British Columbia Team

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Welcome to the British Columbia Team, a sub-team of the Western Canada Team and part of the Canada Project.

Team Leader: Peggy Watkins

Team Members: Judith Chidlow | David Hughey | Wendy Jones| Steve Maxted| Dale Mutter| Joe Patterson | Kathryn Penner | Sharon Runolfsson | Elgin Smith CD | Alex Stronach | Peggy Watkins | Lisa Hems | Annabelle Sotvedt | John Thompson | Loralee Hutton



The mission of the British Columbia Team is to add and improve profiles of early and significant British Columbians. Team members take primary responsibility for relevant profiles or family groups and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, removing incorrect information and offer research assistance as needed.


For each person:
  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number
  2. PPP added
  3. pertaining categories added
  4. templates added
  5. biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
  6. Attached family meets these goals, too
  7. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the GFR for help)
create Free Space profiles for events, places, and other topics of genealogical interest pertaining to British Columbia,
bring together WikiTreers with an interest in British Columbian families, and to share resources to further research.


If you would like, you may add a sticker to the profiles you manage that belong to this team. This sticker is for all persons who have been identified as significant or early British Columbians.

Sample usage:

{{British Columbian Sticker}}

... ... ... is/was a significant British Columbian.


British Columbia Notables

Progress: profiles: 5/5: 100%, succession boxes: 5/5: 100%, linked to the main tree: 3/5: 60%
British Columbia Lieutenant Governors
Progress: profiles: 29/29: 100%, succession boxes: 29/29: 100%, linked to the main tree: 10/29: 34%
British Columbia Premiers
Progress: profiles: 100%, succession boxes: 100%, linked to the main tree: 100% (of deceased premiers)
See this page for additional pages of notables:
British Columbia Notables
Interest in Notables? Consider joining the Notables Team:
Canada Project Notables Team

Team Work!

Source the Unsourced!
Heal as a Data Doctor!
  • Have a look at the Suggestion List for BC and work through a few of the suggestions.
  • Be sure to add a source, if you can or leave the unsourced sticker on the profile, if needed.
  • Learn more here. There are lots of videos on how to be a good Data Doctor. You may also want to participate in Weekly Challenge & Annual Clean-a-Thon!
Connect the Unconnected!
Remember those who served in WWI!
  • Visit: British Columbia World War One and improve one of the listed profiles. This page also includes resources.
  • or search for BC profiles that may have been killed in WWI by using the search page or WT+.
Remember the victims of disaster!
  • Visit: Canada Mining Disasters Team: BC and choose a mining disaster to research.
  • When you add a profile related to one of the disasters be sure to add the category and sticker.
Fill the Passenger Lists!
  • Visit: Early Arrivals to Vancouver Island and help document the pioneers who arrived in BC via the Tynemouth Bride Ship and many more ships that brought people to our shores.
  • Be sure to add the appropriate categories to the profiles you create. That way we will have a complete list of those with WikiTree profiles.
Tell the story of BC Japanese Canadians!
Tell the story of early BC African Americans!
Join the First Peoples Canada Team!
  • Visit: First Peoples Canada
  • Join this team, if you are interested in helping document the Indigenous families and communities of BC.
Ask questions: If you need help getting started on any of these projects, email Peggy.

Wikitree Resources

British Columbian Sticker

BC Free Space Pages

Vancouver Archives Group Photos
Victoria BC Customs House 1875-1898
Anyox, British Columbia, Canada
Early British Columbia Estate Files
British Columbia Archive Links

One Place Studies

Brisco, British Columbia One Place Study
Anyox, British Columbia One Place Study


Category:British Columbia First Nations
Category:British_Columbia, Premiers

Maintenance Categories

Category: British Columbia, Needs Biography
Category: British Columbia, Needs Profiles Created
Category: British Columbia, Unsourced Profiles
Full list of BC Maintenance Categories


Canada sticker: can be used to indicate a person lived in British Columbia.
Example: {{Canada Sticker |location=British Columbia, Canada |born-in=yes}}
Migrating ancestor sticker: can be used to indicate a person moved to British Columbia.
Military sticker


See also:

Citation Templates

See: Canada Project Source Citations

Further Interest

Vancouver Archives: The Vancouver Archives post a blog called Authenticity, which covers all kinds of fascinating stuff about what's available in the archives, what's newly added, and so on. Currently, they're doing a series on using the resources in the archives to research the history of a particular building, like, say, the house your grandparents lived in.
Changing Vancouver: There's another blog called Changing Vancouver which posts historic photos of different buildings in Vancouver, with accompanying photos of how the same place looks today, with a short history of the building(s) involved. I don't know who's behind it, but apparently, they haunt the public library and the archives, because they dig up the most amazing facts.
WestEndVancouver: "This site is about the history of the West End in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, starting in the late 1800s and running to about 1920. It deals mostly with the West of Denman area, from Denman Street on the east to Stanley Park on the west, and from Coal Harbour on the north to English Bay on the south."

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Please remove Category: British Columbia Entertainers, since it's being deleted. Thanks, Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
A biographical dictionary of notable living men and women in Western Canada Parker, C. W. (1864-1932).

posted by [Living Rocca]