Newspapers- sources of obituaries, birth and marriage announcements and other notable events. Some newspapers have been catalogued by subject and by indexing the obituaries. Please check the various museums for original newspaper holdings, libraries for microfilm holdings and newspapers categorized by subject as well as genealogy societies have transcribed obituaries as noted below. Additonally online sources are given as follows.

Newspapers 1871-2007 Le courrier de l'ouest, Le Patriote de l'Ouest, Moose Jaw Herald Times, Prince Albert Times, Qu'Appelle Progress, The Grain Growers' Guide, The Illustrated War News &c. Search engine online by University of Alberta in partnership.

Some very early newspapers included the following. The 'Nor Wester' was started 1859 at Fort Garry (a Hudson Bay fort located at the present site of Winnipeg, Manitoba) and served the North West Territories before provinces were incorporated.1 The Prince Albert Times and Saskatchewan Review were both established in 1882. The Moose Jaw News was established in 1883. The Regina Leader was established by Nicholas Flood Davin in 1883.23 Ned Powers started the Saskatoon Sentinel in 1884.4 Le Métis was a periodical begun in 1888 by Lt. Gov. Royal.5 Sometime in the 1880's the Qu'Appelle Vidette was started.9 In 1896, theYorkton Enterprise served the Yorkton area.10 Between 1914-1930, The Morning Leader offered provincial public accounts from the provincial capital in a weekly newspaper based in Saskatoon began circa 1909 followed by the Saskatoon Newspaper the Daily Star in 1912.6 The White Mud Leader was begun by the White Mud settlement which was established in 1890. Saltcoats offered a newspaper named Siftings later followed by the Herald7 Der Courier was a German language newspaper based out of Regina and begun around 1915.8 In Regina, the Evening Standard and Province and Daily Post were issued in the early 1900s.11

However in the early days of settlement before the industrial revolution and the advent of motorized transport, the posting of birth, or obituary announcements was very small. When there was an announcement of a community member passing, however, it may be a quite lengthy article for the newspaper in this early era. Travel via horse and cart was very hard especially in the winter months during cold or snowy weather. The imperative for a family member to venture out for a day long or overnight ride in harsh conditions was not great for a newspaper announcement. Travel to school was even limited, and many school months were only six months over the milder summer months, and one room school houses would close down in the harsh winters. The 1940s saw all weather roads improving across the province and a large quantity of families possesing motorized transport for travel. It was after this time of easier travel and the advent of telecommunications with telephone that announcements became a more regular occurence.

The Saskatchewan Archives Board has been microfilming newspapers since the 1940s, and holds a large collection of Saskatchewan daily and weekly newspapers. the collection begins with the Saskatchewan Herald out of Battleford, first published in 1878. "The Historical Directory of Saskatchewan Newspapers, 1878-1983 (Saskatchewan Archives Reference Series No. 4, 1984) lists all known newspapers published in the province and identifies those available at the SAB." There is also a listing of those newspapers on microfilm held by the Canadian Library and archives.

NOTE: Saskatchewan Historic Newspapers Online (SHNO)

Google News Archive search screen The Saskatchewan newspapers of the thousands of newspaper editions are listed below

The Saskatchewan Genealogy Society will search their Obituary file or Saskatchewan Residents Index, SRI Saskatchewan Obituary File
The SGS Obituary File contains about 750,000 obituaries from Saskatchewan newspapers. The majority of the obituaries date from 1983, but there are obituaries dating back to the 1880's. This is an on-going program that is added to weekly.
Saskatchewan Residents Index (SRI)
· Saskatchewan Cemetery Search SRI is a database. It is an ongoing program to index the names found in the cemetery collection, local history books, Cummins Maps, Voters’ Lists and other books that list Saskatchewan residents. Currently there are over 2.5 million names in the database.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix previously was two separate newspapers the "Star" and another paper called the "Phoenix"-- this info may help when ordering microfiche of newspapers through interlibrary loan.
Daily Star - March 13 1912 to Sep 11, 1928
Phenix, later Phoenix - Oct. 17-1902 to March 1926
Star Phoenix - Sep't 12, 1928 to present

The Saskatoon Public Library Local History Room compiled obituaries from the Saskatoon Star Phoenix Newspapers, and these books have now been transcribed online and are searchable by surname. Saskatoon Obituary Index : 1946 Onward additionally Saskatoon Phoenix, Capital and Saturday Press newspaper articles about notable businesses, events and persons have been partially indexed at Special Newspapers and Clippings Index

Obituary archives and Obituaries from for Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Saskatoon SK, Regina SK, Windsor ON, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Montreal PQ. (CanWest newspapers.)


1886 W.W. Butcher's Canadian Newspaper Directory. Canada Newspaper Advertising Agency. Toronto, ON

1932 Phone Directory for Portal, N.D. and North Portal Sask.- Burke County Web Page (Portal is on the Canadian - USA border)

1949 Phone Directory for Portal, N.D. and North Portal Sask.- Burke County Web Page (Portal is on the Canadian - USA border)

Battlefords Publishing Ltd. News Optimist - North Battleford & The Battlefords

Biggar, Saskatchewan Obituaries Index
Biggar Obituaries Alphabetical Index

Cannington Manor Papers-available Special Collections UofS Library

Cannington Manor Letters, Assiniboia, North West Territories

British Newspapers - Home -1800-1900
British Library searchable database of newspaper archives - Canadian Search Engine, Free E-mail and Canada's News

Canada's Family History News Newsletter

Canadian Newspapers and News Sites



Cyndi's List - Newspapers Cyndi's List - Magazines, Journals, Columns & Newsletters

Deaths, Births, Marriages and other items from the Portal International 1904 - 1918 - Burke County Web Page (Portal is on the Canadian - USA border)

Find an Obituary as compiled by the Saskatoon Public Library librarians.

THE GLOBAL GAZETTE - Canada's Genealogy & Heritage On-Line Magazine

Genealogy Resources on the internet - "EMAIL SITES"
-- Postal (Snail Mail) newsletters or Electronic Newsletters distributed weekly by email

Genealogy Today

The Global Gazette Archive
*--listed by Topic or by Author or by Issue.

Google News Archive - Search hundreds of newspapers -
including the following Saskatchewan Newspapers:
  • The Saskatoon Phoenix 2,655 issues Oct 17, 1902 to Sept 29,1928
  • Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 11,048 issues Jul 4, 1851 - May 31, 1967
  • The Regina Leader 153 issues Oct 18, 1887 - Sep 30, 1890
  • The Regina Standard 47 issues Oct 4, 1905 - Sep 5, 1906
  • Prince Albert Times 184 issues Nov 1, 1882 - Feb 10, 1888
  • Qu'Appelle Progress 767 issues Nov 27, 1885 - Dec 27, 1990
  • Qu'Appelle Vidette 499 issues Oct 23, 1884 - Oct 18, 1894
  • Yorkton This Week & Enterprise 26 issues Oct 4,1995 - Dec 30, 1995
  • The Centinel of the North-Western Territory 100 issues Nov 9, 1793 - May 14, 1796

Newspaper articles Mé tis links re: North west resistance.

The Independent, Biggar Sk, Obituaries Index Le patriote de l'Ouest, Duck Lake, Saskatchewan 1910-1941 Newspaper online by Peel's Prairie Provinces. University of Alberta

L'eau vive

List of Newspapers Online - Wikipedia

Listings Saskatchewan Newspapers

Meadow Lake Progress
Melfort Journal

Millions of Archival Newspaper Pages Set to Go Online

Moose Jaw Obits - Moose Jaw Times Herald Obits 2001 - 2005 - Moose Jaw Branch Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

Moose Jaw Herald Times 1890-1899 Newspaper Online at Peel's Prairie Provinces. University of Alberta

News and Media Newspaper Saskatchewan Web Sites

News Central - Canada Newspapers


Prince Albert Daily Herald On Line Edition

Newspapers Press Reader Saskatoon Library

Newspapers 1871-2007 Le courrier de l'ouest, Le Patriote de l'Ouest, Moose Jaw Herald Times, Prince Albert Times, Qu'Appelle Progress, The Grain Growers' Guide, The Illustrated War News &c. Search engine online by University of Alberta in partnership.

Newspapers (worldwide) Kidon (Canada)

Obituaries and Death Notices Resource Page Regina Public Library

Northern News Services Online NNSL Obituaries.

]Prince Albert Times 1882-1912 Newspaper Online at Peel's Prairie Provinces. University of Alberta

Qu'Appelle Progress 1885-1969 Newspaper Online at Peel's Prairie Provinces. University of Alberta

Regina Leader Post Online

Remembering | Saskatoon StarPhoenix - Read and Search Obituaries

Remembering - Read and Search Obituaries, Create a Tribute for a Loved One

Rootsmagic News

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Rowell's American newspaper directory (Google eBook) 1885

Saskatchewan - Daily News

Saskatchewan News Index Stories published between 1884-2000 University of Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan provincial notable stories in this index may arise from the: Regina Leader between the years 1883 - 1903 &1904-1920, the Saskatoon Phoenix between 1902 - 1908, Morning Leader between January 1921 -April 1930 the Leader-Post (evening edition) between the years April, 1930 - December 1934, the ReginaLeader-Post between January 1, 1935 - December 31, 1943, the Saskatchewan NewspaperIndex between 1935-1965 which had been put together by the Saskatchewan Legislative Library,Saskatchewan Newspaper Index, 1974-1977, Saskatoon Newspaper Index, 1981- 1986, The Western Producer between 1991-1994, or the Regina Leader Post between 1992-1995.
Saskatchewan News Media

Saskatchewan Newspapers

Saskatchewan News Index - Saskatchewan Top 100 News Stories
*-- Historical news articles from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, the Regina Leader Post, and the Western Producer as compiled by the University of Saskatchewan Libraries.

Saskatchewan Senior - News and information for the retired, including travel, health, wealth

Saskatoon Newspaper Index Saskatoon Public Library SPL

Saskatoon Obituary Index 1946 onward Saskatoon Public Library SPL

SHFS Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society - Folklore Magazine

Star Phoenix Online - News and Shopping From Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
*-- For Online Obituaries - Take Classifieds link, then Announcements)


Sask Obits . com * -- Regina Leader Post newspaper obituaries since September of 2000 and from the Obituaries and Guest Books powered by *--Saskatoon Star Phoenix. Obituaries early as February, 2001 searchable by province, or country.

*--WWW URL's of many Saskatchewan newspapers listed here

The Globe and Mail

Treasure Maps - Free Monthly Genealogy E-mail Newsletter

Western Producer
*--Saskatchewan newspaper

Weyburn Review Home Page of Publications

Yorkton This Week and Enterprise: News and Shopping from Yorkton, Saskatchewan

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Newspaper Addresses for Subscriptions

Please check libraries for microfilmed copies of past newspaper editions.

Battlefords News Optimist
892-104th Street
North Battleford, Sk
S9A 1M9
Fax 306-445-3223
Battlefords News Optimist

Estevan This Week
1330 - 4th Street
Estevan, Sk
S4A 0X2

19-11th Street
Weyburn, Sk
S4H 1J1

Kanada Kurier
Courier Press Limited
955 Alexander Ave
Winnipeg, Mb
R3C 2X8
Fax 204-783-5740

512 Bate Crescent
Saskatoon, Sk
S7H 3A7

305 Osler St
Regina, Sk
S4R 1V7

19 Empress St.
Regina, Sk

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Kindersley Clarion
Kindersley, Sk
Jamac Publishing
919 Main St.
Box 150
Kindersley, Sk
S0L 1S0

La Ronge Northerner
715 LaRonge Ave
La Ronge, Sk
S0J 1L0
Fax 306-425-2827

Revue Historique
Une publicaton de La Société historique de la Saskatchewan
3850, rue Hillsdale
Bureau 210
Regina, Sk
Fax 306-565-2922
Revue Historique e-mail

The Telegraph
892-104th St.
North Battleford, Sk
S9A 1M9
The Telegraph

Times Herald
44 Fairford St. W.
Moose Jaw, Sk
S6H 6E4
Fax 306-692-2101

Ukranian Canadian Herald
# 101, 10544 114 Street,
Edmonton, AB, T5H 3J7.
Fax 780-452-2948
Ukranian Canadian Herald E-mail

Ukranian Voice
842 Main St
Winnipeg Mb.
R2W 3N8
Fax 204-586-3618
Ukranian Voice E-mail

Please check local libraries for microfilmed copies of past newspapers.

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