The VGS Resource Centre, previously called the Library, is staffed by helpful and welcoming volunteers (including Keith and Diana shown here).
Not only is it a place to do your genealogy research using our extensive genealogy collections, but you can also attend helpful Saturday morning workshops, attend special interest group (SIG) gatherings, connect with other genealogy enthusiasts and make new friends over a cup of coffee or tea.
Although it is primarily for the use of VGS members, visitors are always welcome. If you are a visitor or new member, information about the Society and a brief tour of the Library will be provided. Visitors wishing to research in our Library, will be charged $5 per 4-hour session.
The VGS Resource Centre has now been designated a scent-free area for the comfort and health of all our patrons. Your cooperation in respecting this regulation is appreciated.
VGS Resource Centre - Hours of Operation
*** REGULAR *** HOURS
ALSO IN EFFECT DURING JULY and AUGUST
|Day||Regular Hours (all year)|
|Mon||noon - 3:00 pm|
|Tues||noon - 3:00 pm
|Wed||noon - 3:00 pm|
|Thurs||noon - 3:00 pm|
|Fri||noon - 3:00 pm|
|Sat||noon - 4:00 pm|
Resource Centre Location
The VGS Library Collection
The VGS Library Collection includes books, maps, periodicals, working papers and CDs of genealogical interest for Canada, UK, Eire, US and other countries. Microfiche/film readers and computers with internet access are also available.
Family Histories - Currently contains over 145 unique books for 343 families.
BC Vital Event Records for Births, Marriages and Deaths.
From this microfilm collection we are able to offer a lookup service and provide copies. Please visit the Queries page for further details.
- BC Supreme Court Victoria: Indexes to Estates Probated in Victoria, and to All Wills Probated in the Province - 1861-1981.
- BC Attorney General - Registers and Indexes to Coroner's Inquiries/Inquests - 1874-1937 - 2 reels.
- BC County Court (Victoria) - Naturalization Records - 1859 - 1963.
Cerlox Binding Service
Have you ever wondered how to bind and publish those memoirs or family history stories that you have in your files? We can help! Take advantage of our Cerlox binding service at the VGS Resource Centre - just $5.00 each. Booklets make excellent gifts and help you share your family research with family members.