Friday, April 3, 2009


There is a very unique, ongoing obituary collection in the Library and Research Room of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS). These obituaries are filed by surname on index cards and are stored in card-file boxes in the library.

There are about 750,000 obituary clippings from various newspapers throughout Saskatchewan and include people who were born in or lived at some time in Saskatchewan. Most of the obituaries date from the 1980s to 2001. However, there are many for years prior to the 1980s and some date back into the late 1800s!

We are presently scanning and indexing all of the obituaries in our collection and hope to have a partial index of them on our web site by June of this year (2009), with updates to follow periodically thereafter, until the indexing of them is completed.

If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Diane Anderson (mornings only) at the SGS, phone (306) 780-9207. You don’t have to live in Regina to be an indexing volunteer!

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