British Columbia Biographies
|British Columbia Wiki Topics|
|British Columbia Background|
|Local Research Resources|
Online Records[edit | edit source]
- British Columbia from the earliest times to the present, by Ethelbert Olaf Stuart Scholefield, published in 1914. Volumes 3 and 4 contain biographies of prominent citizens.
- Lives Lived West of the Divide: A Biographical Dictionary of Fur Traders Working West of the Rockies, 1793-1858, Volumes 1-3 ($) by Bruce McIntyre Watson (Okanagan: University of British Columbia, The Centre for Social, Spatial and Economic Justice, 2010). Volume 1-3.
- Biographical dictionary of well-known British Columbians: with a historical sketch by J. B. Kerr (Vancouver, BC: Kerr & Begg, 1890)
- British Columbia, pictorial and biographical, volumes 1 and 2, by Ethelbert Olaf Stuart Scholefield (Vancouver: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1914). Online at University of Victoria's Digital Collections.
- Index to Biography Files Held at the Richmond, British Columbia, Canada City Archives
Biographical Dictionaries and Compiled Biographies[edit | edit source]
- Who's Who in British Columbia, published in various editions. Many libraries have incomplete collections. The British Columbia Archives has 1931, 1933-34, 1937-39, 1940-41, 1942-43, 1944-46, 1947-48, 1949-50, 1953, 1969 (vols. 1-10).
- For Vancouver Island residents, see Imperial Vancouver Island: Who Was Who 1850-1950 by John Francis Bosher edited by Ian Large (Amazon Digital Services, Inc., Second Edition, 2012).
Indexes to British Columbia Biographies[edit | edit source]
- Who's who in Who's who : an index to biographical dictionaries of British Columbians by R. Dale McIntosh, (University of Victoria (British Columbia). Public History Group, 1991).
FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]
Collections of biographies at the Family History Library are generally listed in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under one of the following
CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA - BIOGRAPHY
CANADA - BIOGRAPHY
Compiled biographies may also be found in local, regional, ethnic or other histories.
CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA - [TOWN OR REGION]