Articles, indexes and resource materials for "Genealogy in the Classroom"

Genealogy research resources to help you learn more about your family history;
supporting our genealogy classroom projects and teacher's guides.

Provided by the Victoria Genealogical Society (VGS), Victoria, BC, Canada



First Step - Family History Starts at Home - Great advice on where and how to start learning about genealogy.  Provided by

Interviewing Mom and Grandma - Oral History Tips - Learn the secrets about interviewing and asking the right questions.  Written by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack.

How to Cite Sources - It's important to record where you find your information.  Written by John Wylie.

Genealogy Toolkit for Students and Teachers - Links to many valuable guides and articles to help improve your research skills.  Provided by Library and Archives Canada.

How to Access the 1901 Canadian Census - Instructions and tips for finding Canadian census information using the free Automated Genealogy site.  Provided by Victoria Genealogical Society.

Finding the People – Finding More Information at the B.C. Archives - A guide to using the B.C. Archives website for your genealogy research.  Provided by Victoria Genealogical Society.

Glossary of Genealogical Terms - Definitions provided by Library and Archives Canada.

20 Proven Ways to Get Your Family Involved in Family History - An information-packed 2-page article courtesy of



These sites are free to use and can help you find new information about your ancestors.

BC Archives On-line Vital Events Index - Look up records of a birth, marriage or death (vital events) that happened in British Columbia, Canada after 1872.  Because of privacy concerns, events in more recent years are not yet available. You can access births up to and including 1903, marriages up to and including 1935 and deaths up to and including 1990.  Each year more records will be available so the latest years that births, marriages and deaths are available may be different than those given in this activity.

The Amazing Time Machine - 11 age-targeted themes and activity series, presented by the BC Archives.

Family Search Record Search - Discover your family history.  A wonderful site to research historical birth, baptism, marriage, death, burial, census, immigration, border crossings, and more from all around the world.  This huge site also allows you to search family tree information submitted by other people researching their own family history.


For additional genealogy resources, please check out our video tutorials and genealogy forms pages,
as well as our classroom activities and teacher notes pages.