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Monday, July 13, 2009

Finding an Alberta Land Grant

Question from Sarah
I am looking for the land description of the homesteads settled on by Richard Charles Armstrong and Sarah Ann Jane(Jellis )Armstrong in the spring ofn1906 in Alberta. He became the first postmaster of Egremont in !908 but the location of the town was changed so I do not have any idea where it was originally located all I know was it was on their homestead. They were my great-grandparents.

Olive Tree Answer: Hi Sarah, Since your ancestors settled a homestead in Alberta, you can search online at Alberta Homestead Records 1870-1930

I had a look and Richard Charles is there so if you go and search you will see the exact land location (Section/Township/Range/Meridian) plus the source film number so you can order the records to see details.

If you are not familiar with Alberta's land system, see Western Land Grants for an explanation. Armed with the exact location you will be able to find it on a map.

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