About DRogers

M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

BCGS Meetings & Chats for December 2018

Scottish Chat – Saturday, Nov 24th – 10 am to noon at the BCGS Library with George Caldwell.

Irish Chat – Saturday, December 1st – 10 am to noon at the BCGS Library with Eunice Robinson.

English Chat – Sunday, December 2nd – 1 to 3 pm at the BCGS Library with Rob Whitlock.

BCGS Library Volunteers Social – Saturday, December 1st from 1 to 3 pm at the BCGS Library.

BCGS Christmas Meeting – Wednesday, December 12 from 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby. Social, refreshments, and the annual pocketbook sale. Donations of treats and books appreciated.

Please note – the BCGS Walter Draycott Library will be closed for the holidays from 3 pm Saturday, December 15th and will reopen January 3 at 10 am.

BCGS General Meeting – Nov 14, 2018 – Burnaby

Belgium Band Vancouver Cenotaph 1929

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

A Military Theme.
Speakers will be Colin MacGregor Stevens, Marianne Cote-Malley and Laurie Malley. 

The BCGS Boutique will be at the meeting.

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

Download Directions to the meeting and a map here. (.pdf)

Shown above: The visiting Belgium band marching to the Vancouver Cenotaph, May 1929. Photographer Stuart Thomson. Courtesy of the Vancouver City Archives: AM1535-: CVA 99-1909. See the VCA website for other photos.

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BCGS General Meeting – Oct 10th in Burnaby

Old Hastings Mill Store Museum

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

Speaker – Lisa Anne Smith – Vancouver author, local historian, curator at the Old Hastings Mill Store Museum.

Her new book is Emily Patterson: The Heroic Life of a Milltown Nurse, published by Ronsdale Press, 2018.

Lisa’s previous books are:
Our Friend Joe: The Joe Fortes Story – co-authored with Barbara Rogers
Vancouver Is Ashes
Travels with St. Roch: A Book for Kids

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

Download Directions to the meeting and a map here. (.pdf)

Above: Old Hastings Mill Store postcard, photo Campbell Studio. Image MSC130-5904-01 courtesy of the British Columbia Postcards Collection, a digital initiative of Simon Fraser University Library.

BCGS General Meeting – Sept. 12th – Burnaby

BCGS-Harvest-Supper-2018a

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

Come early for the Annual Harvest Supper which begins at 6 pm. $10. Register at: lynnefletcher @ telus.net

Speaker – Jeannie Vance, Director of the Surrey, BC Family History Centre.

Her topic: New or New to You on FamilySearch.org

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

Download Directions to the meeting and a map here. (.pdf)

Learn more about the upcoming Finding Your Roots Conference,all day in Surrey, October 13, 2018. Registration is now open on-line. Free.