Search Help

  • Searches are not case sensitive (i.e. performing a search of Smith, Joe and SMITH, JOE will return the same search results).
  • Searches can be performed using wild card characters (i.e. % and/or _). Please use the percentage (%) sign to perform a wild card search that finds all results that contain the search criteria and any number of characters after the %. For example, performing a name search for John% will return results of Johnsen, Johnson, Johnnson, Johnner, etc. Please use the underscore (_) character to perform a search that returns any results that match the search criteria and that have any character in place of the underscore. For example, performing a name search for Johns_n will return results for Johnsan, Johnsen, Johnson, etc.
  • If a specific search does not return the results that you are looking for please try to make the search more general (i.e. if you search for Johnson, Joe A. and no results are returned then try searching for Johnson, Joe or just for names containing Johnson).
  • For name searches the following searches can be performed:
    • Contains – will search for homestead records that have a name containing any instance of the search criteria anywhere in the name (i.e. a contains search with a name of john will return results of Johner, Johnnson, Johnson, as well as any names with John as a given name).
    • Exact Match – will search for homestead records that have a name exactly like the search criteria (i.e. Johnson, Joe A. or Hudson Bay Co.). Please note that only results that exactly match the criteria (including punctuation) will be returned.
    • Starts With – will search for homestead records that have a surname starting with the search criteria (i.e. a starts with search with a surname of john will return results of Johnner, Johnsan, Johnsen, etc.)
    • Sounds Like – will search for homestead records that sound similar to the search criteria (i.e. a search similar for Johnson will return results of Johnson, Johnsen, Jonsen, Jonson, etc.)
    • Search in Remarks – will search for homestead records that contain / exact match / starts with the specified search criteria or that contain the specified search criteria in the Remarks field. Please note that this search will not use any search criteria entered in the Remarks field.
  • For more information on searching Legal Land Description (LLD) please refer to the Measuring Land in Saskatchewan document from the Information Services Corporation website. Note that you will need Adobe Reader to view this file.
  • The Remarks field is used to search for special notes or comments that have been attached to homestead records. This type of search is useful for searches for Scrip, M้tis, etc.

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