- Land Records
The Ontario Land Records Index covers the years from about 1780 -1920, and lists settlers who:
- requested Crown land on which to homestead,
- were granted permission to lease or reside on a specific Crown land lot while completing their settlement duties,
- received the patent awarding private ownership of a specific Crown land lot, or
- leased or purchased land from the Canada Company or were Peter Robinson settlers.
How to Use the Microfiche
- the Index is on microfiche (4 x 6" squares of film)
- it is kept in the Special Collections Room
- it is in a black index-card box marked Ontario Land Records Index
- the shelfmark is SPECCOLL 971.371 OLRI
- The box contains two versions of the index:
- one index arranged alphabetically by settler’s surname, and
- one index arranged alphabetically by township. If you know the name of the town but not the township, check the Ontario Locator website.
- you will also need the 16-page guide How to Use the Ontario Land Records Index to find Kingston-Frontenac Information
- a copy of this document is in a duotang on the table in the Special Collections Room at the Central Library
- it is also available as a 16-page pdf document which you can download to your computer (see attachment, below)
- the document tells you how to interpret the numbers and codes that you will find on the microfiche
- you are welcome to take the box of microfiche and the duotang to the microfilm machines and view them there
- please return them to the Information Desk when you are done
Tip: There is also a copy of the Ontario Land Records Index on microfiche in the Lorne Pierce Collection at Queen's University.