19 May 2012

FamilySearch adds BC records

Two new data-sets on FamilySearch for British Columbia researchers. Both are browse images, not searchable.

BC Naturalization Records, 1859-1926 has records for the "counties" of Cranbrook and Victoria.  Cranbrook records are in nine boxes plus a name index by year, not in alphabetical order, for 1905-1923. Victoria records, unindexed, are in 44 boxes from 1859-1917 plus 1926.

A second data-set is BC, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death notices, 1901-1939. It comprises 111,817 images of newspaper clippings pasted onto cards and arranged chronologically with the date (year, month, day) and page number of the Victoria Times on each card. It's copied from the City of Victoria Archives. There are 23 files by date range but no index. Checking a few records I found that each had been filmed three times, seemingly with different camera settings.

If searching in the early part of this period don't forget that The Colonist has been digitized from 1858 to 1910 at http://www.britishcolonist.ca/

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