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Battleford 39  –  Battleford 44  –  Battleford 45, 46

Humboltd 40, 41  –  Humboldt I.R…

Humboltd I.R.

Last Mountain   

Maple Creek  –  Maple Creek 21, 22, 23 …

Moose Jaw, Assiniboia (Town)

Moose Jaw 4,5,6 …  –  Moosejaw 7,8,9

North Battleford Fond du Lac

North Battleford 45  –  North Battleford 49,50,51 …

Prince Albert, Ward 3   –  Prince Albert Prov. Jail

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Penitentiary

Regina, 19, 20, 21  –  Regina Provincial Jail

Saltcoats Melville (Sanit., Files Hills)  –  Saltcoats 22, 23 …

Saltcoats [226-28]



Native – First Peoples – Metis  [Canadian Marriage Extracts]

Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts



 Early French Canadian Pioneers

A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions




November 30, 2020 Posted by | . | , | 42 Comments

Index: Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts

Index of Canada-wide Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-heritage surnames

The goal of this project is to create a series of mini-indexes that make it easier to access information about surnames on this site that are associated with indigenous, Metis or mixed-heritage individuals. Each post below serves to organize the  information that is currently scattered about the site. There are frequent updates. Continue reading

November 30, 2020 Posted by | . | , | 8 Comments

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario


This index is a list of links to information about Metis surnames that are present in Ontario and which originated primarily with the Metis of western and central Canada. It’s under development and is intended to be a Finding Aide to any information on this site that relates to the Ontario Metis. Most of the surnames are derived from the official Metis Nation of Ontario project, but I’ve also added a few from more recent generations.  




SURNAMES IN ORANGE Continue reading

June 18, 2019 Posted by | . | , , | 8 Comments

Index: A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions | First French Canadian Settlers of Quebec

Some years ago I was combing through the discarded books at my local library when I was lucky enough to come across this wonderfully illustrated volume called Les Anciennes Familles du Quebec. I used it for several years with my students as they worked on family history projects and I’ve decided to share it with readers of this blog because I think it could be very helpful to other teachers of Quebec history as well as to those of you writing your own family histories. Continue reading

November 9, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Main Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History

Surnames: Mi'kmaq (Micmac), Malecite (Amelicite Maliseet), Inuit, Algonquin. Ojibway, Cree, Six Nations, Oneida, Iroquois, Mississauga, Tuscarora, Chippewa, Metis, Montagnais

This is part of a constantly updated larger project to locate surnames carried by Canadian Natives, First Peoples and Metis. In this series of posts, I list Continue reading

March 29, 2017 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Core Index: Historical Postcards

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Regional Indexes


Main Index: Vintage Postcards of Quebec

Main Index: Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick Continue reading

May 4, 2013 Posted by | . | Leave a comment

Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Marriage Extracts]

Main Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Census Extracts

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy & History

Native First Peoples Metis Marriages

Each indigenous people of Canada has their own written and oral historical knowledge  to draw on when researching their family trees. Unfortunately, for non-indigenous family historians who believe they might have First Nations bloodlines, and who are not connected to a particular indigenous group it can be difficult to even know where to start to trace their lines. Continue reading

January 6, 2012 Posted by | . | , , , , , | 151 Comments

Main Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec



Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec is a series of micro-posts containing information I’ve collected over the years about many of Quebec’s earliest settlers. The list is not comprehensive. It contains surnames from my family trees and other family trees I’ve worked on as well as surnames that appear in my First Nations, Metis and Mixed-heritage projects. Continue reading

March 25, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , | 109 Comments

SK | Qu’Appelle [224-43] (1921) | Cree, Saulteaux, Assiniboine

Main Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

These census posts  are part of a larger project to identify the surnames that have appeared among Indigenous, Metis and Mixed-heritage people over the past few hundred years across what is now Canada. 

Wherever possible, I’ve posted census links to the individual surnames – but either way there is always a link to the overall census at the foot of the post under External Links.  In addition, some of the older posts have orange colour coding. If a surname is orange-coloured it means that it appears in the marriage records on this site. Unfortunately, for technical reasons, the most recent posts don’t yet have this orange coding.

You may also be interested in two companion series of posts. The first  – Canadian Marriage Extracts,  consists of transcribed marriage records. The second more recent project is a steadily growing series of Surname Anchor Posts.  Each surname post is dedicated to just one surname and its variations across Canada and over the past few hundred years. 

Note:  The goal of all these projects is to arrive at a representative sampling of the surnames. The list is not comprehensive and it relies primarily on settler records (non-indigenous). In all cases, indigenous peoples have the true knowledge of these surnames and of their peoples’ genealogy. 

This project is meant simply  as a jumping-off point for people who want to answer the questions: Has one of my surnames ever appeared in connection with indigenous or mixed-heritage records?  And if  so, where and when and among which peoples?

Census Data

Enumeration district: Saskatchewan, Qu’Appelle [224-43] (1921)

[Cree, Saulteaux, Assiniboine]


Ahkesis   –    Anagnos

Antipa   –   Asham –   –   Aslam









FlemingFom Forns





Hermann HorsefallHorsfall





KeepinessKenned Klewayinpomesosin


Maloney    – Maroney

Mauritonnaria  – McDonald

Meechayo Menarope-Ashmok Michael



Netowskmok  – Netowsgiantaway


Okeewechow Ostermarowtiguea



Reeseecoose  Robbillians Rosebleff










Related Posts: 

Main Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

Native – First Peoples – Metis  [Canadian Marriage Extracts]

External Links:

Enumeration district: Saskatchewan, Qu’Appelle [224-43] (1921)

August 29, 2022 Posted by | . | Leave a comment