The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is pleased to report that the Kamloops and Nelson Land Title District microfilm records have now been digitized and are accessible through all LTSA offices. In parallel, LTSA has completed the move of paper-based Kamloops and Nelson Land Title Districts historic records to LTSA’s purpose built facility in Victoria, BC featuring a secure, state-of-the-art, climate-controlled environment with special fire suppression technology. LTSA is continuing our multi-year project to improve record accessibility by digitizing paper records, and processes are in place to ensure paper records requested by customers are digitized and made available in a timely manner.
LTSA recognizes the value of historic records in its care and is committed to their preservation while enabling broader access benefiting British Columbians for generations to come. Since 2005, LTSA has invested over $17M in historic records, resulting in both expanded access and improved quality of record reproductions available to LTSA customers.
Records held by LTSA are useful for tracing historic land ownership, researching complex property boundary issues and guiding environmental stewardship. These historic records are used by LTSA staff, customers (e.g. lawyers, notaries and land surveyors) to conduct their day-to-day business, and are also of interest to historians, First Nations, genealogists and environmental researchers.