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Official registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in 1872. The early records are incomplete. Information can be found at:
Vital Statistics Agency
818 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1H8
P.O. Box 9657
STN. PROV. GOVT.
Victoria, BC V8W 9P3
Vancouver Public Library
350 W. Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
Telephone: 604–331–3740 (newspapers, magazines)
Telephone: 604–331–3710 (history, government, genealogy)
An index is available on the Internet.
Family History Library
Many births, marriages, and deaths are listed in the Master Index Card File, British Columbia (Family History Library films 1464497–501.) Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986–7. The original records were filmed at the British Columbia Genealogical Society, Richmond, BC.
The following links provide further information:
- FamilySearch Births 1854-1903
- Online Index of Births, 1872-1903
- Online Index to Baptisms, 1836-1885
- Online Index of Colonial Marriages, 1859-1872
- Online Index of Marriages, 1872-1930
- Online Index of Deaths, 1872-1985
- FamilySearch Deaths 1872-1986
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