Friday, October 26, 2012

Follow Friday: BC Archives

BC Archives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada recently made available a new online genealogy database.

Since early September, genealogists and family historians can search for birth, marriage and death registrations from home. The database also includes baptisms and colonial marriages.

All of these records are free to access, from the index to the digitized images. There are four types of searches: Keyword/Boolean, Basic, Advanced and Browse.

The coverage depends on the record set:

  • Baptisms: 1836-1888
  • Births: 1854-1903
  • Colonial Marriages: 1859-1872
  • Marriages: 1872-1936
  • Deaths: 1872-1991

Presently, there are 700,000 images in the database; more are scheduled to come online.

If you have relatives that lived in British Columbia or passed through this province, you'll want to take advantage of this set of records.

Copyright © 2012, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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