Victoria Genealogical Society
947 Alston Street
Victoria, BC, Canada
Phone: 250 - 360 - 2808

We're open 6 afternoons a week and more!
Parking is free. Visitors are welcome too.
Wifi internet access is free - bring your laptop.
Cameras and flash photography allowed.
Coffee pot is on - please join us!


Happy volunteers in the VGS Resource Centre

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.


Victoria Genealogical Society's Resource Centre -
our well-stocked shelves invite you to come and explore!

Victoria Genealogical Society Resource Centre


VGS Resource Centre - Hours of Operation

The Victoria Genealogical Society Resource Centre is open year round - see table below.

Our regular opening hours (Sept - June) are:
Monday - Friday 12 noon to 3:00 pm,
and Saturday 12 noon to 4:00 pm.
Different summer hours apply for July & August (see below).

Please phone our Resource Centre for holiday hours: 250 - 360 - 2808


Please be aware that the VGS Resource Centre is now closed until the end of August 2017  so that we can properly prepare for the upcoming move. If members have any special requests for access, please contact
our Librarian, Cathie MacKenzie (
or President, Pat Acton ( to discuss.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding with this closure, as this will make it possible for us to
move to our new facility and get back up and running as quickly as possible.
We look forward to welcoming you to the new space!

Day Regular Hours (Sept - June)
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
Sun (closed)
Holidays (closed)


Resource Centre Location

map of library location

Google Map

The Victoria Genealogical Society's Resource Centre is located at
947 Alston Street in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada.


The VGS Library Collection


SEARCH our VGS Library Collection Catalogue

( Please contact us if you have trouble accessing this catalogue search screen.)


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.

For additional online indexes, please visit our resources page.


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.


For additional sources of genealogical information relating to
the Greater Victoria area, British Columbia (BC), Canada and the world,
be sure to check out our resources page and our links page.

The Resource Centre is also used for Workshops
and for Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings.