George Young Historical Research



British Columbia Sites

British Columbia


Libraries & Archives

Research Resources

Maps & Photographs

British Columbia History 

Museums & Galleries

First Nations

Family History


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Government of British Columbia

BC Archives

The BC Archives is the central archives service for the government of British Columbia, and provides research access to records of enduring value to the province for both the provincial government and public clientele.


BC Air Photo Inventory

Air photos through the web mapping application


The British Colonist

Digital collection of newspaper editions


BC City Directories 1860-1901

Vancouver Public Library collection of digitalized city directories


Colonial Despatches

The colonial despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia


BC Courthouse Library Society

The British Columbia Courthouse Library Society's mission is to provide legal information services to the legal community and the general public of British Columbia. Services are provided from the central library in Vancouver and from 49 branch libraries throughout the province.


BC Government Directory


BC Energy and Mines Annual Reports online


BC Energy and Mines Library Service


BC Energy and Mines Minfile Search


BC Land Title and Survey Authority

BC's Surveyor General oversees the province's land survey system.  Land survey plans define the legal boundaries of properties.


BC Ministry of Forests - Publications


BC Ministry of Forests -- Subject Index


BC Geographical Names

Geographical names are more than labels on maps and road signs.   They can reveal patterns of settlement, exploration and migration, and mirror outside influences to our history - aspects of the heritage and promise of an area that might otherwise be overlooked or forgotten by visitors and later generations.


BC Stats

BC Stats is the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia. We have the provincial government's largest concentration of statistical products, services and expertise


Crown Registry and Geographic Base Mapping Services


Government Publications Index

The BC Government Publications Index is an an internet searchable listing of available government publications. The Index includes a listing of Government Ministry Publications, pamphlets, as well as many forms. A number of publications are also included from participating government-funded organizations, such as Crown corporations.


GeoBC British Columbia's Geographic Gateway  

GeoBC provides a window to data and information sources provided by various ministries and agencies from the Natural Resource Sector within the British Columbia Provincial Government. The focus is on spatial and attribute data and associated applications that allow display and interaction with the data.

Legislative Library of B.C.

The Legislative Library provides reference and research services to the Members of the Legislative Assembly, their research staff, the Officers of the House, and legislative support staff. Provided there is no conflict with service to these primary users, the Library also assists provincial government employees, and in exceptional circumstances, members of the public

Map Place - BC Geological Survey

Online Cadastre

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands interactive mapping system.


Orders in Council and Ministerial Order Resumes

The Resumes are reports of the decisions of the Lieutenant Governor in Council and Ministers. The Resumes are issued for informational purposes only.

Revised Statutes of British Columbia

A revision and consolidation of the public general acts and other selected acts of the Legislature of British Columbia published under authority of the Statute Revision Act.