Welcome to the British Columbia
Genealogical Society

BCGS Interest Groups

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.

  • British Columbia
  • United States
  • Quebec
  • England
  • Maritimes
  • Ireland
  • Prairies
  • Scotland
  • Canada (general)
  • Wales
  • Metis
  • Scandinavia
  • First Nations
  • Europe
Event Name Time Date Venue City
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
Walter Draycott Memorial Library

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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HELP WANTED – Web Page Team – Webmaster

We are looking for several volunteers to join the Web Page Team . If you have experience in working with web pages,…

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VACATION PHOTOS WANTED

Now that spring has really arrived after much back pedalling, the thought of a summer trip to visit family vacation spots doesn’t…

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THE NEW BCGS WEBSITE

After many years of frustration with the old website and many months of waiting for the unveiling, the website is ready. Check…

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Welcome To Our New Website

Family history is one of the fastest growing

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February Snow Alert!

Just a reminder, in the event of more snow, before coming to the BCGS library, please phone – 604-502-9119 – to make…

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Early Bird Pricing on our BCGS 2019 Seminar ends March 15th

Check our Seminar 2019 tab on our website for information on our March 30, 2019 Seminar with Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi’s List….

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The British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS)

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.

Member Benefits and Education

Access to over 400 members of the Society many who have been researching their ancestry for 40-50 years
Access to digitized records only accessible at Family History Centres
Reduced rate on membership with other provincial genealogical societies
Monthly membership meetings held at the Danish Lutheran Church on Kincaid Street in Burnaby, with guest speakers and refreshments
Quarterly e-Journal “The British Columbia Genealogist” and monthly e-newsletter
Access to Members’ Section of the Website
Walter Draycott Library and Resource Centre: Over 16,000 books and magazines concentrated on genealogy in many parts of the world. Website access to American Ancestors (formerly New England Historic Genealogical Society)
Reduced rates on annual spring seminar