Canadiana.org partnered with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) a while ago on a project to digitize 40,000 reels of microfilm from LAC. This project, now known as Héritage, already offers free access to some of these digitized reels.
There is more information at Canadiana’s Héritage portal. You can browse the already digitized collections (not indexed) and you can check the listing of what’s likely coming next. Collections include films of
- Papers of Prominent Canadians
- Miscellaneous – currently including select copies of Ukrainian language newspapers and periodicals.
Canadiana is asking genealogists to choose which collections to prioritize – and is offering this will involve “partially transcribing select collections“.
Click on this link to go to Canadiana.org and fill out the survey.
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf).
World War I research session – Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand with George Caldwell, M. Diane Rogers and Susan Snalam.
Canadian journalists speaking with members of the 42nd Battalion Scots (Royal Highlanders of Canada) at the reserve line, July 1918. Photographer unknown; Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/ MIKAN no.3522202/1964-114 NPC.
For more World War I photographs of the 42nd Battalion, see “Black Watch 42nd Battalion in WWI” by David O’Keefe at YouTube.
Coming up tonight, Monday, 28 July, at 7 pm, Pacific time.
Join in right here at www.bcgs.ca
Discuss how to submit your article to the BCGS journal, share some genealogy news, hear about new research resources on-line, or? See you then.
YMCA French class, Vernon military camp, 1916, British Columbia, Canada. Courtesy City of Vancouver Archives, AM54-S4-: Mil P192.2, Major Matthews collection.
The fall 2014 issue of The British Columbia Genealogist will feature articles about World War I.
Just a reminder that the deadline is 11 August 2014. If enough articles are received, the December journal will also be about World War I. Click this link for more about The British Columbia Genealogist, including queries and advertising.
Topics do not need to be about the military or about British Columbia or Canada either, but they must relate to World War I.
Please e-mail the BCGS Editor if any questions or suggestions: editor @bcgs.ca or call the BCGS Library and leave a message for the Editor: 604 502 9119.