About British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990
This electronic index of death registrations in the Canadian province of British Columbia was compiled by the British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency and the British Columbia Archives. The Vital Statistics Agency has released registrations of deaths that are at least 20 years old, in accordance with the Vital Statistics Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The following information is provided in the index: surname, given name, gender, year, month, day, event place, registration number, British Columbia Archives microfilm number, Genealogical Society of Utah microfilm number. The index will only confirm the existence of a record on microfilm for the date listed. Once you have found an entry you can then view the actual record by obtaining a copy of the microfilm, and/or by contacting the British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency (http://www.hlth.gov.bc.ca/vs/index.html)