Obtaining Online Legal Land Descriptions and Grantee Names

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Obtaining the Legal Land Description for land your ancestor received by grant between 1870 and 1930 can be the necessary first step in obtaining additional information about our ancestor, i.e. – if your ancestor remained on the land until death, knowing the location of the land may help you determine where your ancestor and other family members may have been buried.

Content[edit | edit source]

  • Grantee’s Name (land owner)
  • Date of grant
  • Legal Land Description
    • Part
    • Section
    • Township
    • Range
    • Meridian

Internet Address[edit | edit source]

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/0201102_e.html (underline between 2 and e)

or do a google.com search for Canada Western Land Grants 1870 – 1930.

Using the Site[edit | edit source]

1. Enter grantee’s name in Keyword box, or

2. Enter legal land description

3. Click on submit query

Cost[edit | edit source]

Free

Tips[edit | edit source]

Consider using spelling variations of grantee’s name if first attempt to use this site proves unsuccessful.

What To Do Next[edit | edit source]

Use the information contained here to contact the appropriate provincial archives to obtain additional personal information about the grantee.