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.

September 17, 2018 - General Meeting

Pat Rosson

Genealogy in the Canadian Prairie Provinces:

Access to records available for genealogical research on the Canadian Prairies vary according to each province.  BC has the best access and this access has been available for years, however privacy restrictions still limit what we can see.  Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba are beginning to release their historical records, again with privacy restrictions.  There are also homestead records, voters' lists, cemetery records, and census records as well as military records from the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

(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.)


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

The Nanaimo Family History Society (NFHS) received a collection of pictures and memorabilia and would like to return them to their rightful owner.   If you know a K.E. Ross (nee Boyle) please contact the NFHS so arrangements can be made to return them.  info@nanaimofamilyhistory.ca

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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