New Westminster Museum and Archives' database goes online

Everything about the 19th and 20th century is entering the 21st century as the New Westminster Museum and Archives' database goes online.

It is publicly accessible, allowing users to search and view descriptions of documents, photographs and other archival material.

Not only can users search the database but they can also share with others and comment on photographs and other records.

"This will be the first time in our city's history that people with access to the Internet will be able to view our excellent photograph collection from either the comfort of their homes or any other location in the world," archivist Barry Dykes said in a press release. "For instance, I was able to search and retrieve images using my own smart phone. However, until the time when we get the bulk of our photographs online, people will still need to visit the archives; in any case, this is still a great start."

The database has more than 4,000 descriptions, primarily of photographs, but that's only a fraction of the total collection. The site will grow as descriptions are added.

The database can be accessed by going to

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