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.

May 14, 2018 - General Meeting

Pat Rosson & Bart Armstrong

United States Genealogy:

There are a multitude of records available for US research and we want to help you find yours.  We will cover immigration and passenger lists; birth, death & marriage records; colonial, federal, state & territorial census; land records; other sources, e.g. school records, fraternal organizations, professional groups, church records, etc.; and how to find military service records including the Revolutionary War, the Mexican War, the Civil War, WWI & WWII, Vietnam & Korea.

(From 6:00pm - 7:00pm we are open for members and guests who wish to do research and/or participate in our round table sessions.)

Meet My Ancestor Contest 2017 Winner

The winner of the 2017 “Meet My Ancestor Contest” is Grant Bridgeman. Grant’s story ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­“Minnie’s Story” was deemed the top story from the 4 entries submitted. The judges had a hard time deciding as all the stories were great. All stories submitted will be in the “AncesTree” newsletters this year.

Do you know a K.E. Ross (nee Boyle)?

The Nanaimo Family History Society would like to hear from you.

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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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