The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is pleased to announce all Prince George and Prince Rupert Land Title District microfilm reels have been digitized and are now available through LTSA’s DocuWare Image Delivery System (“DocuWare”). The Microfilm Digitization team digitized the 1,163 Prince Rupert Land Title District microfilm reels and the 3,019 Prince George Land Title District reels between October 2021 and February 2022, a process which involves scanning, performing quality assurance, indexing, and uploading into DocuWare. LTSA is now in the process of digitizing the Victoria Land Title District microfilm reels. The target date for the 10,156 Victoria Land Title District microfilm reels to be digitized and available in DocuWare is March 2023.
In October 2021, LTSA completed the digitization of the Kamloops and Nelson microfilm reels and continues to prioritize the digitization of Kamloops and Nelson Land Title District paper-based historic records. Scan on Demand services will continue to assist customers with retrieving records that have not yet been digitized.
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 and customers, such as 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.