What's New ~ Volume 9

Saskatchewan Gen Web

Over the past few months, it was intriguing to learn about the province's first "Normal Schools", the precursors to the Department of Education at the Universities. It was in these Normal Schools that the pioneer teachers were trained in the early part of the twentieth century. The three main Normal Schools were located in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw, however, students were also trained at any "Union School". A Union School was a two room schoolhouse which had a trained principal who could offer teacher training if demand warranted. Articles about teaching history in the province are available in the Sask Gen Web E-magazine.

This What's New page has now been published in 8 prior volumes. The Saskatchewan Gen Web pages are being updated with new cemetery transcriptions, one room schoolhouse, historical maps, online links and Saskatchewan history. The Saskatchewan Gen Web E-Magazine has articles of interest to genealogists and historians with an interest in Saskatchewan.

On the Online Historical Map Digitization Project pages, additions have been made. The historic map for the Key West Rural Municipality 70 is now online. This map encompasses homesteaders (and their names are listed ) for townships 7, 8, 9, ranges 22, 23, 24 west of the second meridian Key West post office southwest quarter of section 20 township 8 range 23 west of the second meridian Ogema town northwest quarter of section 22 township 7 range 22 west of the second meridian Horizon village northwest quarter of section 31 township 6 range 24 west of the second meridian

A page has been made, Frequently Asked Questions, to help visitors to the Online Historical Map Digitization Project site.

If you can take a digital image of a war cenotaph or veteran's memorial in the province of Saskatchewan, please submit it to the Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial to honour our fallen veterans in this digital project.

The burial index and the Saskatchewan Resident's Index SRI have been newly updated online by the Saskatchewan Genealogy Society SGS. The SGS is also offering newly published books such as "Tracing Your Aboriginal Ancestors in the Prairie Provinces: A Guide to the Records and How to Use Them 2nd Edition"

Saskatchewan E-Magazine Recent Articles:

Check out great resources, webpages and websites which have been put online for Saskatchewan Genealogical Research which have their histories and introductions in the Sask Gen Web E-Magazine.

- Saskatchewan Gen Web History and Genealogy news. E-Magazine Complete Archives Do you think you have a unique perspective on genealogy, history, and on topics related to Saskatchewan, Canada? Do you want to talk family biography, cemetery transcription, ethnic cultural history or add a genealogical resource, hint or tip? If you would like to share your information, ideas, problems, brick walls with other genealogists in Saskatchewan, send an email at saskgenweb(at)yahoo(dot)com with some thoughts on what you’d like to write or read about!

Ancestor Recognition Project Over the winter months more of the cemeteries photographed over the summer have received transcripts. All transcriptions are part of an online searchable Canada cemetery project at Canada Gen web. If you would like to volunteer to transcribe some of these photographs, please email.

Saskatchewan One Room School House project is a digital preservation project which received updates over the summer months in the form of images, and research into the Normal Schools. The website has been updated on an ongoing basis to reflect these updates. For a sampling of the newer additions see the bottom of gallery of pictures for the latest imagery.

In particular, as of late, there have been a few new additions to

Ancestor Recognition Project ~ cemetery transcriptions

Cemetery information

Society information

BMD birth, marriage and death certificates information page


This "What's New" information has been written for Canada Gen Web can also be found at

Saskatchewan What's New