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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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