NEWSPAPER EVENTS INDEX
Births, Marriages, Deaths, Social Events, and more
From Victoria, BC, Canada and beyond
Over 58,000 entries
This is a volunteer produced index of obituaries, births, marriages, engagements, change of name notices, anniversaries, and other social events, created from a large assortment of newspaper clippings. A list of types of events and abbreviations is provided below.
Entries are included from across Canada, although primarily from the Victoria BC area. A list of newspapers and their locations is provided below.
Event dates are generally in the 1900s, with some as recent as 2003.
Coverage is not complete for any given date, location and/or newspaper.
Each event is indexed by the primary name stated in the announcement. If you find a name of interest in the index, you can order digital copies of the complete notice, or view the images and index at the VGS Resource Centre, Victoria BC.
Send us a query for further information.
This index is in PDF format, divided into 4 separate files to ensure manageable file sizes.
Names are sorted alphabetically by surname.
Click on the following links to open each file in a separate window or tab.
SEND US A QUERY
Email your request for digital copies of the desired clippings to our VGS Query team at email@example.com, or contact them by mail:
Victoria Genealogical Society
100 – 180 Wilson Street
PO Box 45015, Westside PO
Victoria, BC, Canada V9A 0C3
Please provide the complete name found in the newspaper index and the name of the associated event and newspaper for each request.
Fees will be charged for this service. For details on amounts and payment procedures, please visit our VGS queries page.
NEWSPAPER and LOCATION LIST
The following newspapers are included in this index. Dates and number of entries for each newspaper vary. Victoria newspapers are displayed in bold text, and together contain the majority of indexed events.
|AA||Armstrong Advertiser||BC - British Columbia||Armstrong|
|BS||Brandon Sun||MN - Manitoba||Brandon|
|CH||Calgary Herald||AB - Alberta||Calgary|
|CN||Castle News||BC - British Columbia||Castlegar|
|CP||Chilliwack Progress||BC - British Columbia||Chilliwack|
|CWC||City Wide Classified||BC - British Columbia||Victoria|
|CA||Comox Argus||BC - British Columbia||Comox|
|CFP||Comox Free Press||BC - British Columbia||Comox|
|CL||Cowichan Leader||BC - British Columbia||Duncan|
|CDT||Cranbrook Daily Townsman||BC - British Columbia||Cranbrook|
|CR||Creston Review||BC - British Columbia||Creston|
|DC||Daily Colonist||BC - British Columbia||Victoria|
|Duncan||Duncan Citizen||BC - British Columbia||Duncan|
|FFP||Fernie Free Press||BC - British Columbia||Fernie|
|FVR||Fraser Valley Record||BC - British Columbia||Mission|
|GS||Golden Star||BC - British Columbia||Golden|
|GV||Grapevine||BC - British Columbia||Sooke (near Victoria)|
|HG||Haney Gazette||BC - British Columbia||Haney, Maple Ridge|
|IN||Interior News||BC - British Columbia||Smithers|
|KDN||Kamloops Daily News||BC - British Columbia||Kamloops|
|KDC||Kelowna Daily Courier||BC - British Columbia||Kelowna|
|KN||Kimberley News||BC - British Columbia||Kimberley|
|LCC||Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle||BC - British Columbia||Ladysmith, Chemainus|
|MP||Marketplace||BC - British Columbia||Duncan|
|MS||Montreal Star||QC - Quebec||Montreal|
|MM||Monday Magazine||BC - British Columbia||Victoria|
|NFP||Nanaimo Free Press||BC - British Columbia||Nanaimo|
|ND||Nelson Daily News||BC - British Columbia||Nelson|
|PNR||Peninsula News Review||BC - British Columbia||Sidney (near Victoria)|
|PH||Penticton Herald||BC - British Columbia||Penticton|
|PGC||Prince George Citizen||BC - British Columbia||Prince George|
|QCO||Quesnel Cariboo Observer||BC - British Columbia||Quesnel|
|SN||Saanich News||BC - British Columbia||Victoria|
|SAO||Salmon Arm Observer||BC - British Columbia||Salmon Arm|
|SEV||Sicamous Eagle Valley News||BC - British Columbia||Sicamous|
|SNL||Similkameen News Leader||BC - British Columbia||Princeton|
|Mirror||Sooke Mirror||BC - British Columbia||Sooke (near Victoria)|
|BC||The British Columbian||BC - British Columbia||New Westminster|
|Col||The Columbian||BC - British Columbia||New Westminster|
|Gazette||The Gazette||QC - Quebec||Montreal|
|SP||The Star Phoenix||SK - Saskatchewan||Saskatoon|
|Globe||The Toronto Globe & Mail||ON - Ontario||Toronto|
|Prov||The Vancouver Province||BC - British Columbia||Vancouver|
|Sun||The Vancouver Sun||BC - British Columbia||Vancouver|
|TC||Times Colonist||BC - British Columbia||Victoria|
|TDT||Trail Daily Times||BC - British Columbia||Trail|
|VN||Vernon News||BC - British Columbia||Vernon|
|VDT||Victoria Daily Times||BC - British Columbia||Victoria|
|WLT||Williams Lake Tribune||BC - British Columbia||Williams Lake|
|WFP||Winnipeg Free Press||MN - Manitoba||Winnipeg|
TYPES OF EVENTS and ABBREVIATIONS
The following codes used in this index include the following types of events and information available in the announcements.
|EVENT CODE||TYPE OF EVENT||EVENT CODE||TYPE OF EVENT|
|birth||Birth||"||Social Events - Wedding Shower, Relatives Visiting, Trip etc.|
|death||Death, Obituary||"||Criminal Charge|
|wed||Marriage, Wedding||"||Missing in action, Prisoner of war, War Injuries|
|"||Any other misc.event|
|ana||Another Name Available -
i.e. maiden, other married name
|nfn||No first name|
|nd||no date||p||Picture available|