Other Web Sites Of Interest
Provides information on costs, policies and procedures for archives around the world.
Memory BC (B.C. Archival Information Network)
Search descriptions of many B.C. archival collections.
Full text retrieval of information from a database containing over 100,000
textual descriptions of historical photographs, paintings, drawings and
prints. Nearly 50,000 images available for viewing on-line.
Mountain View Cemetery keeps listings of burials.
Vancouver Public Library Special Collections
Site provides information on Special Collections holdings, including the
northwest history collection. Site also includes an on-line database containing
descriptions and photographs of Vancouver and British Columbia covering
the period 1900 to the mid-1940s, taken by the photographers Philip Timms
and Leonard Frank.
Vancouver Public Library has a Chinese-Canadian Genealogy web site.
The B.C. Genealogical
This website includes links to many resources, an FAQ and an online
All birth, death and marriage records for Vancouver are held by the:
British Columbia Vital
818 Fort Street, Victoria
B.C. V8W 1H8, Canada
Tel: (250) 952-2681
605 Robson Street, Room 250
Vancouver, B.C., V6B 5J3
Tel: (604) 660-2937
Indexes to B.C. marriages 1872-1925, births 1872-1900 and deaths 1872-1980,
are available at:
Canadian Genealogy Centre
Contains a searchable directory of Canadian genealogical resources, a 'how-to' section, an inquiry form, links to Canadian databases, and more.
British Columbia Special Collections
Collections include rare books, canadiana and archival materials, some
of which relate to the history of Vancouver.
Historical Chinese Language Materials in British Columbia: An Electronic Inventory
A searchable online catalogue of Chinese language source material relating to the history of British Columbia.
Japanese Canadian National Museum
Research archival materials, use the reference library, and access the Issei Life Histories genealogical database.
Library and Archives of
Site with search capabilities and information on the Archives.
Library and Archives of Canada - 1901 Census
The database consists of scanned images of the entire census - much like
viewing the microfilm on your computer screen. There is no nominal index,
but it is possible to narrow your search geographically.
of British Columbia
Contains information on the Association's activities and recent
articles of interest.
Notices of meetings and events, newsletter.
Keys to History
Created by the McCord Museum of Canadian History, it contains some information related to the history of Vancouver.
A large site, in English and French, created by the Canadian Conservation Institute.
Contains information about preserving specific materials, and much more on conservation.
A full text database of information on the conservation of library, archival
and museum materials.