Uncovering the Secrets of BC Archives Death Records

Death records can be a valuable source of information for genealogists, historians and other researchers. The British Columbia Archives holds a wealth of death records from the province, dating back to 1872. In this article, we’ll explore what these records contain and how to access them.

What Information is Included in BC Death Records?

BC death records contain a variety of information about the deceased person, including their name, date and place of death, age at death, marital status, occupation and cause of death. In some cases, the records may also include information about the deceased’s parents or spouse.

How to Access BC Death Records

The British Columbia Archives makes it easy to access death records online. You can search for a specific record by entering the name of the deceased person in their search box. Alternatively, you can browse through all available records by year or place of death. Once you’ve found the record you’re looking for, you can view it online or download it as a PDF file.

Tips for Searching BC Death Records


When searching for a particular record in the British Columbia Archives’ database, it’s important to be as specific as possible. If you don’t have much information about the deceased person, try searching by their approximate date and place of death. You may also want to try searching using different spellings of their name if you’re not sure how it was spelled on their death certificate. Finally, keep in mind that some records may not be available online due to privacy concerns or other reasons. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, contact the British Columbia Archives directly for assistance.

By taking advantage of BC’s rich collection of death records, researchers can uncover valuable insights into our province’s past and gain a better understanding of our ancestors’ lives. Whether you’re tracing your family tree or researching local history, these records are an invaluable resource that should not be overlooked.


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