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Event News

Published On 6/2/2024
FREE to everyone in the community. Drop in, no registration required.
Meet and chat about all thing genealogical with like-minded individuals. Network, learn and stay connected over the summer in this casual environment.

Held bi-weekly in June, July and August at our VGS Centre in Royal Oak.
Scheduled on Wednesday afternoons , 1pm to 3pm on :
June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17, July 31, Aug 14, Aug 28

Subject to change. Please check our calendar regularly for updates.

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Membership News

Published On 6/2/2024
As our VGS membership year ended 31 May 2023, current VGS members have received their first membership renewal e-mail. You can now access your renewal link after logging into your VGS Member Account on this website.

For past members who have already expired, you can already login to renew your lapsed membership.

New members are welcome to join anytime.

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VGS News

Published On 6/2/2024
If you were at the Highland Games over the long weekend on May 18th and 19th, we hope you dropped by the VGS tent to say hello.

For those who volunteered, it was a great experience thanks to Mike Woodcock and his exceptional organizing skills. When Saturday grew windy and wet, he went to Starbucks and got us coffee!

"I did make someone cry….but it was a good cry….with this record (a marriage license). Two people cried - the grand-daughter and the great-granddaughter. The young woman had dragged her mother in saying 'I want to learn more about your side of the family mom'".
- Kathie, VGS Volunteer at the Highland Games

For a photo and a message from Mike Woodcock, VGS Director, please ...
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Don't Forget

Effective September 2023, you now have 6 DAYS OF RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES each week at our VGS CENTRE.
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Safety protocols in place.
Schedule subject to volunteer availability and holidays.
Please phone first.
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Have you checked out the Research menu on our website recently? That's where you can access our VGS Research Services, VGS Burial Index, VGS Library Catalogue, plus pages containing links to other websites that provide free genealogy research guides and records.

We have now added an International Genealogy links page to help you with your research. Don't miss the General Genealogy, British Columbia, and Canada genealogy links pages for other useful resources.

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For those involved in other organizations in the Great Victoria area and are looking for new ideas for their meeting presentations, why not book a VGS Ambassador to talk about genealogy at their event?

Our VGS Ambassador service is engaged in promoting genealogy and family history in our community, in person or via Zoom. Our most popular talks introduce people to the world of genealogy with basic tips to get the audience started on their own family trees.

For more information, or to book a speaker, please contact our VGS Ambassador Coordinator via our Contact Us form.
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With the successful launch of our new VGS website on June 15, 2022, we have brought all of our online services together in one place. This is now the go-to place to find and register for events and to renew your membership.

Please login to your VGS account to:

- Register for VGS events and receive your discounted member-rate
- Sign up for SIGs by clicking on the SIGs link on your account profile page
- Monitor your membership status
- Update your contact information

If you need help with your research, our Research Services page is the place to start. Our online Store offers merchandise and service payment options. We now offer VGS blend ground coffee!

Don't forget to regularly check the Events Calendar and News sections for new postings.

Your feedback is welcome and appreciated. You can contact us by selecting the Web Site Support option in the contact form on our website.
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Please consider helping VGS when you shop for groceries at Fairway Market stores. VGS is now enrolled in the Fairway Market Community Card program. It's easy for members and non-members alike to participate. Pick up your free card at the Victoria Genealogy Learning and Research Centre.

Fairway Market donates 5% of all amounts loaded onto cards to VGS on a quarterly basis. You can spend 100% of the funds you load onto your card at Fairway Market (you lose nothing).

Thank you for your support of VGS!
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