Brief histories of Victoria families who have contributed to Greater Victoria's character for several generations are planned for this page.
- John Joel Austin
(Maureen Duffus is the great granddaughter of J.J. and Sarah Austin)
Deputy Sheriff of Victoria, Provincial civil servant, musician, choir director and composer - includes Austin Family Photo Album & Columbia's Welcome.
- The James Yates family
(Maureen Duffus is the great granddaughter of James and Mary Yates)
A Hudson's Bay Company shipwright, successful businessman, early Victoria landowner and member of the first legislative assembly of Vancouver Island who arrived in Fort Victoria in 1849 - includes Yates Family Photo Album.
- The Bland family of Esquimalt
One of the earliest families in the area with many contributions including one of Vancouver Island's first breweries, Esquimalt's Historic Halfway House.
- The Vancouver Street House - The John Work Connection
The great-great-great granddaughter of Chief Factor John Work demonstrates the detective work involved in tracing your family's history in this search for a family home.
For extensive research tools on Victoria families including census info, directories, property info, documents and maps go to viHistory.