Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Saskatchewan Cemetery Records and Obituaries

Tate Cemetery, Saskatchewan

Photo Credit: Joan Miller, Taken at the Tate Cemetery Gates, Sask 2008.

Cemetery Records for Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society compiles cemetery records for the province as an ongoing project. An index to cemetery records compiled to date is available at:

http://www.saskgenealogy.ca/saskcemindexintropage.html

Records for Saskatoon’s Woodlawn Cemetery are searchable at:

http://www.saskatoon.ca/org/parks/cemetery/index.asp

Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project

Finding Obituaries published in Saskatchewan newspapers

The Saskatchewan Newspaper Index Online indexes many obituaries at:
http://library2.usask.ca/sni/

Saskatoon Public Library indexes obituaries that appear in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Send the name of the deceased to Ask Us! and specify that it should be in the StarPhoenix obituary index (fees for photocoping may apply).

Regina Public Library indexed obituaries in the Regina newspaper, from 1935 and 1943. Send the name of the deceased to Ask Us! and specify that it should be searched in the LeaderPost index for this time period.

Obituaries published after September 8, 2000 in the Regina Leader Post are available with full text and photos at http://www.saskobits.com/.

Searches of microfilm copies of local newspapers can be considered if the obituary cannot be found through an index. First, search for the newspaper in which the obituary likely appeared. If you do not know the newspaper name, try searching the probable city/town. Next, identify the probable death date.

The Library and Archives Canada has a listing of local Saskatchewan newspapers on microfilm at: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/8/18/r18-206-e.html

Historical runs of Saskatchewan city/town newspapers are located in the Saskatchewan Archives and may also be held by some local public libraries.  Public libraries may be able to obtain the newspaper/microfilm through interlibrary loan. Photocopying fees may be applied.

Related Links:
Find Obituaries Online

Also try Ancestry (search box below).  Note Ancestry is a paid service.



Comments

4 Responses to “Saskatchewan Cemetery Records and Obituaries”
  1. Marie Kishchuk says:

    I am searching for my mother’s obituary as follows:
    Mary Maduke
    d. Sept. 9, 1981 in Saskatoon

  2. Morris Smith says:

    Quite by accident, I came across your website and noted with interest the photo of the Tate Cemetery. Our family is from the Tate area and my great great grandmother was one of the first people buried in the cemetery.

    Does the cemetery have special meaning for you as well?

    Morris Smith

  3. Hi Morris,
    Thanks for your comment. One of my aunts, Dorothy Kerr died of TB as a teenager and is buried in the Tate cemetery.

    Joan

  4. Ria Stoddart says:

    I have tried to obtain photo’s from the Kelvingrove cemetery for our ancestors, Joseph Duncan Stewart and his wife Margaret Sarah to no avail.

    It will just not pop up! All you get is a page with gibberish on it.

    What now?

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