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Saskatchewan Homestead Records River Lots series
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Saskatchewan Homestead Records River Lots series

  • S 67
  • Series
  • 1881-1944 (predominant: 1881-1931)

This series consists of homestead records created, accumulated and used by the federal Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Administration (1871-1930) and the Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources, Lands Branch (1930-1944). The files pertain to parcels of land, identified as River Lots, that were available for settlement under the provisions of the Dominion Lands Act, 1872 (S.C. 1872, c. 23) and The Provincial Lands Act (S.S. 1931, c. 14). A file usually covers period from date of entry until grant of patent, at which time the file was closed. Files contain records pertaining to various types of land grants, including homesteads, pre-emptions and time sale purchases. Included are files for river lots in settlement areas at St. Laurent, Green Lake, Cumberland House, Sturgeon Landing, Ile a la Crosse, Lac La Ronge, as well as lands originally reserved for the North-West Mounted Police at Battleford.

The types of records included are: applications for entry and for patent; surveyor's reports; land condition and valuation reports; correspondence; sale deeds and receipts; lease claims and receipts; and maps.

No sub-series have been identified in this series.

Canada. Dept of the Interior