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| FS_URL_05 = [[British Columbia Vital Records|British Columbia Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_09 = [[Canada Historic Maps]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.vs.gov.bc.ca/death/index.html Government of British Columbia]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/land/Pages/land-records.aspx Library and Archives Canada]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.bcwatersheds.org/wiki/index.php?title=Provincial_Crown_Land Provincial Crown Land descriptions]
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| custodian = [http://geobc.gov.bc.ca/base-mapping/atlas/cadastre/gator/index.html Lands Branch, Crown Land Registry Service, Lands and Parks, Victoria]
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== Record Description  ==
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
 
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]].  
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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]].
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The early applications for pre-emptions 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 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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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.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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===To Browse These Collections===
  
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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{{Collection Browse Link
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| title = British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874}}
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|title= British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1869-1930
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{{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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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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'''The land grant records''' usually include:
  
[[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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*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
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*Description of the land
  
== Record Content ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
 
<gallery caption="British Columbia Crown Land Grants Image Examples">
 
<gallery caption="British Columbia Crown Land Grants Image Examples">
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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
 
Image:British Columbia Crown Land Grants DGS 7192083 18 Deed.jpg|Deed Record
 
Image:British Columbia Crown Land Grants DGS 7192083 18 Deed.jpg|Deed Record
Image:British Columbia, Crown Land Grants DGS 7192083 19 Conveyance.jpg|Conveyance example #1
 
Image:British Columbia, Crown Land Grants DGS 7192083 20 Conveyance Example 2.jpg|Conveyance Example #2
 
Image:British Columbia, Crown Land Grants DGS 7192083 21 Conveyance Example 3.jpg|Conveyance example #3
 
 
</gallery>  
 
</gallery>  
  
The records may contain the following information:
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate year of the land purchase.
  
*Full name of grantor
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=== View the Images ===
*Full name of grantee
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'''For the Years 1851-1874''' visit the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2138499/waypoints Browse Page].
*Grant date
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# Select '''District/Town'''
*Grant number
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# Select '''Years and Registration or Volume Numbers'''
*Description of the land
 
*Date of transaction
 
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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'''For the Years 1869-1930''' visit the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2052510/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''Record Type'''
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# Select '''Volume, Document Designation and Years'''
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
*Name of ancestor
 
*Place of residence
 
  
==== '''Searching the Collection''' ====
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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:{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2138499 British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
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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:{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2138499 British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930]. Click on camera icon to see 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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
==== '''Using the Information''' ====
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, court, marriage and death records.  
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.  
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*[[British Columbia Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
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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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name, especially French versions.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[British Columbia, Canada Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[British Columbia Archives and Libraries]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=300&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20British%20Columbia%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Aland FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
*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.
 
  
==== '''General Information About Records''' ====
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== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
  
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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{{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.  
  
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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== Citing This Collection  ==
  
== Related Websites  ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.<br>
  
*[http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/BC_Research_Guide/BC_Pr_Emptn_Hmstd.aspx Preemption and Homestead Guide]
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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 2017. Citing Lands Branch. Crown Land Registry Services, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Victoria.}}
*[http://www.bcwatersheds.org/wiki/index.php?title=Provincial_Crown_Land Provincial Crown Land descriptions]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
*[[British Columbia Land and Property]]
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{{Collection citation | text= "British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of Lands and Works. Ministry of Lands and Parks, Crown Land Registry, Victoria.}}
*[[Canada Land and Property Records]]
 
*[[Canada Land Records]]
 
  
== 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.
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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]].
 
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''[[British_Columbia,_Crown_Land_Grants_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
“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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Land Records
Collection years 1851-1930
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Lands Branch, Crown Land Registry Service, Lands and Parks, Victoria


What Is in the Collection?

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 pre-emptions 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.

To Browse These Collections

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 Grant Records, 1869-1930.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The land grant records usually include:

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

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate year of the land purchase.

View the Images

For the Years 1851-1874 visit the Browse Page.

  1. Select District/Town
  2. Select Years and Registration or Volume Numbers

For the Years 1869-1930 visit the Browse Page.

  1. Select Record Type
  2. Select Volume, Document Designation and Years

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, court, marriage and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name, especially French versions.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of British Columbia, Canada Genealogy.
  • Search in the British Columbia Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog


Known Issues With This Collection

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.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869 - 1930." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Lands Branch. Crown Land Registry Services, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Victoria.


"British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of Lands and Works. Ministry of Lands and Parks, Crown Land Registry, Victoria.


Image Citations

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for British Columbia, Crown L... Grant Records, 1851-1874.


The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the 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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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.