Other Resources

This register lists research agents available for contracted services at our research facility. Listing in this register does not constitute accreditation by the BC Archives. Any agreement for research must be between the patron and the search agent solely.

ResearcherAreas of Specialty
Aevum Archives and Research Services (Margery Hadley)

202 – 75 Songhees Road
Victoria BC V9A 7M5
Tel: 250-385-6838
aevum@telus.net

  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records
  • Genealogy
  • Special media
  • Expert in: photographic records; landscape change; community/regional history; travel/exploration history; tourism/recreation/parks; business history; and biography.

Alizarin Consulting (Kathleen Trayner)
1409 Lang Street
Victoria BC V8T 2S6
Tel: 250-595-4349
alizarin@islandnet.com

  • First Nations research
  • Court records research
  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records
  • Special media
  • Expert in medical records and inquests.

Alpha Research Corporation (Christopher Hanna)
3008 Cadboro Bay Road
Victoria BC V8R 5J9
Tel: 250-595-7440
Fax: 250-595-7461

  • Genealogy
  • Lands records
  • Court records research
  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records
  • Special media
  • Expert in colonial/maritime history and the gold rush.

Maurice DePaoli
301 – 290 Newport Drive Port Moody BC V3H 5N2
Tel: 778-689-5213
mauricedepaoli@shaw.ca

  • Genealogy
  • First Nations research
  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records.

Edwards Heritage Consulting (Helen Edwards)
810 Linden Avenue
Victoria BC V8V 4G9
Tel: 250-386-6598
edwardsheritageconsulting@gmail.com

  • Genealogy
  • Lands records
  • Historical manuscript records
  • Expert in the history of buildings/streetscapes/neighbourhoods
  • Court Records research: including divorce records and civil orders/judgements.

Gail Evans-Hatch
406 – 15216 North Bluff Road
White Rock BC V4B 0A7
Tel: 778-846-2902
historicallegacy@gmail.com

  • Genealogy
  • Government records
  • Photograph and map records
  • Lands records
  • Expert in building/land use/landscape history and local/regional history.

Linda J. Eversole
#401 1060 Linden Avenue
Victoria BC V8V 4H2
778-433-9357
ljeversole@shaw.ca

  • Government records
  • Genealogy
  • Historical manuscripts
  • Special Media
  • Expert in land/court/Attorney General records.

Dr. Benjamin Isitt
1147 Caledonia Avenue
Victoria BC V8T 1E9
Tel: 250-882-9302
ben@issitt.ca

  • Genealogy
  • Lands records
  • First Nations research
  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records
  • Special media
  • Expert in community/social political/labour history.

Sharon Keen
105 – 975 Fairfield Road
Victoria BC V8V 3A3
Tel: 250-383-4933

  • Lands records
  • First Nations research
  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records
  • Special media
  • Expert in records from Heritage Branch and the ministries responsible for forests; parks; and mines.

Klahanie Research Ltd. (David Brownstein)
7-2160 W 39th Ave
Vancouver BC V6M 1T5
Tel: 604-722-5366
info@klahanieresearch.ca

  • First Nations research
  • Lands records
  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records
  • Special media: including still and moving images; aural histories and cartographic records
  • Experts in landscape change/resource management issues and academic-sponsored research.

K. Mason and Associates (Kerry Mason)
966 Bank Street
Victoria BC V8S 4B2
Tel: 250-592-6548
kmason@telus.net

  • Genealogy
  • Lands records
  • First Nations research
  • Court records research
  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records
  • Special media
  • Expert in BC art history.

Pioneer Family History Research
Alice Marwood
211-14981 101A Avenue
Surrey BC V3R 0T1
Tel: 604-582-1548
amarwood@shaw.ca

  • Genealogy
  • Lands records
  • First Nations research
  • Court records research
  • Government records.

Lynda G. Poulton
2565 Islands View Dr.
Gabriola BC V0R 1X7
Tel: 250-247-9111 cell: 250-714-2553
poultonl@telus.net

  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records
  • Genealogy
  • Land records

Trevor May
PO Box 20005
Sidney BC V8L 5C9
Tel: 250-656-0588
trevormay@shaw.ca

  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records
  • Photographic records.

Seamist Research Services (Sheila Norton)
807 Seamist Place
Victoria BC V8Y 2R4
Tel: 250-382-1185
DSNorton@shaw.ca

  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records
  • Genealogy
  • Land records
  • First Nations
  • Court records
  • Special media
  • Expert in contaminated sites.

Traditions Consulting Services Inc.
Kevin Neary and Associates
1163 Jolivet Crescent
Victoria BC V8X 3P3
Tel: 250-881-8793
Fax: 250-881-8794
kneary@telus.net

  • First Nations research
  • Government records
  • Historical manuscript records.

Victoria Genealogical Society
Queries Committee
PO Box 43021
Westside PO (100-180 Wilson St)
Victoria BC V9A 0C3
Tel: 250-360-2808
queries@victoriags.org

  • Genealogy

Areas of Specialty

Genealogy: including birth, marriage and death registrations; wills, probates and succession duty cards; coroner’s inquests and inquiries, census returns, directories and newspapers; provincial voters lists.

Lands records: including Crown land pre-emption records; “O” series correspondence files; tax assessment rolls.

First Nations: research including federal RG10 records; published reports.

Court records: research including divorce records; civil orders/judgments.

Government records: including records from government ministries, departments and agencies; BC Gazette notices; published reports; Sessional Papers.

Historical manuscript records: private, i.e non-government, records.

Special media: including photographs and other still images; moving images; aural histories; cartographic records.

Local researchers who are interested in being added to this register should contact us. The following must accompany an application to be listed:

  • A resume, describing qualifications and experience as a researcher.
  • A cover letter, describing experience and knowledge of the BC Archives collections, policies and procedures.
  • Areas of specialty (see above).

Applications will be reviewed and processed on a quarterly basis.