Welcome to the 2019 Victoria Family History Conference Webpage

Celebrating Families Across Generations

Family History is more than genealogy.  It encompasses all aspects of finding and organizing families, as well as putting faces to names, and histories to people.  

Family History celebrates people’s lives, honours them for their contribution to our history, and allows us to gather strength from the past.  Their legacy enables us to build the next generation by always remembering where we came from.  

Together, we form a rich tapestry that ultimately bonds all mankind together.  woven-generations

General Information


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
701 Mann Avenue, (at Wilkinson Rd)
Victoria, BC
V8Z 6P5


The building is wheel chair accessible.



The conference is Free and is open to everyone.

  • Classes for Beginning or Experienced Researchers!
  • Register for One Class or the Entire Day!
  • Tour the Family History Centre!
  • Pre-order your Delicious, Freshly Made, Bagged Lunch!

Participants must register to participate in the conference

Click here to register Now

Those requiring assistance with the registration process can contact Family History Centre staff at:

Email: info@victoriafhc.org

Conference Schedule

Keynote Session:

Friday March 01, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm,  join us for the 1st session of this conference.  We have arranged an informative and entertaining evening featuring a musical number and an outstanding Keynote speaker. 

Carol Stiles has been working on her own family history since 1970.  After all her children left home in the mid 90’s, she got serious when she started volunteering at the Family History Centre in Victoria.  Within two years, she had made major progress on her own line, her husband's line, and the lines of her stepfather, her son-in-law and daughter- in-law. 
When she served as Technical Advisor to the Victoria Family History Centre, she had to learn a little about computers.  (She still knows a little).  She then served as the Director of the Duncan Family History Centre until January 2011 when she and her husband served a humanitarian mission in Slovakia. There she also helped members with genealogy and taught several classes in a foreign language. 
At present Carol volunteers as a Family History Consultant and teaches several classes a year for the FHC at the Duncan Library.  Her specialty is finding data online.  If it is on the web somewhere, she can find it.  She has discovered how to tweak the system to find what she is looking for.  She can help you with Canadian, American, English and Scottish research, as well as French-Canadian and Eastern European research.

Don't miss this exciting evening; no registration is required for the Friday evening portion of the conference.  Come and bring a friend. 


Main Conference Session:
Saturday, March 02, 2019 (8:00 am - 4:00pm)
Doors open at 8: am for registration check in.
Opening Remarks and Conference Information:  8:30 -9:00 am

Morning Classes and Family History Centre Tours begin:  9:00 am
Lunch and Displays: 12:00 pm
Afternoon Classes and Family History Centre Tours begin: 1:00 pm
The Conference Ends: 4:00 pm

FAQ and Nice to Know:

On rare occasions we may send forward updated information to your e-mail address regarding changes or additional information for the Conference. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, some of these communications could arrive in your "spam" mail, rather than into your "In- Box".