What can be found at the new Saskatchewan Provincial Archives website?
An amazing repository is now online from the Saskatchewan Provincial Archives featuring over 70,000 webpages and 650,000 digitised items showcasing Saskatchewan’s history.
What can be found on the new website? Now online for example are the archival holdings of court, school, municipal, private donor, political and ministerial records as well as maps and architectural drawings, recorded sounds and miscellaneous exhibits and historical photographs.
This invaluable archival internet resource has a mandate to further digitise the inventory of about 2.2 million documents in the homestead record collection.
Provincial Archivist Linda McIntyre related that, “I am very pleased to launch a new era in how we offer services to researchers within our province and worldwide. Now, more than ever, Saskatchewan’s stories, history, events and treasures are at your fingertips to explore and enjoy.”
“I wouldn’t say it changes everything, but it’s a significant step for us. We work for the Saskatchewan public, but at the same time it’s nice to be able to project out beyond our borders to other people and to Saskatchewanians who may be living in other areas of the world now.” said Curt Campbell, manager of the digital records program and the preservation unit.
The website was launched late in the day February 11, 2012. With this new service during it inaugural debut, you may want to try at off peak hours as trouble with connections may indicate that “The website is too busy”.
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