Private Researchers

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A number of British Columbia Genealogical Society members will undertake research for a fee, on terms and conditions to be individually arranged. Please note that any arrangements you make with them are entirely your responsibility and the BCGS. does not in any way warrant the quality or correctness of their work.

 Alice Marwood

211 – 14981 – 101A Avenue
Surrey, B C
V3R 0T1

Phone: 604.582.1548


British Columbia Sources, Indians, Ship’s Lists


David Jackson

306-225 E. 13th Street
North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2L6


Research in Greater Vancouver area.


Betty Allen


Research in Langley and Chilliwack area.


J. Amy Newman

PO Box 54604,
7155 Kingsway,
Burnaby, BC Canada V5E 4J6

Phone: 604.521.3463 (604.521.FIND)

fax: 604.521.3460

toll free: 1.877.521.3463 for callers outside the Vancouver area


Research in Vancouver area; professional heir-tracer. Locate heirs all over North America.


Barbara Jones

2929 West 6th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC V6K 1X4

604. 731.4975


15 Years experience in Genealogy; Researching for probate and family

History in BC, Great Britain.


Celia A. Lewis

2075 W. 48th Avenue,
Vancouver BC V6M 2P4

Phone: 604.996.7335


Research interests: England, Scotland

Page updated September 2013

Israel – Links

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Genealogy – Israel

Israel Genealogical Society, guides and aids to research, and a list of archives in Israel:

Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA), free articles, databases:

Israel GenWeb:

Israel’s Documented Story, English-language blog of the Israel State Archives (ISA):

Israel State Archives:

Scottish Voices From the West – oral history project launch, April 4, 2012, Vancouver

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On April 4, 2012, in time for Tartan Day (6 April), Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Scottish Studies will launch the first part of the on-line oral history project, “Scottish Voices From the West.”

Join the the launch and demonstration which will coincide with SFU’s Tartan Day Celebration, including piping and fabulous entertainment by the Gaelic Choir and the Vancouver Branch of the Royal Scottish Dance Society, and a short presentation by Dr. Alison Sheridan on the brand new Museum of Scotland.

The launch and celebration will take place Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm in Room 1420 at SFU at Harbour Centre, 515 East Hastings St., Vancouver, BC.

John Oliver High School, 100th Anniversary, Vancouver, BC, 2012

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John Oliver High School (JO) in Vancouver BC celebrates its 100th Anniversary on Friday evening, September 21 and Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the school at 41st and Fraser.

John Oliver High School Band and Orchestra members with instruments, 1932, Vancouver BC CanadaJohn Oliver High School Band and Orchestra members with instruments, 1932, Vancouver BC Canada. No photographer’s name. Private collection.

Among the activities:

Friday night – Meet & Greet and a concert.
Saturday – Boy Scout breakfast, Time Capsule, Guiness Book of Records aerial photo, multicultural lunch, decade rooms, and a homecoming basketball game complete with cheerleaders from the past – and more.

And the Class of ’62 John Oliver, is holding its 50 year reunion on Thursday, September 20.

The new book, The Story of South Vancouver and John Oliver High School will be available.

Arrangements for registration and accommodation, etc. are being worked out. For more information, visit the John Oliver 100th Anniversary Facebook page, see the John Oliver PAC website and the John Oliver Historical Society site.

BCGS 2013 Seminar PayPal Ticket Payments

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Please choose your ticket, make your payment and fill out the BCGS 2013 Seminar on-line registration form below. Thank you.

2013 BCGS Seminar Tickets

BCGS Seminar - 2013 - PayPal Registration Application

Registration - BCGS April 27, 2013 Seminar with Glenn T. Wright and Lesley Anderson.

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