British Columbia Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Probate, Land and Court   7: Maps and Gazetteers   8: Newspapers   9: Websites   10: Search Records   11: Get Help  






Canada—British Columbia

Explore research in British Columbia.


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Goal 1: Learn about British Columbia research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your British Columbia ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in British Columbia.
    FS Wiki:—British Columbia—Finding Your Ancestors
  2. Explore resources for British Columbia research on Ancestry.
    AC—British Columbia Resources
  3. Use the British Columbia Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—British Columbia Record Selection Table



Goal 2: Learn about British Columbia archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about British Columbia archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about British Columbia archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: British Columbia Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore British Columbia library links.

B. Learn about British Columbia city directories.

  1. Learn about British Columbia city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: British Columbia Directories


Goal 3: Learn about British Columbia vital and census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about British Columbia vital and birth records.

  1. Learn about British Columbia vital records in this article.
    FS—Wiki: British Columbia Vital Records
  2. Learn more about British Columbia vital records in this article from FamilyHistoryAlive.
    British Columbia Vital Records: Births, Marriages, and Deaths
  3. Search for vital records on the Royal British Columbia Museum site.
  4. Explore additional links for British Columbia birth, marriage, and death records.
  5. Explore birth and adoption resources on the British Columbia Government site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the Adoption Centre of British Columbia Facebook page.
  7. Learn about adoption records on the OriginsCanada site.

B. Explore British Columbia death records.

  1. Explore death record resources on the British Columbia Government site.
  2. Explore British Columbia obituaries on the In Memoriam site.

C. Explore British Columbia census records.

  1. Get an overview of British Columbia censuses in this article.
    FS—British Columbia Census
  2. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for British Columbia state and county census records.
  3. Explore the CensusLinks site for British Columbia census records.
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  5. Explore additional links for British Columbia census records.


Goal 4: Learn about British Columbia church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about British Columbia church records.

  1. Get an overview of British Columbia church records in this article.
    FS—British Columbia Church Records

B. Explore British Columbia cemetery records.

  1. Explore British Columbia cemetery records in this article.
    FS—British Columbia Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for British Columbia cemetery records.
  3. Browse the I Dream of Genealogy site for British Columbia cemetery records.
  4. Explore additional links for British Columbia cemetery records.
  5. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  6. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about British Columbia emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about British Columbia emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about British Columbia emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: British Columbia Emigration and Immigration
  2. Explore additional links for British Columbia immigration.


Goal 6: Learn about British Columbia probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about British Columbia probate and land records.

  1. Learn about British Columbia probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: British Columbia Probate Records
  2. Learn about British Columbia land and property records.
    FS—British Columbia Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about British Columbia land grants and homesteading.
    FS—British Columbia Land Grants and Homesteading
  4. Explore additional links for British Columbia land records.


Goal 7: Learn about British Columbia maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore British Columbia maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of British Columbia maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of British Columbia (search for British Columbia on the page).
  3. Explore historical British Columbia maps on the Historic Map Works site. Select North America, Canada, and British Columbia in the drop-down menus.





Goal 8: Learn about British Columbia newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about British Columbia newspapers.

  1. Learn about British Columbia newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: British Columbia Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical British Columbia newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical British Columbia Newspapers—6:15

B. Explore British Columbia newspapers.

  1. Search British Columbia newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search British Columbia newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search British Columbia newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  4. Explore British Columbia newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.


Goal 9: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for British Columbia research.

  1. Explore links on the CanGenealogy site.
  2. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 10: Search records from British Columbia.


Choices:

A. Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) to quickly search record collections and website links for British Columbia.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  2. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Findmypast.
  4. Explore additional record collections in MyHeritage.


Goal 11: Get help with your British Columbia research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Kamloops Family History Society page on Facebook.
  2. Find additional Facebook pages for British Columbia genealogy on the Genealogy on Facebook site.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for British Columbia research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about British Columbia research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for British Columbia research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the British Columbia research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about British Columbia genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in British Columbia in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: British Columbia Societies
  2. Explore British Columbia genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.