I found your site today, and am curious as to whether I can search for my ancestors on your database without becoming a member. If I cannot, can you refer me to a similar organization which is free. I have many distant relatives in your area, and I do not live in your immediate area. My ancestors came from England, and settled in the US and Canada. Thank you for your time.
Thank you for checking us out.
Any information we have on our web site is free, with the exception, of course, of what is on our price lists. If you require the BCGS to physically do research for you in the Lower Mainland of BC, then check out the BCGS BC Research Page to find out what we need from you.
The BC Archives Birth, Death & Marriage Index, and the British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid (BCCFA) are on-line free. These plus lots of other links are on our Worldwide Links Page.
We do have a BCGS Members’ Only Area and some of our indexes are available on-line there as a benefit of membership in the BC Genealogical Society. To learn about our other membership benefits or to contact the BCGS Membership Committee, please see the BCGS Membership page.