Queries and Lookups

 

Query Tips

When you send in a genealogical query, there a few basic points to cover:
  • put in as much information about the person you are making the query about as possible.

    This includes:

  • name (variant spellings should be indicated in full in brackets)

  • dates (birth, death, marriage, arrival in Canada or the area covered by this GenWeb site)

  • places

  • names of relatives (e.g., wife, husband, parents, siblings, children), if relevant
Make sure you proofread your query:
  • spelling should be correct
  • uppercase letters should be uppercase, etc.
  • you ask a question

If you send out a general request for help, as in the examples below, you will not get much help and your query will likely be deleted from the query page (after being notified first). Nobody is really going to want to provide everything that they have. Examples that likely won't get a response and that will be deleted:

1. Would like information on the following families: Wilson, Sparks, Johnson, Anderson, Bergeron.

2. Would like information on the Herchmer family. Originated in the USA.

3. Any information of the Jones family of X County (wrong site chosen for posting query).

See further comments and suggestions on query writing here.



Query Boards

Ancestry.com Message BoardsI cannot answer your genealogical questions. Here are some places where queries can be posted.

  • Prince Albert region
    This one is specifically for the Prince Albert site. If you are not sure that a place is within the area covered by Prince Albert GenWeb, see the Places page.

  • Saskatchewan - General
    This one is to be used when you know only that the place was/is in Saskatchewan.

  • Canada - Unknown
    Use this one where the location is only known as Canada or the province or territory is unknown.

    The Prince Albert and Saskatchewan query pages are generously hosted by GenConnect.

 

GenWeb sites adjacent to Prince Albert region

In Saskatchewan:

In Manitoba:
In Northwest Territories and Nunavut:
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