|Return to this page regularly for Regina Branch news.
|Jan 28 2014 - Show and Tell of Family Treasures - member sharing
By popular demand, Show and Tell has become
our January program topic for a few years now.
Members are invited to bring along an old photo, a certificate, a family bible,
a steamer trunk, a bridal veil, a wedding ring, or some other family artifact.
Be prepared to tell the story (or the mystery) behind it.
For descriptions of past Show and Tell programs,
see the past January or February meetings on our Recent Events page.
For photos of the artifacts, see the three Show and Tell photo pages.
Your separate memberships in the provincial SGS and in the Regina Branch both expire December 31 2013. The provincial fees will increase January 1, so renew now!
Here are two alternative ways to renew prior to January 1:
1. Renew both memberships by mail via Regina Branch.
You complete just one registration form, and write just one cheque.
2. Renew directly with SGS.
They will accept your clearly designated $10 fee for Regina Branch membership.
The Branch mailing address is:
SGS Regina Branch c/o Box 1894 Regina SK S4P 3E1 Canada.
Click here to download and print the joint
Membership Renewal 2014 Application Form.
|Nov 26 2013 - Annual General Meeting and Potluck Dinner
Members enjoyed a yummy potluck supper, an AGM including elections,
and a fun program at Whitmore Park United Church.
The elections resulted in three positions still vacant:
Vice President, Secretary, and one Director-at-Large.
The mystery school age photo activity was a huge hit.
Members shared highlights of the October provincial conference in Moose Jaw.
The evening ended with a question draw related to our individual genealogy research.
See our Recent Events page for details of the meeting.
See the About Us page for a complete list of current directors and
|Regina Branch AGM 2013
||Branch members with school photos
|Oct 22 2013 - My Ireland Heritage - Renae Grubb
Renae shared stories from her most recent trip to Ireland, focused on her family history. She told interesting stories of contacts made, sights seen, places visited and research done. She shared many hints and insights into how to prepare for such a trip,
who to go with, where to go, and how to be always alert for
new contacts, new clues, and serendipedous moments along the way.
For more information about the presentation, see our Recent Events page.
Check out www.myirelandheritage.com
|Searching the Recently Released 1921 Canada Census
Sep 24 2013 - Gale Shawcross
Gale shared many hints on how to search the 1921 Canada Census records.
They are organized by province, district and subdistrict,
and as yet have no name index.
A summary of Gale's excellent presentation may be found on the Recent Events page.
|The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society now has a blog,
currently updated almost daily. Check it out at saskgenealogy.blogspot.ca.
|Library and Archives Canada has announced that
all Canadian census records
from 1825 - 1916 are now available on their website.
Search tools are excellent and the service is FREE.
(Census records for 1921 are available via Ancestry.ca. See our Sept 24 program.)
|Records of the 1921 Canada Census were released August 8 2013.
You can browse images of the original hand-written documents for free at
Records are organized by province, district and subdistrict.
Data new since 1916 includes Tenure & Class of Home, and Occupation & Employment.
Ancestry promises to have all 8.8 million records indexed by year-end.
|Saskatchewan Vital Statistics - eHealth Saskatchewan
Records of births, marriages and deaths in Saskatchewan are now held by
the provincial Ministry of Health. Searches are free, as is information
on births more than 100 years ago and deaths over 70 years ago.
More recent certificates require payment and proof of interest.