Information on land settlement in Upper Canada derives from three main sources: Crown Land Papers originating from the office of the Surveyor General, the Office of the Commissioner of Crown Lands, and the Department of Lands and Forests; the Canada Company Papers concerning the Huron tract lands as well as a large portion of Crown Reserves throughout the Province; and the Peter Robinson Papers relating to settlement of the Peterborough area. From these sources, existing registers and indexes were selected for computerization. Only those which referred to the original grant of land resulting in a patent or deed were included in the project. Sources used were location registers, registers of fiats and warrants, registers of leases, sales and assignments.
Two basic alphabetical listings were produced from the database of information that was assembled. One listing is by person's name, and the other by township or town. The material is categorized under four headings: person's name, land location, type of transaction, and date.