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Manitoba Métis parish returns [textual record]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.30 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of parish returns for persons who have respectively proven their rights before Commissioners Machar and Ryan to participate in the distribution of the 1,400,000-acre land grant reserved for children of Métis heads of family (including the heirs of deceased claimants) under 33 Vic., c. 3, s. 31, or in the distribution of scrip as Métis heads of family (including the heirs of deceased claimants) under 37 Vic., c. 20. Depending on the number of claims reported from each parish, the returns are generally organized under four headings: Métis children over the age of 18; Métis children under the age of 18; Métis heads of family; and heirs to each of the above classes of claimants. Within each section, the claimants are listed in alphabetical order, with each entry providing a description of the claimants's occupation. In the case of minors, the father's name and the date of the claimant's 18th birthday are usually also recorded; and in the case of heirs, the proportion of the inheritance is noted. In separate columns along the left side are recorded the entry number (that is, the consecutive numbering of the entry within the parish) and the claim number.

Textual records
Microfilm reel C-11886
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Textual records
90: Open
from 1574 to 1593
90: Open
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 15-30 is a typed file list. 15-30 (Paper)

Finding aid 15-31 is a typed file list. 15-31 (Paper)

Additional information

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

No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
In the case of Métis heads of families, the claim number cited in these records will cross-index to the entries recorded in the claims register for Métis heads (MIKAN 156370, R190-55-6-E, RG15-D-II-8-m, volumes 1479 to 1482 and to the parish registers (MIKAN 156372, R190-56-8-E, RG15-D-II-8-n, volumes 1556 to 1573).

Availability of other formats note
See reel C-11886 for microfilmed copies of these records.