Archives Association of British Columbia External website, opens in new tab
The British Columbia Archival Information Network hosts Memory BC, where you can access descriptions of archival materials preserved in repositories throughout the province.
British Columbia Archives External website, opens in new tab
The official archives of the Government of British Columbia provides full text retrieval of information from a database containing over 100,000 textural descriptions of historical photographs, paintings, drawings, and prints. Nearly 50,000 images are available for viewing online.
British Columbia Genealogical Society External website, opens in new tab
Find links to many resources, FAQs, and an online library catalogue.
British Columbia Historical Federation External website, opens in new tab
The BC Historical Federation includes list of member organizations for other local history groups around the province.
British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency External website, opens in new tab
Find all birth, death, and marriage records for Vancouver. Order genealogical certificates online. Find indices: BC marriages index 1872-1925, BC births index 1872-1900, BC deaths index 1872-1980.
Chinese-Canadian Genealogy website External website, opens in new tab
Hosted by the Vancouver Public Library, this site lists many resources, tools, and information to support research on the history of the Chinese community in BC.
CoOL: Conservation Online External website, opens in new tab
An online resource operated by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation provides a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topic of interest to conservation professionals.
Historical Chinese Language Materials in British Columbia: an electronic inventory External website, opens in new tab
Find a searchable online catalogue of Chinese language source material relating to the history of British Columbia.
Japanese Canadian National Museum External website, opens in new tab
Find research archival materials, a reference library, and the Issei Life Histories genealogical database.
Jewish Museum and Archives of BC External website, opens in new tab
The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC offers information on the local history of the Jewish community in Vancouver.
Keys to History External website, opens in new tab
The McCord Museum of Canadian History has materials available through their online collections database related to the history of Vancouver.
Library and Archives Canada External website, opens in new tab
Search archival databases with records from governmental and private sources, including textual records, maps, works of art, photographs, video, film, sound recordings, art, as well as genealogical and family history resources such as census, immigration, and military records.
Library of Congress personal digital archiving External website, opens in new tab
The Library of Congress offers practical and economical advice on caring for personal and family digital archives, including converting analogue records to digital format.
Northeast Document Conservation Center External website, opens in new tab
The Northeast Document Conservation Center offers conservation information and has easy to understand leaflets for preservation of various types of records.
Sikh Heritage Museum External website, opens in new tab
Located in Abbotsford, the Khalsa-Diwan Society operates the Sikh Heritage Museum at the Gur Sikh Temple building, a national heritage site.
Simon Fraser University Archives External website, opens in new tab
The Simon Fraser University Archives holds records relating to activism, arts and culture, and other collections as well as a SFU Special Collections and Rare Books External website, opens in new tab operating out of the library department.
University of British Columbia Rare Books and Special Collections External website, opens in new tab
Collections include rare books, Canadiana, and archival materials, some of which relate to the history of Vancouver.
Vancouver Historical Society External website, opens in new tab
Find out about regular meetings and events, become a member, subscribe to the society newsletter.
Vancouver Public Library Special Collections External website, opens in new tab
Find information on Special Collections holdings, including the northwest history collection. You'll also find an online database containing descriptions and photographs of Vancouver and British Columbia from 1900 to the mid-1940s, by photographers Philip Timms and Leonard Frank.
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