Transcribing an


Upper Canada Land Patent Document


The facts as presented:

In mid-March of 2021, a legal firm in Ontario had received a digital copy of a Crown Land Patent, which was originally issued in the Province of Upper Canada in 1831. The copy as received from the Province's Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry was of very poor quality – it was a low resolution scan of a ‘legal’ size original ported to a less than ‘letter’ size pdf image. Members in the legal firm could generate no understanding of the cramped and difficult handwriting of the original.

The challenge:

Could I transcribe this record?

The result:

A complete verbatim transcript was quickly provided.

The response:

"Thank you for your services. This is great. It’s amazing how, after reading your transcription, my brain suddenly recognizes so much more of the language on the Crown patent."

- - - - Project #210311    (completed 29 March 2021) 

Contact Bruce D. Murduck   concerning any matter at all.