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British Columbia -- General Indexes

AI3 B43 1989 microfiche Ref.
British Columbia Archives and Record Service. -- BCARS newspaper index [microfiche]: [historical material].[Victoria]: British Columbia Archives and Records Service, [1993]. -- 923 microfiche (negatives). Period of Coverage: 1900-1984 Alphabetical index with two microfiche containing certificates of authenticity and targets at the end. Microfiche of a BCARS file of citations for newspaper articles of a historical nature. Pre-1900 British Columbia newspapers are thoroughly indexed, especially the Victoria Daily colonist. 20th century coverage: minimal for 1900-1940; more comprehensive for 1940s through 1984 (most complete for late 1950s through 1970s).

Genealogy Ref. CS88 BC1 P67 1994 fol.
Porter, Brian J. -- British Columbia vital statistics from newspapers, 1858-1872 : including in an appendix, vital statistics from diaries, 1852-1857. -- Richmond, B.C. : British Columbia Genealogical Society, 1994. -- 1 vol. (various pagings). -- 1895031176
Period of Coverage: 1852-1872 Divided into 4 parts. Part 1: Events occurring within B.C. Part 2: Events occurring outside B.C. Part 3: Associated persons mentioned in births, marriages, and deaths. Part 4: Associated persons (listed by control number). Parts 1-3 are arranged alphabetically by surname. Indexes the following titles:

  • The British colonist (Vancouver) [Dec. 11, 1858-Dec. 31, 1872]
  • British Columbia examiner [Nov. 23, 1866-Dec. 28, 1868]
  • British Columbia tribune [Apr. 10, 1866-Oct. 8, 1866]
  • Cariboo sentinel [July 6, 1865-Dec. 28, 1872]
  • Courrier de la Nouvelle Calédonie [Sept. 11, 1858-Oct. 8, 1858]
  • Daily British Columbian / British Columbian [Feb. 13, 1861-Feb. 27, 1869]
  • Daily press (Victoria) [Mar. 9, 1861-Oct. 16, 1862]
  • Emigrant soldiers gazette and Cape Horn chronicle [Nov. 6, 1858-Apr. 2, 1859]
  • Evening express (Victoria) [Apr. 27, 1863-Feb. 12, 1865]
  • Evening telegraph (Victoria) [July 5, 1866-Nov. 12, 1866]
  • Government gazette [1863-1865 ; some issues missing or publication temporarily suspended]
  • Islander (Victoria) [Jan. 13, 1867-Apr. 21, 1867]
  • Mainland guardian [July 20, 1869-July 19, 1873]
  • Nanaimo gazette / Tribune [July 20, 1865-Aug. 31, 1867]
  • North Pacific times and British Columbia advertiser [Nov. 2, 1864-May 5, 1865]
  • Times (New Westminster, B.C.) [Sept. 17, 1859-Feb. 2, 1861]
  • Vancouver daily post [Nov. 11, 1865-Apr. 18, 1866]
  • Vancouver times and evening express [Sept. 6, 1864-Aug. 11, 1865]
  • Victoria daily chronicle [May 2, 1863-June 23, 1866]
  • Victoria daily standard / Vancouver Island evening standard [July 20, 1870-Dec. 31, 1871]
  • Victoria gazette [Dec. 5, 1859-July 30, 1860]
  • Victoria gazette and Anglo-American / Victoria gazette [June 25, 1858-Nov. 26, 1859]
  • Weekly gazette (Victoria) [Aug. 4, 1860-Sept. 29, 1860 ; some issues missing or publication temporarily suspended]

Ashcroft

Internet

["Ashcroft journal"] : Local (Thompson-Nicola Regional District) Newspaper Indexes. -- Ashcroft : Ashcroft journal, 1990-1999].
Period of Coverage: 1990-1999
Search by one or two words and Boolean operators. Allows for wildcat or exact endings, specific years, maximum compensation of spelling/typing errors for two words; maximum search of 1000 records. Contains news-oriented local stories, obituaries columns, birth announcements, photographs. Does not include minor items about automobile accidents, crimes committed, lottery/bingo winnings, meeting announcements, etc. unless they have warranted a major story; advertisements; comics; recipes; travel section; general interest columns; religion section; sports pages; classifieds; entertainment pages; real estate inserts.
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/KDN_search.html (Search hints)
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/AJ_search.html

Barkerville

AI21 C37 1989 fol. Ref.
Glass, Kelly ; Logan, Janine. -- Index to the "Cariboo sentinel" newspaper 1865 to 1875. -- Prince George, B.C. : College of New Caledonia Press, 1990. -- vi, 64 p. -- 0921087144
Period of Coverage: 1865-1875 Chronological brief entries arranged under subject headings. List of subject headings included.

Campbell River

AI21 C346 1998 fol. Ref.
Birth, marriage and death references from the "Campbell River courier".  -- Campbell River, BC: Campbell River Genealogy Club, c1998 -- 61 p.
Period of Coverage: Vol. 1 1947-1959 -- 0969895658 Vol. 2 1960-1974 -- 0969895666

AI21 C347 2000 fol. Ref.
Birth, marriage and death references from the "Campbell River upper islander".  -- Campbell River, BC: Campbell River Genealogy Club, c2000-
Period of Coverage: Vol. 1 1964-1975 Vol. 2 1977-1990 (missing 1976, 1986 and 1988)

Chase

Internet

["Chase weekly"] : Local (Thompson-Nicola Regional District) Newspaper Indexes. -- [Chase : Chase weekly, 1976-1991].
Period of Coverage: 1976 (Jan-May, Jul-Aug); 1990 (Jan-Aug) 1991 (Mar-Jun) Search by one or two words and Boolean operators. Allows for wildcat or exact endings, specific years, maximum compensation of spelling/typing errors for two words; maximum search of 1000 records. Contains news-oriented local stories, obituaries columns, birth announcements, photographs. Does not include minor items about automobile accidents, crimes committed, lottery/bingo winnings, meeting announcements, etc. unless they have warranted a major story; advertisements; comics; recipes; travel section; general interest columns; religion section; sports pages; classifieds; entertainment pages; real estate inserts.
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/KDN_search.html (Search hints)
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/CSW_search.html

Clearwater

Internet

["North Thompson times"] : Local (Thompson-Nicola Regional District) Newspaper Indexes.  -- [Clearwater : North Thompson times, 1993-1999].
Period of Coverage: 1993 (Jan-Mar); 1994 (Jun-Dec);1995; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999 (Jan) Search by one or two words and Boolean operators. Allows for wildcat or exact endings, specific years, maximum compensation of spelling/typing errors for two words; maximum search of 1000 records. Contains news-oriented local stories, obituaries columns, birth announcements, photographs. Does not include minor items about automobile accidents, crimes committed, lottery/bingo winnings, meeting announcements, etc. unless they have warranted a major story; advertisements; comics; recipes; travel section; general interest columns; religion section; sports pages; classifieds; entertainment pages; real estate inserts.
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/KDN_search.html (Search hints)
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/NTT_search.html

Comox

Genealogy Ref. CS88 BC12 C66 2006 fol.
Birth, marriage and death extractions from the "Comox argus"newspaper, 1917-1946.  -- Revised edition -- [Richmond, BC] : Campbell River Genealogy Society, [2006] -- 236.
Period of Coverage: 1917-1946 -- 0968844634

Genealogy Ref. CS88 BC12 C64 1996 fol.
Cambell River birth, marriage and death extractions from the "Comox Argus" newspaper, 1917 - 1945. #160;--  Campbell River, BC: Campbell River Genealogy Club, c1996 -- 33 p.
Period of Coverage: 1917-1945 -- 0969895623

Dawson Creek

Internet

Peace River Block Daily News" online.  -- [Dawson Creek : Peace River Block Daily News Online, 199-.]
Period of coverage: last 8 months.
Click on Archives in left-hand box on main page. Search by date under "News" and "Sports".
http://www.sterlingnews.com/Peace/

Delta

Genealogie Ref. CS88 BC13 D45 1998 fol.
Delta Diggers Genealogy Group. Index of newspapers, 1902-1914, in Delta, British Columbia. -- [Delta, B.C. : Delta Diggers Genealogy Group, 1998]. -- 191p. -- 01895031303.
Period of coverage: 1902-1914
Indexes names under births, birthdays, marriages, anniversaries, divorces and deaths from
"Delta news" F 22, 1902- Ag 8, 1903
"Delta times" 1903-1906; Ja 8- D 3, 1907; Ja 14- D 25, 1909

AI21 S63 J36 2001 fol. Ref.
James, Donalda J. Index to Rambling column, "South Delta today" and "Delta optimist" newspapers, 1898-2000. . -- [Delta, B.C. : D.J. James], 2001. -- 145p. -- 0968465870.
Period of coverage: 1989-2000
Indexed by Name/Subject. Includes subject matter noted briefly and cross references as well as the date where they appeared in the papers.

Kamloops

Internet

"Peace River Block Daily News" online.  -- [Kamloops : Kamloops Daily news, Nov. 1987+].
Period of Coverage: November 1987+ Search by one or two words and Boolean operators. Allows for wildcat or exact endings, specific years, maximum compensation of spelling/typing errors for two words; maximum search of 1000 records. Contains news-oriented local stories, obituaries columns, birth announcements, photographs. Does not include minor items about automobile accidents, crimes committed, lottery/bingo winnings, meeting announcements, etc. unless they have warranted a major story; advertisements; comics; recipes; travel section; general interest columns; religion section; sports pages; classifieds; entertainment pages; real estate inserts.
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/KDNhints.html(Search hints)
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/KDN_search.html

Ladner

FC3849 L32 Z48 1999 Ref.
James, Donalda J.  -- Brides and grooms of the 1950's: marriage information published in the "Ladner Optimist" newspaper during the 1950's: indexed.  -- [Delta, B.C. : D. J. James], 1999. -- 34 p. -- 0968465811
Period of coverage: 1950's
Index of names and subjects at end of book.

FC3849 L32 Z48 2002 Ref.
James, Donalda J.  -- Brides and grooms of the 1960's: marriage information published in the "Ladner Optimist" newspaper during the 1960's, indexed.  -- [Delta, B.C. : D. J. James], 2002. -- 39 p. -- 0968465889
Period of coverage: 1960's
Index of names and subjects at end of book.

FC3849 L32 Z48 1998 fol. c.2 Ref.
James, Donalda J. -- Community portrait : abstract of biographical details from the "Ladner optimist" newspaper column 1951-1969 : a finding aid.  -- [Delta, B.C. : Donalda J. James], c1998. -- 112p. -- 0968465803
Period of coverage: 1951-1969
Index of names and subjects at end of book.

Merritt

Internet

"["Merritt herald"] : Local (Thompson-Nicola Regional District) Newspaper Indexes. -- [Merritt : Merritt herald, 1986+].
Period of Coverage: 1986; 1987 (Jan. - Sept.); 1988; 1989 (Jul. - Dec.);1990 (Jan. - Jun., Aug., Nov. - Dec.); 1991 (Apr. - June); 1992-1994; 1995 (Apr., Jul. - Aug, Nov.-Dec.); 1996-1997; 1998 (Jan. - Nov.); 1999 + Search by one or two words and Boolean operators. Allows for wildcat or exact endings, specific years, maximum compensation of spelling/typing errors for two words; maximum search of 1000 records. Contains news-oriented local stories, obituaries columns, birth announcements, photographs. Does not include minor items about automobile accidents, crimes committed, lottery/bingo winnings, meeting announcements, etc. unless they have warranted a major story; advertisements; comics; recipes; travel section; general interest columns; religion section; sports pages; classifieds; entertainment pages; real estate inserts.
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/KDNhints.html(Search hints)
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/MH_search.html

Shuswap

Internet

"["Shuswap market news"] : Local (Thompson-Nicola Regional District) Newspaper Indexes.  -- [Shuswap : Shuswap market news, 1991-1993].
Period of Coverage: 1991 (July to Nov.), 1992, 1993 (March, April & June) Search by one or two words and Boolean operators. Allows for wildcat or exact endings, specific years, maximum compensation of spelling/typing errors for two words; maximum search of 1000 records. Contains news-oriented local stories, obituaries columns, birth announcements, photographs. Does not include minor items about automobile accidents, crimes committed, lottery/bingo winnings, meeting announcements, etc. unless they have warranted a major story; advertisements; comics; recipes; travel section; general interest columns; religion section; sports pages; classifieds; entertainment pages; real estate inserts.
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/KDNhints.html(Search hints)
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/SM_search.html

Vancouver

AI3 B67 Ref. Microfilm
British Columbia. Legislative Library. -- 1981-1990 newspaper index [microform]. [microfilm]. -- Vancouver: Precision Micrographic Services Ltd., 1991. -- 16 microfilm reels. Period of Coverage: 1981-1990 Alphabetical subject and name index. Articles reported from: Colonist (Victoria),Vancouver Express, Vancouver province, Vancouver sun, and Victoria times.

AI3 B67 Ref. Microfilm
British Columbia. Provincial Library. -- British Columbia Provincial Library newspaper index, 1971-1974 [microfilm]. -- Vancouver : West Canadian Graphic Industries, [1975]. -- 18 microfilm reels. Period of Coverage: 1971-1974 Alphabetical subject and name index. Articles reported from: Colonist (Victoria),Vancouver Express, Vancouver province, Vancouver sun, and Victoria times.

AI3 B67 Ref. Microfilm
Newspaper index [microfilm]. -- [Victoria : British Columbia Legislative Library, 19--]. -- 101 microfilm reels. Period of Coverage: 1900-1970 reels 1-65; 1971-1980 reels 1-36 Microfilmed catalogue cards with alphabetical subject/name headings. Articles reported from: Colonist (Victoria), Vancouver province, Vancouver sun, and Victoria times.

Victoria

AI3 B67 Ref. Microfilm
British Columbia. Legislative Library. -- 1981-1990 newspaper index [microform]. [microfilm]. -- Vancouver: Precision Micrographic Services Ltd., 1991. -- 16 microfilm reels.
Period of Coverage: 1981-1990 Alphabetical subject and name index. Articles reported from: Colonist (Victoria),Vancouver Express, Vancouver province, Vancouver sun, and Victoria times.

AI3 B67 Ref. Microfilm
British Columbia. Provincial Library. -- British Columbia Provincial Library newspaper index, 1971-1974 [microfilm]. -- Vancouver : West Canadian Graphic Industries, [1975]. -- 18 microfilm reels.
Period of Coverage: 1971-1974 Alphabetical subject and name index. Articles reported from: Colonist (Victoria),Vancouver Express, Vancouver province, Vancouver sun, and Victoria times.

AI3 B67 Ref. Microfilm
Newspaper index [microfilm]. -- [Victoria : British Columbia Legislative Library, 19--]. -- 101 microfilm reels.
Period of Coverage: 1900-1970 reels 1-65; 1971-1980 reels 1-36 Microfilmed catalogue cards with alphabetical subject/name headings. Articles reported from: Colonist (Victoria), Vancouver province, Vancouver sun, and Victoria times.