Land Records

Land Records are some of the most heavily used records at the Provincial Archives. In particular, the homestead files created to administer the dispersal of lands, have proven to be a rich source of historical information that reaches far beyond their routine administrative purpose.

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South African volunteer bounty land certificate

South African volunteer bounty land certificate issued by the Department of the Interior to E.A. Orchard, 1908, PAS series S42, file 1185550, p. 11

Land Records at the Archives

Land Records: History and Background

Read more about the history and background of land administration in Saskatchewan.

Other Land Records at the Provincial Archives


Records contain name, address and occupation of the applicant along with the legal land description, size, and type of grant.


Township Register

Index to disposals of Dominion lands. Includes date of entry, name of grantee, date of patent, and notations. To find these records, try searching for the name of the township in our online collection.


Township Plans

Survey maps showing an entire township on each map.


Cummins Maps

Maps showing who owned a quarter section in a given year; 1917, 1920, 1922, 1926, and 1930 maps are available.


Brand Books

Books used to locate a rancher whose land was acquired by grazing lease instead of by homestead patent.


Timber and Grazing Records

Information about individuals who had a lease to cut timber or graze animals. Records are on microfilm (R-2.1000, Dept of Agriculture, Lands Branch Records, Timber and Grazing Records). An index is available (R-1224) which can be used with the Township Registers.


Photo of a Saskatchewan Township Register record at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan.

Rush of the Dominion Land Titles office in Prince Albert, 1909.
PAS Photo R-A4557-2.

Saskatchewan Land Records Held at Other Repositories

Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan

Records include homestead grants (land grant document only), land sales, land purchases, land transfers, all railway land transactions, school lands, and copies of original land grant certificates. 


Glenbow Archives: Records of Canadian Pacific Railway land sales


Library and Archives Canada: Land Grants of Western Canada, 1870-1930


Archives of Manitoba - Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) Archives

Records include HBC land sales records.