British Columbia Remembers the Great War

British Columbia Remembers the Great War

Primary Documents

From the Royal BC Museum

Retired Archivist Dennis J. Duffy writes about archival films from the First World War.

Former BC Archives archivist Raymond Frogner writes from a personal and professional perspective about his uncle’s involvement in the First World War.

Where to Begin Your Own Research

There is research information at the BC Archives website.

Watch these helpful instructional videos on how to search the BC Archives:

How-to: BC Archives Genealogy Search. Learn how to find records on births, deaths, marriages or baptisms in BC.

How-to: BC Archives Collections Search. Learn how to find any documents aside from those used in the genealogy search, including maps, photographs, textual records, moving images or audio recordings.

If you need additional help from archives staff you can call toll free Monday to Friday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 1-888-447-7977.  Press ‘0’ for the operator and ask to talk with archives staff. You can also email your questions to: access@bcarchives.bc.ca

Outside Links

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This is an excellent digital resource from Library and Archives Canada. It includes documents and information about the more than 600,000 men and women who enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918), as soldiers, nurses and chaplains.