British Columbia Genealogical Society

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British Columbia Genealogical Society

The British Columbia Genealogical Society, Canada

British Columbia Genealogical Society Website


  • Members receive the Society's quarterly journal and all newsletters and email updates. They attend Society meetings, events and other activities for free, or for special events, at reduced fees. Only members have borrowing privileges at the Society's Walter Draycott Library.
  • Non-members are welcome to attend meetings and most events and activities, either free or at a nominal cost. They may use the free resources on the Society's website, including the 1901 British Columbia census index and the resources for British Columbia obituary and cemetery research. Research services and other assistance is available at a nominal cost.

History of the society

Society Officers

  • A full list of current Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs is on the Society's website.

Current Society Projects

  • on-going indexing of British Columbia obituaries and newspaper clippings.
  • on-going indexing of British Columbia community histories and local history books.
  • on-going transcriptions and photography of British Columbia cemeteries.

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Past Projects





Society Meetings


Board Meetings

Training Meetings

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the directions to the society?       A. The Society's Walter Draycott Library is at Unit 211, 12837 - 76th Avenue, in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

Please note the MAILING ADDRESS: British Columbia Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall,   Richmond, BC, CANADA, V6X 3T6

Q. What are the society's hours of operation?
A.The Society's Library is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, unless these days fall on a statuatory holiday (or unless it snows). Please call the Library at 604 502 9119 or see the website for updated information.