Welcome to the website of the Nanaimo Family History Society. Our society was formed in 1981 and is one of the oldest family history societies in British Columbia.

Our society strives to create a friendly atmosphere where people interested in genealogical research and family history, not only in Nanaimo, but also across Canada and around the world can come together. We promote, foster and encourage members to learn the principles, methods and effective techniques of genealogical research. We also collect, preserve, display and share information that may lead to a greater understanding of genealogy.

Our meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (except July and August) at 7:00 p.m. in the Beban Park Social Centre, Rooms 7 and 8, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our site.

Meet My Ancestor Contest 2016

A contest for members of NFHS to write an article about their ancestors

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Nanaimo Obituaries

Index of obituaries from Nanaimo newspapers from late 1998 to December, 2004

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Passenger Lists

Index of passenger arrivals at Quebec Ports from July 3, 1903 to October 13, 1910

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January 16, 2017 - General Meeting

Beban Park Social Centre, Rooms 7 & 8, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, B.C.

Steven Cowan, Heraldic Artisan speaking on "My Military Family Tree"

Steve's presentation will be the research he has done on the military members of his family. He will include details on the various sites he has used and what type of records he has uncovered, including the personal aspects discovered about his military ancestors. He will also show his military family tree and the type of publication he has put together to show the medals earned by the 117+ military members of his family.

(open for member research from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)