“The Saskatchewan Homestead Index is a file locator database to the homestead files at the Saskatchewan Archives. It contains 360,000 references to those men and women who, from 1872 to 1930, under the terms of the Dominion Lands Act, took part in the homestead process in the area now known as Saskatchewan. Also included are those who bought or sold North West M¨¦tis or South African scrip or received soldier grants after World War One.”

“The database may be searched by name, by land location or by additional remarks, for example, about name changes or the name of the legal representative should the applicant have died. Special grants, such as the M¨¦tis scrip can also be identified by searching the remarks field.”


2 responses to “Saskatchewan Homestead Index”

  1. I am looking for the land descriptions of my great grandfather’s farm and my great-great uncle’s farm. They both farmed in the R.M. of Vanscoy. John Dybvig and Benjamin Dybvyg (note different spelling. John came to Canada from Hendrum, Minnesota in 1903.

    1. Lynne,

      Thanks for visiting the OnGenealogy directory. You can use this link: https://search.saskarchives.com/ and type Dybvig or Dybvyg into the search window in the upper right hand corner and see the results they have for digitized collections with that name. If you need to contact the archive directly with more questions, you can either call them toll-free at 1-833-382-4068 or use this contact page form to receive a reply from the archive.

      Best with your family history,



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