Ann ten Cate

Archivist (Retired)

Ann ten Cate joined the BC Archives in 1990 as a reference archivist, having previously worked for municipal and religious archives in Toronto. She has a BA in history and English from the University of Toronto and a records management certificate from George Brown College.

In addition to her 20 years as a reference specialist, Ann spent several years as an information and privacy analyst for the BC Archives. She was also responsible for liaison activities with the Friends of the BC Archives and the archives tour and orientation program, and she has given lectures on genealogical resources and coroner’s records. Recently she worked in the Learning Department, focusing on the interpretation of the archives collections for new audiences. She is also assisting with sourcing content for digitization projects.


History and English, University of Toronto

Records management certificate

Areas of Interest

Gallery animation that incorporates and highlights the archival collections

Adult lecture series, courses and workshops based on archival collections

Outreach to archives users, both children and adults, and non-traditional users

Developing new tools and access guides for genealogists

Coroner’s records and land records

Acquisition, appraisal and selection, and arrangement and description of private records

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Latest Articles

“……and a Happy New Year”

July 24, 2013 12:52 am

Continuing on with my festive theme, I went looking for some seasonal archival photographs which would show us how people celebrated New Year’s […]

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry

July 24, 2013 12:42 am

While you can’t eat, drink or be merry in the B.C. Archives Reference Room, you CAN indulge in some nostalgia, or do some […]

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B.C.’s First Aviation Death?

July 24, 2013 12:23 am

One of my favourite categories of records at the B.C. Archives is the inquest and inquiry files created by B.C.’s coroners. The older […]

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Who Knew?

July 23, 2013 11:31 pm

I’m filing this entry under the heading of “Who Knew”? I often find myself thinking this while examining some of our archival records, […]

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