Saturday, June 21, 2014

Update: OGS half-price sale on until October 31, 2014

The blog which was posted on Friday June 20, 2014 at should have read that the OGS half-price sale is on until October 31, 2014.

For further information, please go to

Métis Scrip Records

The Library and Archives Canada has sent this notice to this office, and it says in part, the following –

“We are pleased to inform you that more than 24,000 references about money scrip (certificates) given to Métis family members were recently added online. 

These cancelled land scrip certificates were once issued to the Métis by the Department of the Interior in exchange for the relinquishment of certain land claims. 

A scrip would be issued “to the bearer” and could be applied to the purchase of, or as a down payment on, any Dominion lands open for entry in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. These scrip were awarded to Métis heads of families and their children in the amounts of $240, $160 and $80 denominations.”