15 February, 2015 is the deadline for entries to the British Columbia Genealogical Society’s annual book award to encourage family history research and writing in and about British Columbia, Canada.
BCGS Family History Book Award Strawberry Tea, June 2014, Burnaby, BC
Books considered must be written by a British Columbia author, relate to British Columbia family history and be published in 2014.
The British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Award will be presented at the 10th June, 2015 meeting of the British Columbia Genealogical Society in Burnaby, BC..
For full details about BCGS Family HIstory Award submissions, please see the BCGS Family History Book Award Committee’s press release below or contact Alice Marwood, BCGS Family History Book Award Committee Chair, at 604-582-1548 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BCGS Family History Book Award Press Release-November 2014
Book Launch and Presentation by Jean Barman
Tuesday, 2 December 2014, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Sponsored by the Société historique francophone de Colombie-Britannique (SHFCB)
Studio 16, Maison de la Francophonie, 1555 West 7th Ave., Vancouver. Free event.
Launch of the 2015 SHFCB calendar, 6:30 pm
Wine & cheese 7:00 pm
Jean Barman’s presentation (in English), 7:30 pm.
Jean Barman was the 21st recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for an outstanding literary career in British Columbia. Read more about her at ABC BookWorld.
French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women – Book Launch poster (.pdf). Please distribute.
This image is from In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McRae, M.D., Canadian Expeditionary Force, illustrated by Ernest Clegg, then late of the Bedfordshire Regiment, British Expeditionary Force (New York, 1921, page 1).
You may read and/or download this beautiful book at the Internet Archive.
Read about the poet John McCrae – Veterans Affairs Canada
And about the artist Ernest Clegg – George Glazer Gallery
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 November, 2014, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf)
Colin MacGregor Stevens will speak on Military Records.
Also at this meeting:
BCGS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL — You may renew or join for 2015 at this meeting, or right now with PayPal on the BCGS website, or by mail.
BCGS MOST IMPROVED GENEALOGIST CONTEST — all BCGS members are eligible; submit your entry to the Education Committee at the November 2014 meeting.
BCGS BOUTIQUE — Boutique items or Boutique gift certificates will make great presents for genealogist friends or for prospective genealogists. See the Boutique display at the November meeting, or contact the Boutique to pre-order specific books, maps, etc.
The photograph above shows “Two Canadian soldiers reading a War Bond poster in a ruined village in their lines. December, 1917 “ Courtesy Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada: online MIKAN no. 3396789.
Can You Prove That? Standards of Proof for Family History Research with Brenda L. Smith – November 10, 2014 at the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
Free presentation, sponsored by the British Columbia Genealogical Society and the Vancouver Public Library.
Date: Monday, November 10, 2014 – 2 pm.
Location: Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library, Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye rooms. 350 West Georgia St.
Brenda L. Smith writes for the Maple Ridge Historical Society Family History Newsletter, and leads the Hammond Family History Project. She presents research methodology programs for libraries, museums and archives, family history societies and other interested groups and for the Cloverdale Genealogy Collection of Surrey Libraries, Brenda developed and teaches two workshop series.