Maps

Maps are a useful way to get a pictorial view of where your ancestors lived. There are various types of maps you can consult - ranging from the topographic maps that show contour lines, elevations, and place names to the thematic maps that show things like diocesan boundaries and areas.

The following web sites have maps of various sorts that you should find useful in your research. Wherever available, information on how to obtain these maps is given as well.



Local

Saskatchewan City and Town Maps

Air Ronge
Bjorkdale
Brabant Lake
Denare Beach
Missinipe


Municipal maps

Where to get municipal maps



Provinicial

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool maps

These are 1924 and 1984 maps. Ranges and Townships are listed on them, so this would be helpful if you have Dominion Land Grant information. Apparently older places tht no longer exist are shown on the 1924 map.



National

Historical maps and atlases (COMMERCIAL SOURCES)

Canada - Native peoples 1823
Other Native peoples maps
Canada - Indian treaties
Canada - Exploration 1497 - 1650
Other historical maps
Territorial Evolution of Canada [Francais] - Shows Canada as it developed between 1867 to 1949.



Electoral and census maps

Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada (1895) - National Archives
Click on the provincial name on the right side of the map or on the name on the map to bring up the index map for the province. Areas in various shades of gray are not available.

Census Districts and Maps of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan for 1906.
Instructions are given on how to use the electoral maps. Also provided is information on the land division system in these provinces.


Using maps in genealogy

While this is an American web site, the information is still useful to Canadian researchers. The Ontario Genealogical Society has a publication by Betty Kidd on this subject but on Canadian maps. Maps Can Help You Trace Your Family Tree



Topographic maps

How to find a Canadian topographic map

Where you can buy Canadian topographic maps


Religious maps

None known yet. Additions welcomed.
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