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British Columbia Minorities

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See also British Columbia First Nations.
See also Canada Inuit.
See also Métis.

Ethno-Cultural Groups in Canada
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For guides to relevant Canadian records for some groups, see Immigration topic at Library and Archives Canada, which includes extensive links and databases. Also see Library and Archives Canada Blog (updated Nov. 18) for a discussion of the status of and link to databases for various ethnic and specialty groups.

See Multicultural Canada, Simon Fraser University, for digitized newspapers and other digital collections.

Black Genealogy and History in British Columbia[edit | edit source]

British Columbia Black History Awareness Society

Black History in British Columbia, video on 1950s emigration to BC, Provincial Capital Commission.

Black History in British Columbia, Historica. Links to articles and websites, includes family histories.

Chinese-Canadian Genealogy and History in British Columbia
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Immigrants from China, 1885-1949, Library and Archives Canada, with information on how to search and interpret the results and a link to the database searchable by name, date of registration or certificate number.

Chinese-Canadian Genealogy website, Vancouver Public Library. Information on researching records unique to Chinese Canadians, for example, head tax records and on researching names.

Siyi Genealogy, for research into families from Guangdong, China. Research articles, albums, forum.

The Chinese Canadian Experience in British Columbia, 1850-1950, on-line exhibit and digital collections, University of British Columbia Library, Vancouver, BC.

Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society, Vancouver, BC.

Doukhobor Genealogy and History in British Columbia
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Doukhobor Genealogy Website, settlement history, membership lists, cemeteries and more.

Doukhobor resources from Library and Archives Canada.

Passenger lists from 1865 to 1935

Japanese-Canadian Genealogy and History in British Columbia
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Nikkei National Museum, Burnaby, BC, digital collections, oral history, library and archives.

Kaslo, WW II, BC Japanese Canadian Museum, on-line exhibit.