The an archive page of
Prince Albert Branch
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
Box 1464 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan S6V 5T1
Joy for Mrs. Cockburn
We are very proud of our own Mrs. Cockburn, winner of this years Heritage Volunteer Award, and we are looking forward her introduction which will be in the September issue of the SGS Bulletin. Her award reads "Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Inc. acknowledges Mrs. Cockburn in recognition of long and outstanding service for the development of genealogy and family history in the province of Saskatchewan." We applaud her and would like to emphasis the words long and outstanding. Her double joy that was her friend, Mr. R. Pittendrigh, was honoured at the same time with an award created especially for him, the Outstanding Volunteer Award.
Printing a Family History Book
You will find the rare misanthropic genealogist but ultimately the vast majority of genealogists will want to share their family research in book format. These books can consume endless time but the end result is a timeless legacy. The society's May meeting was at Campbell's Printing to explore the world of printing. Campbell Printing has a 40 year history in Prince Albert. Mr. Campbell set up first on River Street. The business has changed hands but Mr. Campbell still takes interest.
Winnie Carnrike, an experienced printer, discussed three areas-- pictures, typesetting and binding. She did stress that you should consult with your printer before starting your book to save precious money and irreplaceable time. It is heartbreaking for someone to spend large amounts of time producing a book and then discover there was a better way.
At hand were excellent examples of photos. A photo of the city of Prince Albert was printed from a halftone and then, for comparison, just photocopied. The difference is dramatic. The halftone from the photomechanical transfer (pmt) is far superior. To take advantage of the halftone process but to keep your cost down, Winnie suggests making your book "camera ready".
Sort your photos as you would laundry into light and dark. Arrange as many as you can on a standard 8.5x11 page. Campbell's will then make them into halftones that you can cut and paste. Each page is around $10. If you have enlargements and reductions, sort those into groups as well to save money. For example, small photos that are to all be enlarged by 30% can go together on one page.
Selection of paper is not difficult once you see the different "weights" compared. Most are familiar with the ubiquitous 20 lb. bond photocopier paper but 24 lb. laser paper improves the results and 70 lb. matte or glossy results are fantastic. Fortunately, although the heavier weights do cost more, paper cost is not a huge percentage of the cost of printing and you most likely will be able to stretch your budget for the heavier weight and "coffee table book" quality results.
For those blessed with a computer, do your typesetting and leave spaces for your photos. Then if your ink cartridge is of questionable age, put in a new one before printing your pages with text and blank spaces for photos. Unless your book is written in stone, do not layout your pages as a right page and a left page. Keep them generic so that if you must insert a page you will not have to reformat all following pages.
Once you place your halftones on the pages with your typing, your pages are "camera ready."
If you have a scanner consult with your printer. The mostly likely format is "tiff" but yours may be an exceptional case. One of our members scanned in photos and returned them to their owners so now she has a mixture of tiff and jpegs. If you are printing your own work remember your scanner is only as good as your printer. A printer that prints a maximum of 300 dpi is not going to be able to print a 450 dpi photo file at 450.
Binding choices are binders, "perfect", saddlestitch, spiral, Cerlox and Smythe sewn. The Smythe sewn is the Mercedes Benz of binding for hard cover books. The Cerlox is a plastic binding that requires rectangular holes and, besides being inexpensive, you can make additions to the book at a later date. The spiral binding is inexpensive, flexible and comes in a variety of colors. As both Cerlox and spiral bindings are plastic, they deteriorate with age. The saddlestitch is stapled in the center so it is limited to thinner books. A "perfect" binding is a bit of a misnomer. The spine is cut cross the paper grain for roughness and then the cover is glued on. (This is your usual paperback binding that falls apart, especially if laid flat for photocopying.)
The last binding that Winnie encouraged us to consider is a standard 3-hole binder. The binder shown had an outside cover page and spine protected by clear plastic.
As each printing project has its own unique cost factors, prices where not discussed. The following list of questions is ones you should be prepared to answer when you ask your printer for an estimate:
* number of books
* number of pages (one side of one sheet, 30 sheets= 60 pages)
* number of images
* number of colors on cover page
* coverstock and paper weight
Winnie also encourages you to calculate your mailing, packaging and miscellaneous costs into the estimate before you take a dollar figure to your family.
Book suggestion: How to Write Your Own Life Story by Lois Daniels.
Aprils sharing meeting offered up a balanced mixture of rewards and questions as our members progress through the cycle of genealogy.
A member has been richly rewarded for a relatively (pun intended) small investment. He joined the genealogical society in Bradford, England. He displayed the 1894 marriage certificate that has the names for a new generation for research. In Saskatchewan, he has acquired a homestead application. A side trip to Sault Lake City was notable but not as noteworthy as pre-internet days. He is hoping to find a solution to displaying his whole family tree in one chart. Is there software that does this? We are aware only of pedigree and descendant charts.
Photos and even photocopies have been successfully reproduced by a member. She is hopeful that a new camera lens will bring even more success.
If it looks too good to be true.... A member was keen to buy an advertised genealogy starter kit on the internet until she found out that shipping would almost double the total.
Phone books are still a valuable resource and the internet's ability to store and search them is a bonus. Answers can be just a call away. Is the Book of Remembrance sight still supplying those lovely color documents?
Computer lessons offered by Community Access Program (CAP) sites are worthwhile for one member who may soon surpass the instructor in genealogical internet research. This member has also been contacted by a cousin for help with the medical family history.
Some things are worth waiting for, even if a reply does take two years. A member now has a copy of a photo of great grandfather as well as other family members. Also, in her mother's briefcase, that she decided to use, she found a scrap piece of paper with five names and dates, two of them new.
Pray for relatives in Luxembourg. A member inquiry to the consulate received 40, yes, four-zero, pages of death certificates for relatives between 1808 and 1901. Ages but not birth dates are listed. The member's mother reads German script and the member has been busy recording all the new information. Of interest was the Luxembourg law that requires two witnesses, non-relatives, to report the death and the names of the witnesses are include on the certificate.
Another found item of great value. The member had seen these but has recently found, in a box of his parents' things, the papers documenting his mother's boat passage from Sweden to Boston including a letter of welcome in Swedish and a family tree chart of his father's side with a story on each family.
Also, appreciation for children, like Samuel Dalziel, who had the following information inscribed on his parents gravestone at Keirmill near Pen Pont, Scotland: In memory of Agnes Campbell wife of Samuel Dalziel who died at Bridge End, 9th January 1857, age 73 years. Also, the said Samuel Dalziel who died at Newhouse, Tinwall, 27th August 1861, age 77 years. Also, Robert Dalziel their youngest son who died at new Westminster, British Columbia, 17th July 1872, age 46 years. Here also lies Samuel Dalziel their son who died at Glasgow, 23rd July 1880, age 69 years. Also John Dalziel their son, who died at Pen Pont, 8th August 1871, age 50 years. Also, Isabella Wood Kirkpatrick his wife who died at Bogrough, Cottage Keir, 22nd October 1896, age 64 years.
The phone call many of us dream of: "You have just inherited from a very wealthy unknown long lost relative." It has happened to one member and although she knows the title researchers and lawyers will claim the lion's share, she contends it has been fantastic for communication. It really has gotten the family together. As this is a slow process this story will be continued. The member did mention that she had to supply a birth certificate and her father's death certificate as proof of her relationship with the deceased.
A member reminds us that letter writing and now emails are a fantastic way to do research. She is sending a photo of a school group to a journal in Salsbury, England hoping someone will help identify her relatives in the picture. Her grandchildren didn't need to do a lot of persuading to get Grandma on the trail of their paternal ancestors.
Coincidence? A member met a cousin once at a 1965 family reunion. After the death of the uncle, the member wrote the minister for information. The minister passed the letter on to the cousin who replied. Now the coincidence. The member has two sons named David and Larry. The cousin, named Larry, has a son, David who has two children named Mary Anne and Amanda. The member's son, Larry has two children with the same name.
Research on his mother's side is proving relatively (such a good pun) simple as it involves the Hudson Bay Company. A Snug Little Flock by Frits Pannekoek, not only provides a description of life in the Red River Settlement, but also some physical descriptions of the people.
Another member asks that we start sharing email and internet addresses of resources. He is also very interested in a survey of genealogical software.
D. Revitt has this list of books and resources in her home library and she is generously offering to share them with members.
#1 A Homesteaders Dream (Deer Ridge, Lone Spruce, Mayview, Cookston and Sturgeon River)
#2 Bucklands Heritage (R.M. of Buckland #491)
#3 Captured Memories -Alsask and Surrounding School Districts (Bonnie Brier, Clifton Bank, Eastside, Lloyd George, Merid, Roslyn, Stoneyhurst, Westside and Wolf Willow)
#4 Courage and Cordwood (Deer Park, Donnybrook, Gerrond, MacDowall. Red Deer Hill and Sunbeam Valley)
#5 Echoes of our Heritage (Clouston, Lily Plain, Lindsay, St. Catherines, Meridian, Ridge, Mackintosh, Royal, Maiden Lake and Riverside)
#6 Footprints of our Pioneers (Briarlea, Crutwell, Holbein, Nisbet, Rozilee and Wild Rose)
#7 From Oxen to Airplane Mantario, Sask. 1908-1950 (Sunshine Valley, Ranchview, Golden Valley, Craiglands, and Glenalmond)
#8 In Kelseys Footsteps "The Land of Good Report" (Pahonan, Glen Mary and Horseshoe Bend) Also: Glen Mary Rural Telephone History 1920-1980
#9 Memory Lane (Beatty and Districts)
#10 Our Harvest of Memories (Foxdale, Rayside, Rich Valley, Silver Cliff, Sturgeon Valley and Three Creeks)
#11 Pioneer Days 1970 (Holbein, Sturgeon Valley and Wild Rose)
#12 Prince Albert Outing Club Round Lake, Saskatchewan. 1905-1990.
#13 Settlers Between The Mighty Saskatchewans (Russelville and Stanleyville)
#14 Some Places Where the Creaking Carts Ended 1981 (St. Catherines, Lily Plain, Pocha District later named Lindsay, Kirpatrick District later named Ridge, and Meridian)
#15 South of the Gully (Banana Belt, Burke, Garvoch Gully and Wirral
#16 Trails We Trod (Buttlers, Queen Maud and Roosevelt)
#17 West Central School Districts and Family Histories (Meridian, Lily Plain, St. Catherines, Ridge, Riverside, Mackintosh, and Lindsay) 1955
#18 Willow Creek Jubilee Year 1912-1962 R.M. of Willow Creek #458
#1 The Descendants of George Adams and Ann Haywood
#2 The Vine and its Branches #1 1984 (Balaberda, Broda, Englot and Spasnick)
#3 The Vine and its Branches #2 1994 (Balaberda Family)
#4 Scott History 1826 1995
#5 Beste Jongen: a True Story of a Canadian-American Boy by D. M. Ebbers, B.E. 1982
#6 Land Across The Border by D. M. Ebbers B.E. 1978 John Lee Cummins and Nannie Yokley Cummins
#7 With Hope, Faith and Love by D. M. Ebbers 1988
#8 Pioneering in Saskatchewan W. J. Mlazgar 1984
#9 Yesterdays Children "Growing up in the Dust Bowl" by Margaret J. Demosky
#10 Proctor / Procter Family History 1800 - 2000
Volume #1, Number 1, Winter 1948
Volume #V111, Number 2, Spring 1955
Volume #X11, Number 1-3, 1959
Volume #X111, Number 1-3, Winter 1960
Volume #XX1X, Number 3, Autumn 1976
Volume #XXXV111, Number 1, Winter 1985
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Surname Exchange #4 1981
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Library List #4 1982
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin. Vols.1 & 11 Index 1970 & 1971
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin. Vols.111 & 1V Index 1972 & 1973
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin. Vol. V Index 1974
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin. Vol. V1 Index 1975
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin. Vol. V11 Index 1976
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin. Vol. V111 Index 1977
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin Volume #1 Number 1 1970
Volume #14-30 Numbers 1, 2, 3, & 4 1983-1999
Volume #31 Numbers 1, 2000
Albert Sask., Branch Newsletters
Volume #1&2 No. 1 1983
Volume #2 No. 2 Feb-Mar 1984
Volume #3 No. 1-5 1985
Volume #4 No. 1-4 1986
Volume #5 No.4 Oct 1987
Volume #6 No. 1-4 1988
Volume #7 No.1-5 1990
Volume #8 No.1-4 1991
Volume #9 No.1, 3, 4 1992
Volume #10 No.1-4 1993
Volume #11 No.1-4 1994
Volume #12 No.1, 3 1995
Volume #12 No.4 1996
Volume #13 No.1-3 1996
Volume #14 No.1-3 1997
Volume #15 No.2-4 1998
Volume #16 No.1-4 1999
Volume #17 No. 1-2 2000
Genealogical Research Directory
National and International --- 1989
International Genealogical Index (I G I) Surname for Couldwell
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society "Members Interest 1989"
to Trace and Find
A Guide to Collecting and Processing Oral History
A Guide to Research "Genealogical Library
Exploring Family History in Saskatchewan (Reference series #2 1983)
Exploring Family History is Saskatchewan "Revised 1983"
Family History Resources "Western Canada"
From You to Your Ancestors 3rd Edition
Global "Everything for the Family Historian" Millennium Issue (GlobalGenealogy.com)
Make History - Friesen Printers 1982
Make History A Friesen Printers Guide to Producing Your Own Book 1982
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Library List (November 1985)
Saskatoon Branch Genealogical Library Handbook 1982
The Saskatchewan Oral History Conference proceedings 1981
The Trace Your Own Roots Workbook 1978
#1 Birth, Marriage, & Death Index, Sask Times (1892-1895) Prince Albert Times (1882-1892) Prince Albert, Sask.
#2 Birth, Marriage, & Death Index, Sask Times (1896-1905) Prince Albert Times (1905-1906) Prince Albert, Sask.
#3 Gateway to the North by Brock V. Silversides
#4 Hendersons Prince Albert City Directory Volume XXV 1957
#5 Holy Family Hospital (Celebrating Caring) 1910-1985 Prince Albert, Sask.
#6 One Hundred Memories Prince Albert Significant People 1883-1983
#7 Prince Albert the First Century 1866-1966
#8 Prince Albert Forestry 1985
#9 Prince Albert Homecoming 1971
#10 Prince Albert & Lakeland Community Directory 1984
#11 Prince Albert & Lakeland Community Directory 1985
#12 Prince Albert & Lakeland Community Directory 1986
#13 Prince Albert in the Words of the Pioneers
#14 Prince Albert Police 100 years 1886-1986
#15 Silver Years and Golden Memories (A History of Minor Soccer1963-1983)
#16 Story of the Public Schools in Prince Albert, Sask
#17 The Voice of the People 1866-1895
Sheffield and Area Yorkshire, England 1972
Prince Albert and Rural 1917
Prince Albert and Rural 1924
Prince Albert and Districts 1943
Prince Albert and Districts 1962
#1 The Diocese of Saskatchewan of the Anglican Church of Canada 100 Years 1874-1974
#2 Charles John Arthurson (The Ordination of a Bishop 1989)
#3 The Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr Prince Albert, Sask. 1883-1983
#4 St Davids Anglican Church "Pictorial Directory" Prince Albert, Sask.1981
#5 St Davids Anglican Church "Pictorial Directory" Prince Albert, Sask.1985
#6 St Davids Anglican Church "Pictorial Directory" Prince Albert, Sask. 1989
#7 St Davids Anglican Church "Pictorial Directory" Prince Albert, Sask. 1993
#8 The Anglican Church of St. David "Pictorial Directory" Prince Albert, Sask 1997
#9 St. Johns Church Register (baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death) Royal, Sask.
#10 Pilgrimage of Faith 150 Years of History of the Churches in Madoc Township and Village of Hastings County, Ontario. 1824 1974
List of Death and Burials
Alingly Cemetery, R.M. Buckland #491
Briarlea Cemetery and St. Martins Anglican Church Cemetery and Register, Briarlea, Sask. R.M. of Shellbrook, Sask #493
Colleston Cemetery, Colleston, Sask. R.M. of Prince Albert #461
Deer Park Cemetery, MacDowall, Sask R. M. of Prince Albert, #461
Spruce Home Cemetery. R.M. of Buckland #491
Spruce Home Lutheran Cemetery, R.M. of Buckland #491
St. Andrews Cemetery Halcro, Sask R.M. Prince Albert #461
St. Johns Anglican Church Register, (baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death) Royal, Sask. R.M. of Prince Albert #461
St. Pauls Anglican Lindsay Cemetery, R.M. of Prince Albert
St. Marys Cemetery, Prince Albert, Sask. 1873-1986
Wild Rose West Cemetery R.M. of Shellbrook, Sask #493
Wild Rose North Cemetery R.M. of Shellbrook, Sask #493
Northern Funeral Benefit Society 1937-1988
Historical Directory of Saskatchewan Newspapers 1878-1983
Saskatchewan Municipal Directory 1985
Saskatchewan Municipal Directory 1998
Rural Municipality of Buckland #491 (1971, 1977 and 1990)
Rural Municipality of Chesterfield #261
Rural Municipality of Duck Lake #463
Rural Municipality of Garden River #490 (1992)
Rural Municipality of Harris #316 (1982)
Rural Municipality of Milton #292 (1983)
Rural Municipality of Montrose #315 (1979)
Rural Municipality of Prince Albert #461 (1974 1981)
Rural Municipality of Round Hill #467 (1998)
Rural Municipality of Shellbrook #493 (1967)
Rural municipality of Usborne #310 (1981)
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Map (Saskatchewan Pool Country Elevator System 1963-1964)
MacDowall Hamlet Map (1969)
Hastings County, Ontario Map (South portion including Madoc)
Catalogue for Bartholomew Maps of England 1963
Catalogue for Ordnance Survey Maps of England 1969
Catalogue for Ordnance Survey Maps of England 1975
Yorkshire, England (1875, Blacks Map)
Britain (A map for Tourists)
Great Britain and Ireland (Scale 16 miles = 1 inch)
North Midlands and Yorkshire (Quarter inch map, Sheet #11)
Southern England (Quarter inch map Sheet #16)
South East England (Quarter inch map Sheet #17)
Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Dorset (Scale 4 miles = I inch)
Doncaster, Yorkshire, England (One inch map)
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (One inch map)
Sheffield and Huddersfield (Sheet #110)
Salisbury and The Plain (Sheet #184)
London Map (6 inches =1 mile)
London S. W. (Sheet #170 One inch map)
British Journal of Canadian Studies Vol. #9, No. 2 1994
History in Laughton-En-Le-Morthen Yorkshire, England.1969
Local Newspapers England and Wales (1750-1920) 1987
Remarkable Occurrences and Interesting Dates of Penistone, Yorkshire, England 1890
Doncaster, Yorkshire Rural District (Fourth Edition)
Shropshire Family History Journals ---
#1 Volume 14 Part 4 Dec 1993
#2 Volume 15 Part 1 Mar 1994
#3 Volume 15 Part 2 June 1994
#4 Volume 15 Part 3 Sept 1994
#1 Batoche National Historic Site (1985-1962)
#2 Batoche National Historic Park (1885-1985)
#3 Briarlea Community Hall Minutes (1932)
#4 Briarlea Grain Growers Association Minutes Briarlea, Sask.(1915-1918)
#5 Briarlea Wheat Pool Minutes Briarlea, Sask.(1942-1950)
#6 Briarlea Rural Telephone Co., Shareholders List and Meeting Minutes (1919-1978)
#7 It Happened In Canada by Gordon Johnson 1973
#8 It Happened in Western Canada
#9 Register of the Old Timers Attending the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Prince Albert Agricultural Society at Prince Albert, Sask (31 July August 1933)
#10 Saskatchewan Guide to Historic Sites of the North West Rebellion 1885-1985
#11 Syrup Pails and Gopher Tails by John C. Charyk
#12 The Prairies and the North "Heritage Log 100 years ago 1885"
#13 Up A Family Tree by Teresa Bloomingdale
#14 Vision of an Ordered Land "The Story of the Dominion Land Survey" by James G. MacGregor
#15 Western People Magazine a supplement to "The Western Producer" (Complete set beginning #1. 3, Aug. 1978 to #1046, 1, June 2000)