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"Peacemakers of the North, The." Cora Ventress, Marguerite Davies, Edith Kyllo. Davies, Ventress and Kyllo. 1973. This book does NOT have an index of surnames. Look ups must be done by community, then family name. If looking on a map of the B.C. area, the area includes communities north of the Peace River - along the Alaska Highway starting at Taylor travelling north to Fort Nelson and east to the Alberta border. C15

"The Trail of 1858 - British Columbia's Gold Rush Past." Authors: Mark Forsythe & Greg Dickson of CBC Radio's BC Almanac. Publisher: Harbour Publishing. DG2

Cariboo Land District

"A Tribute to the Past." Old age pensioners Organization, Quesnel, B.C., 1985. History of Quesnel and Area, 1808-1928. Many family story's and pictures. some history of the Cariboo Gold Rush. PH1

Kootenay Land District

"Kootenay Outlook Reflections." Proctor-Harrop Historical Book Committee, 1988. A History of Proctor, Sunshine Bay, Harrop, Longbeach, Balfour, Queens Bay, Storys and picture's of individual family's of the area. PH1

New Westminster Land District

"Powell River's First 50 Years: Golden Jubilee 1910-1960." Author: Harry Taylor??, Publisher: A.H. Alsgard, Date: 1960? Contains tons of information regarding clubs, companies, schools, school honor rolls, municipal council, buildings, churches, etc. Has pictures and many many names are mentioned throughout. This is not a book discussing families though and that sorta thing. This is fair size book and isn't indexed so I would need some time to do the searches. DA1

Vancouver Island

"The Sooke Story: The History and the Heartbeat." ISBN 0-9694942-2-X. Limited First Edition. Copyright 1999, Sooke Region Museum. DG2