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.

WORKSHOP – POSTPONED
until March 27, 2021

We have made a tough decision to postpone the workshop until March 27, 2021 due to ongoing health concerns. All registered attendees will be notified. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Nanaimo Family History Society

 

April 20, 2020 – MEETING CANCELLED

Richard Nash will speak about the thousands of British children brought over in the last century. Another speaker will be Barry Hagen, from Birmingham, England, who was sent to Duncan’s Fairbridge Farm School.and prove you can wear the green.

(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.)

 

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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