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Alberta Genealogical Society

Index to Applications for Alberta Land Patents
1885 to 1897

Dedicated to our forefathers whose determination, sacrifices, hardships
and pioneering spirit have provided us with a prosperous
and progressive province, rich in heritage and diverse in cultures

 The Project  How to View a Patent File
 Alberta Land Patents  How to Order a Copy of a Patent File
 The Database  Ask a Question / Forward a Correction

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The Project

This index to Alberta land patent applications was funded by a bequest from the estate of Charles Douglas Denney (1901 - 2002) to the Alberta Genealogical Society - Edmonton Branch.  AGS members Sheila Majeau and Heather Harper completed data entry and proofreading.

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Alberta Land Patents

The records in this collection (Provincial Archives of Alberta Access 1976.131) are applications for land patents completed by Alberta homesteaders in the approximate time frame 1885 to 1897.  The files also contain the affidavits completed in support of a homesteader’s application for land title.  Each file is four pages long.

These files exist only in paper format and the names are not found on the Index to Alberta Homestead Records 1870-1930.  The files cover the following Alberta land agencies:  Beaver Lake, Calgary, Red Deer, Wetaskiwin, Edmonton and Lethbridge.

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The Database

The following information was extracted from the land patent applications:
  • File number in PAA Accession 1976.131
  • Legal Land Description (Section, Township, Range, Meridian)
  • Surname
  • Given name(s)
Although every effort has been made to achieve accuracy in the data, there may be errors due to legibility, variations in spelling of surnames, recording of file numbers, etc. If, in your research, you discover a mistake, please let us know and it will be corrected.

NOTE:  Use the Advanced Search facility on the search screen to find spelling variations of names.

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How to View a Patent File

The files, in Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) Accession 1976.131, can be viewed in the Reading Room at the PAA. With the file number from the online index the researcher now has easy access to all records of interest. Copy services are available.

Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA)
8555 Roper Road
Edmonton Alberta
Phone: 780-427-1750

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
The PAA is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday.

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How to Order a Copy of a Patent File

Contact the Alberta Genealogical Society if you are interested in obtaining a copy of a file.

Send your request by e-mail to:

homestead8@abgensoc.ca

Or by regular mail to:

Research Services Committee
Alberta Genealogical Society

162, 14315 - 118 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

T5H 4S6 Canada

NOTE: A fee of $14 is charged by the Society for a copy of each file.

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Ask a Question / Forward a Correction

If you have questions about the project, database or have found errors in the data please contact the Alberta Genealogical Society.

Send an e-mail to:

homestead8@abgensoc.ca

Or regular mail to:

Research Services Committee
Alberta Genealogical Society

162, 14315 - 118 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

T5H 4S6 Canada


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Last Updated: November 16, 2010