The following announcement was written by Library and Archives Canada:
Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new database for Lower Canada Land Petitions. When New France became a British colony in 1763, the land system changed. New lands were now granted as part of townships instead of seigneuries. Many early settlers, both military and civilian, submitted petitions to the Governor to obtain Crown land.
The Lower Canada Land Petitions database contains petitions for grants or leases of land and other administrative records. This research tool provides access to more than 95,000 references to individuals who lived in present-day Quebec between 1764 and 1841. Some references include digitized images of the records. To consult it, visit the Canadian Genealogy Centre website, www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy, and click on Databases.