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== Getting Started  ==
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Guide to '''British Columbia ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==British Columbia Information==
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British Columbia is a province in Canada.  It is in the western most portion of the country.  The capital of British Columbia is Victoria.
  
1. What information do you wish to locate about your ancestor? To choose the sources you need to search first, please click on [[British Columbia Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]], which will help you decide.
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2. From the above Record Selection Table, which sources do you wish to check in this province? To check the availability of your sources of interest as well as to check the websites that have them online, please click on this province's [[BRITISH COLUMBIA: Sources Links Table|SOURCES LINKS TABLE]]<br>
 
 
 
3. Do you know the location that you wish to search in this province? If so, please check for some possible sources and some online information about your location of interest, by clicking on this province's POPULATED PLACES TABLE [[BRITISH COLUMBIA: Populated Places Table A-M|A-M]] or [[BRITISH COLUMBIA: Populated Places Table N-Z|N-Z]] .<br>
 
 
 
4. For further information regarding your sources of interest, '''see "TOPICS" ABOVE '''and click on the source of interest.
 
 
 
=== Counties and Districts  ===
 
 
 
[[Cariboo District, British Columbia|Cariboo District]]
 
 
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
 
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Canada/BritishColumbia.pdf BYU Research Guide for British Columbia, Canada]
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/britishcolumbiagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - British Columbia]
 
*[http://www.telusplanet.net/public/mtoll/ Mary's Genealogy Treasures – great research resource]
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[British Columbia Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|British Columbia Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[British Columbia, Birth, Marriage, and Death Information from the Victoria Times (FamilySearch Historical Records)|British Columbia, Birth, Marriage and Death Information from the Victoria Timer (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[British Columbia Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|British Columbia Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[British Columbia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|British Columbia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records]]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/British_Columbia,_Birth,_Marriage,_and_Death_Information_from_the_Victoria_Times_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) British Columbia, Birth, Marriage amd Death information for the Victoria Times (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
 
 
 
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Effective family research requires some understanding of the historical events that may have affected your family and the records about them. Learning about wars, governments, laws, migrations, and religious trends may help you understand political boundaries, family movements, and settlement patterns.&nbsp;[[British Columbia History|Read more....]]
 
 
 
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=== Did You Know?  ===
 
 
 
The earliest denominations in British Columbia were Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational. Many of their records can be found in the archives building of British Columbia Information Management Services.[[British Columbia Church Records|read more...]]
 
 
 
=== Things You Can Do  ===
 
 
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
 
 
 
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<h3>Getting Started with British Columbia Research</h3>
*[[Edit a page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]  
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Links to articles on getting started with British Columbia research.
*[[How to author an article in the Wiki|Create a new article]]<br>
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*[[How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records For British Columbia, Canada|'''How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records For British Columbia, Canada''']]
*[[How to categorize an article|Categorize articles]]<br>
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*[[How to Locate Your Ancestor in Canada|How to Locate Your Ancestor in Canada]]  
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*[[How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor|How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor]]
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*[[Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records|Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records]]  
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*[[Canada Online Genealogy Records|Canada Online Genealogy Records]]
  
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<h3>British Columbia Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in British Columbia research.
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/BritishColumbia.pdf BYU Research Guide for British Columbia, Canada]
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*[http://www.telusplanet.net/public/mtoll/ Mary's Genealogy Treasures – research resource]
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*[http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/place-names/search/9170 Canadian Geographical Names Database] (CGNDB) - find the location of a place in Canada<br>
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*Populated Places Table - list of places in British Columbia: [[BRITISH COLUMBIA: Populated Places Table A-M|A-M]] or [[BRITISH COLUMBIA: Populated Places Table N-Z|N-Z]]
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{{Click|Image:BColumbia.png|British Columbia Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
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== Populated Places ==
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*[[Cariboo District, British Columbia Genealogy|Cariboo District]]
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*Chilliwack
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*Cranbrook
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*Fort Nelson
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*Kamloops
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*Nanaimo
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*Penticton
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*Osoyoos
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*Prince Rupert
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*Prince George
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*Tofino
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*[[Vancouver Island, British Columbia Genealogy|Vancouver Island]]
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*[[Victoria, British Columbia Genealogy|Victoria]]
 
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===British Columbia Counties===
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The counties are created for the administration of justice, and are not used in the administration of government. Local government is organized by municipalities and by regional districts. The counties are:
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*County of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cariboo Cariboo].
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*County of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kootenays Kootenay].
British Columbia Genealogical Society [http://www.bcgs.ca/?cat=53 Events page].  
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*County of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanaimo Nanaimo].
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*County of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Rupert,_British_Columbia Prince Rupert].
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*County of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver Vancouver].
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*County of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria,_British_Columbia Victoria].
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*County of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Westminster Westminster].
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*County of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale,_British_Columbia Yale].
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*'''[[British Columbia Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]'''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/30?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
*[[British Columbia Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=BritishColumbia Family History Center locator map]
*[[British Columbia Biographies|Biographies]]
 
*[[British Columbia Business Records & Commerce|Business and Commerce]]
 
*[[British Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[British Columbia Census|Census]]
 
*[[British Columbia Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[British Columbia Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[British Columbia Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[British Columbia Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[First Nations of British Columbia|First Nations]]
 
*[[British Columbia Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[British Columbia Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[British Columbia History|History]]
 
*[[British Columbia Land and Property Records|Land and Property]]
 
*[[British Columbia Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
*[[British Columbia Maps and Gazetteers|Maps and Gazetteers]]
 
*[[British Columbia Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[British Columbia Minorities|Minorities]]
 
*[[British Columbia Municipal Records|Municipal Records]]
 
*[[British Columbia Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
 
*[[Canada Native Races|Native Races]]
 
*[[British Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[British Columbia Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[British Columbia Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
*[[British Columbia Online Collections|Online Collections]]
 
*[[British Columbia Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[British Columbia Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[British Columbia School Records|School Records]]
 
*[[British Columbia Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[British Columbia Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[British Columbia Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
 
 
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British Columbia Research Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
British Columbia Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Canada
British Columbia

Guide to British Columbia ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

British Columbia Information

British Columbia is a province in Canada. It is in the western most portion of the country. The capital of British Columbia is Victoria.

Getting Started

Getting Started with British Columbia Research

Links to articles on getting started with British Columbia research.

British Columbia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in British Columbia research.


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British Columbia Map

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Populated Places

  • Fort Nelson
  • Kamloops
  • Nanaimo
  • Penticton
  • Osoyoos
  • Prince Rupert

British Columbia Counties

The counties are created for the administration of justice, and are not used in the administration of government. Local government is organized by municipalities and by regional districts. The counties are:

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.