You may ask for items from the BCGS Boutique for pick up at BCGS monthly meetings, and some events or conferences that the Boutique attends. like the Kelowna and District Genealogical Society’s conference (next in September 2018). Use this Boutique conference form to request specific books, maps, etc. or to ask for more information.  The Boutique is at many BCGS general meetings with its books, maps, genealogy charts, magnifiers, scrapbooking supplies and useful and fun things like luggage tags, pens and door hangers for sale.

You may also use this form to request a PayPal invoice to pay for any items.

The main BCGS Publications price list now includes a full list of the Heritage Series of genealogy books available through the BCGS Boutique.



Counting Canada: A Genealogical Guide to the Canadian Census by Dave Obee (2012) now available. $30. Read a review of Counting Canada.

The Heritage Book Series

The BCGS Boutique regularly stocks genealogy and family history books from the Heritage Book Series – topics include interviewing relatives, DNA, ethics and organizing genealogical research, as well as books on these research areas – Canada, United States, England and Wales, Europe, Scotland and Ireland.

Authors include Penelope Christensen, Laura Hanowski, Brian Hutchison,  Louise St. Denis, Althea Douglas and John D. Reid.

Maps of the United Kingdom and Ireland

  • Maps Featured right now — a great selection of United Kingdom and Ireland maps, very reasonably priced at $5.00 each.
UK Place Name WordleUnited Kingdom Place Names Wordle


England & Wales Ordnance Survey map series cover

Maps available are listed in the BCGS Boutique map chart.  Contact Cathy Magee if you are interested in purchasing one or more of these in person or by mail. Mailing charges may apply.


The British Columbia Genealogical Society’s Boutique sells useful and interesting genealogy-related books, research tools, and novelties.

The Boutique attends most BCGS general meetings and other BCGS events, and is at local and British Columbian events such as the Finding Your Roots Tri-Stake Seminar in Surrey, BC and the Kelowna and District Genealogical Society’s Genealogical Fair.

Boutique books cover a wide range of topics and countries, and the fun items provide the laughs that keep genealogists going. That’s a winning combination to expand any family tree or break through a long-standing brick wall!

BCGS Boutique DisplayBCGS boutique volunteers at display table.

Invite the BCGS Boutique to Your Events

If your genealogical or historical group would like to have the Boutique at your next special event, please contact Cathy Magee at 604-521-4966 or cathyjm @ to discuss the possibilities. We are a volunteer group but will do our best to meet your needs.

BCGS Boutique and VolunteersBCGS Boutique and Volunteers


United Kingdom wordle place names above – just a small selection:

Landcross, Bassingbourn, Llandefaelog-tre’r-graig, Irishrobe, Penzance, Muinchille, Horsehouse, Cootehill, Temperance Town, Breac-chluain, Dublin, Quaker’s Yard, Bowmore, Star, Stromness, Lizard, Mountain Ash, Eynhallow, Baile Átha Cliath, Little Hadham, Cowslip Green, Mossy Lea, Zeal Monachorum, Eileach  an Naoimh, Boo  Breck, Mapperton, Luss, Beer, Toe Head, Eglwys-Brewis, Wasps Nest, Blackadder, Shipham, Hearts Delight, Tushielaw, Ae, Galashiels, Tullygarvey, Loch Lomond.