Meeting dates and other special events for both Nanaimo Family History Society and other family history societies are included in this calendar.  Our meetings are normally held on the third Monday of each month (except July and August).

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Brick Wall Busting

Do you have a dead-end on your tree that you’re trying to break through? Please bring your problem to this session along with the ideas you’ve already tried. Donna MacIver will facilitate a discussion amongst the participants to brainstorm potential solutions.

Researching in Lancashire

Penny is going to talk about her Lancashire research, with anecdotes about how some of her most surprising information came about.  There will be suggestions for local records and finding your own historian.

Genealogy Book Club

We’re working through the book called The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, Second Edition, by Blaine Bettinger. Blaine writes about DNA in easily understandable terms, making this the ideal book for those beginning their DNA journey, while still tackling complex subjects that are of benefit to more advanced practitioners. You can […]

NFHS General Meeting

Beban Park Social Centre, Room 7 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo,, BC, Canada

GENEVIEVE WEBER, ARCHIVIST ROYAL BC MUSEUM Going Beyond Vital Events Records: Finding Family at the BC Archives The BC Archives is the provincial repository for records relating to British Columbia. The archives provides access to the vital events (birth, marriage and death) registrations. This is often the starting point for building a family tree, but […]

Writer’s Group

The writing/editing group will move into some more complex strategies to consider when editing our work. These strategies will include character development, pace and momentum, plot and structure, and suspense and tension. We will also review showing and telling and have a look at transitions, both between paragraphs and chapters. We will discuss how these editing skills are all […]

Beginning Genealogy: What Do I Want to Know

This discussion will focus on the reasons for doing genealogy and help beginners as well as experienced researchers prioritize their goals to make the most efficient use of resources. You can't find the answers if you don't know the questions!