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Description found in Archives

Métis and Original White Settlers affidavits [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1870-1885

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1.35 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of affidavits by Métis children in support of their claim to participate in the special 1,400,000-acre land grant identified under section 31, 33 Victoria, chapter 3 (the Manitoba Act) and by Métis heads of family under 37 Victoria, chapter 20. The series also includes affidavits to the There are three different types of affidavits: Form A, which was used by Métis children over the age of 18; Form B, which was used by Métis children under the age of 18; and Form C, which was used by Métis heads of family. In each case, the affidavits give the name of the claimant, date of birth, parents' names, parish affiliation, affidavit number, and claim number. The records are filed alphabetically. If researchers can not find a particular application in this series, they should then investigate the "HB" central registry series which was created by the Department as a special repository for records pertaining to the Métis scrip commissions of 1885 and 1886. It is always possible that the application was withdrawn by Departmental administrators and placed in a separate case file under the "HB" registry (MIKAN record number 134033). If it is not here, they should probably investigate the central registry of the Dominion Lands Branch (MIKAN record number 156349). Also included in this sub-series (vol. 3171) is a second (and much smaller) group of affidavits filed by Métis residents of Manitoba in support of their claim to the 1,400,000 acres set aside for Métis children under the Manitoba Act (33 Vic., c. 3, 1870). These affidavits were withdrawn from the main collection of affidavits (see above), by departmental administrators, and for some unknown reason were never integrated back into the collection. Although the affidavits were sworn before Commissioners Ryan and Machar between 1875 and 1877, the land grants in most cases were not awarded until the late 1890s. The affidavits are filed alphabetically according to the name of the claimant.

Textual records
Microfilm reel C-14928
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Textual records
Microfilm reel C-14927
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Textual records
Microfilm reel C-14930
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Microfilm reel C-14931
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Textual records
Microfilm reel C-14932
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Textual records
Microfilm reel C-14926
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Textual records
Microfilm reel T-4687
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Microfilm reel C-14925
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Textual records
Microfilm reel C-14929
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Microfilm reel C-14933
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Volume
from 1319 to 1324
3171
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Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown. In order to protect the fragile originals, the microfilm copies of these records must be consulted rather than the originals.

Finding aid 15-8 refers only to volume 3171. The finding aid is a computer-generated index, giving the name of the claimant, the names of his/her parents and children, the claimant's date of birth and place of residence, the affidavit number, and the grant number. 15-8 (Paper)

Finding aid 15-8 is also available on MINISIS, the National Archives' computer database. 15-8 (Electronic)

Finding aid 15-19 is a computer-generated index to the affidavits in volumes 1319-1324. 15-19 (Electronic)

Finding aid 15-19 is also available in microform. Reel T-4687 contains an alphabetical index to the records in volumes 1319-1324. 15-19 (Microform)

Finding aid 15-19 is a computer generated index to the affidavits in volumes 1319-1324. The index is organized alphabetically by the name of the claimants. 15-19 (Paper)

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the sub-series.

Accruals
No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
The Registers and indexes relating to Métis and Original White Settlers land records sub-series within this fonds (RG15-D-II-8-m) contains the following: an index to the affidavits filed by Métis children (Vol. 1526); an index to the affidavits filed by Métis heads of families (Vol. 1525); affidavits pertaining to claims under the Manitoba Supplementary Claim Commission, P.C. 810, 20 April, 1885 (Métis claims only in Vol. 1527 and both Métis and Original White Settlers claims in Vol. 1506); an index to the affidavits associated with the claims of Original White Settlers under the Manitoba Act, 33 Vic., c. 3, prior to the Manitoba Supplementary Claims (Vol. 1510). All these volumes are described in greater detail in finding aid 15-58.

Availability of other formats note
See reels C-14925 to C-14934 for microfilmed copies of these records.

Government

Related control no.

1. 1984-85/582 GAD
2. RG15-D-II-8-A