Did you know that Alberta Homestead Records can be viewed online? If you have an ancestors that settled in Alberta you may find incredible information in these records. The easiest way to see if there are homestead records for your ancestor is to use the index on the Alberta Genealogy Society’s website. If you find your ancestor in this index take down the film number.
The next step is to go to archives.org and look for the film number. The films aren’t arranged in any order and I’m not sure if they are all there but if you find the film number then you can find the file number with your ancestors application. You never know what you’ll find in the file perhaps a date of application for the land. One file I found had a widow’s application for the deed which included her application for a pension and her deceased husband’s name. They are well worth the effort! Happy searching.