Canadian Provincial Genealogical Publications

Most Canadian provincial genealogical journals and the larger newsletters regularly publish articles, family genealogies, indexes and document transcriptions, etc. received from members, however, most publish suitable outside material as space and interest permit.

Canadian genealogy and family history journals do feature articles and information relating to Canada, but many editors (like the BC Genealogical Society Editor) are also interested in articles relating to other geographic areas or articles focusing directly on general research tips, sites and searches.

In all cases, prospective authors should contact the relevant Society or its editor for up to date submission information.

In some cases, provincial organizations may have branches or affiliate groups with newsletters and they may be interested in publishing articles or information related to local genealogy or history, or on more general genealogical topics. As well, there may also be specialized genealogical and historical societies or organizations with publications that accept submissions, for example, the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada. See the last section of this list.

Each of the following societies’ journals or newsletters are indexed in PERSI, the Periodical Source Index maintained and published by the Allen County Public Library in Indiana, USA. All participate in exchanges with other genealogical societies and groups. Thus an article may receive wide readership in Canada and other countries.

Most of these publications also publish research queries from non-members, either free or for a nominal fee, and several accept genealogically related advertising.


listed alphabetically by province. (Currently there are no genealogical journals from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, or the Yukon.)  Click here for a .pdf copy of this list: Canada-Genealogical Journals [rev. 2012]


Relatively Speaking, published quarterly by the Alberta Genealogical Society:   Some information for authors is on-line:

Chinook, a quarterly published by the Alberta Family Histories Society:
Author’s guidelines on-line:


The British Columbia Genealogist, published quarterly by the British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS):   2012 deadlines: Feb 13; May 14; Aug 13; Nov 12. BCGS author’s guidelines and advertising fees, etc. on-line:


Generations, published quarterly by the Manitoba Genealogical Society:   Authors’ guidelines and other information:


The Newfoundland Ancestor, quarterly journal, published by the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador:  2012 deadlines: Jan 30; May 30; Aug 30, Oct 30.  Sample issue on-line:


Generations, published quarterly by the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Inc.:   Submissions should be typed; submit with 3 ½ disk, CD, e-mail attachment, WP, Word or .pdf files or typewritten.  2012 deadlines: Feb 15; May 15, Aug 15; Nov 15.


The Nova Scotia Genealogist, published by the Genealogical Society of Nova Scotia:


Families, a quarterly journal, the quarterly newsletter Newsleaf, and e-NewsLeaf (8 issues yearly), all published by the Ontario Genealogical Society:
Author’s guide for Families on-line:


Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society Newsletter, published by the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society, Inc.:


Connections, journal of the Quebec Family History Society, published in English:

L’Ancêtre, quarterly journal published by La Société de généalogie de Québec, in French:


Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin, published quarterly by the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society:  All submissions considered; must be fully referenced and signed.


Anglo-Celtic Roots, the quarterly journal of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa: See the BIFHSGO Guide for Authors (.pdf):

Loyalist Gazette published twice a year (2013 issues on-line), and Loyalist Trails, e-newsletter, published weekly and indexed on-line. United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada:

Canadian Pilgrim, published twice a year, past issues on-line. Canadian Association of Mayflower Descendants:

Several Canadian commercial magazines accept submissions relating to genealogy and family history.

Canada’s History (formerly The Beaver):—Editorial-Guidelines.aspx

Canadian Stories features “family stories, personal experiences and memories of the past” – also poetry: Canadian Stories guidelines:  Canadian Stories also accepts submissions from those 10-19 years of age. See the Young Author’s Corner:

Our Canada, looking for memoirs and photographs, (Reader’s Digest):

Your Genealogy Today (previously Family Chronicle), a “how-to magazine for tracing your ancestors”:

Internet Genealogy:

Legion Magazine / La Revue Légion, Canadian military history and heritage. Published in English with a French language insert. See both links for various types of contributions and articles: AND


Michael Hait and Harold Henderson complied a list of US State and Regional Genealogical Journals and a list of Genealogy Writing Competitions in 2011. The first is on-line at Harold Henderson’s website,

List Updates

Last updated 22 February 2015

Please send any new information for this list to the BCGS Editor by e-mail: or by snail mail: Attn. Editor, BC Genealogical Society, PO Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall, Richmond, BC V6X 3T6

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