Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery will celebrate its 10th Annual All Souls event starting on Saturday, October 25th and conitinuing till November 2, 2014. This is a peaceful, reflective family friendly time to visit Mountain View. Beginning on the 25th, the Celebration Hall will be open each night – 6-10 pm for the All Souls Opening, October 25th with music and tea, and memorial making with flowers and candles, and then 6-9 pm nightly till the 2nd.
To see the details for all this year’s events, and photographs and memories of past years, go to the Night For All Souls website.
Cemetery walking tours are included in the events.
Sunday, October 26, 2-4pm and Sunday, November 2, 2-4pm – Veterans of World War One in Mountain View Cemetery walk with Joe MacEachern
Saturday, November 1, 2-4pm – Historical Walk with Lorraine Irving
Military Graves and Cross of Sacrifice, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 2013.
The City of New Westminster, British Columbia, unveiled a new monument early this October, a sculpture by Veronica and Edwin Dam De Nogales, based on the well known photograph often called “Wait for Me, Daddy” taken October 1, 1940 as the British Columbia Regiment, Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles, marched down Eighth Street in New Westminster towards the train station. Continue reading
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf)
Two group sessions after the general meeting:
Genealogy 101 – Parish Registers
English Group – Planning research trips to England. Bring your travel tips and success stories.
BRICK WALLS 2 SEMINAR — Saturday, November 1, 2014 – Surrey BC – co-sponsored by BCGS and Cloverdale Library. Tickets available at the BCGS general meeting or pay on-line or by phone..
FINDING YOUR ROOTS SEMINAR — Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Surrey BC. Free; all day. Look for BCGS displays, book sales and the Boutique at this seminar. Check the speakers schedule; register and reserve lunch on-line.
BCGS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL — You may renew 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 by the November 2014 meeting.
The photo above shows Pacific Mills’ girls’ softball team members at Ocean Falls, BC, November, 1944. Photographers:Don Coltman and Colmer Steffens. Courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives: CVA 586-3285.
Nelson Memorial Cemetery view, British Columbia, Canada
The BCGS has just published the Nelson BC Memorial Cemetery CD. This CD contains transcriptions done by Audrey and Henry E. Stevenson along with some photographs and other images from the cemetery and headstones.
The cemetery CD index has over 6500 names listed.
Now for sale – BCGS Cemetery Publication #C120. $20.00
Contact the BCGS Cemetery Committee at email@example.com or 604 502 9119 (Surrey BC) to order your copy.
Nelson BC Cemetery CD poster
See the BCGS Cemetery Committee page or the BCGS Publications page for more information.
Coming up tonight, Monday, 29 September, at 7 pm, Pacific time, right here at www.bcgs.ca
Discuss how and when to submit your article to the BCGS journal, hear about new research resources on-line, or ? See you then.
BCGS DNA Group Update, 22 September 2014
The next BCGS DNA-Genetic Genealogy Group meeting will be 25 November 2014, 1 pm at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library. Contact the Facilitator for more information, e-mail: bcgs @ bcgs.ca
The Institute for Genetic Genealogy has now available for purchase videos of 27 presentations from the 2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference held in August in Maryland, USA. Continue reading