Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Saskatchewan Genealogy Message Boards
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.”