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Alberta Genealogical Society

Alberta Homestead Index
1870 to 1930

 

Questions on Homestead Application Forms

1910

1914

QUESTIONS ON PATENT APPLICATION FOR HOMESTEAD, CA. 1910

1. What is your name in full, age, occupation and Post Office address?

2. Are you a British subject by birth or naturalization? If naturalized, state when and where.

3. When did you obtain entry for this homestead?

4. When did you build your house thereon? And when did you begin actual residence thereon?

5. What portion of each year since that date have you resided thereon? State each month or parts thereof.

6. When absent from your homestead, where have you resided and what has been your occupation?

7. If you have lived on land owned by yourself in the vicinity, answer the following questions.

a) Describe such land.
b) When did you become owner of it?
c) How did you acquire it?
d) What buildings have you on it?
e) Do you own said land at the present time?
f) What residence have you performed on it?

8. Of whom do your family consist? When did they first commence residence upon the homestead, and for what portion of each year since that date have they resided upon it?

9. How much breaking have you done upon your homestead in each year since you obtained entry, and how many acres have you cultivated each year?

10. How many horned cattle, horses, sheep, and pigs, of which you are owner have you had on your homestead each year since date of obtaining entry? Give number of each year.

11. What is the size of your house, of what material, and what is its present value?

12. What extent of fencing have you made on your homestead, and what is the present cash value thereof?

13. What other buildings have you erected on your homestead? What other improvements have you made thereon, and what is the cash value of the same?

14. Are there any indications of minerals or quarries on your homestead? If so, state nature of same and whether the land is more valuable for agricultural than any other purpose.

15. Have you had any other homestead entry? If so, describe it and say what became of it.

16. Have you mortgaged, assigned, or transferred, or agreed to mortgage, assign or transfer your present homestead or any part thereof? If so, when and to whom?

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QUESTIONS ON PATENT APPLICATION FOR PURCHASED HOMESTEAD, CA. 1914

1. What is your name in full, age, occupation, and Post Office address?

2. (1) Are you a British subject at the present time and (2) have you always been one (3) are you a British subject by Birth, Naturalization or Repatriation?

Note: If by naturalization or repatriation certificate must be furnished. If through parents, certified copy certificate required or description of land homesteaded by Father or Mother.

3. a) When did you obtain homestead entry b) when did you build your house thereon, and c) when did you commence actual residence thereon?

4. What portion of each year since commencement of residence have you lived upon the land, giving actual dates?

5. When absent from your homestead, where have you resided and what has been your occupation?

6. Of whom do your family consist? When did they first commence residence upon the homestead, and for what portion of each year since that date have they resided upon it?

7. If residence has been performed on land owned by yourself or duly authorized relative, describe such land.

a) When (1) and how (2) was such land acquired?
b) By whom (1) was the land acquired, and who (2) is the present owner thereof?
c) What buildings are on such land, and what is the present value thereof?
d) State each month or part of month you have resided on your land.
e) State each month or part of month you and your (Father, Mother, son, daughter, sister, brother) have resided on the latter's land.

8. How much breaking have you done upon your homestead in each year since you obtained entry, and how many acres have you cultivated each year?

9. What stock of which you are the owner have you had on your homestead each year since date of perfecting entry?

10. What is the size of your house on your homestead, of what material, and what is its present cash value?

11. What other building have you erected on your homestead? What other improvements have you made thereon, and what is the cash value of the same?

12. What extent of fencing have you made on your homestead, and what is the present cash value thereof?

13. Are there any indications of minerals or quarries on your homestead? If so, state nature of same and whether the land is more valuable for agricultural than any other purpose.

14. Have you had any other homestead entry? If so, describe it and say what became of it.

15. Have your mortgaged, assigned, or transferred, or agreed to mortgage, assign or transfer your present homestead or any part thereof? If so, when and to whom?

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