British Columbia, Crown Land Grants (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
  
== Record Description ==
 
 
These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. The grants are arranged in registration number order. There are separate index volumes which cover one or more annual volumes of land grant registers.  
 
These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. The grants are arranged in registration number order. There are separate index volumes which cover one or more annual volumes of land grant registers.  
Land records often predate censuses, and they can help date an immigrant’s arrival and trace immigrant origins. Some types of land records provide birth places or places of last residence, while others provide the basic clues to continue the search in other records. Land records can also pinpoint places of residence in [[Canada]].
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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Land records often predate censuses, and they can help date an immigrant’s arrival and trace immigrant origins. Some types of land records provide birth places or places of last residence, while others provide the basic clues to continue the search in other records. Land records can also pinpoint places of residence in [[Canada]].
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin--> British Columbia Department of Lands and Works. British Columbia, Crown Land Grants. Crown Registry and Geographic Base, Victoria, British Columbia.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
[[British Columbia, Crown Land Grants (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content ==
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[[British Columbia, Crown Land Grants (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_a_Historical_Record_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
Key genealogical facts found in the land grants may include the following information:
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*Full name of grantor
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== Record Content ==
*Full name of grantee
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*Grant date
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Key genealogical facts found in the land grants may include the following information:  
*Grant number
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*Description of the land
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*Full name of grantor  
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*Full name of grantee  
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*Grant date  
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*Grant number  
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*Description of the land  
 
*Date of transaction
 
*Date of transaction
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How to Use the Record ==
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Legal land descriptions in the western Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, and parts of British Columbia, are different from those in the eastern provinces.  
 
Legal land descriptions in the western Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, and parts of British Columbia, are different from those in the eastern provinces.  
Beginning Your Search
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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'''Beginning Your Search'''
*Name of ancestor
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*Place of residence
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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*Name of ancestor  
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*Place of residence  
 
*Land description systems
 
*Land description systems
Searching the Images
 
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
 
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
 
⇒ Select the "Record Type" category<br>
 
⇒ Select the " Volume, Document Designation and Years" category which will take you to the images.
 
Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 
  
== Related Websites ==
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'''Searching the Images'''
*[http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/BC_Research_Guide/BC_Pr_Emptn_Hmstd.aspx Preemption and Homestead Guide]
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type" category<br> ⇒ Select the " Volume, Document Designation and Years" category which will take you to the images.
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Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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== Related Websites ==
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*[http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/BC_Research_Guide/BC_Pr_Emptn_Hmstd.aspx Preemption and Homestead Guide]  
 
*[http://www.bcwatersheds.org/wiki/index.php?title=Provincial_Crown_Land Provincial Crown Land descriptions]
 
*[http://www.bcwatersheds.org/wiki/index.php?title=Provincial_Crown_Land Provincial Crown Land descriptions]
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
*[[British Columbia Land and Property]]
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*[[Canada Land and Property Records]]
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*[[British Columbia Land and Property]]  
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*[[Canada Land and Property Records]]  
 
*[[Canada Land Records]]
 
*[[Canada Land Records]]
== Contributions to This Article ==
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection ===
 
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  “Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata  > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in heading style 3.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection ===
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata  &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. The grants are arranged in registration number order. There are separate index volumes which cover one or more annual volumes of land grant registers.

Land records often predate censuses, and they can help date an immigrant’s arrival and trace immigrant origins. Some types of land records provide birth places or places of last residence, while others provide the basic clues to continue the search in other records. Land records can also pinpoint places of residence in Canada.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

British Columbia Department of Lands and Works. British Columbia, Crown Land Grants. Crown Registry and Geographic Base, Victoria, British Columbia.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in the land grants may include the following information:

  • Full name of grantor
  • Full name of grantee
  • Grant date
  • Grant number
  • Description of the land
  • Date of transaction

How to Use the Record

Legal land descriptions in the western Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, and parts of British Columbia, are different from those in the eastern provinces.

Beginning Your Search

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Place of residence
  • Land description systems

Searching the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Record Type" category
⇒ Select the " Volume, Document Designation and Years" category which will take you to the images.

Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.