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Online Records

  • British Columbia from the earliest times to the present, by Ethelbert Olaf Stuart Scholefield, published in 1914. Volumes 3 and 4 contain biographies of prominent citizens.

Biographical Dictionaries and Compiled Biographies

  • Who's Who in British Columbia, published in various editions. Many libraries have incomplete collections. The British Columbia Archives has 1931, 1933-34, 1937-39, 1940-41, 1942-43, 1944-46, 1947-48, 1949-50, 1953, 1969 (vols. 1-10).
  • For Vancouver Island residents, see Imperial Vancouver Island: Who Was Who 1850-1950 by John Francis Bosher edited by Ian Large (Amazon Digital Services, Inc., Second Edition, 2012).

Indexes to British Columbia Biographies

FamilySearch Catalog

Collections of biographies at the Family History Library are generally listed in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under one of the following

CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA - BIOGRAPHY 

CANADA - BIOGRAPHY

Compiled biographies may also be found in local, regional, ethnic or other histories.

CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA - [TOWN OR REGION]