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

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Let us never forget

“Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.” Albert Pike

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Field of Poppies

The Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial  is an online tribute and remembrance dedicated to those from the province of Saskatchewan who have given the supreme sacrifice in military service. News report about the SVWM.

Personnel Records of the First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force CEF records database at Library and Archives Canada (LAC).  The LAC blog provides  updates on the status of files digitized online.  As 2014-2018 commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, LAC are aiming to preserve the national heritage of Canada by digitizing the entirety of the CEF service files.

Microform digitization of the Veteran’s Death Cards: First World War.  These alphabetically arranged cards are online in the same format as they were first preserved in microform.  The death cards honour the CEF veterans who died after World War One.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) digitizes the fallen and the cemeteries resulting in an online memorial.  For those who gave the supreme sacrifice during World War I check the CWGC.

from Your Sask Gen Web Host, Julia Adamson

Peace
The Anxious Dead

O guns, fall silent till the dead men hear
Above their heads the legions pressing on:
(These fought their fight in time of bitter fear,
And died not knowing how the day had gone.)

O flashing muzzles, pause, and let them see
The coming dawn that streaks the sky afar;
Then let your mighty chorus witness be
To them, and Caesar, that we still make war.

Tell them, O guns, that we have heard their call,
That we have sworn, and will not turn aside,
That we will onward till we win or fall,
That we will keep the faith for which they died.

Bid them be patient, and some day, anon,
They shall feel earth enwrapt in silence deep;
Shall greet, in wonderment, the quiet dawn,
And in content may turn them to their sleep. ~John McCrae

 

Sask Gen Web on Rootsweb/Ancestry.com

This above page is online to help with Saskatchewan genealogy research while the rootsweb/ancestry.com team have the original website happens to be temporarily offline due to technical difficulties.

We, The RootsWeb Team, appreciate your patience as we bring the different pieces of RootsWeb back online in a secure manner. You, our contributors and viewers, are what has made RootsWeb the vibrant free genealogy community it is.

The RootsWeb Team

SaskGenWeb Mailing Lists

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Sask Gen Web Mailing Lists

Update from Ancestry/Rootsweb.com IT  : January 25, 2018
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.

We have taken the RootsWeb Mail system offline for the next few weeks so that we can upgrade the Mailman system. Mailman is the software which runs the mailing lists. While the system is down, you will not be able to send or receive email. We thank you for your patience.{Source}

Please stay tuned for updates  😦

Sask Gen Web Message Boards

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

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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

General
Battleford
Humboldt
Kamsack
Kindersley
Lloydminster
Moose Jaw
Prince Albert
Regina
Saskatoon
St. Joseph’s
Swift Current
Weyburn
Yorkton

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.”