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 General Meeting, October 11, 2017 in Burnaby – Canada/US and European Groups meet

The next BC Genealogical Society’s general meeting will be Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church in Burnaby, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.

The new BCGS 2018 Calendars will be available for sale at the meeting.

If you plan to attend the Finding Your Roots Seminar, on October 14th, please make sure you are registered with your e-mail address.

Two research groups meet after the business meeting:

European Group – Discuss new and updated websites and aids for European research with Brenda Smth and M. Diane Rogers. On Saturday, October 28th, there will also be a European Research Day at the BCGS Library in Surrey, Unit 211, 12837 – 76th Avenue. Research all day- 10 am to 3 pm. Group meeting 1-3 pm. Library – 604 502 9119

United States and Canada Group – with Judith Ueland and Eunice Robinson.

Click for Directions and Map (printable)

All interested are very welcome to attend.

Finding Your Roots Seminar – Oct. 14, 2017 in Surrey, BC

October 14, 2017 – Finding Your Roots Seminar – all day. Free.
All interested are welcome.

The BCGS will be there. Watch for BCGS speakers, the BCGS Boutique, and our used book sale. Class schedule and free registration now on-line. See the website: www.findingyourroots.ca

Be sure to register as soon as possible; book a lunch if you like too.
Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6270 126 St, Surrey, BC V3X 1T9

When registering please be sure to give your e-mail address. If you already registered without an email address, please reregister with an e-mail, then send an e-mail to surreyfhc@gmail.com to let the organizers know.

This will ensure that enough space is available and that handouts are sent out ahead of time, so be sure to re-register if you didn’t submit your e-mail address.

European Group meetings – October 2017

The next BCGS European Group meeting will be at the General meeting, October 11th, 2017. And there will be a European Research Day on October 28th at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library, We will meet for an afternoon session upstairs from 1-3 pm.


Two handouts are now posted on our website’s Education-Handouts page.

DOUKHOBOR-IMMIGRATION-AND-SETTLEMENT, CANADA, 1898-1976 by Brenda Smth. Download .pdf file.

UKRAINIAN GENEALOGY-DRAFT3 Please note this is a DRAFT, by M. Diane Rogers. Download .doc file. This is a work in progress. Please send comments/new info to Diane – canadagenealogy@shaw.ca

Here, free for you to use and copy for personal use, are a few European postcards collected by members of the BCGS European Group.  From time to time, this gallery will be added to.

The BCGS believes that these postcards are no longer under copyright, and agrees that these digital images may be used for personal or public non-commercial purposes, provided that they are identified as ‘Courtesy of the British Columbia Genealogical Society: www.bcgs.ca’. For any other use, or for more information, contact the BCGS webmaster.

See another BCGS Postcard Gallery of United Kingdom cards here.


BCGS General Meeting – Sept. 13, 2017 – Annual Harvest Supper


The first meeting of the fall will be Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 featuring our Harvest Supper at the Danish Lutheran Church in Burnaby, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St.
Reserve your tickets now. Contact Lynne Fletcher at lynnefletcher@telus.net or 604 942 3663

Supper from 6-7 pm. The meeting will start at 7:30 pm.

Two group topics:
Preparing for a Salt Lake City trip with Eunice Robinson.
English Group – Parish Records with Lorraine Irving.

Click for Directions and Map (printable)

All interested are very welcome to attend. Refreshments.