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Campbell River Genealogy Society

Usual Hours of Operation
Tuesday after Labour Day in September to June 30th

Monday Evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Summer Hours
July and August
Through to Labour Day

Monday Evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Closed Wednesday & Thursday

The Library is located
at The Maritime Heritage Centre
next to the Campbell River Discovery Pier

Contact by Email

Members who wish to become
Volunteer Librarians

Library Policy


  • to collect materials associated with the study of genealogy
  • to promote ethical and accurate research practices
  • to provide assistance to those who are interested in genealogy research


  • The library shall be open to society members and the general public.
  • Only those who are current society members shall have borrowing privileges.
  • The term of borrowing shall be limited to one month for books and two weeks for journals.

Library Holdings

The following is a brief summary of some of our library contents. The list is far from complete and only a visit to our location can give you a true appreciation of the resources available.

Reference books including:

  • various historical and current altases and gazeteers
  • "The Canadians" series - 1600-1900 (12 volumes)
  • Genealogical Research Directory 1995-present
  • 1871 Ontario census index


  • General Register Office - Great Britain - Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes 1837-1949 on microfiche
  • Passenger lists - a growing collection of films for arrivals to Eastern Canadian Ports
  • Complete 1988 IGI on microfiche


  • 1881 Canada Census
  • 1880 USA Census
  • 1881 British Census
  • British Isles Vital Records Index
  • British Isles National Burial Index
  • Vital Records Index for Western Europe
  • Scandanavia Vital Records
  • Germans to America Passenger Lists
  • 1851 Census Indexes for various counties in England

Journals and Magazines:

  • General Genealogy subjects
  • Family History Society publications for numerous provinces, states and counties in several countries

Books, Books and more Books:

  • A variety of publications covering various subjects related to genealogy including; historical accounts, cemetery transcriptions and passenger lists to name a few
  • A number of countries are represented including; Canada, United States, England, France, Germany, Russia and more

Vertical and Clipping Files:

  • Vertical files contain many extractions from old journals purged from the library.
  • Clipping files are vital statistics extractions from the local newspapers. Check the
    obituary index here or check our Queries & Lookup page for other events.

To Request a Copy of Our Library Catalogue Click Here

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