Publications and Merchandise

TALES FROM THE OLD BURYING GROUND

Now Available.

This publication is a collection of stories revolving around The Old Burying Ground (Pioneer Square) in Victoria. This old cemetery is the final resting place of many of our early pioneers who died before 1873. Some of pioneer stories are about the Jamieson Brothers, Maggie Sutlej, Helmcken and Cameron just to name a few.

The third in the series of books under the new Old Cemeteries Society publishing imprint is now available and can be purchased for $15. To obtain a copy please see the contact information at the bottom of this page.

FAVOURITE GHOST STORIES

The updated and expanded new version of our popular Ghost Stories of Victoria.

The second in the series of books under the new Old Cemeteries Society publishing imprint is now available and can be purchased for $15

To obtain a copy please see the contact information at the bottom of this page.

GUIDE TO VICTORIA’S JEWISH HISTORICAL CEMETERY

The Guide to Victoria’s Jewish Historical Cemetery includes a map and self-guided walking tour of the Jewish Cemetery. It also includes a history of the cemetery and information on Jewish burial customs. It tells the stories of many of Victoria’s early Jewish pioneers and others who have been part of the development and prosperity of Victoria and British Columbia.

Amber Woods has been researching and publishing articles on various aspects of the early Jewish experience in Victoria. She conducts tours of the Congregation Emanu-El synagogue and assists on walking tours which focus on Victoria’s early Jewish history.

An engaging and informative guide to the resting place of Victoria’s early Jewish pioneers and others who have been part of our history

This publication by the Old Cemeteries Society is available at a cost of $15

To obtain a copy please see the contact information at the bottom of this page.

ROSTER OF THE ‘FIFTY-EIGHTERS’ IN BC


A publication by the Old Cemeteries Society. This issue is a collection of stories about the Fraser River gold rush in 1858 and features many of the colorful characters who came to this wild and rugged country in search of gold.

This publication is available to members for $5 and to non-members for $7.


Stories In Stone Journal

The Stories In Stone Journal was published twice a year up until 2016. The journals include articles on cemetery history, historical research for the area, and pioneer burial information. These publications were discontinued due to lack of a volunteer to assemble and publish them.

Some issues of the Stories In Stone Journal are available in hard copy for a donation of $8.00 plus $2.50 (Canadian dollars) postage. See Index Vol I-XVI above.

The Stories In Stone Journal – Index Volume I – XX (2010)

Examples of articles from the Winter 2004 Issue (Vol #XIV – #ii) of Stories In Stone.

  • The Supreme Court Judges of British Columbia in the 1800’s – by Bill Magee
  • The Judge Who Was Never a Lawyer: David Cameron – by Yvonne Van Ruskenveld
  • Who Was Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie? – by Fred Hook
  • Cryptic Crossword – In Balance – by Barfog
  • Towards a New Homeland: Sir Henry Pering Pellew Crease as Puisne Judge – by Bill Magee
  • Gray and I: Hon. John Hamilton Gray, AB, DCL, QC – by John Adams
  • A Brilliant Life Cut Short: A. Rocke Robertson (1841-1881) – by Peggy Magee
  • George Anthony Walkem: Jurist and Politician – By Russ Stewart
  • Tomb Tomes: Eli Harrison – by Shelia Daly

If you would like a copy of an article in one of the Stories In Stones Journals (or hard copy of a Journal if available) please email the office with the name of the article.


Official Pin

This is our official Old Cemeteries Society pin and can be purchased for $5.

To obtain an item, please use the contact form below.


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