Land Records

"Land records are very complex. There may be many transactions and documents relating to one parcel of land. Procedures and requirements for acquiring and transferring land -- and for the associated record-keeping -- may have changed over time.

A useful distinction to keep in mind when researching land records is the difference between Crown grants and private land transactions. All land originally belongs to the Crown -- that is, to the government. Crown land may be owned by the provincial or federal government which may grant it to individuals or corporations through means such as purchase, pre-emption, or auction. Once land has been alienated from the Crown and is privately owned, it can be transferred to others through private transaction." Vancouver Public Library, retrieved from http://guides.vpl.ca/genealogy/landrecords

LHC 971.024 OntA 
Antliff, W. Bruce. 
Loyalist Settlements: New Evidence of Canadian Loyalist Claims. Supplement to the 1904 Archives Report LHC 971.024 Ont. 2nd report. microfiche.

LHC 971.3 059P 
Cruikshank, E.A. 
Petitions for Grants of Land, 1792--1796
Ontario Historical Society. Papers and Records, vol 24, 1927,p 17-144

LHC 971.3 059P 
Cruikshank, E.A. 
Petitions for Grants of Land, Second Series, 1796-1799. 
Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records, Vol. 26, 1931, p 97-379

LHC 971.339 N577
Farms in Township #1 before 1784. 
Niagara Historical Society No. 27, p 5-7 

LHC 971.339 N577
Houses Burned by U.S. Army (1813-1814). 
Niagara Historical Society No. 27, p 23-25 

LHC 929.3713 Lau 
Lauber, Wilfred R. 
An Index of the Land Claim Certificates of Upper Canada Militiamen who Served in the War of 1812-1814. 1996 

LHC 929.3 McF 
McFall, A. David. Land Records in Ontario Registry Offices

LHC 333.3 Ont
Ontario. Department of Public Records and Archives. 
Ontario Archives Land Records Index 1780-1914 
(microfiche) 

LHC 971.3059 Ont
Ontario, Department of Public Records and Archives.
Report to the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario. 1904, 1905, 1917, 1920, 1928-31 

LHC 971.024 Ont
Ontario. Department of Public Records and Archives.
United Empire Loyalists: Enquiry into the Losses and Services in report Consequence of Their Loyalty
(second report. microfiche) 

LHC 971.024 OntL
Ontario. Ministry of Citizenship and Culture.
Loyalist Settlements 1783-1789.
The Land 1783-1800.
(2 volumes) 

LHC 929.374746 Pen 
Penrose, Maryly B. 
Mohawk Valley Land Records Abstracts 1738-1788. 

LHC 971.339 N577
Town Lots in Newark, 1795.
Niagara Historical Society No. 27, p 11-13

LHC Periodical
Township of Thorold Land Abstracts. 
Notes from Niagara, Vol. 3. #2, 1983 

LHC 971.338 W447 
Two Early Land Petitions (1792).
Welland County Historical Society Papers and Records, Vol. 5, 1938, p 222-223