Original source: Homestead Grant Registers. R190-75-1-E. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ancestry.com has searchable indexes; database results and some digitized images are available with a fee-based subscription. Free articles and helpful research materials.
By Dave Obee. This new edition of Back to the Land includes: An expanded summary of land descriptions as determined by the Dominion Land Survey; maps showing townships, communities and census districts on the three Prairie provinces; an index of townships on the Prairies, providing a quick reference to the proper enumeration areas in the 1901 census, and the corresponding microfilm numbers.
Letters Patent issued by the Lands Patent Branch of the Department of the Interior. The records refer to grants issued in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the railway belt of British Columbia, c. 1870-1930.
A file locator database to the homestead files at the Saskatchewan Archives. It contains 360,000 references to those men and women who, from 1872 to 1930, under the terms of the Dominion Lands Act, took part in the homestead process in the area now known as Saskatchewan.