Victoria Genealogical Society's
RECOMMENDED GENEALOGY LINKS

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to further your genealogical research.
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VICTORIA AND AREA
GENEALOGY SITES

Victoria BC Canada  inner harbour

Victoria, BC, Canada -
Our beautiful inner harbour
and Parliament Buildings
(BC Archives nearby)

 

VANCOUVER ISLAND & GULF ISLANDS
GENEALOGY SITES

(see also BC Mainland links section)

VGS MEMBER WEBSITES

Click on each member's name to visit their website

Our Members Surname Interest Index is available on this site with additional names and researchers, helping you connect with members researching the same names.

 Individual sites include:

  • Paula Carr - Carr family (Sydney Mines, Cape Breton NS), Ellis family (Nottinghamshire), deGrish family (Trinity, NFL), and the Glendinning family (Somerset, Gloucestershire).
  • Hugh Doherty - researching Doherty, Cleveland, Hulbert, Hayward, McLellan, Wells in Ire, Eng, Canada (NS, NB), US; Brundrige in Canada (MB,SK), US; McKitrick and McTaggart in IRE, Canada (QC, ON, BC), Inishowen Penninsula, Co. Donegal, IRE.
  • Dave Obee - Dave Obee's Family History Page; also visit his Interlink Bookshop and CanGenealogy sites.
  • John Carruthers - Descendants of Edward Carrothers (1723-1800)
  • Pat Acton - "TheirOwnStories" blog, starting with the Watson and Ormsby families of Ayre Scotland
  • Bart Armstrong - research on Canadians who have been awarded the American Medal of Honor or the British Empire's Victoria Cross
  • Claudia Boorman - lineages, stories and blog for surnames: Boorman (Kent), Thomas (Wales), Andrew (Cornwall), Richardson (Sussex), Compton (Hampshire, Wiltshire), Henson (US), Hunt (US)  etc.
  • Merv Scott - Scott roots in Scotland
  • Kathleen Lowe - Family history of the Lowe & Bader family including a blog called Genealogy Journey that chronicles the process of Kathleen’s research into the Lowe side of her family in the UK
  • Joanne Barnard - Victoria Jo's Family Stories, blog
  • Colleen Miscovitch - Sorting Through Shoeboxes, blog

 

BC MAINLAND GENEALOGY SITES

(see also Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands links section)

CANADIAN GENEALOGY SOCIETIES

The Library and Archives Canada site has a more comprehensive list of Genealogy Societies in Canada.

 

CANADIAN GENEALOGY SITES

General & International Genealogy Sites & Free Resources


These lists of our FREE favorites do not claim to be comprehensive.  Our policy is not to include subscription sites.
Suggestions for other free resources are welcome - contact us.

GENEALOGY BLOGS & PODCASTS

For those wanting to keep up-to-date on the latest news, products and genealogical research information, check out the following links and subscribe to your favorites.

GENEALOGY FORMS

GENERAL GENEALOGY

There are many wonderful genealogy resources sites on the web, both big and small, that offer how-to advice, networking opportunities, data indexes, images, or act as a portal with links to other sites.  Some focus on a particular country or type of record while others are multi-faceted.  Here are just of few (listed alphabetically) that we or our viewers have found useful:

MULTINATIONAL GENEALOGY LINKS BY COUNTRY

ENGLAND & UNITED KINGDOM

AUSTRALIA

NEW ZEALAND

USA

 

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