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A sample Historic Crown Grant and Grant tracing

Welcome to the Province of British Columbia Historic Crown Grant search tool. The Historic Crown Grant Search (HCG) tool was created with the support of members of the Genealogical Society of Utah, as part of their genealogical interests.

This is a free search tool for users interested in searching for a Crown Grant by the Name of the grant holder, as well as other parameters, such as the grant Date. This type of Crown Grant search is not currently possible in other Province of British Columbia online systems.

The search results provided by the HCG search tool are not complete, as the results only provide data from a portion of the Crown Grants that were issued between the years 1860 and 1930.

This tool provides links to small 'thumbnail' copies of the original Crown Grant documents. Full size copies of these Crown Grants can be downloaded from the pay-for-use online application called Tantalis Gator once an authorized account has been created. Tantalis Gator also provides additional search options, such as search by Crown Grant Number (document number) as well as search by parcel Legal Description. See the Tantalis Gator Account Options page for details on establishing a Tantalis Gator account and access. Paper copies of Crown Grants can be ordered from the Land Title and Survey Authority.

If you do not find the information you need, the GeoBC Gateway has additional helpful links.

Click on New Search to begin.