A New Beginning

To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root. – Chinese Proverb

A new look for Saskatchewan Gen Web at https://saskgenweb.site123.me/.

Saskatchewan Gen Web is having a rebirth at http://saskgenweb.x10host.com/Home/

Rootsweb/Ancestry Hosted Websites that have previously been hosted on http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com are currently unavailable.  We do apologize for the inconvenience this causes our visitors but we do not have any control over this issue.  Ancestry.com employees are working to get the websites back up and running on the original rootsweb domain.  Please bear with us during this time of transition if you are seeking genealogical resources for Saskatchewan family trees.

Please click on the former Saskatchewan Genealogy website address for further updates from Ancestry.com on the original site at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk/Saskatchewan/

A new look for Saskatchewan Gen Web at https://saskgenweb.site123.me/.

Saskatchewan Gen Web is having a rebirth at http://saskgenweb.x10host.com/Home/

There had been a great many resources transcribed, digitized and photographed and uploaded to the internet on the Saskatchewan SaskGenWebRootsweb pages.  From cemeteries, to public domain books and maps, ancestral biographies, family trees, and much much more.  See why Ancestry has taken all the original pages of data off line

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Rebirth of Saskatchewan Gen Web

Please be patient, Saskatchewan Gen Web is coming back online!!! Woo hoo! Ancestry.com has taken all the webpages of the World Gen Web offline which were online utilizing the hosting capacity of Rootsweb.  Ancestry.com has been in the process of maintenance since December 2017.

Why?  “We believe the intrusion was limited to the RootsWeb surname list, where someone was able to create the file of older RootsWeb usernames and passwords as a direct result of how part of this open community was set up, an issue we are working to rectify. ” Tony Blackham, Ancestry.com’s CISO said.

Therefore, Saskatchewan Gen Web is having a rebirth at http://saskgenweb.x10host.com/Home/

Province of Saskatchewan with map design overlay
Province of Saskatchewan

RootsWeb began as a volunteer driven collective of people with an interest in genealogy who came together to host and share genealogical information online. Rootsweb was purchased by Ancestry in 2000.  In the summer of 2008 MyFamily.com bought out Rootsweb and Ancestry.com  RootsWeb provides resources online including webspace for volunteer web hosts, mailing lists, message boards for family genealogists to make connections through the WorldGenWeb project.  Rootsweb with its surname mailing lists, is the oldest free online community genealogy research site.

There were many thousands of pages of data, and documentation online for the genealogist researching their family tree in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Maps, historic train maps and guides, cemetery transcriptions and cemetery photographs, book indexing, book transcriptions, biographical accounts, letters, information and history about teachers, superintendents of the many Saskatchewan one room school house districts.  All of these pages placed online by dedicated volunteers are now offline until the employees Ancestry.com IT department can fix the glitch.  We are very sorry for the inconvenience. For more information about the status of the maintenance please see this page

So, this is why Saskatchewan Gen Web is having a rebirth at http://saskgenweb.x10host.com/Home/

WE invite your comments, and we hope you enjoy the new format, and stay tuned for further updates and developments as the new Saskatchewan Gen Web grows online!

Saskatchewan Gen Web was originally online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk Check periodically at the old link http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk for updates by the ancestry team as to the status of the old Saskatchewan Gen Web, meanwhile, the rebirth will begin here.  Thank you kindly for the hours of dedicated work put into the web pages by the Saskatchewan Gen Web volunteers and Regional volunteers, your work was simply amazing and appreciated by so many!  Looking to the future when the original site is restored online by Ancestry.com

Enjoy the new Saskatchewan Gen Web  at http://saskgenweb.x10host.com/Home/

Sask Gen Web Message Boards

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Sask Gen Web Message Boards and Query Boards
Each of the following message boards or query boards is titled with the name of a city or community.  The ancestry message board postings relate to the larger area around this placenames.  The message boards are operational while the Rootsweb Team is fixing the Websites.

Saskatchewan Genealogy Message Boards

Moose Jaw
Prince Albert
St. Joseph’s
Swift Current

Message boards receive entries by topic on each board, and are classified by the SURNAMES  mentioned in the posting

  • Query: A request for genealogical information from others on the board.
  • Bible: A transcription or quote of information recorded in a bible such as a family bible.
  • Biography: A transcription or quote from a biography of an individual. This classification can also be used for transcriptions of biographical articles, such as newspaper articles.
  • Birth: A transcription or quote from an official birth record such as a church record or birth certificate.
  • Cemetery: A transcription or quote from an official cemetery record or tombstone.
  • Census: A transcription or quote from an official census record.
  • Death: A transcription or quote from an official death record such as a church record or death certificate.
  • Deed: A transcription or quote from an official land, property or other deed.
    Immigration: A transcription or quote from an official immigration-related record. Official records may include: passenger list, naturalization application, and/or citizenship documentation.
  • Lookup: A request for another board member to look up information in a certain place or the results or response to a lookup request.
  • Marriage: Transcription or quote from an official marriage record. Official records may include: wedding certificate, church record and/or marriage license.
  • Military: Transcription or quote from an official military record.
  • Obituary: Transcription or quote from a published obituary or death notice.
  • Pension: Transcription or quote from an official pension record.
  • Will: Transcription or quote from a will or probate.
    Other: Other data that does not have a category listed. Please use this classification sparingly.

A very good idea is to select a good  subject line.  Do not use a generic subject line that only says “searching for my family”  as that is what the message boards are for, and everyone knows that whomever arrives is doing their family tree.  Instead, place in the subject line, the given name and SURNAME of your ancestor, with additionally pertinent dates, and placename.  With such a subject line, it is easier to see if there is a family researcher or distant cousin who may link with information to the full message of the posting.


While the Rootsweb/ancestry.com IT specialists are fixing the problems, Sask Gen Web will start to come back online on this site to help you in your ancestral research for Saskatchewan. 😉

SaskGenweb is down as Rootsweb/Ancestry.com has taken the hosted webpages down off their website.  They state  “We have been in the process of improving the site throughout 2017, and as a result of an issue we recently became aware of, we have taken the site offline while we work to resolve it. We take the security of our contributors and our viewers seriously. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but protecting our users’ personal information is our top priority.”