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Locality References, Information, and Repositories

Burnaby

LDS Family History Center
5280 Kincaid Street, Burnaby, BC
(604) 299-8656

New Westminster

Irving House Historic Centre and New Westminster Museum
302 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H7
(604) 521-7656

Surrey

LDS Family History Center
6270 - 126th Street, Surrey, BC
(604) 597-9695

Surrey Museum and Archives
6022 - 176th Street, Surrey, BC V3S 4E7
(604) 543-3456

Surrey Public Library, Cloverdale Branch
5642 - 176A Street, Surrey, BC V3S 4G9
(604) 576-1384
Extensive collection of Canadian genealogical sources for people whose ancestors arrived in Canada during or prior to the 19th century.

Treleaven, G. F. Surrey Story. Surrey, BC, 1992. Local history of the Municipality of Surrey, BC. Indexed. Historical photographs. Available for purchase at Surrey Museum and Archives.

Whiteside, R. V. The Surrey Pioneers. Vancouver, BC, 1974. Short historical biographies (alphabetical by surname) of the early settlers of the Municipality of Surrey, BC. Family and historical photographs. Map.

Surnames: ANDERSON, ARMSTRONG, ATCHISON, BARTON, BELL, BIGGS, BLAIR, BOOTHROYD, BOSE, BOTHWELL, BOURNES, BROWN, BRUDVIK, CAMERON, CARNCROSS, CHURCHLAND, COLLISHAW, COULTHARD, CRUTCHLEY, DAVIS, DINSMORE, DRINKWATER, DUNN, EDWARDS, ETTINGER, FALLOWFIELD, FIGG, FORSTER, GILLIS, GRIMMER, HARVIE, HEMBROUGH, HAMEL, HOLLAND, HORNBY, HUCK, INGLIS, JOHNSON, JONES, KEERY, KELLS, KENNEDY, KITZEL, KLEIN, LONEY, LYNESS, MALLETT, MARTIN, MATHESON, MCBRIDE, MCCALLUM, MCCASKILL, MCDONAND, MACKENZIE, MCMILLAN, MILTON, MOLYNEUX, MORGAN, MURPHY, OLIVER, PARIS, PARR, PESCHKES, RADFORD, RICHARDSON, ROBERTSON, ROUTLEY, SANDELL (ANDERSON), SHANNON, SMITH, STARR, STEVENSON, STEWART, STONE, THRIFT, TRIGGS, WADE, WALKER, WEAVER, WHITESIDE, WICKERSHAM, WILLIAMS, WILTSHIRE, WISE, WOODWARD.

Vancouver

LDS Family History Center - See Burnaby

United Empire Loyalists Assoc. of Canada, Vancouver Branch
270 E 47 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5W 2A9

Vancouver Historical Society
P.O. Box 3071, Vancouver, BC V6B 3X6

Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch

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Research and Information Links

Archives - Libraries - Museums

BC Archives Browse the overview of Textual Records, and the Finding Aid Databases, or Search the catalogue which includes on-line indexes for birth, marriage and death registrations.

City of Vancouver Archives About the Archives, holdings and contact information.

Cloverdale Public Library Extensive collection of Canadian genealogical sources for people whose ancestors arrived in Canada during or prior to the 19th century.

Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
350 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
(604) 331-3600
History Dept. --- a variety of Canadian genealogical materials, including BC Vital Statistics Death/Marriage Certificates (microfilm), Canadian Census (microfilm);
Special Collections --- Northwest History Collection (indexed), BC city directories, Vancouver Building Register, Historical Photographs (subject index), some early BC newspapers, card index to BC people and places (80,000 entries).

UBC Special Collections and Archives University of British Columbia Archival Holdings, Records Management, and listings of many other archival resources on the Internet.

Guide to Archival Repositories in BC Entries for 173 archives in the province and includes the name and location of each repository, contact information, and a brief description of the extent, nature and scope of holdings at each institution.

Surrey Museum and Archives

BC Museums Association This page is the index to all of the museums, art galleries, historic sites, cultural and science centres in BC known to the BCMA.

The BC Archival Union List A database of fonds- and collection-level descriptions of records held at 156 publicly-accessible archival repositories in the province. Searchable.

Canada Family History Centers

Cemetery

BC Cemetery Finding Aid BCCFA version 1 contains over 100,000 entries. Searchable online and available for ftp.

Cemetery-Photos WebPage Volunteers who will photograph headstones for you.

Directories (City, Telephone)

BC White Pages On-line searchable BC Residential Telephone Directory.

BC Yellow Pages On-line searchable BC Business Telephone Directory.

Canada 411 On-line searchable Canadian Telephone Directory.

Cloverdale Library Large collection of old Vancouver area city directories.

Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch BC city directories (1860 - present).

Genealogy

Genealogy Helplist Canada People willing to lookup Canadian genealogy information. See Genealogy Helplist for people from around the world.

BC GenWeb Project The British Columbia Provincial page of the Canadian GenWeb Project.

BC History Page A comprehensive list of links to everything associated with BC History and Genealogy.

BC Research Outline from the LDS church.

Geography

BC Geographical Names Information System Searchable database of BC place names. Results include display on digital maps.

History

BC History Page A comprehensive list of links to everything associated with BC History and Genealogy.

A History of the Northwest Coast Historical timelime including interesting notes, starting with July 18, 1774 The Juan Perez' visit to Queen Charlotte Islands and later to Nootka Sound.

Barkerville Online The Cariboo Sentinel Newspaper provides information about the Gold Rush and the early development of British Columbia.

Historic Yale 125 years ago Yale was one of the biggest towns in British Columbia. Browse this site for information on Yale's history, museum and church.

History of Fort Langley Brief history of Fort Langley and the Hudson's Bay Company.

History of the Columbia/Shuswap Area David Thompson first explored the Region during the period 1807 to 1811, traversed the length of the Columbia River and established a series of fur trading posts west of the Rocky Mountains.

The Great Depression A look back at the Great Depression in Vancouver, BC.

The Slovak Heritage and Cultural Society of British Columbia Information about the society and its Newsletter.

Immigration

Pioneer East Indian Immigration to the Pacific Coast East Indian immigration to Vancouver; historical photographs and a bibliography.

Organizations and Societies

BC Folklore Society Bringing together and preserving the traditions of British Columbia. Information, Newsletter, and Links to other Folklore related links.

BC Genealogical Society Overview, Membership, Meetings, Resource Centre, Contact Information, Members Query Page, Microfiche Holdings and Hot Links.

Vancouver Heritage Society Membership information, A Short Guide to Heritage Conservation in Vancouver, and the Society's Newsletters.

Terminology, Definitions

Genealogy Dictionary

Glossary of Diseases

Obsolete Occupations

Vital Records

BC Archives Browse the overview of Textual Records, and the Finding Aid Databases, or Search the catalogue which includes on-line indexes for birth, marriage and death registrations.

BC Vital Statistics - Genealogy The Vital Statistics Agenncy has records of birth, marriage, and death occurring in British Columbia since 1872.

Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch BC Vital Statistics Death/Marriage Certificates (microfilm).

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Surnames

Peck, James (b) ~1865, England; (d) 08 Oct 1957, Delta, BC, Canada
(m) 17 Nov 1897, East Delta, BC, Canada
Florence WEAVER (b) 1875, Christleton, Cheshire, England; (d) 27 Jul 1925, New Westminster, BC, Canada

Weaver, John (b) 05 Aug 1809, Dunham on the Hill, Cheshire, England; (d) bef. 1871, Cheshire(?), England
(m) 23 Aug 1830, Thornton Le Moors, Cheshire, England
Mary PARRY (chr) 16 Jun 1811, Malpas, Cheshire, England; (d) abt. 1881, Cheshire, England
Children born in Dunham on the Hill, Cheshire, England --- Betsy 1831, Ann 1833, George 1835, Hannah 1837, Mary 1839, Jane 1842, Esther 1844, Julia 1846, John 1849, Joseph 1851.
Weaver, John (b) 31 Jan 1849, Dunham on the Hill, Cheshire, England; (d) 03 Aug 1917, New Westminster, BC, Canada
(m) 18 Feb 1873, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Ellen WOODWARD (b) 12 Oct 1851, Onston, Cheshire, England; (d) 07 Aug 1929, Delta, BC, Canada
Children born in Christleton, Cheshire, England --- Julia 1874, Florence 1875, William 1877, Francis (Frank) 1879, John Henry (Harry) 1881, Samuel 1883, Ellen 1885.
Children born in New Westminster, BC, Canada --- Joseph 1887, Fredrick 1889, Gertrude 1892.
Children born in East Delta, BC, Canada --- Albert 1894, James Reginald 1897.
Weaver, Joseph (b) 31 May 1887, New WestMinster, BC, Canada; (d) 27 Aug 1959, Seattle, Washington, USA
(m) 08 Oct 1912, New Westminster, BC, Canada
Vesta Vaughn BENT (b) 24 Jul 1888, Amherst, NS, Canada; (d) 25 Aug 1986, Seattle, Washington, USA
Weaver, William (b) 1877, Christleton, Cheshire, England; (d) 19 Jun 1953, Surrey, BC, Canada
(m) 1908, Quebec, Canada
Gertrude Annie WILDBLOOD (b) 1885, NY, USA; (d) 17 Jun 1954, Surrey, BC, Canada
Woodward, John William (b) 07 Apr 1821, Norley, Cheshire, England; (d) 27 Dec 1893, New Westminster, BC
(m) 01 Oct 1845, Norley, Cheshire, England
Hanna SPRUCE (b) 07 Dec 1821; (d) 30 Apr 1864 Upton, Cheshire, England
Children born in Cheshire, England --- Ellen 1851, Ann 1854, Elizabeth 1855, John 1857.
Woodward, John (b) 22 Feb 1857, Onston, Cheshire, England; (d) 18 Jun 1919, New Westminster, BC, Canada
(m) 23 Feb 1894, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
Julia WEAVER (b) 20 Feb 1874, Birch Heath, Christleton, Cheshire, England; (d) 28 Mar 1955, New Westminster, BC, Canada

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