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Membership - BV Genealogical Society:

$25.00 per year beginning January 1. Membership includes monthly education programs, workshops, drop in programs and seminars. Memberships also include newsletters, access to our library, reseach documents, subscribtions, computers and internet. We are located in the Learning Centre off Dominion Street and next door to Muheim School.

If you are out of town, membership includes one "indepth Search" (refer to our fee schedule of assistance to non-members, below)

BVGS fee schedule for assistance to non-members

Initial query. Please contact us. We may be able to help with your research. A quick look or an indeph search, locally, may lead to new information about your family. An email query to our many members or a search through or records or contacts may bring results. Who knows that we may find in our records! We will strive to help you!

Further research may be charged as follows:

Basic Search. Search of local resources, such as phone books, cemetary book, whatever is available inhouse. We encourage enquires, however, we charge for our time at $20. per hour. Postage will be an extra cost. All charges will be done in consultation with you. 

Indepth Search. If additional resources are required, our expert genealogists will perform a more indepth search for information. If your relative has lived in Smithers or has a link to the Town of Smithers, we will find that for you!

A local genealogist would be contacted to facilitate the research.

Note: Payment is due after the research is done and before materials are sent to the client. Cheque or money order is payable to: BVGS , Box 3986, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Visitors are welcome but we do not have a person on site, so arragements need to be made prior to visiting our library.

Equipment and facility usage and photocopying.

Photocopying or other printing $.50 per sheet.