Victoria Genealogical Society

Participate and support VGS through our fundraising and promotional activities.

VGS is BLAZING "ANCESTRAL TRAILS" - Promotional VIDEO First Aired March 2012 on Shaw TV

Special thanks to Lorraine Scollan, Video Journalist with SHAW TV, Victoria BC Canada
who produced this community access video.



The Victoria Genealogical Society (VGS) is a nonprofit organization and registered charity. We rely in part on kind donations so we can continue to promote and provide genealogical services in our community. 

We gratefully accept donations of any amount, and will be happy to issue a tax receipt to you.

Donations to the Victoria Genealogical Society can be made by mail, by hand delivery of cash or cheques, or online by credit card or PayPal account:

  • Donations by cheque may be mailed to:
    Victoria Genealogical Society
    209 - 4475 Viewmont Avenue
    Victoria, BC, Canada V8Z 6L8
  • Cash or cheques may also be given to the Treasurer or any member of the VGS Executive at the monthly meetings, or left at the front desk of The Genealogy Learning and Centre (at the above address).
  • Online by credit card OR PayPal account:

Charitable tax receipt provided
VGS Charity BN/Registration #141045880RR0001

We use the secure PayPal services to process your online payment online.
If you don't want to use a Paypal account, you can still enter your credit card information for this payment,
 but ignore requests for a Paypal account password.


As the Victoria Genealogical Society is a self-sustaining and volunteer-run nonprofit organization, fundraising in its many forms is a necessary and ongoing initiative to cover expenses and sustain our services to our members and the community.

In addition to raising money through our membership fees, workshop and seminar fees, query services fees, sale of publications and used books, and of course from donations and sponsorships, we also hold a silent auction fundraiser, usually once a year.

We are always looking for new and creative ways raise funds.  Please contact us if you have any fundraising ideas.  Or perhaps you can offer your support as a volunteer in any one of our worthwhile programs and services, or as member of our VGS executive.   If you are able to make a cash donation, we provide tax receipts.


2015 - VGS Silent Auction was a Great Success - MAY and JUNE, 2015

Bids open 14 May 2015  -  11 June 2015
Auction closes at our AGM

Visit our 2015 VGS Silent Auction page.

2014 - VGS Silent Auction was a Great Success - 13 MAR 2014

PPosted 6 April  2014
More photos posted on our VGS Photos page.

VGS Silent Auction 2014Our March general meeting was the scene of our annual VGS silent auction fundraiser, and was far from silent. The fun filled evening included games, a raffle and live auction for themed baskets of goodies, and lots of laughter.

Betty Thacker, who was the force behind the Silent Auction team this year, reports:

A big THANK YOU for a successful Silent Auction 2014, to everyone who participated:

  • Our planning team: Heather-Ann for her colorful description and bid sheets, and Barb for assembling the creative baskets and for her magic in setting up the Auction items;
  • Linda Schaumleffel, our dynamic MC and Auctioneer, for the entertaining way she managed to pry loose all those toonies and loonies - even the most serious member was up smiling and laughing at her antics;
  • VGS Silent Auction 2014, Linda and ShelaghHelpers and cashiers: Barb, Colleen, Rick, Shelagh, and Walter;
  • Our excellent refreshment team;
  • Dave for helping with set up;
  • Claudia for website updates and acting as official photographer;
  • Individual members who donated auction items: Carman’s delicious carrot cake, Denis’ Epicure products, Susan’s daughter’s jewelry, Cindy’s donations of wines, silver and sarongs, Diana’s beautiful afghans;
  • Oak Bay United Church’s Thrift Shop for supply of borrowed items;
  • The many businesses whose generous donations are listed on our donors page;
  • All who attended, placed bids, and left with a lighter wallet!
    A reminder to successful bidders: please remember to thank the businesses on behalf of VGS when you use their vouchers or obtain their services.

Well done everyone!

2013 - VGS SILENT AUCTION - 14 Mar 2013

Robert and presenters at VGS silent auction
Robert was a happy winner!
Visit the event's MC Linda Schaumleffel at
Another lucky winner with presenters at VGS fundraiser
Winning smiles and good times at VGS fundraiser.
Visit the event's MC Linda Schaumleffel at



The Auction was held at our VGS General Meeting
14 Mar 2013 ~ 7 pm
Gordon Head United Church Hall
4201 Tyndall Ave, Victoria, BC  ~  View Map




A list of auction donors and items can be viewed on our donor's page.
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