viHistory is a free website for family history work in Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

“Our searchable database comprises over 150,000 records, including nominal census records from 1871 to 1911. Complimentary records include directories, tax assessment rolls and maps of the cities of Nanaimo and Victoria.

“In 2013 we added an inventory of Victoria Building Construction Documents, 1877 – 1921. It provides a record of notices and building permits for over 11,000 construction projects, ranging from large hotels to modest residential dwellings. We also added an inventory of Victoria street name changes, 1900 – 1914.”

Free Vancouver Island genealogy records include:

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