Series GR-0436 - Land settlement records for Railway Belt and Peace River Block

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Land settlement records for Railway Belt and Peace River Block

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  • 1885-1949 (Creation)
    Canada. Department of the Interior

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55.36 m of textual records; 110 reels of microfilm [B14594-B14679; B07893(1); B14680-B14700; B14999-B15000]

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This collection contains Dominion Lands Branch files and registers relating to land settlement in the Railway Belt and the Peace River Block in British Columbia. The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, by a memorandum of agreement dated 6 April 1972, transferred the files to the British Columbia Department of Lands, Forests, and Water
Resources. The files were deposited in the Provincial Archives of British Columbia in June of that year. The registers were received in the spring of 1969. The federal government retained custody of general, policy, and ruling files. These files and microfilm copies of letters patent covering Crown grants were transferred to the Public Archives of Canada in 1972. Correspondence pertaining to the transfer of this material from federal to provincial jurisdiction is filed in BC Archives government records accession 91-2546-0007.

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This series consists of correspondence, applications for homestead entry, application for patents, and registers relating to land settlement in the Railway Belt and the Peace River Block.

GR-0436 is arranged into three series:
Series 1, BC Lands Files
Series 2, Index Maps and Township General Registers
Series 3, Homestead Grant Registers

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Transferred by the Dept. of Lands, Forests, and Water Resources, 1969-1972.


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Conservation restriction: Use microfilm copy.

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Finding aid: nominal index, reel list, file lists, volume list, index maps.

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NW 971.24 C212d Description of surveyed lands in the Railway Belt of British Columbia. Ottawa: Printed by authority of the Minister of the Interior, 1914-1915. Contains notes and reports of Dominion Land Surveyors.

GR-0437 Canada. Dept. of the Interior. Topographical Surveys Branch. Land surveys relating to the Railway Belt and Peace River Block, 1885-1930.

GR- 0522 Kamloops Government Agent land records.

GR-0937 Canada. Dept. of the Interior. Dominion Lands Branch. Dominion regulations regarding land, water, forests mineral resources, public roads and soldier settlement in the Railway Belt and Peace River Block of British Columbia.

GR-0966 Canada. Dept. of the Interior. Register of cancellations of pre-emption records in the Railway Belt, British Columbia; register of land transactions in the Railway Belt.

GR-1384 British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Copies of cancelled and abandoned Railway Belt land leases issued by Canada, Dept. of the Interior and canceled or reassigned by B.C. Dept. of Lands.

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This collection was microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah.

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Accession number(s): GR-0436, 93-8681

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86 microfilm reels : negative ; 16 mm [B14594-B14679]
24 microfilm reels : negative ; 35 mm [B07893(1); B14680-B14700; B14999-B15000]

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