British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Newspaper Notices: Births, Marriages, Deaths
Collection years 1901-1939
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Victoria City Archives


What Is in This Collection?

This collection includes 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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for British Columbia, Victoria Times, Birth Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

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

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:

  1. Select the Year or Year Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Cite the record. See below for help citing this collection.
  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the Victoria City Archives page.
  • To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example example research log which you can download.
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in local census records.
  • British Columbia Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:

"British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death notices, 1901-1939" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Victoria Times newspaper. Victoria City Archives.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for British Columbia, Victori... Death Notices, 1901-1939.

Image Citation

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the 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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