Prince George Genealogical Society

NOTICE: The Bob Harkins Branch downtown is closed for the remainder of the day (Wed June 29), due to a power outage affecting multiple businesses in the area. The Nechako Branch remains open.

Service Award

The 2010 Jeanne Clarke Memorial Local History Award for Service went to the Prince George Genealogical Society. Accepting the award on behalf of the group for its 30 years of volunteer work in family history research and local history projects were Maureen McGee, Robin Fairservice and Sharon Dow. In addition to working on their own family histories, society volunteers assist people from all over the world who are looking for information on family members who once resided in the Prince George area. Regular monthly meetings often include speakers on local history, and the society maintains a comprehensive library that includes many local history books. One feature of the society's work is the transcription of headstones in area cemeteries. Society members have visited every known cemetery in the Prince George, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Mackenzie and McBride areas to record headstone inscriptions. Another valuable project is the transcription of the records of the Corless and Assman Funeral Homes up to 1946. These supplement the early City of Prince George cemetery records. Data from both projects are made available to the public on the society's website.