Frank. I did know this for elsewhere but it had not dawned on me re Manitoba. I
forgot I guess because I did learn much of the Manitoba-Red River
settlement genealogy and history from Gail Morin! I totally forgot about the
riverlots in Manitoba. Thanks to you and Vicki for reminding
Hi Xenia, under the French legal system a
deceased owner's land is divided among heirs. This practise was followed in
French speaking pockets, eg St. Albert, St. Boniface, etc. This resulted in
narrow strips of land inherited in some areas, so some addresses refer to
miniscule parcels, such as in St. Albert, AB. Most of these thin strips of
land run down to a creek or river.
What am I telling you all this for..........you
are probably more aware of it than I!