Newspaper Indexes


Province of British Columbia Indexes of Birth (to 1903), Marriage (after 75 years) and Death (after 20 years) are available online, some with images of the original registrations, at the BC Archives website Births, Marriages, Deaths.

Use the Google search engine to locate the files that contain the names you are researching.


We have completed indexing Births, Marriages and Deaths in local newspapers (Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and surrounding rural areas) .

1895 1932 (pdf)
1940-45 (pdf)
1946-50 (pdf)
1951-55 (pdf)
1956-59 (pdf) – (includes Argus 1956 and 1957 which are kept at the Campbell River Museum)
1992-1995 (pdf) – Note: The Free Press stopped publishing in 1994. The Independent (IND) was published for a short time after.
1986-2008 (pdf) – (Comox Valley Record, obituaries only) indexing completed

Free Press 1933-39 (pdf)
Free Press 1940-45 (pdf)
Free Press 1946-50 (pdf)
Free Press 1951-55 (pdf)
Free Press 1956-60 (pdf)
Free Press 1961-65 (pdf)
Free Press 1966-70 (pdf)
Free Press 1971-75 (pdf)
Free Press 1976-80 (pdf)
Free Press 1981-85 (pdf)
Free Press 1986-91 (pdf)



If you can provide a name and date, we will do a search for a small fee. Write to Comox Valley Genealogy Group, c/o Courtenay & District Museum, 219 Fourth St., Courtenay BC, V9N 1G7 or email us for more information.

For a list of local Newspaper archives contact the Courtenay & District Museum.

Current local newspaper is the Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave., Box 3729, Courtenay BC, V9N 7P1, Phone 250-338-5811, Fax 250-338-5568.  Obituaries have been online since about 2001-2.