LAND


LAND

A homestead for a quarter section of land or 160 acres of land,  could be applied for at the Saskatchewan provincial Land Titles Office for a $10 registration fee, if you fulfilled the proper requirements.  Generally the applicant was male, a British Subject, and of the right age, though the pre-requisites changedover the years 1870-1930.  If the homesteader successfully "proved" their land they were awarded title to the land by the Government of Canada.  The applicant had to make the required improvements to the land in the form of buildings, fences and the like, crop a certain number of acres every year, and make residence for three years on the land.

the Original Dominion Lands Act was put forth in 1872.  1871-1918, a homstead could also purchase additional quarters sections near his original homestead quarter for $3.00/acre.  Between 1874-1890 the right of a pre-emption allowed settlers to puchase a quarter section of land adjacent to their original application for land.  For one dollar an acre, the settler could buy as many as 640 extra acres. South African scrip was 320 acres of land awarded to those soldiers who had served the Boer War 1899-1902.  In 1885  Metis scripwas 240 acres of land or money awarded to Metis families who could show that their families were living in the North-West Territories July 15, 1870. Soldier settlements 160-acre parcels of land given to those who had served in World War I 1914-1918.

The original homestead  web page from Saskatchewan Gen Web (archived page is the only one available while Rootsweb/Ancestry.com is down)

The original map  web page from Saskatchewan Gen Web (archived page is the only one available while Rootsweb/Ancestry.com is down)


Pre 1930 homestead file series. by Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan for land grant applications to the provincial Saskatchewan land branch office. The originals of the homestead records are held in the Saskatoon office, and the microfilm copies in Regina office.

Mirror site SHIP Saskatchewan Homestead Index listing homestead land grants, soldier settlements and Metis scrip commissions.

Land Grants of Western Canada (1870-1930) National Library and Archives Canada to search by legal land description or by land owner name for those granted a land patent certificate for successful land ownership.

The Family History Centres at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DAy Saints also have microfilm copies of the homestead records.


Other Saskatchewan Land Records Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Land and Property Records information on Family Search

Land Grants Information ISC

Dominion Land Survey Wikipedia

Dominion Land Act The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Canada. Dominion Lands Branch.Homestead regulations of north-western Canada with an abridgement of the Dominion Lands Act. Ottawa: Department of the Interior,  1903.

Glenbow Archives has a searchable database of Canadian Pacific Railway Land sales



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