Series CR-0311 - Ross Bay Cemetery plot books

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Ross Bay Cemetery plot books

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  • 1872-1992 (Creation)
    Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

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2 microfilm reels and 13 fiches

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Series consists of occupancy records of burial plots in Ross Bay Cemetery. The series includes substantially the same information as that captured on the burial permit (CR-0235). Data elements include: permit number, name, age, where born, where died, day and hour of burial, clergyman, block and plot number, undertaker and remarks. The remarks section contains notes on the transfer of plots, reserve plots, exhumations, re-interments, and depths. A name index at the start of each volume gives a cross-reference to a folio in the volume.

The permit number system was not introduced until March 1884.

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There are two sets of original plot books; one is held by the Parks Department and is annotated regularly. These books were microfilmed in 1992. The second set is held at the cemetery caretaker’s office. It is annotated by the caretaker and has never been filmed.

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Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, records less than 20 years old are restrictred.

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