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Visitors can browse the case files by surname of individuals, as well as by businesses, estates, trusts, families, and organizations. Information provided includes the case file number, a name associated with that case file, birth date (if an individual), gender (as indicated by the creators of the file), and a summary of the file. Each case file number is unique. When a user clicks on a case file number, they will be taken to that file’s site page. Clicking on a name will launch a pop-up containing information about that name including shared surnames and other records that the individual or organization is associated with. Within the description of each case file is information about property and family members.

Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
8841 Uhei Tokairin 21 May 1873 Male
He was born on 21 May 1873. He is also listed in the files as Uhei Shiyoji and his former name is Uhei Kichinai. He was a gardener employed by Dr. O’Neill, 6826 Hudson Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Den Tokairin (wife), Ichizo Tokairin (son), and Hideo Tokairin (son). His home address is listed as 622 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and 1712 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC.



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