Just getting around to answering some old mail.
These tools on the AFHS site are indeed very useful and should help
demystify the prairie land system (we are very fortunate that the system is so
regular. Finding farms in other systems is usually a bit of a pain in the
How are the new digs?
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Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 5:05
Subject: Geographic tools for 1906 Census
and other Purposes
Gordon W - lots of great information about geography.
Always surprises me
how little I can know about something that's all around
All - Last night I suggested that there are a number
geographically-oriented websites avaiable from the "1906"
and from lower on the right
side you'll see a link to the geographic
In particular note the Post Office database at the National
Archives - a
surprising place to find a reasonably simple approach to
legal land description of an area.
enter a community name and province where you think your family lived
the post office nearest to them) and scroll to the bottom to find
Genealogical Projects Register
Census Transcription Centre