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=== Archives and Libraries ===
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The following archives and libraries of British Columbia may be useful:  
  
 
'''British Columbia Archives&nbsp;'''<br>675 Belleville Street  
 
'''British Columbia Archives&nbsp;'''<br>675 Belleville Street  
  
Victoria, BC V8W 9W1<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 250–387–1952<br>Fax: 250–387–2072<br>Internet Link: [http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/BCarchives/default.aspx British Columbia Archives]  
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Victoria, BC V8W 9W1<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 250–387–1952<br>Fax: 250–387–2072<br>Internet: [http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/BCarchives/default.aspx British Columbia Archives]<br>[http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/BasicSearch Searchable indexes to births, marriages &amp; deaths]  
  
 
The archives building is located at:  
 
The archives building is located at:  
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655 Belleville Street<br>Victoria, BC V8V 1X4<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 250–387–1952<br>Fax: 250–387–2072  
 
655 Belleville Street<br>Victoria, BC V8V 1X4<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 250–387–1952<br>Fax: 250–387–2072  
  
'''City of Vancouver Archives<br>'''1150 Chestnut Street<br>Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9<br>CANADA<br>Internet: http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/ctyclerk/archives/  
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'''City of Vancouver Archives<br>'''1150 Chestnut Street<br>Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9<br>CANADA<br>Internet: [http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/archives/ City of Vancouver Archives]&nbsp;
  
 
'''City of Victoria Archives<br>'''#8 Centennial Square<br>Victoria, B.C.<br>Canada  
 
'''City of Victoria Archives<br>'''#8 Centennial Square<br>Victoria, B.C.<br>Canada  
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Mailing Address<br>#1 Centennial Square<br>Victoria, B.C. V8W 1P6<br>Canada  
 
Mailing Address<br>#1 Centennial Square<br>Victoria, B.C. V8W 1P6<br>Canada  
  
Internet: [http://www.victoria.ca/archives http://www.victoria.ca/archives]  
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Internet: [http://www.victoria.ca/archives City of Victoria Archives]&nbsp;&nbsp;
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'''Cloverdale Public Library<br>'''5642–176 A Street<br>Surrey, BC V3S 4G9<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 604–576–1384<br>Fax: 604–576–0120<br>Internet: [http://www.surreylibraries.ca/ Surrey Libraries]<br>
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'''Surrey British Columbia Family History Centre'''<br> 6270 126th Street <br> Surrey BC<br> Telephone: 604-597-9695 <br> FamilySearch Wiki: [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Surrjavascript:void(0)ey_British_Columbia_Family_History_Centre Surrey British Columbia Family History Centre ]<br> Surrey British Columbia Family History Centre website: [http://www.findingyourroots.ca/ FindingYourRoots.ca]<br>
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'''Find other British Columbia, Canada Family History Centers here''': [https://familysearch.org/locations/Family Family History Center Locator]
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'''Family History Library<br>'''35 North West Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150–3400<br>USA<br>Internet: [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Website] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
'''Cloverdale Public Library<br>'''5642–176 A Street<br>Surrey, BC V3S 4G9<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 604–576–1384<br>Fax: 604–576–0120<br>Internet: http://www.spl.surrey.bc.ca/Programs+and+Services/Genealogy/default.htm {{dead link}}
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'''Greater Victoria Public Library'''<br>794 Yates Street<br>Victoria, BC V8W 1L4<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 250–382–7241<br>Internet: [http://www.gvpl.ca/ Greater Victoria Public Library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
'''Family History Library<br>'''35 North West Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150–3400<br>USA<br>Internet: [http://www.familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org]  
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'''Headquarters of Court Services Branch<br>'''Ministry of Attorney General<br>6th Floor, 850 Burdette Avenue<br>Victoria, BC V8W 1B4<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 250–356–1538<br>Fax: 250–356–8152 or 250–356–9758<br>Internet: [http://dir.gov.bc.ca/gtds.cgi?show=Branch&organizationCode=AG&organizationalUnitCode=COURT Court Services Branch&nbsp;]&nbsp;
  
'''Greater Victoria Public Library'''<br>794 Yates Street<br>Victoria, BC V8W 1L4<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 250–382–7241<br>Internet: http://www.gvpl.ca/  
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'''Library and Archives Canada<br>'''395 Wellington Street<br>Ottawa, ON K1A 0N3<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 613–996–7458<br>Internet: [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/ Collections Canada] &nbsp;&nbsp; <br>Additional Internet: [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-702-e.html Genealogy Collections Canada Website]&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
'''Headquarters of Court Services Branch<br>'''Ministry of Attorney General<br>6th Floor, 850 Burdette Avenue<br>Victoria, BC V8W 1B4<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 250–356–1538<br>Fax: 250–356–8152 or 250–356–9758<br>Internet: [http://www.dir.gov.bc.ca/gtds.cgi?show=Branch&organizationCode=AG&organizationalUnitCode=COURT http://www.dir.gov.bc.ca/gtds.cgi?show=Branch&amp;organizationCode=AG&amp;organizationalUnitCode=COURT]
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'''New Westminster Public Library<br>'''716 Sixth Avenue<br>New Westminster, BC V3M 2B3<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 604–521–8874<br>Fax: 604–521–6647<br>Internet: [http://www.nwpl.new-westminster.bc.ca/ New Westminster&nbsp; Website]&nbsp;  
  
'''Library and Archives Canada<br>'''395 Wellington Street<br>Ottawa, ON K1A 0N3<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 613–996–7458<br>Internet: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/<br>Additional Internet: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-702-e.html
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'''University of British Columbia<br>'''Koerner Library<br>1958 Main Mall<br>Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 250–387–1952<br>Fax: 604–822–9122<br>Internet: [http://www.library.ubc.ca/koerner/ British Columbia Library]&nbsp; &nbsp;
  
'''New Westminster Public Library<br>'''716 Sixth Avenue<br>New Westminster, BC V3M 2B3<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 604–521–8874<br>Fax: 604–521–6647<br>Internet: http://www.nwpl.new-westminster.bc.ca/  
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'''Vancouver Public Library<br>'''350 W. Georgia St.<br>Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 604–331–3740 (newspapers, magazines)<br>Telephone: 604–331–3710 (history, government, genealogy)<br>Fax: 604–331–3744<br>Internet: [http://www.vpl.ca/ Vancouver Public Library Website]&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
'''University of British Columbia<br>'''Koerner Library<br>1958 Main Mall<br>Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 250–387–1952<br>Fax: 604–822–9122<br>Internet: http://www.library.ubc.ca/koerner/
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'''Simon Fraser University<br>'''W.A.C. Bennett Library<br>Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 604–291–5735<br>Fax: 604–291–4908<br>Internet: [http://www.lib.sfu.ca/ Simon Fraser University Website]&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
'''Vancouver Public Library<br>'''350 W. Georgia St.<br>Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 604–331–3740 (newspapers, magazines)<br>Telephone: 604–331–3710 (history, government, genealogy)<br>Fax: 604–331–3744<br>Internet: http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/
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=== British Columbia Online Records  ===
  
'''Simon Fraser University<br>'''W.A.C. Bennett Library<br>Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 604–291–5735<br>Fax: 604–291–4908<br>Internet: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/
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=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards  ===
 
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards  ===
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=== Canada GenWeb  ===
 
=== Canada GenWeb  ===
  
*Canada GenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/  
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*Canada GenWeb: [https://www.worldgenweb.net/canada Roots Website]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
*British Columbia GenWeb: [http://bc.canadagenweb.org http://bc.canadagenweb.org]
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*British Columbia GenWeb: [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~canbc/ British Columbia Website]&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;
  
 
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county and province.  
 
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county and province.  
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=== Canadian Genealogy Resources  ===
 
=== Canadian Genealogy Resources  ===
  
*http://genealogy.about.com/hobbies/genealogy/msubcanada.htm
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*[https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/Pages/introduction.aspx Genealogy and Family History] (Library and Archives Canada)<br>
 
 
Lists county, provincial, and national sources; personal pages; and publications.
 
  
 
=== Roots-L  ===
 
=== Roots-L  ===
  
*Roots-L: http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/canada.html
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*Roots-L: [https://web.archive.org/web/20160506130602/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/canada.html Roots L Resources Canada&nbsp; Website]&nbsp;
  
 
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.  
 
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.  
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=== RootWeb E-Mail Lists and Message Boards  ===
 
=== RootWeb E-Mail Lists and Message Boards  ===
  
*British Columbia RootsWeb E-mail list: http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/intl/CAN/CAN-BRITISH-COLUMBIA.html
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*British Columbia RootsWeb E-mail list: [https://mailinglists.rootsweb.com/listindexes/search?query=CAN-BRITISH-COLUMBIA Roots Website E-mail list&nbsp;]
*For more e-mail&nbsp;lists and message boards for&nbsp;British Columbia, search&nbsp; at RootsWeb: &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com]
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*For more e-mail&nbsp;lists and message boards for&nbsp;British Columbia, search&nbsp; at RootsWeb: [https://mailinglists.rootsweb.com/listindexes/search?query=British+Columbia Roots Website]&nbsp;
  
 
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=== FamilySearch™  ===
 
=== FamilySearch™  ===
  
*http://www.familysearch.org/
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Website]&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
 
The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.  
 
The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.  
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/British_Columbia,_Birth,_Marriage,_and_Death_Information_from_the_Victoria_Times_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) British Columbia, Birth, Marriage, and Death Information from the Victoria Times (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
  
 
See also British Columbia Societies.  
 
See also British Columbia Societies.  
  
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Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

The following archives and libraries of British Columbia may be useful:

British Columbia Archives 
675 Belleville Street

Victoria, BC V8W 9W1
CANADA
Telephone: 250–387–1952
Fax: 250–387–2072
Internet: British Columbia Archives
Searchable indexes to births, marriages & deaths

The archives building is located at:

655 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
CANADA
Telephone: 250–387–1952
Fax: 250–387–2072

City of Vancouver Archives
1150 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
CANADA
Internet: City of Vancouver Archives 

City of Victoria Archives
#8 Centennial Square
Victoria, B.C.
Canada

Mailing Address
#1 Centennial Square
Victoria, B.C. V8W 1P6
Canada

Internet: City of Victoria Archives  

Cloverdale Public Library
5642–176 A Street
Surrey, BC V3S 4G9
CANADA
Telephone: 604–576–1384
Fax: 604–576–0120
Internet: Surrey Libraries

Surrey British Columbia Family History Centre
6270 126th Street
Surrey BC
Telephone: 604-597-9695
FamilySearch Wiki: Surrey British Columbia Family History Centre
Surrey British Columbia Family History Centre website: FindingYourRoots.ca

Find other British Columbia, Canada Family History Centers here: Family History Center Locator

Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150–3400
USA
Internet: FamilySearch Website    

Greater Victoria Public Library
794 Yates Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1L4
CANADA
Telephone: 250–382–7241
Internet: Greater Victoria Public Library   

Headquarters of Court Services Branch
Ministry of Attorney General
6th Floor, 850 Burdette Avenue
Victoria, BC V8W 1B4
CANADA
Telephone: 250–356–1538
Fax: 250–356–8152 or 250–356–9758
Internet: Court Services Branch  

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N3
CANADA
Telephone: 613–996–7458
Internet: Collections Canada   
Additional Internet: Genealogy Collections Canada Website  

New Westminster Public Library
716 Sixth Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3M 2B3
CANADA
Telephone: 604–521–8874
Fax: 604–521–6647
Internet: New Westminster  Website 

University of British Columbia
Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
CANADA
Telephone: 250–387–1952
Fax: 604–822–9122
Internet: British Columbia Library   

Vancouver Public Library
350 W. Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
CANADA
Telephone: 604–331–3740 (newspapers, magazines)
Telephone: 604–331–3710 (history, government, genealogy)
Fax: 604–331–3744
Internet: Vancouver Public Library Website  

Simon Fraser University
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
CANADA
Telephone: 604–291–5735
Fax: 604–291–4908
Internet: Simon Fraser University Website  

British Columbia Online Records[edit | edit source]

Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards[edit | edit source]

Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:

  • Locate other researchers.
  • Post queries.
  • Send and receive E-mail.
  • Search large databases.
  • Search computer libraries.
  • Join in computer chat and lecture sessions.

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from British Columbia in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.

Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of September 1997, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:

Canada GenWeb[edit | edit source]

A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county and province.

Canadian Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Roots-L[edit | edit source]

A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.

RootWeb E-Mail Lists and Message Boards[edit | edit source]


FamilySearch™[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

British Columbia, Birth, Marriage, and Death Information from the Victoria Times (FamilySearch Historical Records)

See also British Columbia Societies.