British Columbia Family History Societies (L-Z)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Nanaimo to Powell River giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Nanaimo Family History Society

The association was established in 1981 by Joan Blair and Pat Mahoney.  The association was originally known as Nanaimo Genealogy Club, becoming Nanaimo Family History Society in 1989.

They provide access to some databases, which incorporate Obituaries and Passenger Lists.  The Passenger List Index covers Quebec Ports from 31 Jul 1903 to 13 Oct 1910.

A number of archives are available in their Library, which include:

  • Biographies
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Indexes
  • Church Records
  • Directories
  • Genealogies
  • High School Yearbooks

They have numerous other archives, including:

  • International Genealogical Index(IGI)
  • Journals
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Newsletters
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Obituaries
  • Reference Books
  • Voters Lists

They relate to Canada, the United States and further afield such as England and Wales.  A full inventory of their resources is available on the site.

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths mentioned in the Nanaimo Free Press 1874-1899
  • Cemetery Index 1876-1926
  • Early Catholic Parish Registers, including St Peter's Roman Catholic Church 1877-1925, St John's Roman Catholic Parish Wellington 1892-1901 and St Mary's Roman Catholic Parish Ladysmith 1901-1925
  • Pioneer Albertans 1912
  • Voting Registers

A list of Surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.

Website:
http://www.nanaimofamilyhistory.ca/


Powell River Genealogy Group

A number of archives are available at The Marjorie Keillor Genealogy Library which is located at 6792 Cranberry Street.

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is on the site.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bcprgg/prgg.htm


Prince George Genealogical Society

The association has a Library where a number of resources are available, including:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Local Histories

Resources also include:

  • Genealogical Research Directories
  • Dictionaries
  • Catalogues
  • Maps
  • PCC Wills Index 1750-1800
  • Newspapers and City Directories

These collections relate to Canada, the United States and further afield, such as England and Wales.

A list of Cemetery Transcriptions is also available, along with a list of Surnames currently being researched by Members.

Website:
http://cangenealogy.com/pg


Qualicum Beach Family History Society

The association has a Library located 591 Arbutus Street, Qualicum Beach where a number of resources are available, including:

  • Burial Indexes
  • Census Indexes
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Marriage Registers
  • Passenger Lists
  • Vital Records

They relate to Canada, the United States and further afield, such as England and Wales.  A full inventory of collections is available on the site.

Surnames currently being researched by Members is available on the site.

Website:
http://www.qbfhs.ca


Vernon and District Family History Society

The association has a Resource Centre where many archives are available, including:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Indexes
  • Church Records
  • City Directories
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Genealogies
  • Journals
  • Land Records

Available archives also include:

  • Maps and Atlases
  • Military Records
  • Newspaper Extracts
  • Obituaries
  • Periodicals
  • School Histories
  • Telephone Directories
  • Vital Records

They relate to Canada, the United States and further afield, such as Australia and England and Wales.  A full inventory of their collections is available on the site.

The Armstrong Advertiser Index is available on the site, along with a list of Surnames currently being researched by Members.  A list of Cemeteries is also available, and Cemetery Transcriptions.

Website:
http://www.vdfhs.com