Wednesday, 22 June 2016

George Vancouver and the DCB

On this day celebrate the birthday of son of Norfolk, King's Lynn to be precise, George Vancouver. Without him Vancouver Island and the City of Vancouver would not exist . . . by that name.

Some would have us believe it was only the Scots and Irish that built Canada!

You can read about George Vancouver in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography here.

The DCB project from the University of Toronto and the Université Laval provides a reference work of Canadian biography for thousands who have contributed to the history of Canada. It's a resource a genealogist may not find useful every day, but good to know about.

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