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The Daily Genealogist: Nokomis, Saskatchewan

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Town of Nokomis, Saskatchewan, Canada

The town of Nokomis is located in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The town is about 400 miles west of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and 85 miles north of the city of Regina. Click on the History tab to view the resources on the town’s website. Resources include Nokomis and Lockwood town histories, cemetery, census, and obituary databases, as well as approximately 40 old photographs.

Town Histories
The History of Nokomis, The Junction Town, 1905–1955 can be accessed by clicking on the Junction Town link. The Story of Lockwood Community can be found by clicking on the Lockwood History link. (Lockwood is located about ten miles north of Nokomis.)

Cemetery Databases
There are two databases, one for Nokomis and the other for Lockwood. Clicking on the cemetery links will open new pages containing alphabetical databases. The databases contain the following information: full name, date of birth, date of death, and, in some cases, the names of the deceased’s parents and other information. The Nokomis Cemetery database includes plot information (page number in the town records, block number and lot number) and some surnames are linked to obituaries. The Lockwood Cemetery database contains links to photographs of gravestones.

1906 and 1911 Censuses
The data fields for the local 1906 census are household, name, relationship, age, marital status, origin, immigration year, and location. The data fields for the 1911 local census are household, name, sex, relation, marital status, birth date, age, birthplace, immigration, occupation, and location.

Homesteads
This section contains the “names, dates and locations of the original ‘Dominion Land Grants’ as issued by the Dominion Lands Branch of the Federal Department of the Interior from 1871 to 1930 and then by the Lands Branch of the Government of Saskatchewan since 1930.” The data fields are name, land location (part, section, township, range, meridian), and date.

Obituaries
Click on the Obituaries links to access 434 obituary transcriptions for residents and former residents of Nokomis and Lockwood. Click on a surname link in the alphabetical list to view an obituary.


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