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]].  
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]].
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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.]]
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== Record Content ==
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in the British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874 collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2138499 Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
*Full name of grantee
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*Grant date
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
*Grant number
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{{Collection citation | text= "British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869 - 1930." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Lands Branch. Crown Land Registry Services, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Victoria.}}
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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.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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<gallery caption="British Columbia Crown Land Grants Image Examples">
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Image:British Columbia Crown Land Grants DGS 7192083 18 Deed.jpg|Deed Record
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Image:British Columbia, Crown Land Grants DGS 7192083 19 Conveyance.jpg|Conveyance example #1
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Image:British Columbia, Crown Land Grants DGS 7192083 20 Conveyance Example 2.jpg|Conveyance Example #2
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Image:British Columbia, Crown Land Grants DGS 7192083 21 Conveyance Example 3.jpg|Conveyance example #3
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The land grant records may contain the following information:  
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*Full name of purchaser
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*Full name of purchasee
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*Date of grant
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*Grant number  
 
*Description of the land
 
*Description of the land
*Date of transaction
 
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== 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.
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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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*Name of ancestor
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*Place of residence
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*Land description systems
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Searching the Images
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
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⇒ Select the "Record Type" category<br>
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⇒ 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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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
*[http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/BC_Research_Guide/BC_Pr_Emptn_Hmstd.aspx Preemption and Homestead Guide]
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*Name of ancestor
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*Place of residence
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*Approximate year of residence
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To browse the British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874 select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''"Record Type"'' category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''"Volume, Document Designation and Years"'' category which will take you to the images.
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To browse the British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869 - 1930 select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''"District/Town"'' category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''"Years and Registration or Volume Numbers"'' category which will take you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have found the information that you were looking for, you can use the following tactics to help you in your search:
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*Use the date of transaction to search for a census year. For example, if a transaction was on the 7 October 1869, you would search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1551612 1871 Census of Canada] to find his residence in that particular place. Make sure you include the full name of your ancestor in the census search.
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*There are indexes available in these collections. The indexes are in individual folders called Index and General Index. Find your ancestors name and look for the date and Crown Grant Number. This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*Look in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927164&recordType=Census Canadian Censuses] to find the year of residence of your ancestor.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[British Columbia, Crown Land Grants (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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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 ===
 
{{Incomplete Citations}}
 
  
  “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 This 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.

Revision as of 14:21, 10 April 2013

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.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in the British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874 collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869 - 1930." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Lands Branch. Crown Land Registry Services, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Victoria.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The land grant records may contain the following information:

  • Full name of purchaser
  • Full name of purchasee
  • Date of grant
  • Grant number
  • Description of the land

How to Use the Record

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

  • Name of ancestor
  • Place of residence
  • Approximate year of residence

Search the Collection

To browse the British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874 select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Volume, Document Designation and Years" category which will take you to the images.

To browse the British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869 - 1930 select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate "District/Town" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Years and Registration or Volume Numbers" category which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have found the information that you were looking for, you can use the following tactics to help you in your search:

  • Use the date of transaction to search for a census year. For example, if a transaction was on the 7 October 1869, you would search in the 1871 Census of Canada to find his residence in that particular place. Make sure you include the full name of your ancestor in the census search.
  • There are indexes available in these collections. The indexes are in individual folders called Index and General Index. Find your ancestors name and look for the date and Crown Grant Number. This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.

Tips to Keep in Mind

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.


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 This 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.