Many BCGS members have their own genealogical and historical indexing projects. With their permission, some of these will be featured here. So far, we have indexes for research on nuns in BC, for Maillardville (Coquitlam), BC, for BC community cook books, and for early vehicle permit holders.
SPIRITED WOMEN – Index. This is an index to the book, Spirited Women: A History of Catholic Sisters in British Columbia, by Deborah Rink (Vancouver: Sisters’ Association Archdiocese of Vancouver, 2000). Indexed and contributed by Maurice Guibord. This book will soon be available in the BCGS Walter Draycott Library.
Compiled by Maurice Guibord. Includes a list of ‘Maillardville Pioneers’. 168 pages. In French and English, (.pdf file)
Indexed in this publication are the following books:
Paré, Antonio G. (Tony), My Memoirs of Le Vieux Maillardville. Self-published, 1997, 356 pages.
Debeugny, Florence. Maillardville: 100 ans et plus – 100 years and beyond. Société francophone de Maillardville, 2009, 238 pages, plus a CD of a 16-minute film also titled Maillardville: 100 ans et plus – 100 years and beyond.
Spagnolo, Alexandre and Catou Lévesque. Regards sur Maillardville avec la Liste des mariages célébrés de 1911 à 1950, Vancouver, Société Historique Franco-Colombienne, 1980, 32 pages.
The index’s author, Maurice Guidbord. welcomes reports of errors or omissions at: mguibord @ shaw.ca
You may also be interested in the article, “Maillardville, a francophone community in British Columbia” by Geneviève Lapointe in the Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America. That article offers downloads of two history pamphets, one on the Maillardville parish of Notre-Dame de Lourdes, and the other illustrates a walking tour of Maillardville.
BCGS Member Alice Marwood has compiled a list of long time Vancouver Province subscribers as published in the newspaper’s ‘Honour Roll’. This includes over 2700 names of subscribers from around British Columbia.
This on-going index includes the surnames, given names and residences for people, usually shown as contributors, mentioned in cook books organized and/or published by community groups in British Columbia and/or other parts of Canada.
Contact M. Diane Rogers diane_rogers @ shaw.ca for details or to add more information. In most cases, where it appears an individual appears in the index two or more times, duplicate entries have been omitted here.
Currently this index includes these cook books:
Reference CC – The Canadian Cookbook. British Columbia names only in this index. Davis & Lawrence Company, Montreal.No publication date given.
Reference DCCC – Home Town Recipes of Dawson Creek. Dawson Creek Ladies Curling Club, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada. Women’s Clubs Publishing Co., Ltd. Chicago, Illinois, USA. No publication date given.
Reference GGGV – Girl Guide Cook Book, compiled and arranged by the Guides of Greater Vancouver, British Columbia. No date given, but from internal evidence, after 1932.
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This indexing project is on-going and is part of a project documenting early vehicle owners in British Columbia, Canada, and, where possible, their vehicles.This particular information has been extracted from BC Motor Vehicle Branch records held by the British Columbia Archives. In some cases, additional information is available from the indexer, who would be happy too to hear from those with more information about the vehicle owner or their vehicles. Please contact M. Diane Rogers: diane_rogers @ shaw.ca
The photograph shows ‘Autos at Shoal Bay, near Oak Bay, Victoria, BC’, circa 1905, from a booklet, Souvenir of Victoria, B.C., published by F.W. Woolworth. Private collection.
Tales from the Back Bumper: A Century of BC Licence Plates by Christopher Garrish has just been published. Watch for a review on the BCGS website soon. See Christopher John Garrish’s website, BCpl8s.ca, for BC licence plate history. He intends to publish copies of the early registers on-line and has the page images of vehicle registrations from 1913–1920 available already.
Year # of Permit Name of Owner Address
1904 1 John Bamsley Victoria
1904 2 Capt. J. W. Troup Victoria
1904 3 W. M. Le Poor Trench Saanich
1904 4 Dr. E C Hart Victoria
1904 5 Geo. Collins 47 Henry St. Victoria
1904 6 B. T. Rogers Vancouver
1904 7 W.D. Haywood Vancouver
1904 8 C. Cocking Vancouver
1904 9 E. S.(?) Wilband Vancouver
1904 10 Wm. Ralph Vancouver
1904 11 R. T. Butchart Victoria
1904 12 R. D. McPhail Vancouver
1904 13 A. E. Todd Victoria
1904 14 W. C. Todd Victoria
1904 15 W. V.? A. Fenton Vancouver
1904 16 O. T. Switzer Atlin
1904 17 R. J. Jamison Vancouver
1904 18 John Williams Vancouver
1904 19 M. Hutchison John (Joan) St. Victoria
1904 20 James Stark Vancouver
1904 21 Gerald Williams Vernon
1904 22 W. J. Fenton and J. McIntyre Vancouver
1904 23 W. W. Spinks Vernon
1904 24 Geo. P. Werner Vernon
1904 25 A. J. Garesche Victoria
1904 26 E.S.J. McClintock Armstrong
1904 27 T. N. Fletcher Armstrong
1904 28 H. F. Dittbermer Vancouver
1904 29 Dr. H. N. Riggs Vancouver
1904 30 Dr. A. J. Garische Victoria
1904 31 C. H. Robson New Westminster
1904 32 Ed. P. Colley Victoria
1905 33 James Dick Nanaimo
1905 34 J. D. Quinn Nanaimo
1905 35 J. G. Burnham Nanaimo
1905 36 Geo. McDonald Vancouver
1905 37 J. N. Fisher Victoria
1905 38 John A. Hall 142 Katherine St., Victoria
1905 39 Fred Moore Carr t., Victoria
1905 40 D. Boscowity Union Club, Victoria
1905 41 A. Todd Victoria
1905 42 N. C. Todd 218 Johnson St., Victoria
1905 22 W. & A. Fenton & J. M. McIntyre Vancouver
1905 43 Vancouver Automobile & Bicycle Coy. Vancouver
1905 44 Geo. F. Davies 1905 20 Jas. Stark Vancouver
1905 45 E. Langworthy Victoria
1905 46 Wm. Hunt Vancouver
1905 D. R. Ker Victoria
1905 R. F. Verrenden Victoria
1905 47 Chas. H. Barker Nanaimo
1905 48 Jas. E. Barnes Vancouver
1905 15 W. & A. Fenton Vancouver
1905 6 B.T. Rogers Vancouver
1905 49 W. L. Challoner Victoria
1905 50 F. A. Stewart Vancouver
1905 51 C. C. Carpenter Vernon
1905 21 G. Williams Vernon
1905 24 G. P. Werner Vernon
1905 52 D. H. Bale Leighton Rd., Victoria
1905 52a F. W. Stevenson Victoria
1905 53 Wm. Scott Vernon
1905 54? Jas. Howard Vancouver
1905 54 J. E. Barrett & Co. Vancouver
1905 55 Jas. Howard Vancouver
1905 56 J. Reigheubach & Co. New Westminster
1905 57 Fredk. Moore Victoria
1905 58 J. A. Sayward Victoria