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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, British Columbia



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• 1850s-1950s: British Columbia Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903
British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939
Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959



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• 1836-1903: Birth and Baptism Index at British Columbia Archives




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Marriage

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• 1850s-1950s: British Columbia Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938
British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939
Canada Marriages, 1661-1949



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• 1859-1942: Marriage Index at British Columbia Archives




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• 1870s-1990s: British Columbia Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993
British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939
Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955
Canadian Headstones
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index



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• 1872-1997: Death Index at British Columbia Archives




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