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

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.

UPDATE –

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

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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.

New – BCGS Calendars for 2018

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The first ever BCGS Calendar will be available at the October meeting and any left over will be sold at the Finding Your Roots seminar in Surrey, October 14.

 
Only 150 are being printed.  Reserve yours now by contacting Elaine by email: elaine.hasek@gmail.com Price $9.00 each or 3/$25.  

The perfect Xmas or hostess gift for friends or relatives.
Knowledge of genealogy not necessary.

BCGS General Meeting – August 9, 2017 – Speaker Ron Hyde

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Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C., sample postcard, postmarked 1909, Stedman Brothers. Courtesy Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Postcards Collection: MSC130-4425-02

The next BC Genealogical Society’s general meeting will be Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church in Burnaby, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.

Ron Hyde will be speaking. Ron is a writer and an historian specializing in the history of the Richmond area of BC and is the author of The Sockeye Special: the story of the Steveston tram and early Lulu Island.

Ron is Membership Chair of the British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF), and was a BCHF Honorary President. The Historical Federation has been promoting and preserving British Columbia’s history since its beginnings in 1922. Read one of Ron’s articles about the BCHF in The Scriver, the newsletter of the Society of BC Notaries Public of BC.

And there will be a Genealogical Cocktail Party.

Click for Directions and Map (printable)

All interested are very welcome to attend. Refreshments.

The first meeting of the fall will be Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 featuring our Harvest Supper. Reserve your tickets now. Contact Lynne Fletcher at lynnefletcher@telus.net or 604 942 3663

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