Nelson Local History
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Local History Collection (some circulating books, most reference in-library use only).
Local History (in-library use only)
- The collection contains recent and older, often out-of-print, books on the history of the area as well as a number of theses and papers on the history of the area. We also attempt to include one copy of each book published by a local author.
Microfilm (in-library use only)
- A microfilm reader is available to view our collection. We suggest calling ahead to book a time if you are doing extended research. Maximum time allotment per day is two hours.
Non-indexed local newspapers:
- The Miner (Nelson)
- Nelson Daily News – April 1902 – July 2010
- Kootenaian of Kaslo – August 1895 – February 1969
- Creston Review – 1901- December 1977
Indexed records from BC Vital Statistics Agency:Birth Registrations 1851 – 1903
- Marriage Registrations 1872 – 1933
- Indian Marriage Registrations 1873 – 1933
- Death Registrations 1872 – 1988
- Indian Death Registrations 1917 – 1956
- Overseas Death Registration 1940 – 1945
- Delayed Death Registrations 1872 – 1945
- Indian Delayed Death Registrations 1916 – 1950
Nelson & Area Newspapers
- BC Historical Newspapers: online variety of historical Kootenay newspapers from Ymir, Slocan, Silverton, Rossland, Cranbrook, Nelson, New Denver and more.
- Nelson Daily News on microfilm
- Nelson Star: access e-editions
- The Express Newspaper – A Nelson community newspaper since 1988, The Express is archived online through archive.org.
- See Special Collections for information about our microfilm collection
More Newspapers & Vital Stats
- Times-Colonist Newspaper (1858-1910) – Victoria, BC newspaper
- Vital Statistics: BC Birth (1854-1903)/Death (1872-1996) /Marriage Records (microfilm and online)
Nelson Local Resources
Touchstones Museum – Archives : Find City Directories (1901-) Obituary Files, People Files, High School Yearbooks, and property/housing information.
More from the Archives:
- Archival Fonds
- Archival Photograph Collections
- Local History Books Collection
- Photograph Albums on Flckr
- Virtual Exhibitions