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    • Archives Association of BC - links and addresses for all community, corporate & academic archives in BC, including a description of the extent, nature and scope of their holdings.
    • BC Archives - on-line access to the province's Vital Statistics, visual & cartographic records.
    • Geographical Names Board of Canada - a national committee, dating back to 1897, comprised of a representative from each province and territory, and from various federal departments concerned with mapping, translation, statistics, archives, defence, national parks and Indian lands. The GNBC is co-ordinated by a Secretariat in Ottawa; the Secretariat itself has no power to accept or reject a particular name (the authority to accept or reject geographical names lies with the province or territory where the feature is situated, or the federal agency that administers the property).
    • MLA Finder - alphabetical listing of communities in British Columbia, and their respective electoral district and MLA.
    • Royal Canadian Geographical Society "making Canada better known to Canadians and to the world" - with links to Canadian Geographic magazine, and specialty maps, atlases & cartographic products.
    • Thesaurus of Geographic Names - locate named places throughout the world using the official, vernacular, historic or English name; contains entries for 900,000 places world-wide, plus dates of incorporation or change.
    • US Geographical Names - query by name to access almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States.