Welcome to the British Columbia Genealogical Society

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Researching your own family tree is rewarding – and fun! No matter where in the world your family is from, we can help.

Our members have been researching, preserving and publishing their own family histories and that of British Columbia, Canada’s families since 1971. Our Society’s is 46 years old, and our website is among the first genealogy sites – for 21 years.

Our collective experience and expertise can point you to the best and newest resources on-line and off (not everything is on the Internet) and help you to organize and preserve your family history research, to navigate through confusing documents or contradictory evidence found, and to share your family tree and family stories with others.

Desert Island graphic -http://xkcd.com/731/

Don’t find yourself marooned! Genealogy research is easier and more fun when shared. Desert Island comic, courtesy of Randall Patrick Munroe,
CC BY-NC 2.5, http://xkcd.com/731

 

The British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) has been on the World Wide Web since 1996.  There’ll always be something new for you here on this website. BCGS Members also have access to a Members’ Only Area.

We welcome new members and visitors and invite you to see what we offer free on-line and at our BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey, BC and at our year round monthly meetings, the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Downstairs Hall at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.

Visit our Research, Walter Draycott Library and Membership sections to see the free resources available to you here which include advice for beginners, free family tree charts, worldwide research links and guides for British Columbia and Canadian genealogy and family history research too.

Do visit the BCGS on Facebook and on Twitter @bcgs_ca And now we are on Pinterest too.

And here is the link to the BCGS mobile site, although if you have a smartphone or other mobile device, you likely can use this website as is ‘on the go’.

BCGS Meetings & Chats for December 2018

Scottish Chat – Saturday, Nov 24th – 10 am to noon at the BCGS Library with George Caldwell.

Irish Chat – Saturday, December 1st – 10 am to noon at the BCGS Library with Eunice Robinson.

English Chat – Sunday, December 2nd – 1 to 3 pm at the BCGS Library with Rob Whitlock.

BCGS Library Volunteers Social – Saturday, December 1st from 1 to 3 pm at the BCGS Library.

BCGS Christmas Meeting – Wednesday, December 12 from 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby. Social, refreshments, and the annual pocketbook sale. Donations of treats and books appreciated.

Please note – the BCGS Walter Draycott Library will be closed for the holidays from 3 pm Saturday, December 15th and will reopen January 3 at 10 am.