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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
ship-fees/


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

NOTE: Meetings in April, May and June 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.

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The theme for our 2023-24 programs is “Back to the Basics!”  Speakers will cover topics that will be relevant to both new and seasoned genealogists, to help us get started, or refresh information and skills to succeed.  

May 16, 2024 Program 

  DNA Testing: What is it and How Can it Help Solve Genealogy Questions?

Many of our members are now interested in genetic genealogy and have had, or are considering having, their DNA tested with one or more companies. However, we have heard that many are still new to this research tool, and are struggling a bit to understand its value. In keeping with our current Back to the Basics theme, it seemed appropriate to provide a review.

Join Jane Richardson and Linda Suveges when they discuss some of the basics of DNA testing and how it can help you in your genealogical research.

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A Zoom link will be sent to members a few days before the meeting. 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 (Members Only)

 2024 Chat Group meetings will be held on Thursdays at 7:00 PM via Zoom.  NOTE: Europe Chat Group meetings are CANCELLED for the remainder of the spring 2024 schedule.

The remaining schedule for May/June is: 

May 9 Canada/USA Chat Group
May 23 Europe Chat Group CANCELLED
May 30 British Isles Chat Group
Jun 6 Genetic Genealogy/DNA Chat Group
Jun 13 Canada/USA Chat Group
June 27 Europe Chat Group CANCELLED

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Library Hours

In April we will return to regular Library hours (open at 6:15 PM before Branch meetings on the third Thursday of each month.) 

We'll be there to help with references, receive any donated books, and check in any borrowed books - all borrowed materials should be returned by June 20, 2024.  

 

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.