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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 at the Saskatoon Public Library and the six charter members were: James W. Harcus (Chairman), Robert M. Black (Secretary Treasurer), Louise Maclean, Donalda McClung, Mrs. W.M. Barker and Mr. H.M. Drinkle.

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

Please have a look around our website for events, library holdings, and other useful information. If you would like to attend one of our Branch Meetings, please email us at: info@genealogysaskatoon.ca. We'd love to have you check us out and consider joining us as a member. 

 

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 A Smile for Today 

I used to have a lot of free time... Then I discovered genealogy!

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Events

 Branch Meetings

We meet 10 times per year, on the third Thursday of each month, except for July and August, starting at 7:00 PM. The Library is open at 6:15 PM when we have in-person meetings.    

On June 15, we will hold a hybrid meeting. Individuals may attend in-person at Bay 1 - 1730 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon, or use a Zoom link to attend virtually.

This Bring and Brag meeting will be a chance for each of us to tell a story about an heirloom, ancestor, or photo, or to ask for help with a mystery or a brick wall.

• Do you have an heirloom or keepsake that is much-prized by your family?
• Perhaps you have a ‘mystery item’ or a ‘mystery photo’ that you need help with?
• Have you discovered an interesting story about an ancestor? Or have you found a ‘brick wall’ that needs busting?

Bring the item/story to the meeting and tell us about it (in 10 minutes or less), and then we will discuss!

After the meeting, there will be time for a ‘social hour’ to catch up with everyone’s plans for genealogy over the summer. See you there!

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If you are not a member of the Saskatoon Branch of SGS, you are still welcome to attend a monthly program. The fee for nonmembers is $10. Please contact us at info@genealogysaskatoon.ca at least 24 hours before the program for further information.
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Special Interest Chat Groups
Chat Groups for members meet monthly via Zoom on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM. Groups will not meet in July and August. 
June 8 - German
June 22 - DNA/Genetic Genealogy

Announcements

New Fundraiser

 True earth

We are partnering with Tru Earth for a fundraiser for the Branch. If you purchase Tru Earth products through our link, we receive a percentage of the sales. The link below is valid for use by anyone in Canada or The United States.

Tru Earth is a Canadian company that focuses on creating eco-friendly household goods that function the same - or better - than traditional products, but without all the plastic and other chemicals that are harmful for the planet.

Here’s our link: https://tru-earth.sjv.io/SGSSaskatoonbranch

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News and Notes 

 Our newsletter is published monthly right after the Branch Board meeting (1st Wednesday). It contains information about Branch activities, program announcements and other relevant information for members. The latest issues can be found under the Archived Newsletters tab above.

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Canadian Headstones logo 

https://canadianheadstones.com

The mission of CanadianHeadstones (CH) is "to capture images and the complete transcription of the headstones of our Canadian ancestors".

In May 2022, CH and SBSGS agreed to inter-connect our websites and thereby promote each other's organization. The more records we upload, the more opportunities CH visitors will find SBSGS.

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For information about the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, please visit their website at:

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

 

 

 

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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.