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.
|Highland Games||08:00||2019-06-15||LaFarge Lake Park||Coquitlam|
|England Coffee Chat||10:00||2019-06-01||Board Room, BCGS Library||Surrey|
|Ireland Coffee Chat||10:00||2019-05-25||Board Room, BCGS Library||Surrey|
|Canada Coffee Chat||10:00||2019-06-22||Board Room, BCGS Library||Surrey|
|Finding Your Roots Conference – free all day event||08:00||2019-10-19||Surrey Family History Center 7260 126 Street Surrey BC||Surrey|
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.
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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.