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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.
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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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For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2052510/waypoints Browse].  
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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.  
 
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.  
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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 Genealogy|Canada]].  
  
{{Collection citation| text = British Columbia Department of Lands and Works. British Columbia, Crown Land Grants. Crown Registry and Geographic Base, Victoria, British Columbia.}}
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The early applications for preemptions and Crown grants began in the mid-1800s and are stored in the British Columbia Information Management Services. They give the name of the grantor and grantee, a description of the land, the date of transaction, and sometimes names of relatives.  
  
[[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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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.
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
 
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The records may contain the following information:  
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'''The land grant records''' may contain the following information:  
  
*Full name of grantor
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*Full name of purchaser
*Full name of grantee
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*Full name of purchasee
*Grant date
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*Date of grant
 
*Grant number  
 
*Grant number  
*Description of the land  
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*Description of the land
*Date of transaction
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, and what to do if no record is found.
  
*Name of ancestor  
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'''When searching:'''<br> As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, as well as some identifying information such as residence, age, and estimated year of residence.
*Place of residence
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==== '''Searching the Collection''' ====
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=== Search the Collection ===
  
To browse this 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.<br>
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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 ''"District/Town"'' category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''"Years and Registration or Volume Numbers"'' 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.
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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 ''"Record Type"'' category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''"Volume, Document Designation and Years"'' category which will take you to the images.
==== '''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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Search the collection by image, 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.
  
*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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=== Using the Information  ===
  
==== '''General Information About Records''' ====
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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: The [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2052510 British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1868-1930] collection includes a separate index and a general index which can be used to find grants in the crown grants section of the collection. Some folders in the British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1851-1874 collection include indexes at the beginning of the volume.
  
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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'''For Example:''' Look in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2052510/waypoints Index] folder for your ancestor. Once you have found your ancestor, write down the number next to their name and look further down the film that you are in. The number will help you find the land contract and the date the contract was signed. If a transaction was on the 7 October 1869, you would search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1551612 1871 Census of Canada] to find their residence in that particular place. As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
  
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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== 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.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/BC_Research_Guide/BC_Pr_Emptn_Hmstd.aspx Preemption and Homestead Guide]  
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*[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/land/Pages/land-records.aspx Library and Archives Canada]  
 
*[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  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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*[[Canada History Links]]
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*[[Canada Historic Maps]]
 
*[[British Columbia Land and Property]]  
 
*[[British Columbia Land and Property]]  
*[[Canada Land and Property Records]]
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*[[Canada Land and Property]]
*[[Canada Land Records]]
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for this Collection ==
  
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.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.<br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869 - 1930." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Lands Branch. Crown Land Registry Services, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Victoria.}}<br><br> '''Image Citations'''<br> {{Image_Citation_Link
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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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Latest revision as of 04:49, 22 May 2015

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874.
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930.

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.

The early applications for preemptions and Crown grants began in the mid-1800s and are stored in the British Columbia Information Management Services. They give the name of the grantor and grantee, a description of the land, the date of transaction, and sometimes names of relatives.

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.

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

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, and what to do if no record is found.

When searching:
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, as well as some identifying information such as residence, age, and estimated 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 "District/Town" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Years and Registration or Volume Numbers" 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 "Record Type" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Volume, Document Designation and Years" category which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image, 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: The British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1868-1930 collection includes a separate index and a general index which can be used to find grants in the crown grants section of the collection. Some folders in the British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1851-1874 collection include indexes at the beginning of the volume.

For Example: Look in the Index folder for your ancestor. Once you have found your ancestor, write down the number next to their name and look further down the film that you are in. The number will help you find the land contract and the date the contract was signed. If a transaction was on the 7 October 1869, you would search in the 1871 Census of Canada to find their residence in that particular place. As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Canada, British Columbia items or FHL Keyword British Columbia items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see British Columbia Archives and Libraries.

Known Issues with This Collection

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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

How You Can Contribute

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 especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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


Citations for this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869 - 1930." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Lands Branch. Crown Land Registry Services, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Victoria.

Image Citations
The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for British Columbia, Crown L... Grant Records, 1851-1874.
The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930.

 

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