British Columbia Archives and Libraries

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The following archives and libraries of [[Portal:British Columbia|British Columbia]] may be useful:  
 
The following archives and libraries of [[Portal:British Columbia|British Columbia]] may be useful:  
  
'''British Columbia Archives&nbsp;'''<br>675 Belleville Street
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'''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: [http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/index.htm http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/index.htm]  
 
Victoria, BC V8W 9W1<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 250–387–1952<br>Fax: 250–387–2072<br>Internet: [http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/index.htm http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/index.htm]  
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'''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/  
 
'''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 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
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Internet: [http://www.victoria.ca/archives http://www.victoria.ca/archives]
  
 
'''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  
 
'''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  
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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://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]  
 
'''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]  
  
'''National Archives of 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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'''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  
  
 
'''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 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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=== Canada GenWeb  ===
 
=== Canada GenWeb  ===
  
*http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/
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*Canada GenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/  
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*British Columbia GenWeb: [http://bc.canadagenweb.org http://bc.canadagenweb.org]
  
 
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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=== Roots-L  ===
 
=== Roots-L  ===
  
*http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/canada.html
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*Roots-L: http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/canada.html
  
 
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  ===
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*British Columbia RootsWeb E-mail list: http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/intl/CAN/CAN-BRITISH-COLUMBIA.html
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*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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=== FamilySearch™  ===
 
=== FamilySearch™  ===

Revision as of 02:07, 30 October 2010

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: http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca/index.htm

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: http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/ctyclerk/archives/

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

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

Internet: http://www.victoria.ca/archives

Cloverdale Public Library
5642–176 A Street
Surrey, BC V3S 4G9
CANADA
Telephone: 604–576–1384
Fax: 604–576–0120
Internet: http://www.spl.surrey.bc.ca/Programs+and+Services/Genealogy/default.htm

Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150–3400
USA
Internet: www.familysearch.org

Greater Victoria Public Library
794 Yates Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1L4
CANADA
Telephone: 250–382–7241
Internet: http://www.gvpl.ca/

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: http://www.dir.gov.bc.ca/gtds.cgi?show=Branch&organizationCode=AG&organizationalUnitCode=COURT

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N3
CANADA
Telephone: 613–996–7458
Internet: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/
Additional Internet: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-702-e.html

New Westminster Public Library
716 Sixth Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3M 2B3
CANADA
Telephone: 604–521–8874
Fax: 604–521–6647
Internet: http://www.nwpl.new-westminster.bc.ca/

University of British Columbia
Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
CANADA
Telephone: 250–387–1952
Fax: 604–822–9122
Internet: http://www.library.ubc.ca/koerner/

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: http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/

Simon Fraser University
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
CANADA
Telephone: 604–291–5735
Fax: 604–291–4908
Internet: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/

Contents

Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards

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

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

Lists county, provincial, and national sources; personal pages; and publications.

Roots-L

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

RootWeb E-Mail Lists and Message Boards


FamilySearch™

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.

See also British Columbia Societies.