Family History Group


UPCOMING Workshops:

February 11

Canadian research: learn strategies and tips for honing in on relatives from different parts of Canada.  Presenter: Sandra Gill

March 10

Using FamilySearch: Great for beginners and those who have experience in researching (everyone welcome). Researching, adding memories, photographs, customizing pages.   Presenter: Chris Hitchmough

April 14

Finding those elusive female relatives
Learn why they’re so difficult to find and some strategies for having successful researching sessions.   Presenter: Carol Stiles

May 12

Field Trip: Family History Centre, 701 Mann Avenue
Please let me know if you are interested in working individually with a Family History consultant. It would be great to know where you might be researching so that they can prepare ahead of time to best meet your needs.

June 9

Creating a book of memories about your family
During this session, you will learn about various programs that can make your family history a gift for the ages!   Presenter: Elaine Hall

Family history is our legacy.  Learn ways to research through software programs, visitations to web sites and in person, to archives (local or elsewhere). Find ways to preserve what we discover or what we know.  Is DNA the way to go?  How do you know the information you have gathered is accurate? Members share stories and knowledge to knock down ‘brick walls’ in their research.

The Family History group is open to everyone.  No experience necessary.



For further information please contact the group leader, Kelly Urarii at  We have a new meeting time — the second Tuesday of each month, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. 




Cordova Bay 55+ Association

Help In Fundraising
Donations can be made by cheque and dropped off or mailed to:

Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association
#1-5238 Cordova Bay Road,
Victoria, BC, V8Y 2L2
Telephone: 250-658-5558
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