British Columbia

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"British Columbia: Spirit of the People." Written by Jean Barman. Harbour Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-1-55017-446-5. Harbour Publishing. Written in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia. DG2

"Etched in my Memory – My life as a Shishalh Rememberer." xwu’p’a’lich, Barbara Higgins. ISBN 978-1-7750054-0-7. Creator’s Touch Press, 2017. DG2

"French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the making of the Pacific Northwest." Written by Jean Barman. ISBN 978-0-7748-2805-5. UBC Press, 2014. DG2

"Peacemakers of the North, The." Cora Ventress, Marguerite Davies, Edith Kyllo. Davies, Ventress and Kyllo. 1973. This book does NOT have an index of surnames. Look ups must be done by community, then family name. If looking on a map of the B.C. area, the area includes communities north of the Peace River - along the Alaska Highway starting at Taylor travelling north to Fort Nelson and east to the Alberta border. C15

"Raincoast Chronicles First Five," Collector’s Edition. Stories and History of the BC Coast. Edited by Howard White, Harbour Publishing, 1977. DG2

"The Terror of the Coast: Land Alienation and Colonial War on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849-1863." Written by Chris Arnett. ISBN 0-88922-318-1. Talonbooks, 1999. DG2

"The Trail of 1858 - British Columbia's Gold Rush Past." Authors: Mark Forsythe & Greg Dickson of CBC Radio's BC Almanac. Publisher: Harbour Publishing. DG2

Capital Regional District (Gulf Islands)

"Alexander Stewart McLennan 1845-1932: A Biography." Written by Mary Davidson. ISBN 978-0-9784503-1-1. DG2

"Discover the Gap through the memories of those who lived them at Porlier Pass." Compiled by the Ladysmith and District Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-978-49484-2-9. Printorium Books, 2014. DG2

"Maria Mahoi of the Island." Written by Jean Barman. ISBN 978-1-55420-132-7. Publisher New Stars Books, 2004. DG2

Metro Vancouver Regional District

"The art of Ts’uts’umultl Luck Marston. Shore to Shore." Written by Suzanne Fournier. ISBN 978-55017-670-4. Harbour Publishing, 2014. DG2

"Stanley Park’s Secret – The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch and Brockton Point." Written by Jean Barman. ISBN 978-1-55017-348-8. Published by Harbour Publishing. DG2

New Westminster Land District

"Powell River's First 50 Years: Golden Jubilee 1910-1960." Author: Harry Taylor??, Publisher: A.H. Alsgard, Date: 1960? Contains tons of information regarding clubs, companies, schools, school honor rolls, municipal council, buildings, churches, etc. Has pictures and many many names are mentioned throughout. This is not a book discussing families though and that sorta thing. This is fair size book and isn't indexed so I would need some time to do the searches. DA1

Vancouver Island

"Frogs beds, fiddleheads and licorice ferns: Memories from Grandma Sampson." Published through the Alberni Valley Hospice Society’s Reflections Program. DG2

"The Sooke Story: The History and the Heartbeat." ISBN 0-9694942-2-X. Limited First Edition. Copyright 1999, Sooke Region Museum. DG2