News and views on genealogy, especially in British Columbia.
The chat is coming up Monday, 24 August, at 7 pm, Pacific time, right here at www.bcgs.ca This chat is usually the last Monday evening of the month, but was scheduled early due to holidays.
Be sure to attend the BC Genealogical Society’s second annual Harvest Supper, 6-7 pm, Wednesday, 9 September, 2015 before the General Meeting at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf)
The dinner cost is $10. RSVP to Darlene at 604-591-2841, or to Lynne at 604-942-3663 before Sept. 4th, please.
The dinner was well attended last year and a great time was had by all, so reserve your places early. [ If you need to e-mail about the supper, send a note to email@example.com ]
The general meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.
Group sessions after the meeting will include the English Interest Group and the USA Interest Group
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf)
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.
Speakers will be
Robert Douglas Watt, LVO FRHSC, first Chief Herald of Canada and now Rideau Herald Emeritus.
Grace Hama, Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library. Note: Barbara Edwards will not be able to attend.
Paul MacDonell, Cloverdale Library, Surrey Libraries.
Jeannie Vance, Surrey Family History Center Director.
Today it’s British Columbia Day! Most around the province will be relaxing or otherwise enjoying our great summer weather.
Some may feel sad that archives and libraries are closed today, as is our own BCGS Walter Draycott Library, but there’s plenty to do on-line here if you have your device at the beach or elsewhere and need to get some research done.
On our own BC Genealogical Society website, among many other things, for free you can
- Check to see if one of our members shares your surnames.
- Search our BC Pioneer registry for your British Columbia families here before 1900.
- Use our database of on-line BC newspapers to find an obituary.
- Locate an article in our journal index for The British Columbia Genealogist.
- Copy a postcard image from our international Postcard Galleries for your personal use
And if you’re a BCGS member, sign-in to the BCGS Members’ Area for more indexes and information.
Not already a BC Genealogical Society member? Join on-line today – learn about our BCGS Membership Benefits.
Coming up tonight, Monday, 27 July, at 7 pm, Pacific time, right here at www.bcgs.ca