This database relates exclusively to 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.
Land patents contain the name of the grantee, the description of the land and the date when the land was granted. They do not contain other personal information. Homestead applications and files, which are more detailed, are held at the provincial archives.