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
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.
The British Columbia Genealogical Society has honoured Alice’s dedication to genealogy and the BCGS with an Alice Louise Marwood Memorial Fund for…Read more
Happy Birthday, Canada!! And speaking of birthdays, how were they celebrated in your family? When I was young, we would have a…Read more
There are lots of volunteer opportunities within the BCGS. Many hands make light work and ALL help is appreciated! BOOK INDEXING PROJECT…Read more
Corrine Jubb, Library Administrator Discovery Day is celebrated in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the nearest Monday to June 24…Read more
I was talking to a friend the other day and she asked how my family research was coming along. With that we…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.