[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Worth trying - locating cemeteries and obits in Saskatchewan
hgillespie at rogers.com
Fri Dec 4 16:59:46 PST 2009
Out of curiousity, I typed in the name of a small town in Saskatchewan - Nokomis. (I was watching the 100th Anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens tonight and they paid a tribut to Elmer Lach a hockey player from the 40,s who was from Nokomis SK and I had never heard of the place). I don't know anyone in this town. http://nokomisweb.com and click on the History link.
The town has listed all the names in the local cemeteries and a number of obits for a long period of time - it's a small town and they had 297 obits. One was dated 1974. Some of the obits had a lot of information about the individuals. Plus they have also listed all the original land grants and census info, old photos,etc. They've also added a Genealogy Queries section, that includes a blog - so there is more info. Assuming you have ancestors in this area.
So, take a chance and type in the town/village you are searching and see what information is available. It likely won't work in a large town, but maybe.... You might strike it lucky.
I had fun exploring anyway.
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