Victora Genealogical Society
PUBLICATIONS

The following publications may be purchased from the Victoria Genealogical Society

VGS Books

THE VETERANS CEMETERY - ESQUIMALT, BC - GOD'S ACRE

Book Cover for Veterans Cemetery God's Acre, Esquimalt BCEdition: released Nov 2014
Format:  8.5" x 11", 230 pages
Published by: Victoria Genealogical Society
Compiled and Edited by: Harvey A Buckmaster

Veterans Cemetery has been an honoured final resting place for those that served in Canada’s military since 1868 when Rear Admiral George Fowler Hastings of the Royal Navy purchased one acre of land for use as a cemetery from the Puget Sound Agricultural Company, a subsidiary of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The sailors knew this piece of land, which was once a turnip field, as "God's Acre" but officially it was the Royal Navy Cemetery. The cemetery was consecrated by the Right Reverend George Hills, the first Anglican Bishop of British Columbia, on July 14, 1868. In 1927, the Gorge Vale Golf Club acquired 150 acres of land surrounding the cemetery from the Hudson's Bay Company. When the Department of Veterans Affairs took over the cemetery in 1947, it became known as the "Veterans Cemetery". The cemetery was designated as a National Historical Site by the Government of Canada in 2006.

This book was first released in 2000 and boasted 153 pages.  The 2014 edition now has 230 pages and contains the complete inscription for each of the 2888 burial marker records. The book also includes the names on the 7 plaques located in the chapel at the cemetery and the 91 names for those with scattered ashes. All names in the book are indexed for easy searching using the included plot map.

JOIN OUR SCHOOL LIBRARY CHALLENGE

The goal of this challenge is to provide a copy of this Veterans Cemetery, Esquimalt book to every school library in the Capital Regional District, so it will be available to students conducting history research or Remembrance projects. You can support the campaign to make this happen simply by purchasing a copy of the book and designating it towards the Library Challenge - see the "Order Online" options below.

The volunteers of the Victoria Genealogical Society are administering the program and will deliver YOUR book to a local school library and donate it there in YOUR name or your loved one’s name.  Thank you for your support!

 

PRICES & HOW TO BUY "The Veterans Cemetery - Esquimalt, BC - God's Acre"

PICK UP (Victoria, BC) BY MAIL ORDER ONLINE
If you are able to visit our VGS Genealogy Learning and Research Centre in person,
the price of this book is

$30.00 CAD

Payable by cash or cheque when
you visit us at:

Victoria Genealogical Society
Learning & Research Centre
209 - 4475 Viewmont Ave
Pennbridge Building
Royal Oak Shopping Centre
Victoria, BC, Canada

For hours of operation and map,
visit our Learning Centre page.
Price per Book ($30 plus postage & handling)

 ** PAYABLE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS **

WHEN MAILING PRICE PER BOOK (incl. postage)
to CANADA $48.00 CAD
to USA $48.00 CAD
to UK & International $50.00 CAD

Please include your name and mailing address, the title(s) and quantity(s) of each book you want to order, along with a cheque or money order for the full amount due (in CANADIAN DOLLARS), and mail to:

Victoria Genealogical Society
209 - 4475 Viewmont Ave
Victoria, BC, Canada  V8Z 6L8

Pay Online using your Credit Card OR PayPal Account
(using secure PayPal services)

** PAYABLE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS **


To buy "THE VETERANS CEMETERY - ESQUIMALT, BC - GOD'S ACRE",
please use the following drop-down menu to select the appropriate Country and Price combination, or the Library Challenge option
(price includes shipping and handling costs,
where applicable)

Select Shipping Destination & Price

Price options for Victoria BC pick up only, and Library Challenge gifts have now been added.

NOTE:: To optionally dedicate your Library Challenge gift, please add details to the "comments" field on the second checkout screen, OR send an email to projects@victoriags.org


For more information, please contact Merv at pr@victoriags.org.

 

RESEARCHING IN VICTORIA - A Catalogue of Genealogical Resources

Researching In Victoria - book cover iconReleased: October, 2013
Published by: Victoria Genealogical Society. 
Compiled and Edited by: VGS member Jo Ann Allan.

This book contains 39 pages of potential treasure troves for genealogy researchers.  There is a long list of local records centers included in the book and each are described fully with full contact information, website addresses, hours of operation, genealogical related records series available, and much more.  These records centers include local archives, museums, cemeteries, churches, funeral homes, Land Titles offices, and libraries.  The book also describes various special collections like school records, hospital records, police records, court records, services clubs and more.

This book is a must have for any family history researcher wondering where to look for records in Victoria BC Canada. 

The book sells for $8.00 plus postage (when applicable).  

 

PRICES & HOW TO BUY "Researching in Victoria"

PICK UP (Victoria, BC) BY MAIL ORDER ONLINE
If you are able to visit our VGS Geneaogy Learning & Research Centre in person,
the price of this book is

$8.00 CAD

Payable by cash or cheque when
you visit us at:

Victoria Genealogical Society
Learning & Research Centre

209 - 4475 Viewmont Ave
Pennbridge Building
Royal Oak Shopping Centre
Victoria, BC, Canada

For hours of operation and map,
visit our Learning Centre page.
Prices (including postage) are
 
*** PAYABLE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS ***

WHEN MAILING PRICE PER BOOK (incl. postage)
to CANADA $11.10 CAD
to USA $13.15 CAD
to UK $18.30 CAD

When ordering, please include your name and mailing address, the title(s) and quantity(s) of each book you want to order, and a cheque or money order for the full amount due (in CANADIAN DOLLARS), and mail to:

Victoria Genealogical Society
209 - 4475 Viewmont Ave
Victoria, BC, Canada  V8Z 6L8


Pay Online by Credit Card OR PayPal Account
(using secure PayPal services))

*** PAYABLE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS ***


To buy "RESEARCHING IN VICTORIA",
please select the appropriate Country and Price combination:
SELECT Shipping Destination & Price

For more information, please contact Merv at pr@victoriags.org.

 

WHO'S IN YOUR FAMILY TREE?  step-by-step guide for the Detective in Your Family

Genealogy Youth Activity Book CoverReleased: September 2011.
Published by: Victoria Genealogical Society.
Written by:  Merv Scott, VGS Member.

The book has 16 pages which leads the reader through an introduction of genealogy, including activities like filling in a family tree chart, interviewing their family, finding the origin of their surname on the internet, and more. The book also offers a write in (or email in) ‘Youth Family History Research Challenge’, where those entries selected will be published in our Victoria Genealogical Society Journal.

Family history societies and youth organizations may be authorized to re-sell this book as part of their own fund raising campaign. Email projects@victoriags.org to request this authorization or for more information on fund raising and volume discounts for bulk orders.

 

 

PRICES & HOW TO BUY "Who's In Your Family Tree?"

PICK UP (Victoria, BC) BY MAIL ORDER ONLINE
If you are able to visit our VGS Resource Centre in person,
the price of this book is

$5.00 CAD

Payable by cash or cheque when
you visit us at:

Victoria Genealogical Society
Learning & Research Centre
209 - 4475 Viewmont Ave
Pennbridge Building
Royal Oak Shopping Centre
Victoria, BC, Canada

For hours of operation and map,
visit our Learning Centre page.
Price per Book (including postage)

***  PAYABLE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS  ***

WHEN MAILING PRICE PER BOOK (incl. postage)
to CANADA $6.90 CAD
to USA $8.10 CAD
to UK $10.90 CAD

Please include your name and mailing address, the title(s) and quantity(s) of each book you want to order, along with a cheque or money order for the full amount due (in CANADIAN DOLLARS), and mail to:

Victoria Genealogical Society
209 - 4475 Viewmont Ave
Victoria, BC, Canada  V8Z 6L8


Pay by Credit Card OR PayPal Account
(using secure PayPal services)

*** PAYABLE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS ***


To buy "WHO'S IN YOUR FAMILY TREE?",
please select the appropriate Country and Price combination:
SELECT Shipping Destination & Price

For more information, please contact Merv at pr@victoriags.org.

 

 

The Victoria Genealogical Society also publishes a quarterly journal.