We have genealogists who perform in-depth research in the Greater Victoria Public Library in Saanich, British Columbia.
The collections include:
- City Directories of Victoria and BC dating back to 1860
View a list of Historic City Directories from 1860-1890
- Local histories of many towns on the Victorian and Gulf Islands
- Church histories of many local churches
- Provincial voters lists of BC before WWI
- Numerous volumes of collected short biographies
- Many works on the early exploration of British Columbia
- Many works on the first nations of our regions
- Reference and biographical clippings files
Materials in the Local History Room at the Central Branch may be accessed and copied at the library, they may not be borrwed.
Visit the Collection Overview for a complete list of holdings.
We’ll search records for you and email you digital images of what we find.
Research fees in the Greater Victoria Public Library begin at $300 per project.
We also have British Columbia genealogists.
To request in-depth research, request a research quote.