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.

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


September 21, 2020

Eunice Robinson

The President of the BC Genealogical Society, and facilitator of the Irish SIG, will speak on Irish research. She has been researching for over 40 years and has been successful in tracing her own Irish ancestry. It has been said that Irish research is impossible and that everything was burned. Fortunately, both those statements are untrue. More and more Irish records or substitutes are becoming available. She will talk about how you can research your Irish roots and prove you can wear the green.


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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