British Columbia Biographies

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Online Records[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

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]