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| RW_URL_04 = [http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/assets/Pre-emptions_homesteads_quick_guide.pdf British Columbia Archives Research Guide: Pre-emption and Homestead Records]
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== Record Description ==
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== What is in this Collection? ==
  
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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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.  
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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.  
  
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Land records may contain the following information&nbsp;:  
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'''Land Records''' may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name and age of landowner  
 
*Name and age of landowner  
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*Occupation.
 
*Occupation.
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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==How do I Search the Collection?==
  
To begin your search for land records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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'''See Images,''' in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2053657/waypoints Browse Page] <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>
  
*Name of ancestor
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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.
*Place of residence
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==== Search The Collection  ====
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==What Do I Do Next?==
  
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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===I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?===
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*Use the information found in this record to locate other records relating to the family you're looking for. FamilySearch has an extensive collection of British Columbia Records that can be found [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?page=1&countryId=1929958 here].
  
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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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?===
 
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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*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.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
[http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/general/guides/preemptions-homesteads_research_guide.pdf British Columbia Archives Research Guide: Pre-emption and Homestead Claims]
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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.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>{{Collection citation| text = "British Columbia, Crown Land Pre-emption Registers, 1860-1971". Images. <i>FamilySearch.org</i> http://Familysearch.org accessed : 2015. Citing British Columbia Information Management Services. British Columbia Archives, Victoria.}}<br><br>
  
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box. [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2053657/waypoints British Columbia, Crown Land Pre-emption Registers, 1860-1971]
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{{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.}}
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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 1860-1971
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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British Columbia Archives


What is in this Collection?

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.

Sample Images

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 do I Search the Collection?

See Images, in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
⇒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.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • Use the information found in this record to locate other records relating to the family you're looking for. FamilySearch has an extensive collection of British Columbia Records that can be found here.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?

  • 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.

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 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 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...tion Registers, 1860-1971.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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