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Accession Number: 76-017

Title

Canada. Registrar General. Index books fonds. -- Microfilmed 29 Apr. 1975. -- 15 microfilm reels.

Biography / History

The Registrar General registers are registers in which all instruments including proclamations, commissions, letters patent, and other documents issued under the Great Seal and the Privy Seal of Canada, are entered. Prior to Confederation, the registration function was the responsibility of the Provincial Secretary for each province. In 1867, this responsibility was assumed by the Secretary of State. It continued in that Department until 1966 when the Register General became a separate Department. In 1967, the new Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs took over all the duties and functions of the Registrar General.

Custodial History

The microfilm was created by and in the custody of the National Archives of Canada until it was purchased by the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of a group of 28 indexes compiled by the Registrar General's office and its successor, the Registrar's Branch of the Secretary of State including General Indexes, 1651-1954; keys to General Indexes, 1651-1947; indexes relating to Dominion Lands, Indian and Ordinance Lands, grants, deeds, proclamations, quit-claims, commissions, letters patent and others from 1700 to 1965.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

This fonds was purchased from the National Archives of Canada.

The originals are located at the National Archives of Canada (RG 68).

Restrictions: N

Associated material is located in the National Archives of Canada (RG 6).

For related records see: 76-015 and 76-016.

Microfilm. Set 16.

Finding Aid

Reel No. 1:
Index No. 1: General Index, 1651 - 1841, Province of Quebec; Upper Canada; Lower Canada

Reel No. 2:
Index No. 2: Key to General Index, 18 September 1651 - 10 February 1841
Index No. 3: Key to General Index, 1841-1867, Province of Canada

Reel No. 3:
Index No. 4: Key to General Index, 10 February 1841 - 1 July 1867, Province of Canada
Index No. 5: General Index, 10 February 1841 - 1 July 1867, Province of Canada
Index No. 6: Key to General Index, 1 July 1867-1908, Dominion of Canada

Reel No. 4:
Index No. 7: General Index, 1 July 1867 - 1908, Dominion of Canada

Reel No. 5:
Index No. 8: Key to General Index, 1908 - 1918, Dominion of Canada

Reel No. 6:
Index No. 9: General Index, 1908 - 1918, Dominion of Canada

Reel No. 7:
Index No. 10: Key to General Index, 1919 - 1929, Dominion of Canada
Index No. 11: General Index, 1919 - 1929 (2 January 1919 - 31 December 1929), Dominion of Canada

Reel No. 8:
Index No. 12: Key to General Index, 1930 - 1939, Dominion of Canada
Index No. 13: General Index, 1930 - 1939, Dominion of Canada

Reel No. 9:
Index No. 14: Key to General Index, 1940 - 1949 (Department of Secretary of State, Registrar's Branch)
Index No. 15: General Index, 1940 - 1947, Registrar's Branch

Reel No. 10:
Index No. 16: Index of Special Grants and Leases, 1700 - 1867, with Key. Includes Canada Company Patents
Index No. 17: General Index, 1948 - 1954, Registrar's Branch

Reel No. 11:
Index No. 18: Index to Indian and Ordnance Lands, 3 September 1845 - 1 July 1867
Index No. 19: Index No. 1 to Dominion Land Sales, 1873 - 1882, Dominion of Canada

Reel No. 12:
Index No. 20: Index No. 2 and No. 3 to Dominion Land Sales, 1882-1883, Dominion of Canada

Reel No. 13:
Index No. 21: Index to Proclamations, 7 October 1763 - 1 July 1867, Province of Canada
Index No. 22: Alphabetical index, Parish Land, Manitoba, 16 February 1875 - 13 July 1883, Dominion of Canada

Reel No. 14:
Index No. 23: Liber 523. December 1953 - January 1965. 173 pages. Commissions Grants, quit-claims, appointments, etc.
Index No. 24: Liber 524. December 1953. 340 pages. Supplementary Letters-Patent and Charters
Index No. 25: Liber 525. March 1953 - January 1955. Miscellaneous. 113 pp.

Reel No. 15:
Index No. 26: Deeds, releases, surrenders, expropriations, grants, power of attorney, proclamations, quit-claims, etc.
Deeds, releases, surrenders, September 1883, 1930-1964
Expropriations, 1943-1964
Grants, 1954-1966
Power of Attorney, 1954-1964
Proclamations, 1954-1964
Quit Claims, 1954-1964
Index No. 28: Reference Book, 1816-1818. Alphabetical index of special grants, 1798-1841

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