Friday, September 26, 2008

Historical Colonist newspaper, Victoria BC Canada - soon on-line free

Breaking news from the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society's seminar tonight -

Dave Obee, B.C. author and genealogist, announced that 50 years of Victoria's historical Colonist newspapers will be on-line and available free through the Times Colonist website by December 11, 2008. This is really great news for genealogy and local history as the Colonist is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year as is British Columbia and the Colonist and its successors, including today's Times Colonist, have historically covered news around the province as well as local Victoria news and, of course, provincial politics, since Victoria is British Columbia's capital.

In the meantime, enjoy the Times Colonist's 150th anniversary features - many written by Dave Obee himself:

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