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.
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.
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.
Survey maps showing an entire township on each map.
Maps showing who owned a quarter section in a given year; 1917, 1920, 1922, 1926, and 1930 maps are available.
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.
Saskatchewan Land Records Held at Other Repositories
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.
Records include HBC land sales records.