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Barkerville formed in 1862 around the Barker Company mine on Williams Creek in the Cariboo District of British Columbia. In its 100 plus years there is a wealth of evidence of its inhabitants and the impact that they have made in the Cariboo.



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Other Institutions' Collections

Other organizations have also collected and collated Barkerville history:

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The database contains indexes to information in the Barkerville Collections. Each button is self-explanatory.

Archives Artifacts Library Maps

Images are accessible from the text index records.


  • Assay, Mining Licenses, Census, and Land Records are full transcripts of original historic documents.

  • Newspaper and Reference File records are indexes to the paper records only and have no content.

  • Genealogy is original research, often without formal references.

Assay records Mining Licenses
Census Land
Cemetery Genealogy
Newspapers Reference files

Wells Information

Courtesy of the Wells Historical Society

Wells Archives Wells Photos



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