Where is this location in Saskatchewan?
The Province of Saskatchewan birth certificate says birthplace
Sec 34 Tp 36 Rge 5 W 3
Can you advise where this is?
The terminology of Sec 34 Tsp 36 Rge 6 W3 is an abbreviation for the legal land description: section 34 township 36 Range 6 West of the third meridian. Each section in the Dominion Land Survey System is 6 miles by 6 miles square.
Using a map which shows township and ranges can be found on the Online Historical Map Digitization Project from the Sask Gen Web Map Resources and studying the 1924 Rand McNally map shows that Section 36 township 36 range 5 west of the third meridian was the town of Sutherland which was annexed into the city of Saskatoon in 1956. So this birth certificate location is about 1 to 2 miles west of the Sutherland town showing on 1924 map.
To get further detail, check out a couple of other websites;
LSD finder by Xoom GPS Converter provided the address for the legal land description using addresses in current use.
This LSD finder only accepted the locations by putting in the quarter sections, so the result for all four quarter of section 34 township 36 range 5 west of the third meridian
The results were in contemporary addresses:
51 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK
*Near* Downey RD (218 meters E), Saskatoon, SK
20 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK
291 Innovation Blvd, Saskatoon, SK
Coordinates 52.130691°N 106.640795°W
Putting SW-34-36-5-W3 into another online legal land converter provides the contemporary map for each quarter section, and also the information on the latitude and longitude.
South West Quarter of Section 34, Township 36, Range 5, West of the 3rd Meridian
legal land converter
Township Road 370 Range Road 3053
Latitude & Longitude
52° 7.956′ N 106° 38.388′ W
52° 07′ 57.37″ N 106° 38′ 23.27″ W
Now for the other question about if this location could in fact be the University Hospital, as it is located west of Sutherland
The Royal University Hospital which began as the University Hospital and opened its doors May 14, 1955
University Hospital coordinates in a lot of ways using Earth Point.
Degrees Lat Long 52.1306910°, -106.6407950°
Degrees Minutes 52°07.84146′, -106°38.44770′
Degrees Minutes Seconds 52°07’50.4876″, -106°38’26.8620″
UTM 13U 387690mE 5776843mN
UTM centimeter 13U 387690.61mE 5776843.82mN
So looking at the maps from Legal Land Converter and the addresses on Campus Drive from LSD finder by Xoom GPS Converter, a determination can be made that the birth may have indeed ocurred in the University Hospital.
Now then why didn’t the birth certificate just read Saskatoon?
This above map shows that the land where the University Campus stands was not annexed by the City of Saskatoon until January 1, 1959;
“ANNEXED JAN. 1, 1959 O.C. 1919/58 1345.9 acres”
Therefore the birth certificate indicated that the birth was in University Hospital if born after 1955 and before 1959.