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British Columbia 

Vital Records

Search Indexes and order records at:

BC Archives

675 Belleville Street

Victoria VC

V8W 9W2

FAX: (250) 387-2072

Phone: (250) 387-1952

Toll Free in BC: 800-663-7867


Also See

*British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency

*BC Vital Event Indexes

*1853-1901 Birth Registrations

*1859-1932 Marriage Registration

*1872-1986 Death Registration

*1901-1939 Birth, Marriage & Deaths Search

at Ancestry:

*BC Marriage Index: 1872 to 1924

*British Columbia Birth Index 1872-1899

*BC Death Index: 1872 to 1979

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1861-1875 Genealogical Extracts from BC Newspapers

1907-2004 Obituaries from Alberta and British Columbia Local Newspapers

Genealogy & Historical Societies in British Columbia

American - Canadian Genealogy Society

British Columbia Folklore Society

British Columbia Genealogy Society

Campbell River Genealogy Society

Jewish Genealogical Institute of BC

Kamloops Family History Society

Kelowna & District Genealogical Society

Kootenay Lake Historical Society

Mennonite Historical Society of BC

Nanaimo Family History Society

North Shuswap Historical Society

Prince George Genealogy Society

South Cariboo Genealogy Group

Trail Historical Society

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Vernon & District Family History Society


1894 Map of British Columbia

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British Columbia Province Wide Census Records Online

1851 Canadian Census Index Search

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1891 Canadian Census Index Search

1901 Census Records Index & Transcription for British Columbia

1901 Complete Census Records of Canada

1911 Canadian Census Records at Ancestry

1911 Canadian Census

Other Province Wide Records

1854-1903 Birth Registrations

1887 British Columbia Directory

1889 School Records - Provincial Roll of Honor

1892 British Columbia Directory

1898 Voters Lists

Burrard District

1901 Census Records Index  & Transcription for Burrard District


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1881 Census Records of Yale District Search Engine

1891 Census Records of Yale District Search Engine

1901 Census Records Index & Transcription of Cariboo and Yale Districts

1901 Census Records Transcription of Chilcotin

1901 Census Records Transcription of Williams Lake

Other Records

WWI & WWII Roll of Remembrance - Williams' Lake

1860s Pre-Emption Records

1875 Voters Lists

1894 Voters List for Williams Lake Polling Division


1887 Williams Directory - 150 Mile House

1887 Directory of Clinton

1887 Directory of Harvey & Keithley

1887 Williams Directory of Lac La Hache (100-144 Mile House)

1887 Directory of Quesnelle

1887 Williams Directory - Williams' Lake

1893 Directory of Cache Creek

1893 Directory of Chilcoten

1893 Directory of Quesnelle

1893 Directory of Quesnelle Forks

1893 Directory of Williams' Lake

1895 Directory - 150 Mile House

1895 Directory of Alexandria

1895 Directory of Alkali Lake

1895 Directory of Barkerville

1895 Directory of Bella Bella

1895 Directory of Bella Coola

1895 Directory of Dog Creek (includes Gang Ranch)

1895 Directory of Hanceville

1895 Directory of Hat Creek

1895 Directory of Quesnelle

1895 Directory of Quesnelle Forks

1895 Directory of Soda Creek

1895 Directory of Williams' Lake

1919 Directory - 100 Mile House

1919 Directory - 105 Mile House

1919 Directory - 150 Mile House

1919 Directory - 153 Mile House

1919 Directory of Alexandria

1919 Directory of Alexis Creek

1919 Directory of Bella Bella

1919 Directory of Bella Coola

1919 Directory of Big Creek

1919 Directory of Clinton

1919 Directory of Hanceville

1919 Directory of Harper's Camp

1919 Directory of Quesnel

1919 Directory of Quesnel Forks

1919 Directory of Williams' Lake

1959 Directory of Keithley Creek

High Country    

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Other Records

1889-1921 City Directories of Vernon


Kootenay GenWeb   Kootenay Message Boards

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New Westminster District

1901 Census Records Index & Transcription for New Westminster

North-Northwest   North Northwest GenWeb

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Okanagan Similkameen   

Okanagan GenWeb   Okanagan Message Boards

1877 Census Records of the Indian Reserve Commission

1877 Okanagan (Native) Census Records

1881 Census Records of Yale District Search Engine

1891 Census Records of Yale District Search Engine

Peace River   

Peace River Message Boards

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Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain GenWeb    Rocky Mountain Message Boards

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Southwestern - Vancouver Coast

Southwestern GenWeb    Southwestern Message Boards

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Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island GenWeb    Vancouver Island Message Boards

1871 Census Records of Victoria - Heads of Household

1871 Municipal Census of Victoria

1877 Census Records of the Indian Reserve Commission

1881 Census Records of Vancouver Island

1891 Census Records Transcript of Northern Nanaimo

1891 Census Records of Vancouver Island

1901 Census Records Index & Transcription of Vancouver Island District

1901 Census Records Index and Transcription of Central Vancouver Island

1901 Census Records Transcript of Northern Nanaimo

1901 Census Records Index & Transcription of Victoria District

1901 Census Records of Vancouver Island

1901 Census Records of Victoria

1901 Census Records Transcription of Victoria & Southern Vancouver Island

Other Records

Ship Passenger Lists to Vancouver Island

1863 British Columbia and Victoria Guide and Directory

1868 - First Directory of Victoria

1877-1931 Divorce and Matrimonial Court Records

1881 Tax Roll for Nanaimo

1882 Directory of Nanaimo

1882 Directory of Victoria

1890 Henderson's City Directory for the City of Victoria

1890 William's Business Directory for Victoria and Nanaimo

1891 Tax Roll for Nanaimo

189? Chilliwack Telephone Company Subscribers and Rules

1892 Directory of Nanaimo

1892 Directory of Victoria

1896 Merchants' Red Book: A Gazetteer and Trade Directory of British Columbia

1901 Settlers of Big Qualicum

1901 Settlers of East Wellington

1901 Tax Records for Victoria

1919 Settlers of Chase River

1919 Settlers of Nanoose Bay

British Columbia Census Records at Ancestry:

1911 Canadian Census Records

Other Records

Canada Directory at Ancestry

History of British Columbia

1872-1924 British Columbia Marriage Index

1872-1899 British Columbia Birth Index

1872-1979 British Columbia Death Index

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