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Many local periodicals, including those for British Columbia, are indexed in:

Periodical Source Index (PERSI)
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

FamilySearch also has information about the Periodical Source Index
Internet: and Periodical Source Index (PERSI)

(Family History Library book 973 D25per; 1847–1985 on fiche 6016863 [set of 40]; 1986–1990 on fiche 6016864 [set of 15].) Indexes thousands of family history periodicals. Annual indexes have been published yearly since 1986. For further details, see the PERiodical Source Index Resource Guide (34119).

The British Columbia Genealogist
Published quarterly by the British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS)
(Family History Library book 971.1 B2g)
P.O. Box 88054
Lansdowne Mall
Richmond, BC
Canada V6X 3T6

An index (1971-1984) and a Table of Contents index for all issues (1971- ) are searchable free at the British Columbia Genealogical Society website.

British Columbia History                                                                                                               Published quarterly by the British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF)
PO Box 5254, Station B,
Victoria, BC,
Canada, V8R 6N4

Publications from 1923 up till 2007 are available free online, as are various indexes and Tables of Contents. This includes the British Columbia Historical Quarterly, the British Columbia Historical News and the British Columbia Historical Association Historical Report and Proceedings, Go to the British Columbia Historical Federation website.