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.
Genealogically, October was a very busy month for BCGS with a wonderful three day British Isles Research weekend from October 5 th…Read more
The front cover photo for the BCGS 2020 Calendar is of Aberthau House in West Point Grey, Vancouver. Aberthau has a special…Read more
This notable project first came to the BCGS’s attention in March of this year. In honour of the 75 th Anniversary of…Read more
Eunice Robinson, BCGS President email@example.com Happy Thanksgiving ! Recalling past Thanksgiving memories and your family traditions. How did your family celebrate? Were…Read more
FEATURED SPEAKER – EVE LAZARUS Blood, Sweat, and Fear: The story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver’s first forensic investigator Join Eve Lazarus as…Read more
POSTCARD OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2019 Janice Kidwell, BCGS member #5033 A Harvest Festival is an annual celebration that occurs around…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.