BCGS Walter Draycott Library – Holiday closure from Dec. 22, 2015- Reopening Jan. 5, 2016


It’s that time of year again!

The BCGS Library is closed for the holidays from Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at 3:00 pm and will reopen on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 10:00 am, providing the weather is favourable.

Please remember – if it snows at any time, the Library is closed.

Telephone 604 502 9119
Library catalogues and other information on-line:

This very pretty snowflake is courtesy of Snowflakes for Christmas

BCGS Library Tours – Fall 2015

BCGS-Library-BuildingThe BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey is offering tours of the Library with Alice Marwood on the following dates.

All interested are welcome.

Visitors to the BCGS Library have access to over 16,000 worldwide publication titles, as well as records on microfilm and fiche, tapes and CDs, on-line databases and unique genealogical research resources for British Columbia and other areas.

Tour Dates

September 8, 2015, Tuesday – from 10 am to noon.

October 8, 2015, Thursday – from 1 to 3 pm.

November 21, 2015, Saturday – from 10 am to noon.

December 8, 2015, Tuesday – from 10 am to noon.

Telephone: 604 502 9119
Library Location: Unit 211, 12837 – 76th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Regular hours -Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 10am – 3pm year round. Closed holiday weekends.

For more BCGS Library information, see these web pages:
BCGS Walter Draycott Library
BCGS Library Catalogues

BCGS Film-Fiche Catalogue

The newest films at the BCGS are from the British Library’s Haldimand Papers. These are from the Vancouver Branch, United Empire Loyalist’s Association of Canada’s collection, recently donated to the BCGS Walter Draycott Library.

The film-fiche collection includes some British Columbia newspapers, Canadian census, Ontario marriages, British cemetery recordings, birth and marriage indexes and much more. The Library has film-fiche readers and a scanner for members and visitors to use. For more information about researching at the BCGS Library, please follow this link.

BCGS Film-Fiche Catalogue

1 AUSTRALIA Death Index 1873 - 1894 Fiche
2 AUSTRALIA Marriage Index Brides 1884-1893 Fiche
3 AUSTRALIA Marriage Index Bridgrooms 1884-1893 Fiche
4 AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND BRISBANE Death Index Brisbane 1874-1894 Fiche
5 AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND Death Index Queensland 1895-1899 Fiche
6 AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND Death Index Queensland 1897-1899 Fiche
7 AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND BRISBANE Marriage Index Brisbane 1856-1873 Fiche
8 AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND BRISBANE Marriage Index Brisbane 1874-1885 Fiche
9 AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND BRISBANE Marriage Index Brisbane 1886-1893 Fiche
10 AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND Marriage Index Queensland 1894-1897 Fiche

BCGS Library open as usual Saturday, May 9th, 2015

The BCGS Walter Draycott Library will be open its regular hours tomorrow, Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Quebec group however has postponed its meeting to May 16th in order that members may attend the BCGS 2015 Seminar with Jill Morelli to be held tomorrow in Richmond.

Please call the Library at 604 502 9119 if in any doubt about Library hours.