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.
November 18, 2019 – General Meeting
Yvonne Van Ruskenveld
Women in the military are not a novelty to us but in World War I the only way Canadian women could enlist was as a nursing sister (military nurse). Over 3,000 Canadian women served in this way, some of them at home, others overseas. Those who served close to the front experienced conditions unlike anything they had ever seen or would see again. Yvonne Van Ruskenveld will talk about the “bluebirds” (as the soldiers called them), including some from the Victoria area who died in the line of duty.
(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. firstname.lastname@example.org