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British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939
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British Columbia, Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Newspaper Notices: Births, Marriages, Deaths
Collection years 1901-1939
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Victoria City Archives


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes records from 1901 to 1939. The records will include newspaper clippings from the Victoria Daily Times newspaper that have been pasted onto cards and arranged chronologically. The Victoria Times newspaper has also been named the Victoria Daily Times and the Victoria Weekly Times.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for British Columbia, Victoria Times, Birth Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Date and place of birth
  • Gender of child
  • Name of father
  • Name of mother
  • Residence of parents

Marriage

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Rank or profession
  • Names of parents (father’s name only in most pre-confederation records)
  • Names of witnesses and their residences
  • Religious denominations of bride and groom
  • Name of person performing the marriage
  • Ages of bride and groom

Death

  • Name, age, gender, and residence of the deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Profession (if known)
  • Registration district name or number
  • Marital status and parents’ names are included in later registrations
  • Date of birth
  • Cause of death
  • Name of physician
  • Name and residence of informant
  • Religious affiliation

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the British Columbia Record Finder to find other records
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
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  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
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