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From: James Clark <>
Subject: Re: [ONT] Dominion Land Grants
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 09:12:35 -0400
The information that is on the Dominion Land Grant which when you get the
microfilm from the National Archives will onlt be one piece og paper Giving the
land description i.e. Quarter, Section, Township, Range & Meridian. It will also
give the date that the Patenet is issued, the name of the individual and the
number of acres, typically 160 acres more or less.
There is much more information on the homestead papers which are available from
the various Provincial Archives. This will give the date the individual applied
for a homestead, the number of acres broken, buildimgs, livestock etc as well as
the date of Patenet. These papers are of more interest in checking how your
ancestor progressed with his homestead. Typically it was about five years from
the time of obtaining a homestead to the time of ownership. However the
information at the National Archives are important as you can search the data
base & find the land description which you need to get the records from the
provincial archives etc.
As far as which Province the homestead is located in. If the description is E1
i.e. East of the first meridian, the location is Manatoba. If it is W1 i.e west
of the first meridian and the range is 29 or less the homesteadis also in
Manitoba. If the description is W1 and the range is above 29 then you are in
Saskatchewan. If the description says W2, or W3 then the area is also
Saskatechawan. W4 is the border between SK & AB so W4 & higher is Alberta. I
don't have the information about the AB/BC border.
If wish to e-mail me the land description i.e Section-Township-Range-Meridian I
have grid maps for MB & SK and can locate the property for you.
Bye for now
> Hi All,
> Could someone tell me what kind of information is found on a Dominion Land
> Grant? I'm following a lead on a Fred Krutz that was found in the Archives
> Dominion Land Grants data base. He apparently lived in or near Glashyn (?
> what province). I'm assuming it would be in Manitoba, Alberta or
> What is really strange is that this Fred Krutz committed suicide in 1916.
> Goodness, if he is ? a brother of my grandfather....what indeed was
> happening with my family?
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