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Welcome

Who Are We?

The Saskatoon Branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SBSGS) is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to promote and develop the study, research and preservation of genealogy and family history.

The first organizational meeting of SBSGS was held on Jan 23, 1971 and thanks to the support and dedication of almost 700 past and current members we are still going strong after more than 50 years!

Click here- 50th Anniversary recognition from SGS

Membership

Membership in our Branch requires concurrent membership in our parent organization, the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS). For 2024, SGS membership (Jan – Dec) is $70. SBSGS membership is $30 (must be an SGS member first).

Benefits of membership in SBSGS include: 10 monthly Branch Meetings; Special Interest Chat Groups; monthly newsletter, News and Notes; Library access, including borrowing references to use at home; and numerous chances to interact with fellow genealogists. Our meetings are now available via multiple modalities: in person, online, and via Zoom. Distance from Saskatoon, and weather, now have little impact on our ability to share our love of genealogy with each other!  To get in touch with our Membership Coordinator, email sbsgsmembership@gmail.com.

Information about the benefits of membership in SGS and access to the membership application/renewal form can be found at 
https://saskgenealogy.com/member
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Individuals are encouraged to join or renew as soon as possible in order to receive the newsletter and meeting information, borrow library materials, and to participate in chat groups during 2024.

 

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Branch Events

 Branch Meetings

We are taking a break from meetings in July and August - but still working on family history  and genealogy! Meetings will resume in September, on the third Thursday of each month.  Meetings in September, October, and November 2024 will be 'hybrid' meetings, held both in person at Bay 1 - 1730 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon, and online via Zoom.  Meetings begin at 7:00 PM; the Library is open at 6:15 PM for in-person attendees. 

The theme for our 2024-25 programs  (September to June) is “Beyond the Basics!”  Speakers will cover topics that will be relevant to both new and seasoned genealogists, including expansion of topics covered in 2023-2024 and new topics not yet covered.  A schedule will be posted and sent to members in early September.

Special Interest Chat Groups (Members Only)

Chat Groups will resume in mid-September – a schedule will be published in early September.

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Library Hours

No regular Library hours are planned over the summer. To get in touch with the Librarian, please email sbsgs.library@sasktel.net. 

 

Happy Summer!

 

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Announcements

 Congratulations!

We are pleased to announce that Cindy Paradis has been awarded a 2024 Heritage Award from the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.  Heritage Awards are given to SGS members who have “given of their time, talent and energy for the support and preservation of family history and genealogy in Saskatchewan.” 

In her 29 years as an SGS and Saskatoon Branch member, Cindy has participated in many capacities, as a volunteer at events, member of the Board of Directors and presenter to members and the public. She is always willing to 'spread the word' about genealogy and family history, and is especially keen on helping others with their questions and research.

Cindy is very deserving of this award and we congratulate her on receiving this recognition for her service in the support and preservation of family history and genealogy in Saskatchewan!

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Genealogy Charts

If you find it useful to keep track of ancestors on paper, we have 7-generation (pedigree format) and 10-generation (fan format) charts for sale. They are 24x36 inches, and are $10.00 each. Just ask Peggy or Jane at a Branch meeting, or contact Peggy at peggymausch@sasktel.net to purchase one.

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New email Address for Membership Coordinator

If you wish to get in touch with our Membership Coordinator, please email sbsgsmembership@gmail.com.

 

 

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Contact Us

We would like to hear from you!

Please send us your ideas for speakers, comments on our website, questions for our Board, or any other thoughts you may have that would help us improve our Branch.

We can be contacted either by "snail-mail" at:

SBSGS
Bay 1, 1730 Quebec Ave. 
Saskatoon SK   S7K 1V9

or, you can send us an email to info@genealogysaskatoon.ca.