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Prairie History

    A landscape of a Saskatchewan provincial park.

    The Prairie History Room is a specialized collection of non-circulating community history and genealogical materials focusing on the history and peoples of the Northern Great Plains (Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan) from pre-settlement times to present day. The room is located at the Central branch of the Regina Public Library.

    Our Mandate and Services

    Open seven days a week, the Room's mandate is "to assist all individuals in their quest for knowledge about Prairie history and family history."

    For the convenience of our researchers, we provide:

    • microfilm readers connected to printers
    • coin-operated photocopier
    • Internet-accessible computers connected to a laser printer
    • Free electronic access to Ancestry Library Edition (similar to Ancestry.Com) and HeritageQuest databases, enabling users to search for records by typing in a name

    Available Resources

    Regina Public Library Web Archive Collection

    The purpose of our Web Archive collection is to preserve and provide access to web materials that document under-represented and historically significant groups in the city of Regina and the province of Saskatchewan.

    Our collection includes:

    The complete listings can be found on our Archive-it landing page.

    Other resources in the Prairie History Room include census records, city directories, passenger lists, newspapers, and more.

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    Saskatchewan History


    The Prairie History Room has a specialized collection of resources that do not circulate. Due to the fragile c...
    No. Due to workload and time commitment, Prairie History Room staff members are unable to photocopy the materi...
    The Prairie History Room has the complete run of the Leader-Post newspaper, as well as its predecessor, The Mo...
    In the early 1990s, the Library made the difficult decision to donate their photographic collection to the Sas...
    No. Most communities only published a small number of their local history books. To purchase your own copy, tr...
    The Prairie History Room staff maintains a brief list of Certified Saskatchewan Record Searchers with consider...
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