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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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 […]

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 […]

NFHS General Meeting

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

MALI BAIN JEDEDIAH ISLAND FAMILIES and FAMILY HISTORY PUBLISHING Mali will share what she learned from her book, and a bit about what she has learned from her current work helping people publish their own life stories and/or family histories. First, she will share the process she went through starting with family history research "rabbit […]

Beginning Genealogy: Where Did I Find That

This session will cover why it is important to keep records and note sources. It will outline some general considerations in deciding how and where to store your work, whether you are just starting out or already have a filing cabinet full of material.

NFHS General Meeting

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

Dave Bodaly, from the unceded Snuneymuxw territory (Nanaimo, BC) shares his story with us in person Dave is a Snuneymuxw Knowledge Keeper and Elder, photographer, artist, weaver and genealogist.  He traces his ancestry back to those who created carvings in what is now known as Petroglyph Provincial Park, Nanaimo, and the Bodalys of Northamptonshire, England. […]

A 1923 Divorce That Wasn’t

A 1923 Divorce That Wasn’t , Susan Bates   Canada had no divorce laws until 1968. Some couples went to nearby US states to obtain a divorce. In at least one case, this wasn’t the solution it appeared to be.

Stories of My Hawaiian Family

Stories of My Hawaiian Family, Susan Garcia Susan will describe the places in Canada where her Hawaiian ancestors lived and how various gatherings have attempted to keep the Hawaiian descendants celebrating their culture, especially through dance. Similarly various descendants have different stories about their heritage and brick walls & red herrings abound for the few […]