Series - Mineral rights case file records

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Mineral rights case file records

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    • 1881-1993 (Creation)

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    121.68 m of textual records

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    Administrative history

    The Office of the Registrar of Deeds was established in 1880 by the Northwest Territories Act (S.C. 1880, c. 25, s. 63). It was replaced in 1886 by the Land Titles Office.

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    Administrative history

    The Land Titles Office of the Northwest Territories was established in 1886 by the Territories Real Property Act (S.C. 1886, c. 26, s. 21). The territorial office was continued as a provincial office under provisions of the Alberta Act (S.C. 1905, c. 3).

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    The Land Titles Office was established in 1905. There are branches in Calgary for the Southern Alberta Land Registration District and in Edmonton for the Northern Alberta Land Registration District. The Office was transferred to the Department of Justice in 1992.

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    The series consists of files documenting land title searches regarding mineral rights. The searches determine the previous dispositions of mineral rights prior to issuing a new certificate of title. The files contain correspondence between the registrars and legal firms as well as documents related to searches, such as caveats, certificates of title, mineral certificates, land surveys and plans, and transfer of land documents. The files may also contain copies of court records such as Submissions, Petitions, Affidavits and Judgments.

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    The records were acquired through records schedules 1983/089 and 1991/016.


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        Subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        Includes accessions GR1985.0253, GR1986.0134, GR1987.0392, GR1988.0603, GR1989.0509, GR1990.0079, GR1991.0011, GR1991.0126, GR1992.0018, GR1992.0042, GR1993.0099, GR1993.0429, GR1994.0074, GR1995.0208, GR1996.0101, GR1997.0188, GR1997.0210, GR1997.0227, GR1997.0853, GR1998.0073, GR1998.0143, GR1998.0543, GR1998.0775, and GR1999.0196.

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