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Broadway East, Yorkton

Nancy Pelham-Todd
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Quick Tips

W2 Location in Saskatchewan: North through Township 28; South through Township 16 alongTrans-Canada Hwy; East--from the Manitoba border; West to Hwy 6.

The best genealogy resource for the province is the Saskatchewan GenWeb. I am including the links that I most frequently use and want to keep at my fingertips when helping people find resources for prairie ancestors. This is not meant to duplicate or replace comprehensive lists. 

I manage the Yorkton GenWeb site, Yorkton Message Board, and Yorkton mailing list.

My Niblock-King ancestors lived in Broadview, Balcarres, Grenfell, Lemberg, Regina, and Summerberry




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Contemporary Links--A few favorites for other provinces

City DirectoriesDon't forget the Peel Bibliography on microfiche!
If you live near a Canadian university library or archives, there may be copies of Bruce Baden Peel's Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces microfiche collection. This is a major reference work for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. This includes copies of city directories up to 1953 for the main cities of the prairies. Search for "Peel Bibliography" as a title at this link to the WebCat online catalog of the University of Calgary. You can then search to see what  directories are included for which towns.  (Even though this link is for U of C, the information will be the same as in  other university library catalogs.) Click on "OK" to search. This site lists titles of the actual microfiche.)
 Search Engines:
  • Vroosh! Canadian Search Engine
  • Your favorite url disappeared? Try Wayback Machine to search for archived urls.

As a very LAST resort...You have a name and place, but there's the brick wall.

Many of the provincial local history books do not have on-line indexes. You might send an email to the local library asking that your message might be given to someone who is an expert in the area local history who could provide suggestions for finding information about your ancestor. As a courtesy to the librarian, I recommend this only after exploring as many other resources as possible. It has been my experience in tracking my ancestors' migration across the prairies that there are always a few helpful old timers in the villages that know something or someone that might help. This approach works best for villages and hamlets. 

A municipal officer might also be helpful in locating a knowledgeable local historian or cemetery records.

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