The Biography Database

The Biography Database started as a collection of Canadian naval officer entries. It quickly expanded to include British Columbians who have made a name for themselves or who have contributed to the fabric of life in the Province or in the Canadian Arctic. Although a huge range of diversity is represented in the nearly 40,000 entries many interesting groups of individuals can be tracked. The chart below will indicate the current levels of content and growth of the database.

Classification 2003 2004 2011
Admirals 451 453 507
Aircraft people have flown (known) 803 803 926
Served in the air force 537 537 606
Served in the army 719 721 822
Clergy 420 422 501
Doctor/Dentist/Medical 449 454 1041
Served in Fishermen's Reserve Section 90 90 126
Heritage Interpreter 1,596 1,596 1,569
Killed-in-Action or Died-on-duty 386 395 2,270
Served as Merchant Mariner 1,186 1,266 1,481
Served as MLA 455 456 439
Served as MP 318 318 306
Served as Municipal Councilor 501 506 523
Served as Naval Aviator 1,873 1,876 2,144
Served as Canadian naval personnel 13,331 13,837 24,358
Northwest Passage Transit completed 124 124 127
Geographic places named for listed persons 1,557 1,570 1,631
Served in RCMP 71 71 80
Served in Canadian naval reserves 4,118 4,154 10,653
Served in RN 1,899 1,939 2,798
Served in RNAS 356 356 415
Served in RNCVR 435 435 587
Served as captain of a naval vessel 1,344 1,949 2,030
Qualified as Upper Yardman 47 47 48
USN personnel 33 95 127
Female Canadian naval personnel 323 324 1,149
Companies 0 0 3,751

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Site News: November 13th, 2017

Databases have been updated and are now holding 50,543 vessel histories (with 4,571 images) and 57,599 mariner biographies (with 3,482 images).


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