Welcome to the British Columbia Genealogical Society
The British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) welcomes you to our website. We are a registered non-profit society with over 350 members from a variety of backgrounds, and like you, we all have an interest in researching our family history in British Columbia and beyond. We hope you will consider joining our Society – for a modest annual fee you will gain access to the Members Area of our website where additional resources can be found.
We are very proud of the BCGS Library and Research Centre – one of the largest independent genealogical libraries in North America with over 18,000 books and counting. Search our online library catalogue or visit in person to browse our stacks and chat with our knowledgeable library staff and volunteers.
Our Society has so much to offer! Member benefits include our monthly meetings which offer guest speakers and educational presentations, a monthly e-Newsletter to keep readers abreast of the latest news from the BCGS and the wider genealogical world, and our quarterly e-Journal, The BC Genealogist. We also offer a variety of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for members with research interests in particular regions or subjects.