Ancestry Library Edition
If you are a budding genealogist or just interested in your family history, this is a great database. You can discover all kinds of family records, including birth, death, marriage and of course census lists. This site focuses on the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the United States. This resource is only available inside the Moose Jaw Public Library building.
Heritage Quest is a good genealogy database with a primarily American focus. As well as census lists, Heritage Quest includes unique information like revolutionary war records, numerous local and self-published family history books (“Jabez Greene and his descendents”) , and lots of obscure periodicals (“Montana Ghost Town Quarterly”) If your heritage is American this is probably the place to start. Heritage Quest is only available inside the Moose Jaw Public Library building.
Interested in learning how to digitize your family photos or researching the history of your community? Confused by how to use and find certain historical records such as census returns or passenger lists? The staff at the Prairie History Room of Regina Public Library has compiled a number of helpful research guides to direct you to some of the best and most authoritative books, databases, and Web sites currently available.
The Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project is a listing of cemeteries and burial sites in Saskatchewan, including burial listings and photographs.
Surrey Libraries Genealogy
The Surrey Public Library has put together a series of genealogy research guides for each province in Canada. These guides provide a good starting point for people interested in researching their family history. This information directs you to books, databases, census records, vital statistics, cemetery records and databases. For help finding these resources through Moose Jaw Public Library, contact the reference desk at 692-2787.