FamilyRead


From the Royal BC Museum

Read a typed version of the letter Arthur Crease wrote to his mother when she was away on a trip. Click here to see an image of the original letter in Arthur’s own handwriting. Visit listen to hear the letter read aloud. View the letter in the archives collections here. (BCA MS-2879.1388)

Read a typed version of the letter Arthur Douglas Crease wrote to his brother at Christmas. Click here to see an image of the original letter in Arthur’s own handwriting. Visit listen to hear the letter read aloud. View the letter in the archives collections here. (BCA-MS-0055 14.8)

Read a typed version of the letter Warbrick Deans wrote to his great-grandmother. Click here to see an image of the original letter in Warbrick’s own handwriting. Visit listen to hear the letter read aloud. View the letter in the archives collections here. (BCA MS-2879.1404)

Where to Begin Your Own Research

Check out the Finding Families pathway on the Learning Portal and learn how to research your own family history at the BC Archives.

Print off and record your own family tree on this simple, colourful illustration. 

Outside Links

These links will take you away from the Learning Portal. Come back soon!

Here you’ll find a long list of picture books that celebrate family diversity. Find one at your local library or bookstore.

The home movies made by Mathew Ko let us take a peek into Chinese Canadian family life during the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s. There are scenes from Chinatown in Victoria, from other places on Vancouver Island and from the city of Vancouver, as well as from locations across the Lower Mainland.