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Record Description

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for British Columbia, Victori... Death Notices, 1901-1939.

This collection will include records from 1901 to 1939.

The records will include newspaper clippings from the Victoria Daily Times newspaper that have been pasted onto cards and arranged chronologically. The Victoria Times newspaper has also been named the Victoria Daily Times and the Victoria Weekly Times.

For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of birth
  • Gender of child
  • Name of father
  • Name of mother
  • Residence of parents

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Rank or profession
  • Names of parents (father’s name only in most pre-confederation records)
  • Names of witnesses and their residences
  • Religious denominations of bride and groom
  • Name of person performing the marriage
  • Ages of bride and groom

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name, age, gender, and residence of the deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Profession (if known)
  • Registration district name or number
  • Marital status and parents’ names are included in later registrations
  • Date of birth
  • Cause of death
  • Name of physician
  • Name and residence of informant
  • Religious affiliation

How to Use the Record

To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate "Year or Year Range" which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Using the Information

Use the age found on the record to calculate the year of birth from the year of the event. Use the birth year that you found to search in the British Columbia Birth Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records) collection or the Canada Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records) collection.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor

  • Try searching for their nicknames or alternative names
  • Search the censuses for the residence of your ancestor
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Don't overlook FHL Place Canada, British Columbia items or FHL Keyword British Columbia items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see British Columbia Archives and Libraries.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citations for this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death notices, 1901-1939" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Victoria Times newspaper. Victoria City Archives.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for British Columbia, Victori... Death Notices, 1901-1939.

 

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