Wednesday, 3 February 2016
There's a nice search engine with lots of fields including section, township, range and meridian. That gives you the ability to look at the demographics of settlement, perhaps the neighbours of your settler family.
If you're looking to pinpoint the settlement location on a map try entering the legal land description at http://www.legallandconverter.com/.
Ancestry point out the following notable people in this database:
o Born in Scotland, George Murdoch became the first Mayor of Calgary in 1884. He applied for a homestead in Calgary, Alberta in 1886.
o George Clift King was born in England, arriving in Alberta in 1875. He later become the second Mayor of Calgary in 1886 and applied for a homestead Calgary, Alberta in 1890.
o Adrian Albert Dick applied for a homestead in Springbank, Alberta 1899. He and his wife survived the Titanic sinking in 1912 while on their honeymoon, and returned to Alberta.
The originals records are sourced from the University of Alberta.
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