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Royal B.C. Museum puts family history records online

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Registration of death for Sidney Smith Abar of Cranbrook, B.C. (Royal BC Museum genealogy database)

While federal government cuts are making it more difficult to access family history records, the Royal B.C. Museum is taking a step in the opposite direction.

It just recently made original historical records of births, marriages and deaths in B.C. available online.

Ann ten Cate is a museum archivist and genealogy search expert at the Royal B.C. Museum. She explains why the museum decided to create its new genealogy database.

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