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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
These records include registers of pre-emptions which is purchased land that has not been fully surveyed. The registers summarize the information from the pre-emption certificates. The pre-emptions are listed in numerical order, with an alphabetical index at the back of each volume.
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Many people in [[Canada]] owned land and thus a very high percentage of the population is named in land records. The availability of land attracted many immigrants to Canada and encouraged westward expansion.  
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These records include registers of pre-emptions, or purchased land that has not been fully surveyed. The registers summarize the information from the pre-emption certificates. The pre-emptions are listed in numerical order, with an alphabetical index at the back of each volume.
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Many people in [[Canada Genealogy|Canada]] owned land and thus a very high percentage of the population is named in land records. The availability of land attracted many immigrants to Canada and encouraged westward expansion.  
  
 
Land ownership was generally recorded in an area as soon as settlers began to arrive. These were often the first records available in an area.  
 
Land ownership was generally recorded in an area as soon as settlers began to arrive. These were often the first records available in an area.  
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The British Columbia Archives has [http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/general/guides/preemptions-homesteads_research_guide.pdf a research guide] about the pre-emption process used in Canada.  
 
The British Columbia Archives has [http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/general/guides/preemptions-homesteads_research_guide.pdf a research guide] about the pre-emption process used in Canada.  
 
=== 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.
 
 
{{Collection citation| text = "British Columbia, Crown Land Pre-emption Registers, 1860-1971". Images. <i>FamilySearch.org</i> http://Familysearch.org accessed : 2013. Citing British Columbia Information Management Services. British Columbia Archives, Victoria.}}
 
 
[[British Columbia, Crown Land Pre-emption Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
 
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Land records may contain the following information&nbsp;:  
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*Name and age of landowner  
 
*Name and age of landowner  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search for land records, 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 and other identifying information such as place of residence.
*Place of residence
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==== Search The Collection  ====
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=== Search The Collection  ===
  
To search the collection image by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Place name"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Register Number, Volume Number and Years" category which will take you to the images.<br>  
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'''To browse by image:'''<br> To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the "Place name" category<br> ⇒Select the “Register Number, Volume Number and Years" category which takes you to the images<br>  
  
Look at each image 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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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.  
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
 
*Search the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=CANADA Canadian Census] to locate your ancestor’s residence.  
 
*Search the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=CANADA Canadian Census] to locate your ancestor’s residence.  
*Search for the name of the spouse instead of your deceased ancestor.
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*Search for the name of the spouse instead of your deceased ancestor.  
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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*Search the records of nearby localities (or counties, parishes, etc.).
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[[Canada History Links]]
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*[http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/general/guides/preemptions-homesteads_research_guide.pdf British Columbia Archives Research Guide: Pre-emption and Homestead Claims]
 
*[http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/general/guides/preemptions-homesteads_research_guide.pdf British Columbia Archives Research Guide: Pre-emption and Homestead Claims]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Canada]]  
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*[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]  
 
*[[Canada Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Canada Historical Geography]]
  
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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 Pre-emption Registers, 1860-1971.

These records include registers of pre-emptions, or purchased land that has not been fully surveyed. The registers summarize the information from the pre-emption certificates. The pre-emptions are listed in numerical order, with an alphabetical index at the back of each volume.

Many people in Canada owned land and thus a very high percentage of the population is named in land records. The availability of land attracted many immigrants to Canada and encouraged westward expansion.

Land ownership was generally recorded in an area as soon as settlers began to arrive. These were often the first records available in an area.

The registers include land petitions, fiats and warrants, land grants and patents, and deeds. The federal homestead era in the Prairie Provinces lasted almost 60 years (1872 to 1930). Homestead record files cover all those years.

The British Columbia Archives has a research guide about the pre-emption process used in Canada.

Record Content

Land Records may contain the following information:

  • Name and age of landowner
  • Name of spouse
  • Names of children, heirs, relatives, and neighbors.
  • Place where landowner lived previously.
  • Occupation.

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 and other identifying information such as place of residence.

Search The Collection

To browse by image:
To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Place name" category
⇒Select the “Register Number, Volume Number and Years" category which takes 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.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Search the Canadian Census to locate your ancestor’s residence.
  • Search for the name of the spouse instead of your deceased ancestor.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or counties, parishes, etc.).
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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 Pre-emption Registers, 1860-1971". Images. FamilySearch.org http://Familysearch.org accessed : 2015. Citing British Columbia Information Management Services. British Columbia Archives, Victoria.

Image Citation

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...tion Registers, 1860-1971.

 

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