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Ministry of Health

Electronic Index to British Columbia's Historical Birth, Death and Marriage Records

The Vital Statistics Agency and BC Archives provide an electronic index to British Columbia's historical birth, death and marriage records from as early as 1854, available on the BC Archives Website.

What is available on the electronic index?

  • Birth registrations if more than 120 years have passed since the birth. The earliest records are from 1854.
  • Marriage registrations if more than 75 years have passed since the marriage of the parties. The earliest records are from 1872.
  • Death registrations if more than 20 years have passed since the death of the deceased. The earliest records are from 1872.
  • Index data related to the deaths of 3,423 British Columbians overseas during World War II.