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Canadian: Land Records-Part 1
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This course provides an overview of both early Crown land records and private property registrations in Canada. Major record groups, such as the Upper Canada Land Petitions, the Ontario Computerized Land Record Index, and the Abstract Index to Deeds will be examined with particular attention to their genealogical significance.

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1
Start at the Beginning

  • What’s Available on the Internet
  • Important Websites

    The Beginning

    Terminology
  • Definitions

    Land and Measurment
  • Chains & Links & Feet

    Land Division Systems
  • River Lot System
  • Rectangular Lot System
  • Patchwork System
  • Dominion Land System

    Main References
  • FamilySearch Centers
  • Library and Archives Canada

    Module 2
    Acadia

    Prince Edward Island
  • What’s Available on the Internet
  • Important Websites

    Prince Edward Island Public Archives & Records Office
  • Conveyances
  • Leases
  • Crown Deeds & Township Ledgers
  • Maps & Plans
  • Rent Books
  • Petitions
  • Warrants of Survey
  • Court Records-Probate

    Land Registry Office
    FamilySearch
    Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society

    Nova Scotia
  • What’s Available on the Internet
  • Important Websites

    Public Archives of Nova Scotia

    Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
  • The Library
  • Crown Land Grant Maps

    Module 3
    New Brunswick
  • What’s Available on the Internet
  • Important Websites

    New Brunswick Genealogical Society
    Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

    Newfounfland & Labrador
  • What’s Available on the Internet
  • Important Websites

    Registry of Deeds
    Newfoundland’s Grand Banks

    Québec
  • What’s Available on the Internet
  • Important Websites

    Seigneurial Records
    Notarial Records
    Finding Aids
    Indexes
    Grants
    Crown Lands Records
    Jésuit Estates
    Archives nationales du Québec
    Québec Genealogical Societies

    Module 4
    Ontario
  • What’s Available on the Internet
  • Important Websites

    Crown Lands Records
    Loyalist Land Grants
    Procedures & Steps in Land Granting Process
    Library and Archives Canada
    Land Boards
    Archives of Ontario
  • Ontario Land Records Index ca. 1780-1920
  • Indexes to Land Patents
  • Clergy Reserves, Crown Reserves, School Lands
  • Military Land Grants
  • Patent Plans 1780-1977

    Geographic Division of the Land: The Survey

    Land Registry Records
  • Abstract Index Book & Deeds
  • Land Registry Offices

    Ontario Genealogical Society

    Module 5
    Manitoba
  • What’s Available on the Internet
  • Important Websites

    Dominion Lands Act
    Homestead and Pre-emption Lands
    Land Titles

    Archives of Manitoba
  • Archives of Manitoba Land Records Listings
  • Land Surveyors Field Books 1869-1983
  • Township & Parish Plans and Plats 1870-1930
  • Township Registers 1870-1930
  • Parish & Settlement General Registers ca.1870-1930
  • "Grants to Half-Breeds" Registers 1880-1881
  • Historic Holders Index Finding Aid
  • Homestead Files ca. 1870-1930
  • Parish Files 1874-1959
  • Fiats ca. 1872-1930

    Métis and Scrip
    Hudson''s Bay Company Archives
    Manitoba Genealogical Society
    Land Title Offices

    Module 6
    Saskatchewan
  • What’s Available on the Internet
  • Important Websites

    Saskatchewan Archives
    Library and Archives Canada
    Dominion Lands Act
    Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

    Alberta
  • What’s Available on the Internet
  • Important Websites

    Provincial Archives of Alberta
  • Homestead Records

    Hudson''s Bay Company Archives
    Glenbow Museum - Library & Archives
    Land Title Offices
    Alberta Genealogical & Family History Societies

    British Columbia
  • What’s Available on the Internet
  • Important Websites

    BC Land Title and Survey
  • Land Title Offices

    British Columbia Archives
    Hudson''s Bay Company Archives
    British Columbia Genealogical Societies

    Northwest Territories
    Land Titles Office

    Additional Resources
    Reference Books
  • General
  • Manitoba
  • ntario
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