Tuesday, June 11, 2013
UPDATE: FamilySearch adds more images
FamilySearch has added more images to the British Columbia, Crown Land Pre-emption Registers, 1860-1971.
Pre-emptions are purchased land that has not been fully surveyed. The pre-emption registers summarize the information from the pre-emption certificates. The pre-emptions are listed in registration number order, with an alphabetical index in the back of each volume.
A full description is give on the Wiki at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/British_Columbia,_Crown_Land_Pre-emption_Registers_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)
And they have added more images to the Quebec, Notarial Records, 1800-1900.
You can go to the Wiki at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Quebec_Notarial_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) to get a full description of the records.
These records are made available because of the work by thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online.
Thanks to the volunteers!