British Columbia Family History Societies(P-Z)

This section lists the associations from Powell River to Vernon and District giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Powell River Genealogy Group

Their aims are to help people to research their family history, to obtain genealogical materials, and to maintain standards in genealogy.

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

Details of surnames currently being researched by Members is accessible, along with details of links to other sites you may find useful.

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

Prince George Genealogical Society

Many resources can be accessed in their Library, 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.

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

Details of links to other sites you may find of use are also accessible.

Website:
http://cangenealogy.com/pg

Qualicum Beach Family History Society

The society was incorporated on 31 May 2004, its aims being to promote interest in family history and genealogical research, to educate people in the best ways of conducting research, to maintain a genealogical reference library, and to publish a journal containing genealogical information.

Many resources are available in their library located at 591 Arbutus Street, Qualicum Beach, including:

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

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

Surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.

Website:
http://www.qbfhs.ca

Vernon and District Family History Society

The association was established in 1982, its aims being to provide a forum for those interested in genealogy, to educate people in the correct ways to conduct family history research, to collect and preserve information relating to genealogy, and to publish books.

Many archives are available in their Resource Centre, including:

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

Archives held by the society also include:

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

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

The Armstrong Advertiser Index can be accessed, along with a list of Surnames currently being researched by Members.  A list of Cemeteries can also be accessed, and Cemetery Transcriptions.

Website:
http://www.vdfhs.com

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