Access to BC Medical and Health Information

BRITISH COLUMBIA – HEALTH RECORDS

Access to historical and recent health and medical records in British Columbia.

The British Columbia Archives does have records which contain medical information. Some may be restricted for conservation reasons or under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for example the Tranquille Sanatorium (Tuberculosis) records -Series GR-2654 and Series GR-0108.

A few finding aids for health records are on-line linked in the BC Archives catalogue, for instance, for Series GR-3019 – Provincial mental hospital registers (including Crease Clinic of Psychological Medicine and the Provincial Mental Hospital, Esssondale, later Riverview Hospital and for the Tranquille records noted above. Contact the BC Archives for information about access.

BC Archives, Search information and tips: http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/
BC Archives, Advanced Search form: http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/search/advanced
BC Archives, main page: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/bc-archives/visitor-information/reference-guides

Note: Death registrations may contain medical information (cause of death, contributing conditions, doctors’ names). Death records over 20 years old are available for research. See both the Genealogy section of the BC Archives website: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy and the records area at http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy

BC Regional Health Authorities have information on requesting records, usually one’s own. But see the relevant District’s websites for FAQ and answers questions on requesting records for those incapacitated or deceased. Map and contact information, including websites, for BC’s Health Authorities: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/partners/health-authorities/regional-health-authorities

Advice from Canadian Bar Assn. BC Branch: http://www.cbabc.org/For-the-Public/Dial-A-Law/Scripts/Health-Law/421

Immunization records:
http://www.immunizebc.ca/ask-us/questions/where-can-i-find-my-immunization-records

Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/about-us/information-requests/ The FAQ addresses records of a deceased person: http://www.vch.ca/media/Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf

BC Genealogist – An Index of indexes published 2004 on

Many very useful smaller indexes have been published in The British Columbia Genealogist over the years. A number of these, compiled by M. Diane Rogers from 2004 on, are indexed here by surname, given names, and place and year of residence or of the record indexed. Most, but not all, names shown were British Columbia residents.

This beta index will soon be updated as the individual indexes are not yet in uniform formats.

If you find a relative in this index, please contact the BCGS BC Research Committee for a lookup of all the information from the index.

SURNAMEGIVEN NAMESPLACEYEARPUBLICATION
A.B.Vancouver1903Mar-12
AllenFredVancouver1903Mar-12
AmbergGusVancouver1903Mar-12
An EnglishmanVancouver1903Mar-12
B.N.K.Vancouver1903Mar-12
BensonMr.Vancouver1903Mar-12
BjerroP.J.Vancouver1903Mar-12
BowmanC.Vancouver1903Mar-12
CarlsonLenaVancouver1903Mar-12
DayJ.Vancouver1903Mar-12
DeckerJ.W.Vancouver1903Mar-12
DykeGeorge J.Vancouver1903Mar-12
ElderstromG.Vancouver1903Mar-12
FilchMrs. F.Vancouver1903Mar-12
FourthC.Vancouver1903Mar-12
FredericksonGusVancouver1903Mar-12
GoodnameA.N.Vancouver1903Mar-12
GoransonS.Vancouver1903Mar-12
GrauerR.Vancouver1903Mar-12
GrauerHarryVancouver1903Mar-12
GrondlandF.Vancouver1903Mar-12
HansonL.Vancouver1903Mar-12
HendryJVancouver1903Mar-12
HendryJ.Vancouver1903Mar-12
HentonJ.M.Vancouver1903Mar-12
JohnstonA.Vancouver1903Mar-12
KilburgErickVancouver1903Mar-12
LarsonWilfridVancouver1903Mar-12
LarsonMrs. S.Vancouver1903Mar-12
LarsonP.Vancouver1903Mar-12
LarsonVictorVancouver1903Mar-12
LipsettE.Vancouver1903Mar-12
MelbeschFred.Vancouver1903Mar-12
MinatyR.Vancouver1903Mar-12
MohrChas.Vancouver1903Mar-12
MortonF.C.Vancouver1903Mar-12
NelsonA.Vancouver1903Mar-12
NelsonO.Vancouver1903Mar-12
NisinH.Vancouver1903Mar-12
PatonJamesVancouver1903Mar-12
PetersonS.Vancouver1903Mar-12
R.C.S.Vancouver1903Mar-12
RellsJ.T.Vancouver1903Mar-12
S.M.Vancouver1903Mar-12
SchouGeo.Vancouver1903Mar-12
SchwahnC.Vancouver1903Mar-12
SchwahnA.Vancouver1903Mar-12
StahlbergH.Vancouver1903Mar-12
SwansonMamieVancouver1903Mar-12
SwansonJustusVancouver1903Mar-12
TofteMrs.Vancouver1903Mar-12
TofteCapt.Vancouver1903Mar-12
Toronto GirlVancouver1903Mar-12
TunnarsonG.Vancouver1903Mar-12
TurnerT.Vancouver1903Mar-12
WaggGeo.Vancouver1903Mar-12
WedoonW.Vancouver1903Mar-12
WilsonJ.P.Vancouver1903Mar-12
LordArthurVancouver1931Dec-11
BarwiseMrs. W. R.Vancouver1931Dec-11
RobinsonW. T.Vancouver1931Dec-11
Nicholson, P.T.P. T.Vancouver1931Dec-11
McLeodD.Vancouver1931Dec-11
BoydG. H. G.Vancouver1931Dec-11
FranklinG.H.Vancouver1931Dec-11
LaceyW. R.Vancouver1931Dec-11
Vancouver1931Dec-11
MunroW. A.Vancouver1931Dec-11
ShephardW. H.Vancouver1931Dec-11
PriorJ.Vancouver1931Dec-11
RichardsonH.Vancouver1931Dec-11
TuckT.Vancouver1931Dec-11
EdwardsMrs. J.Vancouver1931Dec-11
ThomsonJ.Vancouver1931Dec-11
Vancouver1931Dec-11
MacDonaldD. A.Vancouver1931Dec-11
Elsey.E.Vancouver1931Dec-11
HarrintonJ. D.Vancouver1931Dec-11
PatersonJ. S.Vancouver1931Dec-11
MoneyR.Vancouver1931Dec-11
DarlingR. A.Vancouver1931Dec-11
MorrisonA. M.Vancouver1931Dec-11
McFaddenMrs. J.Vancouver1931Dec-11
Vancouver1931Dec-11
McKayB.Vancouver1931Dec-11
LundyC.Vancouver1931Dec-11
PiperR. E.Vancouver1931Dec-11
Vancouver1931Dec-11
BoydG. H. G.Vancouver1931Dec-11
McGiveronJ.Vancouver1931Dec-11
HolmesJ. M.Vancouver1931Dec-11
WrightM.Vancouver1931Dec-11
NewpointP.Vancouver1931Dec-11
StrongA. B.Vancouver1931Dec-11
PettindreighG.Vancouver1931Dec-11
LakeGeorgeVancouver1931Dec-11
Huntoon & Co.Lillooet Flat1860Jun-12
Rose & PetersonLillooet Flat1860Jun-12
CranerT.Lillooet Flat1860Jun-12
CollinsGeo.McCrea's Bar1860Jun-12
LewisR. X.McCrea's Bar.1860Jun-12
BraffortE. A.Sailor's Bar1860Jun-12
HeywardMarkDry Diggings, above Lytton1860Jun-12
PotterG. B.Mormon Bar, above Lytton1860Jun-12
DavisJ. W.Fort Alexander1860Jun-12
GriffinE.Fort Yale1860Jun-12
Crain, M DFort Yale1860Jun-12
SteeleHenryFort Yale Bar1860Jun-12
HooeyJ. P.Port Douglas1860Jun-12
DavisH. F.Lytton1860Jun-12
GeraldJas. F.Fort Hope1860Jun-12
BattertonJas. H.1860Jun-12
WilliamsTho.Bamboo Bar1860Jun-12
CookThos.Bamboo Bar1860Jun-12
BuckleyWm.Sailor's Bar1860Jun-12
HallettJohnPike's Bar1860Jun-12
BurtMrs. CharlesVancouver1933Dec-12
CarmichaelDuncanVancouver1933Dec-12
CorbinR.J.Vancouver1933Dec-12
CrankeJamesVancouver1933Dec-12
CurtisFrank A.Vancouver1933Dec-12
DeLandeA. W.Vancouver1933Dec-12
DobsonH. D.Vancouver1933Dec-12
FingueneiselMiss AndreaVancouver1933Dec-12
ForgieMrs. L.Vancouver1933Dec-12
FrewenA.Vancouver1933Dec-12
GellH. G.Vancouver1933Dec-12
GrantJ. R.Vancouver1933Dec-12
JonesT. H.Vancouver1933Dec-12
Four Jorgeson Kids1Vancouver1933Dec-12
KirbyBarneyVancouver1933Dec-12
MaylsMiss G.Vancouver1933Dec-12
McAllisterC. B.Vancouver1933Dec-12
TimmonsJ. F.Vancouver1933Dec-12
TyermanMrs. M.E.Vancouver1933Dec-12
WhalleyPercyVancouver1933Dec-12
APPSJ.H.Strawberry Hill, B.C.1911Mar-13
BELLMrs. A.G.Windthorst, Sask.1911Mar-13
BILLIARDEF.J.Winnipeg1911Mar-13
BOWESA.S.Kenton, Manitoba1911Mar-13
BRAINEW.O.Castor, Alta.1911Mar-13
BRANDONH.N.Vancouver1911Mar-13
CLARKJohn A.Fairmont, Indiana1911Mar-13
COOPERA.S.Los Angeles, Cal.1911Mar-13
DALEA.Victoria, B.C.1911Mar-13
DOWELLMrs. T.J.San Diego, Cal.1911Mar-13
HARMANWinnipeg, Man.1911Mar-13
HAVERINGFlorenceVancouver, B.C.1911Mar-13
MAWHINNEYW.Yeomans, Sask.1911Mar-13
MCCARRONPatrickWallaceburg, Ont.1911Mar-13
MCLEODC.H.London, Ont1911Mar-13
MILLERBlakeAylmer, Ontario1911Mar-13
NETTLETONLucyNelson, B.C.1911Mar-13
NOBLEEarlNew Westminster, B.C.1911Mar-13
OLSONM.Winnipeg, Man.1911Mar-13
PARRMrs.Vancouver, B.C.1911Mar-13
PHILLIPSW.M.Brockville, Ont.1911Mar-13
ROBERTSMiss E.G.Vancouver1911Mar-13
SAUNDERSJ.L.Vancouver1911Mar-13
SCHROEDERP.H.Vancouver1911Mar-13
SEABORNEH.M.Vancouver, B.C.1911Mar-13
SIMONDSJ.Wellington, B.C.1911Mar-13
SMITHAliceNew Westminster, B.C.1911Mar-13
SONDERSONR.G.Grand Valley, Ont.1911Mar-13
WADEM.S.Kamloops, B.C.1911Mar-13
WALKERMaryPerth, Ontario1911Mar-13
WHISLERA.W.Kansas City, Missouri1911Mar-13
LewisMrs. W.H.New Westminster1958Sep-13
WhiteMrs. Fred E.North Vancouver1958Sep-13
TurnbullMrs. W. H. - Margaretauthor's wife1958Sep-13
FreemanMrs.Milner1958Sep-13
ThompsonMrs. GeorgeStrawberry Hill1958Sep-13
McAllanMrs. NormanLadner1958Sep-13
HoltMrs. J. H.Kennedy1958Sep-13
VermaasMrs.Scott Road1958Sep-13
ChamberlainMrs. R.A.Chilco St., Vancouver1958Sep-13
MuirMrs. Ada L.New Westminster; Langley Prairie1958Sep-13
StreetMrs. C. F.Haney1958Sep-13
HallMrs. H. - Viola – née Riddock16 Mile1958Sep-13
WarrenMrs. Chas. - AliceVictoria1958Sep-13
MorleyMrs. A.Fort Langley1958Sep-13
GreenwoodFlorence A.Sassenos1958Sep-13
BateRubyNelson1958Sep-13
PittsKaye, Pte.Russell, Manitoba;1943Jun-14
MazurMyrtle, Pte.Onanole, Manitoba; .1943Jun-14
MaynellFrankie, Pte.Vancouver1943Jun-14
OlafsonAnne, Pte.Winnipeg1943Jun-14
AllenMrs. M. V.Quesnel1917Dec-14
AndersonMrs. D. H.Quesnel1917Dec-14
BakerMrs. A.Quesnel1917Dec-14
BakerMrs. G. R.Quesnel1917Dec-14
BarlowMrs. M. E.Cottonwood1917Dec-14
BeatonMrs. A. L.Van Winkle1917Dec-14
BoydMiss AliceCottonwood1917Dec-14
BoydMiss MapleCottonwood1917Dec-14
BradyMrs. J.Quesnel1917Dec-14
BrierlyMrs. BessieQuesnel1917Dec-14
BrownMrs. Lena H.Barkerville1917Dec-14
CameronMrs. WilliamMacalister1917Dec-14
ChampionMiss E.Quesnel1917Dec-14
CowanMrs. J.Quesnel1917Dec-14
CurtisMrs. A. F.Quesnel1917Dec-14
EarleyMrs. O. A.Quesnel1917Dec-14
FootMrs. C. S.1917Dec-14
FraserMrs. J. A.Quesnel1917Dec-14
GreyMrs. E. E.Alexandria1917Dec-14
HaggenMrs. R. W.Quesnel1917Dec-14
HayMrs. C. D.Quesnel1917Dec-14
HilbornS. L.Alexandria1917Dec-14
HilbornMiss V. PearlAlexandria1917Dec-14
HillMrs. J. L.1917Dec-14
HillMrs. J. F.Quesnel1917Dec-14
HutchcroftMrs. J. G.1917Dec-14
JohnsonMrs. C. V.Quesnel1917Dec-14
JohnstonMiss1917Dec-14
JohnstonMrs. R. C.1917Dec-14
KeenMrs. C.Quesnel1917Dec-14
KellyMrs. WilliamBarkerville1917Dec-14
KraemerMrs. H. T.Quesnel1917Dec-14
LeBourdaisMrs. L.Quesnel1917Dec-14
LeonardMrs. Chas.Quesnel1917Dec-14
LeonardMrs. R. A.Castle Rock1917Dec-14
MaclureMrs. L. C.Quesnel1917Dec-14
MarionMrs. T.Quesnel1917Dec-14
MchaffeyMrs.Quesnel1917Dec-14
MiddletonMrs. E. A.Alexandria1917Dec-14
MoffatMrs. H.1917Dec-14
MoffatMrs. R.Alexandria1917Dec-14
MountfieldMrs. A.Quesnel1917Dec-14
NicholsonMiss EleanorQuesnel1917Dec-14
PeelMrs. E. J.Castle Rock1917Dec-14
PickardMrs. GeorgeSoda Creek1917Dec-14
PrefontaineMiss ClaireAlexandria1917Dec-14
RaymondMiss D.Quesnel1917Dec-14
RoddickMrs. E. M.Barkerville1917Dec-14
RomeMrs.Kersley1917Dec-14
RowedMrs. M. E.Alexandria1917Dec-14
SharkeyMrs. P.Quesnel1917Dec-14
ShepherdMrs. J.Kersely1917Dec-14
SimisterMrs. J.Quesnel1917Dec-14
SmithMrs. S.1917Dec-14
StaeblerMrs. C.Quesnel1917Dec-14
StoneMrs. M.Barkerville1917Dec-14
StrandMrs. J.1917Dec-14
ThompsonMrs. J.Quesnel1917Dec-14
VaughanMrs. A. S.Quesnel1917Dec-14
WardMiss DorothyQuesnel1917Dec-14
WindtMrs. Alex.Alexandria1917Dec-14
YorstonMrs. RobersAlexandria1917Dec-14
YorstonMrs. J. M.Alexandria1917Dec-14
BLACKMajor J.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
BLAIRMajor J.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
CATTOMajor W. R.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
CHRISTIANSONLt. G. C.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
COOKLt. Col. C. H.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
DAVIDSONMajor L. A.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
DICKSON, MCMajor N. W. , MCWashington, DC1946Mar-10
DOERKSENCapt. C. J.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
EDELBERGLt. J. H.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
FASTLt. A. H.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
FASTLt. J.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
GRAYCapt. W. K.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
HALLSM K.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
HAMILTONLt. (N/S) P. M.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
HELMANMajor L. G.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
JAMIESON (C.W.A.C.)Lt. D. R.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
KELLSSG. V.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
KINSMANCapt J. L.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
KRUGCol. C. A.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
LETSONMajor-General H. F. G.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
LOWMajor J. R.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
MCCLENNANMajor J. W.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
MCCOYLt. Col. T. R.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
MILNEMajor A.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
NEUFELDMajor A. H.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
PASCHMajor R. A.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
PENDERGASTCapt. J. F.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
PENFIELDCapt. W. G.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
PERCYMajor W. C.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
PURDYMajor E. C.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
RANEYLt. Col. F. E.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
RODGERBrigadier N. E.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
ROGERSMajor G. W.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
SHAW (?)Sgt. H.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
SMITHMajor H.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
SPRUNG, MCLt. Col. G. M. C.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
SWAN (C.W.A.C.)Capt. M. A.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
WODEHOUSECapt. R. F.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
WOODCapt. T. A.Washington, DC1946Mar-10
WilmotW.Fernie1900Mar-10
GeeA. W.Fernie1900Mar-10
CreeArthur H.Fernie1900Mar-10
WardR. C.Fernie1900Mar-10
MacLennanD. F. W.Fernie1900Mar-10
HawesHarryFernie1900Mar-10
HammondR.Fernie1900Mar-10
HendersonR. L.Fernie1900Mar-10
KastnerM.Fernie1900Mar-10
RobbBarendPitt Meadows1927Mar-10
NicolaGimondiPort Coquitlam1927Mar-10
LaumailletHenry EugeneMaillardville1927Mar-10
RypdalOleSurrey1927Mar-10
JosokHans Petter K.Fraser Mills1927Mar-10
HedlandLouisHarrison Hot Springs1927Mar-10
FletcherGeorge ErnestMission1927Mar-10
StanoskiJohnYale1927Mar-10

BCGS AGM & Cemetery Research presentation – March 11, 2015

The BC Genealogical Society Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. See a location map with directions.

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

Speaker: Lindsay McArthur

Topic: Cemetery Research and Transcribing – how to properly clean headstones.

LIndsay McArthur has worked on cemetery projects in both Maple Ridge and Fort Langley. While working at the Langley Centennial Museum she organized “Down to Earth”, a provincial cemetery symposium attended by people from around British Columbia. Lindsay is currently the Visual Arts programmer at the Surrey Art Gallery.

The BC Genealogical Society’s Cemetery Committee is planning field trips and photography projects for 2015. If you are interested in working on a cemetery project with the Committee, please contact Betty Allen by e-mail: bcgs@bcgs.ca or leave a message at the BCGS Library 604 502 9119.

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The BCGS Cemetery Committee’s latest publication is on Nelson Memorial Cemetery in Nelson, British Columbia.

Salute to a Dedicated Cemetery Recorder – BCGS 1984

A BCGS Cemetery Recording Adventure

Since we’ve recently been discussing our BC Genealogical Society (BCGS) cemetery recording training and field trip plans for 2015, I wanted to share this amusing 1984 cemetery recorder’s comment I found in the BCGS Newsletter, March/April 1984, Volume 9 Number 2, page 16.

Originally submitted to the BCGS Newsletter by Linda Blackman, B.C. Research Committee, 1984.

“The following excerpt was taken from a letter accompanying an out of town recording I received.

“It took me 2 hrs. to arrive after first a flat tire, had to chase cattle so I could get through, wait for road construction, and finally made it to the farm. The farm is, with no problems, just about 15 mins. away from where I live. A very KIND bull put my long legs to work to get back to the car and that is when my OLD age started to show…I’m really not in shape to run.

Anyway the day was nice and a lot of fun.

Do watch for news about our 2015 cemetery recording trips. They won’t be this strenuous!

 

The Gold Stripe – post WWI – British Columbia, Canada

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The Gold Stripe, Volume 3, 1919 Title page. Soldier – illustration by Albert Udon.

 

The Gold Stripe, a compilation of articles, stories, illustrations, photographs and poetry, was published in 3 volumes just after World War I as a “tribute to the British Columbia men who have been killed, crippled and wounded in the Great War” and to raise money for the Amputation Club of British Columbia.  Publication years were: Volume 1, 1918; Volume 2, 1919;  Volume 3, 1919.

Most Gold Stripe articles and stories, and a great number of the illustrations were by British Columbians. Some articles are about the war; some are about soldiers and their families and friends trying to reestablish themselves after the war. Continue reading