If you would like to try transcribing a set of Vancouver City Council minutes, please contact us for more information. We will send you a photograph of some handwritten pages. You simply type in what you see (don’t worry if you can’t make out every word) and send us back your transcript. We will do the rest.
We like to give credit where it is due, so we usually publish the transcriber’s name with every set of minutes. But if you prefer to use first name only, or no name at all, of course we will respect your wishes.
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Can’t read someone’s name?
Here are some resources to help you make out someone’s name:
Mayors and Aldermen in Early Vancouver:
Citizens of Early Vancouver:
Vancouver City Directories online: 1860 – 1955
The Vancouver public library hosts these online directories. Choose the year you want to see, then you can search by last name or by street if you are researching a building or a neighbourhood.