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Resources in the Victoria area

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Greater Victoria has a wealth of sources for family historians. In some cases, Web access is possible, while in others, using the Web wisely will help you to get the most benefit out of a visit to the library or archive.

The map includes: B.C. Archives, Victoria Archives, Saanich Archives, Esquimalt Archives, Oak Bay Archives, Saanich Pioneer Society, University of Victoria, Greater Victoria Public Library central branch, Victoria Genealogical Society, Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Royal Oak Burial Park, Ross Bay Cemetery, Hatley Memorial Gardens.

British Columbia Archives Home Page -- Website has a guide to holdings

Greater Victoria Public Library -- Directories, local histories, newspapers, much more

City of Victoria archives -- Vital statistics index is online

District of Saanich archives -- More than 2,500 old photos are on the site

Township of Esquimalt archives -- Collection has material from throughout the region

District of Oak Bay archives -- Specializes in the township's history

Saanich Pioneer Society -- Great files on early settlers

vihistory.ca -- Early directories and census returns

Victoria Genealogical Society -- Library plus monthly meetings

Victoria Family History Centre -- Genealogical hints, plus information on microfilms in the library

University of Victoria Library -- Microfilm, government records, local histories and more

UVic Genealogy Research Guide -- Information on what is in the library and on the Web

List of Research Guides -- Variety of aids provided by the UVic library

Victoria's Victoria -- A great site from the University of Victoria

B.C. lists on Rootsweb -- Wide variety of resources, including census indexes

British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid -- Helps you determine where people have been buried

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Updated June 24, 2010

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