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== '''Online Resources'''  ==
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The [http://www.islandnet.com/bccfa/homepage.html British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid] is an online pointer index to 344,000 names from over 264 cemeteries in British Columbia, Canada.  
 
The [http://www.islandnet.com/bccfa/homepage.html British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid] is an online pointer index to 344,000 names from over 264 cemeteries in British Columbia, Canada.  
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=== '''Individual Cemeteries Online'''  ===
  
 
Many community and civic cemeteries in British Columbia have their own online indexes including:  
 
Many community and civic cemeteries in British Columbia have their own online indexes including:  
  
[http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/nonmarketoperations/mountainview/index.htm City of Vancouver, Mountain View Cemetery]  
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[http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/nonmarketoperations/mountainview/index.htm City of Vancouver, Mountain View Cemetery]. For the Mountain View Cemetery burials list and the Vancouver Cemetery maps and location search, go to the [http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/faq.htm City of Vancouver's former website].
  
 
[http://www.langleymuseum.org/heritage_cemetery_database_intro.asp Langley Cemetennial Museum cemetery index], burials 1874 to 2001.  
 
[http://www.langleymuseum.org/heritage_cemetery_database_intro.asp Langley Cemetennial Museum cemetery index], burials 1874 to 2001.  
  
[http://www.northcowichan.bc.ca/siteengine/ActivePage.asp?PageID=160 District of North Cowichan (Vancouver Island), Mountain View Cemetery], burials before 1983
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[http://www.city.kamloops.bc.ca/cemeteries/index.shtml City of Kamloops Municipal Cemeteries] , for the city's active and historical cemeteries.
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[http://www.northcowichan.bc.ca/siteengine/ActivePage.asp?PageID=160 District of North Cowichan (Vancouver Island), Mountain View Cemetery], burials before 1983  
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For Victoria, BC cemeteries, see the [http://www.oldcem.bc.ca/ Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria] website.
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The [http://www.bcgs.ca/BCGS%20Cemetery%20Committee.htm Cemetery Committee of the British Columbia Genealogical Society] has links to most British Columbia cemetery indexes and databases online.<br>
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== '''Published Indexes and Records'''  ==
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Publications listing many more British Columbia cemetery monumental inscriptions and burials are available. Search the Family History Library Catalog or see the [http://www.bcgs.ca/?page_id=467 British Columbia Genealogical Society's Cemetery Committee webpage] or ask at your local library.
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Many BC cemetery articles have appeared in ''The British Columbia Genealogist'' and in other British Columbia history magazines. Search PERSI, the Periodical Source Index, or see the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/British_Columbia_Periodicals British Columbia Periodicals] page.
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Several books have been written about individual or community cemeteries in British Columbia, including<br>
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''Historic Guide to Ross Bay Cemetery Victoria B.C.'' by John Adams, Heritage Architectural Guides, Victoria, BC, 1983.
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''Royal Oak Burial Park: A History and Guide'' [Victoria, BC] by Dave Obee, Victoria, BC, 2008.
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''Not so Gentle Art of Burying The Dead. The Real Story of How Cemeteries Began'' [New Westminster] by Hellen C. Pullem, New Westminster, BC, 1985.
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''Frail Memorials: The Cemeteries of Langley ''by Wayne Sommer, Corporation of the Township of Langley, Langley, BC, 2005.
  
The [http://www.bcgs.ca/BCGS%20Cemetery%20Committee.htm Cemetery Committee of the British Columbia Genealogical Society] has links to most British Columbia cemetery indexes and databases online.
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== '''Additional Sources'''  ==
  
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For the history of funeral service, cemetery and related companies in British Columbia, see ''Funeral Service in British Columbia: A Century of Caring ''by Harald Gunderson, British Columbia Funeral Association, Victoria, BC, 1992.<br>  
  
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Revision as of 04:51, 3 March 2013

Canada Gotoarrow.png British Columbia Gotoarrow.png Cemeteries

Online Resources

The British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid is an online pointer index to 344,000 names from over 264 cemeteries in British Columbia, Canada.

Individual Cemeteries Online

Many community and civic cemeteries in British Columbia have their own online indexes including:

City of Vancouver, Mountain View Cemetery. For the Mountain View Cemetery burials list and the Vancouver Cemetery maps and location search, go to the City of Vancouver's former website.

Langley Cemetennial Museum cemetery index, burials 1874 to 2001.

City of Kamloops Municipal Cemeteries , for the city's active and historical cemeteries.

District of North Cowichan (Vancouver Island), Mountain View Cemetery, burials before 1983

For Victoria, BC cemeteries, see the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria website.

The Cemetery Committee of the British Columbia Genealogical Society has links to most British Columbia cemetery indexes and databases online.

Published Indexes and Records

Publications listing many more British Columbia cemetery monumental inscriptions and burials are available. Search the Family History Library Catalog or see the British Columbia Genealogical Society's Cemetery Committee webpage or ask at your local library.

Many BC cemetery articles have appeared in The British Columbia Genealogist and in other British Columbia history magazines. Search PERSI, the Periodical Source Index, or see the British Columbia Periodicals page.

Several books have been written about individual or community cemeteries in British Columbia, including

Historic Guide to Ross Bay Cemetery Victoria B.C. by John Adams, Heritage Architectural Guides, Victoria, BC, 1983.

Royal Oak Burial Park: A History and Guide [Victoria, BC] by Dave Obee, Victoria, BC, 2008.

Not so Gentle Art of Burying The Dead. The Real Story of How Cemeteries Began [New Westminster] by Hellen C. Pullem, New Westminster, BC, 1985.

Frail Memorials: The Cemeteries of Langley by Wayne Sommer, Corporation of the Township of Langley, Langley, BC, 2005.

Additional Sources

For the history of funeral service, cemetery and related companies in British Columbia, see Funeral Service in British Columbia: A Century of Caring by Harald Gunderson, British Columbia Funeral Association, Victoria, BC, 1992.