Saskatchewan (microfilm)
  • Catalogue of Census Returns on Microfilm: 1666-1891 (print) - 1987
  • Indexes for the Prairie Provinces and Ontario (print) - 1871 to 1906.
    Check the Library catalogue by using census and indexes in the subject field for a list of results
  • Select indexes or handbooks for researching US Census returns.
    Check the Library catalogue by using United States and census in the subject field for a list of results

Directories & Phone Books

Vital Records

Immigration, Passenger & Border Entry Records

Local History Resources

Maps, Atlases & Place Names

Newspapers
  • Complete run of the Morning Leader/Leader Post newspaper (microfilm) - 1883 onwards; note: last 3 months worth of newspapers are kept behind the reference desk
  • Regina Standard (microfilm) - 1891 to 1906; Regina Daily Post (microfilm) - 1928 to 1930; and Western Producer (microfilm) - 1924 to 2000
  • Historical Directory of Saskatchewan Newspapers, 1878-1983 (print) - 1984
  • Saskatchewan Newspaper Indexes (print) - 1935 to 1981 (includes Regina Leader Post, Moose Jaw Times Herald, Prince Albert Daily Herald, Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Western Producer. Note: this index does not include birth, marriage and death notices.) This index is also available online.
  • Leader Post newspaper index (print) - 1883 to 1943
  • Newspaper directories and indexes for other Canadian provinces can be found in the library catalogue by using the keywords newspapers and indexes in the subject field.

Aboriginal & Métis Genealogy




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