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Dominion Land Grants
Posted by: Heather Date: September 02, 2000 at 16:33:20
In Reply to: Re: Bakie Sinclair, Manitoba by Jamie Fadden Wiggington of 1701

In case you are not sure what these are , I will explain ( if you please forgive me )
The grants were a way of distributing land in Manitoba, Sask. ,and Alberta where the land was divided into sections and these were homesteaded . I ma giving you four sites to expalin the whole thing

1. Dominion Land Grant site
http://www.archives.ca/exec/                                   naweb.dll?fs&02011102&e&top&0
(also below)
2. Then take the above number and put them               into here-
Coordinate Converter :
http://www.maptown.com/coordinates.html
3. But # 2 gives the reading in decimals so go                                                                                                                                                                                       to this next site , which will put the numbers in minutes and
seconds:
http://www2.arrl.org/locate/grid.html
4. Lastly , if you want to find the nearest town to the land grant go to this last site and scroll down to the list
and the third one says "Query by point coordinates"
http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/english/cgndb.html
Good luck


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