The British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) welcomes you to our website. The site is intended to provide easy access to information about the Society and upcoming events, both locally and throughout the Province of British Columbia and beyond, and to the specific services and resources offered by the BCGS.
Most of our members live in BC, but there are members from across Canada, the United States and internationally. A truism about our resident members is that many are relatively new to B.C. and much research time is devoted to tracking ancestors and living relatives across North America, Great Britain and many parts of Europe. Consequently, several special interest groups are operational within the Society.
Our main BCGS Library Catalogue is here – searchable by author, title, keyword, etc. Entries are updated quarterly.
The main BCGS Walter Draycott Library catalogue is also available in the Members Only area in a searchable or downloadable format.
This year, 2020 , the British Columbia Genealogical Society turns 49 years old ! I wonder what our founding Mothers & Fathers…Read more
BCGS continues to attract new members each year, but lapsed memberships have outnumbered those gains. Those of us ‘in the know’ realize…Read more
Christmas can be a blend of memories and modern life – bows on trees instead of tinsel, stockings for Santa from the…Read more
Hard to believe that it has been almost a month since returning from our annual trip to Salt Lake City. Read more…Read more
We have sold more than 2/3 of our 2020 calendars, but we would like to sell all of them by the end…Read more
C.P.R. S.S. Princess Victoria, Victoria Harbour, BC Souvenir PostCard. The Valentine & Sons’ Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto. Printed in Great…Read more
The British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) was incorporated in 1971. In 2021 the Society will be 50 years old. Our members have been researching, preserving and publishing their own family histories and that of British Columbia, Canada families.
Access to over 400 members of the Society, many who have been researching their ancestry for 40-50 years;
Monthly membership meetings held at the Danish Lutheran Church on
Kincaid Street in Burnaby, with guest speakers and refreshments.