Welcome to the 2018 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 09, 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. 

Karen Inkster Vance, MA, is a trained teacher, researcher and writer who has enjoyed researching her family history for over 25 years. She is the author of Voices from the Past: A History of North Roe (2006), a social history of the village in Shetland, Scotland where her great-grandfather was born. She conducted over 150 oral history interviews as part of the Ex-Cadet Oral History Project at Royal Roads University and oversaw the writing and production of two documentary films, Coming Full Circle: Remembrances of Royal Roads Ex-Cadets (2009) and Ingrained in Us: Remembering Royal Roads (2013), both of which have aired on local television. She currently resides in Surrey, BC, Canada. Visit her online at: www.KarenInksterVance.com  

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 10, 2017 (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".