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Resources

British Columbia City Directories, 1860-1955
Digital editions of British Columbia (and Vancouver Island) directories from the Vancouver Public Library collection.

British Columbia Archives
Descriptions of government and non-government records and access to digital files of historical maps and photographs.

City of Victoria Archives
Includes a searchable database of internments in Victoria's Ross Bay cemetery (1872-1980) and index to obituaries and marriage notices (mainly from the Victoria Daily Times, 1901-1939).

Nanaimo Community Archives
Describes documents, photographs, maps, and memorabilia from the public and private sectors pertaining to Nanaimo and region.

Saanich Archives
Provides access to digital images, with descriptive inventories of oral histories, maps, manuscripts and municipal records. Textual records include Saanich school board minutes (1878-1906).

The British Colonist online edition, 1858-1920
A searchable digital version of one of Victoria's leading daily newspapers, founded in the colonial period as the British Colonist and known in the modern era as the Victoria Daily Colonist.

Index to Historical Victoria Newspapers
General index to the Victoria newspapers, principally the Victoria Colonist, c. 1858 - 1935, compiled by Victoria heritage experts Leona Taylor and Dorothy Mindenhall.

Victoria's Early History
Early Victoria and Vancouver Island maps, books, pamphlets and ephemera, and fire insurance plans of Victoria, c. 1891 - 1916.

1901 census of Victoria City & southern Vancouver Island
Transcript by Hugh Armstrong, Victoria Genealogical Society, of census records for Victoria City and nearby districts (Esquimalt, Colwood, Langford, Oak Bay, etc.), 1901, with maps of census sub-districts.

References

The History of Work Information System
Amsterdam-based scholars created the Historical International Classification of Occupations [HISCO] system, used to encode historical census data on viHistory.

Related material

The Homeroom
British Columbia's history of education website, with pages on Vancouver Island schools, teachers and administrators.

Victoria's Victoria
Largely the work of undergraduate History students at the University of Victoria, featuring their research on local historical topics..