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Historical Land Use Research in Northern and Central BC

Municipal and Regional District Records

To access local municipal or regional district records, you will need to contact the regional district, municipality, and/or local museum/archives for the specific community you are researching. UNBC's Northern BC Archives does not generally hold official municipal or regional district records, with some exceptions.

For records relating to sites within Prince George city boundaries, contact the City of Prince George and/or the Exploration Place (E.F. Ted Williams History Centre).

For records relating to sites outside of Prince George city boundaries within the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, contact the Regional District.

BC Land Title & Survey Authority (LTSA)

The BC Land Title & Survey Authority (LTSA) is the repository for historical land titles in British Columbia. Historical land title research is very complex and the LTSA has specific procedures for undertaking historical land title research. Information is available on their website regarding:
Accessing Records (including Crown Land)
How to Research Records
Hiring a Professional Researcher

BC Geographic Names

To find historical names for locations in British Columbia:

BC Geographical Names Information System (BCGNIS) is the authoritative database for place names in British Columbia and is the reference source for all official maps and charts created nationally or internationally.

Access the database here: