Main BCGS website: www.bcgs.ca


BCGS 2017 Membership Meetings - through Fall 2017 -

August 9, September 13 - with the Harvest Supper, October 11, November 8, December 13 - Christmas Social.


These meetings will be at the Danish Lutheran Church in Burnaby, 6010 Kincaid, Lower Hall.

See the main website for Special Interest Group sessions, etc.


BCGS Bring-A-Friend Membership Contest!   Winners to be announced at the June meeting.



BCGS Walter Draycott Library, Unit 211, 12837 - 76th Avenue, Surrey, BC

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. year round. Closed for statutory holiday weekends

and if there is snow.



BCGS Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month throughout the year,

beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Danish Lutheran Church, Lower Hall, 6010 Kincaid, Burnaby.

Visitors are always welcome. Map and directions on the mail website. See link below.

Note: Do NOT send mail to this address, the Society only rents space for the evening.



The Library is closed all holiday weekends. See the BCGS calendar on the main BCGS website.

The BCGS Walter Draycott Library and Resource Center,

located at Unit 211, 12837 - 76th Avenue, in Surrey has well over 16,000 publication

titles, plus numerous census records on fiche, tape and CDROMs. The facility and

equipment such as microfilm/fiche and tape readers, computers (CDROMs and Internet)

and subscription databases are available for use for free to members and $5.00 a day

for non-members. The Library is staffed by volunteers who will help visitors search,

but will not do any research. Please remember your BCGS or affiliate membership card must be shown.

The BCGS Library is a FamilySearch affiliate. **Note - you may order films in to view at the Library only till August 31, 2017 as FamilySearch is eliminating film loans.


(The following sites are not necessarily for mobile devices.)

To obtain driving directions, go to http://www.google.ca

BCGS general meetings -  6010 Kincaid, Burnaby


BCGS Library - 211- 12837 76th Ave Surrey BC 

Then click 'get directions' or check the maps.

If using public Transportation, go to the Translink website trip planner

http://tripplanning.translink.ca/  or call 604-953-3333.

View maps in PDF:

BCGS General Meetings Danish Lutheran Church, Burnaby

BCGS Library and Resource Centre, Surrey



View a list of BCGS CONTACTS - (should be viewed on a larger screen than a Cell Phone or PDA)

of the current Executive, Directors, Appointments, Committee Chairpersons and Editorial Staff.



Annual Membership Fees are:
Individual $45.00  CDN, including international 
Associate  $10.00  CDN (Same household, only one mailing)
Student  (full time) $22.50  CDN

Affiliate Groups $45.00 CDN


- Research at the Walter Draycott Library and Resource Centre—free to members. Only members

 enjoy borrowing privileges. Over 14,000 genealogical publications and records.

- Receive four issues a year of The British Columbia Genealogist featuring articles on worldwide

 genealogy, members’ interests, BC’s pioneers, BC genealogical events and activities. Receive e-mail

 updates on current activities, new websites, etc.

- Publish queries free in The British Columbia Genealogist and on the BCGS website.

- Save with special offers or free admission or members’ prices for many BCGS events.

- Participate fully in BCGS projects, such as transcribing and publishing British Columbia cemetery

  monumental inscriptions.

- Learn more about your areas of interest at BCGS education sessions and in BCGS. special interest groups.

- Help shape the future of genealogy in BC, Canada and the world. The British Columbia Genealogical Society

  is a member of the international Federation of Family History Societies, the British Columbia Historical

  Federation, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Canadian Historical Association.

BCGS MEMBERSHIP FORMS on the main website: www.bcgs.ca



This Web Site and its pages are provided for the use of the British Columbia Genealogical Society

(BCGS) members and fellow Genealogists researching in British Columbia and other parts of the world.

This Web Site is set up and maintained by volunteers.


The BCGS is committed to protecting the personal privacy of its members, volunteers, friends and visitors.

Personal information collected by the BCGS is used for society purposes only, for example, to inform

and contact members and volunteers, to mail out newsletters, to process and distribute publication

orders, to inform and contact volunteers, or to research and answer genealogical queries from

members and the public, and will not be sold or leased. (The following sites should be viewed on a

larger screen than a Cell Phone or PDA.)

For more information, please read the BCGS privacy policy  or contact the society’s privacy officer.


Telephone (at BCGS Walter Draycott Library and Resource Centre in Surrey)  604-502-9119
Postal address (all Mail is to be sent to this address)
P.O. Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall, Richmond, BC, CANADA, V6X 3T6
Electronic mail

* General Information: bcgs@bcgs.ca
* Membership: Membership@bcgs.ca
* Cemetery Committee: cemeteries@bcgs.ca

* Webmaster: Webmaster@bcgs.ca

* The BCGS Quarterly Publication: "The British Columbia Genealogist" ,

Editor  M. Diane Rogers: editor@bcgs.ca  [Direct all article submissions, suggestions and paid

Genealogy related advertisements to this address].
* Query Requests: queryrequest@bcgs.ca [Direct all requests for research, lookups etc to this

address, also, please check our BC Research Information Page to view what we offer]
* Publication Sales: Have a look at our Publications Page, it has a list of items the BCGS has

for sale, including an Order Form in PDF.


NOTE: This page is set for the .mobi standard, which requires reduced content for use on Cell Phones

and PDAs.

The main BCGS Website www.bcgs.ca will have all content.

The BCGS. is a non-profit organization formed in 1971. It is incorporated under the

Society Act of British Columbia and is registered with Revenue Canada for the purpose

of tax deductible contributions. The Society has a special interest in British Columbia research, and there are

BCGS groups for most other research areas and topics, such as North America, Great Britain,

Europe, Computers and DNA.


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