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Index to the 1911 Census of Canada : British-Columbia.

British Columbia On-Line Vital Event Indexes The indexes to marriage registrations for 1872-1927, death registrations for 1872-1982, and birth registrations 1872-1902 are available as on-line databases.

British Columbia Births 1854-1903. The registration of births began in 1872, but because of delayed registration, this collection includes births from 1854-1903.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932.

British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986. These are death registrations including overseas casualties, delayed death registrations, and delayed registrations of Indian deaths.

Misc. British Columbia Deaths 1878-1886. Abstracted from The Dominion Annual Register and Review.

British Columbia Archives Search Gateway

British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid A database of over 344,000 interments in British Columbia.

British Columbia Wills Index. Surname index from 62 original volumes of official wills probated in British Columbia, Canada from the 1860’s to about 1940.

Return of Lands Sold in Vancouver's Island from the British Parliamentary Papers, Colonies Canada, 1854-58 Sessions

Genealogical Extracts from British Columbia Newspapers, 1861 to 1875 (Canada)

People Who Died Intestate, 1861-1883, British Columbia (Canada)

The British Columbia and Victoria Guide and Directory for 1863

British Columbia Return of Public Functionaries, 1873 (Canada)

British Columbia's Voters List 1875 (Canada)

Government of British Columbia, Employees, 1877 (Canada)

British Columbia Justice of Peace List, 1877 (Canada)

Patients Admitted into British Columbia Hospitals, 1878 (Canada)

British Columbia Land Grant Applicants, 1884 (Canada)

British Columbia, Canada Liquor Traffic Petition 1887 & 1888

List of Members of British Columbia Teachers' Institute, 1888 (Canada)

British Columbia Public School Teachers and Trustees 1888-89 and 1889-90 (Canada)

British Columbia List of Certified Teachers in 1889 (Canada)

British Columbia Income Tax Records 1889 (Canada)

British Columbia Justice of Peace List, 1889 (Canada)

Misc. British Columbia Student Lists for 1889 (Canada)

British Columbia's Voters List 1898 (Canada)

Buck Flats, Morice River, Pleasant Valley, and South Bulkley, Burns Lake and Lakes District, British Columbia 1911 Census (archived website - may be unavailable, incomplete, or slow to respond).

Southern interior of the Province of British Columbia, Canada Census Records. Currently online :
- 1881 Canada Census, Yale District, BC
- 1891 Canada Census, Yale District, BC
- 1877 Indian Reserve Commission Census (IRC), southern interior of BC
- 1877 Okanagan (Native) Census taken by missionaries, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)

Biographical dictionary of well-known British Columbians : with a historical sketch. Free online edition of this book published in 1890. Search of browse.

British Columbia Prison Records 1884 (Canada)

List of Unclaimed Letters, General Post Office, British Columbia on the 1st June 1863 (Canada)

Female Franchise Petition 1885 British Columbia (Canada)

British Columbia Provincial Roll of Honor 1889 (Canada). Pupils accredited by their teachers with first rank.

British Columbia Post Offices and Postmasters 1893 (Canada)

British Columbia from the earliest times to the present. Volume III, Biographical. Free online edition of this book book by Ethelbert Olaf Stuart Scholefield, published in 1914. Hundreds of biographies, over 1000 pages.

Constitution, by-laws and list of members of the Union Club of British Columbia : 1884 - 1887 - 1892

The Doukhobor Collection, 1898-1930. The Doukhobor Collection database is comprised of over 120 primary source items (totaling over 400 images) dating from 1898 to 1930. Among these items are a variety of scanned manuscripts, photographs, books and book chapters, magazine articles, and financial documents. The origin of the Doukhobors dates to 17th and 18th century Russia, when a number of Christian religious sects began to form. A database of the Simon Fraser University Library (British Columbia, Canada.)

Local History Book Index: Peacemakers of the North Peace - Northwest Province, Canada. Covers both sides of the Alberta/British Columbia border :
- Part 1 : Taylor Flat, Bear Flat, Farrell Creek, Sikanni & Nelson Trail, Upper Halfway, Grandhaven, Fort St. John, Sunrise, Two Rivers, Baldonnel, Peace View, Murdale, Montney, Fish Creek, Rose Prairie, North Pine, Pineview, Clayhurst, Cherry Point, Cecil Lake, Goodlow, Golata Creek, Upper Cache Creek, Hudson's Hope.
- Part 2 : Hudson's Hope.

Obituaries of British Columbians from The Yukon News obituaries, 1960 to 2000 (Canada)

Western Canada Baseball Players 1949-1966

Annual report of the public schools of the province of British Columbia. Digitized reports for 1898-99 to 1901-02. Includes several lists of names : teachers, graduates, etc.

CAN-BRITISH-COLUMBIA Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the province of British Columbia, Canada. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

CAN-BC-OBITS Mailing List at RootsWeb. A mailing list for the posting of daily obituaries from the Province of British Columbia, Canada. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.


  • Abbotsford (City in the Frazer Valley District)

    Abbotsford, British Columbia Genealogical Society Members' Research Surname List

    Abbotsford Area, British Columbia Cemetery Interment Index

    Index of Wills (strays) 1864 to 1939 compiled by the Abbotsford Genealogical Society (British Columbia, Canada)


  • Armstrong (City in the North Okanagan District)

    Armstrong Spallumcheen, British Columbia, Cemetery Inscriptions


  • Barkerville (Historical Town in the Cariboo District)

    Barkerville, British Columbia Cemetery: Headboard and Tombstone Inscriptions. This Gold Rush boomtown was the largest city west of Chicago and north of San Francisco


  • Beaverdell (Community in the Okanagan Region)

    Beaverdell and Carmi, British Columbia Voters' List for the 1935 Federal Election


  • Burnaby (City in the Greater Vancouver Regional District)

    British Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby, B.C., Canada.


  • Burns Lake (Community in the Regional District of Buckley-Nechako)

    Settlers and Early Arrivals in the Lakes District, British Columbia, Canada (archived Web page - may be unavailable or slow to respond).

    Burns Lake and Lakes District, British Columbia, Canada : Misc Death Records (archived Web page - may be unavailable or slow to respond).

    Burns Lake and Lakes District, British Columbia, Canada : Cemeteries (archived Web page - may be unavailable or slow to respond).

    Burns Lake, British Columbia Residents in 1945 (archived Web page - may be unavailable or slow to respond).


  • Campbell River (City on Vancouver Island)

    Campbell River Genealogy Society Members Surname Interests (British Columbia, Canada)

    Campbell River Genealogy Society : Index to Obituary Clipping file (British Columbia, Canada)


  • Cariboo (Regional District of British Columbia)

    Petition for Appointment of Mounted Constable for the Cariboo-Lillooet District, British Columbia, Canada, 1887


  • Carmi (Community in the Okanagan Region)

    Beaverdell and Carmi, British Columbia Voters' List for the 1935 Federal Election


  • Central Kootenay (Region)

    Central Kootenay Cemetery Listings


  • Coldstream (District Municipality in the Okanagan Region)

    Coldstream Cemetery Listing.


  • Columbia-Shuswap (Regional District of British Columbia)

    Columbia Shuswap Cemetery Listings


  • Creston (Town in the Kootenay region)

    Creston, British Columbia, Canada, cemetery records.


  • Fort Langley (Village in the District Municipality of Langley Township, east of Vancouver)

    Men Who Worked at Fort Langley, British Columbia Between 1827 and 1895

    St. George's Anglican Church and the Old Pioneer Cemetery, Fort Langley, British Columbia.


  • Fraser Lake (Village in the Regional District of Buckley-Nechako, BC Interior)

    Name index to the book Deeper Roots and Greener Valleys (British Columbia, Canada). Published by Fraser Lake & District Historical Society, 1986 (archived website - may be unavailable or slow to respond).


  • Kelowna

    Immaculate Conception R.C. Cemetery, Kelowna, Thompson-Okanagan Region, British Columbia. Gravemarker photographs.


  • Lumby (Village in the Okanagan Region)

    Cemetery Inscriptions - Lumby, British Columbia


  • Nanaimo (City on Vancouver Island)

    Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada 1878 petition for increased representation in the Provincial Assembly

    1882 Directories : Nanaimo and Victoria, British Columbia

    1892 Directories : Nanaimo and Victoria, British Columbia

    Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada 1881, 1891, and 1901 Tax Assessment Roll

    Nanaimo Family History Society Members Interests

    Nanaimo Obituaries. The Obituaries database includes; In Memoriam, Notice to Creditors and Cards of Thanks. The database was compiled from three Nanaimo newspapers. The clippings collected cover the period of late 1998 to December 2004.


  • New Westminster (City in the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area,)

    List of Unclaimed Letters, General Post Office, New Westminster, British Columbia January 1871 (Canada)

    1888 Petition for Improved Fences on the Canadian Pacific Railway line through New Westminster, British Columbia (Canada)


  • North Okanagan (Regional District of British Columbia)

    Region of North Okanagan Cemetery Inscriptions (British Columbia, Canada)


  • Okanagan-Similkameen (Regional District of British Columbia)

    1890 Okanagan Mission Valley Petition to proclaim a parcel of land a public commons and that a road should be built (British Columbia, Canada)

    CAN-BC-OK-SIM Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Okanagan-Similkameen region of British Columbia, Canada. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.


  • Richmond (City in the Greater Vancouver Regional District)

    Index to Biography Files Held at the Richmond, British Columbia, Canada City Archives. Compiled in 1980, the collection consists of files compiled on notable Richmond families and individuals, including long-time residents, "pioneers," local politicians and other notable persons. The files may include obituary, marriage and birth notices, biographical and genealogical notes, centennial pioneer medallion applications, and newspaper articles.


  • Salmon Arm (City in the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District)

    Salmon Arm, British Columbia Cemetery Inscriptions


  • Skeena-Queen Charlotte (Regional District of British Columbia)

    1889 Petition for Mail Service to the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada


  • Spallumcheen (district municipality in the Okanagan Valley )

    Armstrong Spallumcheen, British Columbia, Cemetery Inscriptions


  • Vancouver Island

    1881 census of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

    Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada 1891 Census

    Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada 1901 Census Search

    Parksville/Qualicum and Area, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Births 1872 -1901. Includes: Parksville, French Creek, Errington, Nanoose, Qualicum District, Qualicum, Big Qualicum, Little Qualicum, Big Qualicum Indian Reserve.

    Obituaries from the Parksville - Qualicum area newspapers of Mid Vancouver Island, British Columbia. (partial 1948-1994)

    Petition Against Chinese and Japanese in Coal Mines to the British Columbia Government, 1892 (Canada). Signed by miners and residents of the mining districts of Nanaimo, Wellington, and Comox, situated on Vancouver Island.


  • Vernon (City in the south-central region)

    Vernon and District Family History Society (British Columbia, Canada) : Members' Surname Interests

    Misc. Cemetery Records : Digitized 17 page document, date unknown, compiler unknown : Zion Cemetery in Scarborough, York County, Ontario; Military Garrison Cemetery in Toronto, York County, Ontario; Vernon cemetery records, Yale County, British Columbia (11 names); Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Grey County, Ontario.


  • Victoria (City on Vancouver Island)

    Victoria and Area Pioneers : The names are derived from newspaper or magazine articles about pioneer families of the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

    Index of Historical Victoria Newspapers 1858-1921 (British Columbia, Canada)

    City of Victoria Archives : Vital Statistics Search: Ross Bay Cemetery Records 1872-1980; Death Notices Index 1901-1939; Marriage Notices Index 1901-1939.

    The British Columbia and Victoria Guide and Directory for 1863

    First Victoria, British Columbia Directory 1868 (Canada)

    1882 Directories : Nanaimo and Victoria, British Columbia

    1892 Directories : Nanaimo and Victoria, British Columbia

    Victoria, British Columbia 1871 Municipal Census

    1901 Census Victoria, British Columbia and Southern Vancouver Island. Includes Port Renfrew, Sooke, Metchosin, Colwood, Langford, Oak Bay, Saanichton, Sidney and the southern Gulf Islands.

    1901 Victoria, British Columbia Census; Alberta - Northwest Territories Entries

    1901 census for Victoria, British Columbia & surrounding area : residents who were born in Québec

    1902 Victoria City Street Directory (British Columbia, Canada)

    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Orders Issued in Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, 1877-1931

    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 1871 Census : Heads of Household

    Victoria Ratepayers Petition, 1877 (British Columbia, Canada). Petition requiring ratepayers consent on expenditures for municipal buildings.

    Victoria, British Columbia Schools Report for 1894 (Canada)


  • Westwold (Community in the Okanagan Region)

    Cemetery Inscriptions : Westwold, British Columbia Cemetery located in St. Luke's Church churchyard.


  • White Pass (Area in Northern British Columbia)

    Index to Arrivals at the Ports of Dawson City & Forty Mile, Yukon Territory and White Pass, British Columbia (1908-1918)


  • Whonnock (Community within the district municipality of Maple Ridge)

    Cemeteries in Whonnock.

    A name index of the Whonnock Community Association historical project, summer 1985 records

    A name index of the Whonnock notes series, no. 1-7 : winter 1996-winter 2000/2001.

    The Trondheim Congregation : the Norwegian minute books of the Lutherans in Whonnock, British Columbia (pdf document).



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