Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the questions and answers below to our commonly asked questions.
What are the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan hours of service?
The Public Reading Room is open:
- Monday to Friday, 10:00am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:00pm.
- Closed on Saturday and Sunday
- Closed statutory and civic holidays
Are any of the Provincial Archives' records available online?
Descriptions for close to 600,000 archival records are available in our online catalogue.
At this time, a small portion of the archival record from the Provincial Archives' Collection has been digitized. However, records are being added to the catalogue on an ongoing basis, as resources permit.
How do I start researching my family history?
What sources are available at the Provincial Archives for family history research?
Visit Family History Research for information on how to get started with your search and where to find information. Records may be at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan and also found within the homes of family members. Finding Family History Information has great suggestions on what records to look for. Other organizations and sources can help. Family History Research Beyond the Archives has links to other resources that can help in your search for family history.
Does the Provincial Archives have birth, death, and marriage records for Saskatchewan?
For the most part, the Provincial Archives does not have birth, death and marriage records for Saskatchewan.
Please visit the eHealth Saskatchewan Genealogy website to see what they have available.
How may I access the homestead files for Saskatchewan?
Please read Homestead Records and see what is available at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan.
Are reproductions of records available from the Provincial Archives?
Yes, in most cases. Please visit Order Reproductions for more information.
Do I need an appointment to do research?
Although you are not required to make an appointment, it is often wise to contact us before your visit, to determine which sources may be available for your topic, their extent, and their accessibility. Interested researchers should call 306-787-4068 (toll-free: 1-833-382-4068) or use our online contact form.
Read more about planning your visit to help to ensure that you get the most out of your time at the Provincial Archives.