British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1901 to 1939.

This collection contains newspaper clippings from the Victoria Daily Times newspaper that have been pasted onto cards and arranged chronologically. The Victoria Times newspaper has also been  named the Victoria Daily Times and the Victoria Weekly Times.

For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Victoria Times. Newspaper clippings of births, marriages and deaths. City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts that found in this collection may contain the following information:

Birth Records

  • Date and place of birth
  • Sex of child
  • Name of father
  • Name of mother, including maiden name 
  • Residence and rank or profession of father 

Marriage Records

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Rank or profession
  • Names of parents (father’s name only in most preconfederation records)
  • Names of witnesses and their residences
  • Religious denominations of bride and groom
  • Name of person performing the marriage
  • Ages of bride and groom 

Death Records

  • Name, age, sex, and residence of the deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Profession (if known)
  • Registration district name or number
  • Marital status and parents’ names are included in later registrations
  • Date of birth
  • Cause of death
  • Name of physician
  • Name and residence of informant
  • Religious affiliation

How to Use the Record

Beginning Your Search

To use this collection you need to know the following information:

  • Ancestors year of birth, marriage, and death
  • Place of death
  • Residence at the time of the newspaper clipping

Searching the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Year or Year Range" category which will take you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Try searching for their nicknames or alternative names
  • Search the censuses for the residence of your ancestor

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939," images, FamilySearch ( accessed 22 May 2012), Image 10 of 3471, Mrs. Margaret Loeffler, died 02 January 1939; citing Victoria Times. Newspaper clippings of births, marriages and deaths. City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada.