Do you like detective work? Want to track down that illegible surname or street name in the minutes you are transcribing? Or just want to find out more about early Vancouver?
Here are some of online references we use most often:
- To check the names of the Mayor and Aldermen try "Vancouver's Elected Representatives" by Wayne D. Madden, available online from the Internet Archive. Click here
- To check the names of city residents, the Vancouver Public Library has City Directories online dating back to 1860. Click on the left-hand side of the page to select the year and directory you would like to see.
- Many street names have changed since the 1890s. Another useful reference is “Street Names of Vancouver” by Elizabeth Walker, also from the Vancouver Public Library.