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Land Grants database 1870 - 1930

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  • E.Rodier
    Legal land description often found in a local history can be cross-referenced to the Western Land Grants online database at
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 8, 2003
      Legal land description often found in a local history can be
      cross-referenced to the Western Land Grants online database at
      http://www.archives.ca/02/020111_e.html. For any family "out west" in the
      early days, it is worth checking land records even if they lived in a town.

      Back to the Land: A Genealogical Guide to Finding Farms on the Canadian
      Prairies
      By Dave Obee. This will be a vital reference for researchers working on the
      Canadian Prairies. It includes a basic summary of how to read land
      descriptions, as determined by the Dominion Land Survey, and maps of the
      three Prairie provinces. There is also an index of townships, giving the
      matching sub-district in the 1901 census, and the census microfilm number.
      No maps of the sub-districts survived - so this book is the best way to
      determine which sub-district is the one you're looking for. Third printing.
      C$9.95
      http://www.interlinkbookshop.com/canada.htm
      929.3712 is the public library number.

      There is a copy at Calgary Family History Centre (17 Ave SW) with a shorter
      number.



      http://www.afhs.ab.ca
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