Tuesday, June 06, 2006

British Columbia Baptisms

This database came online in April, and in the words of the database's creator:

"It consists of the majority of baptisms in the whole province of B.C. from 1836 to 1885. Most denominations are represented (over 345 parishes). The database includes, along with the individual being baptized, parents names extracted from the original parish registers
as well as aboriginal names where given and also tribal affiliation. Anecdotal notes from the register are also added in a detailed search. Some of the latter include added family members and relationships.

The British Columbia Archives also makes available other Vital Statistics Indexes online, such as Births, Marriages and Deaths. Be sure to visit their website for further information.

Many thanks to Dr. Penelope Christensen for bringing this resource to my attention!

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