Due to the inclement weather, the BCGS Walter Draycott Library is closed today, Tuesday, 25 February 2014.
In the meantime, you might investigate the BCGS Worldwide Research Links section and do some on-line research safely at home today. Should you have suggestions for additional links, please contact the BCGS webmasters.
Today’s Twitter and Genealogy session at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library has had to be cancelled due to the snow. The BCGS Library is closed due to the weather.
If you’d like to attend a future session on Twitter or Facebook for Genealogy, please contact M. Diane Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org
This lovely snowflake is courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.
In The Tunnel, coloured postcard.Bamforth & Co., Publishers, Holmworth (England) and New York. Series No. 1266. Published in England.
Not a romantic message, alas, but could be very interesting to someone.
Mailed from Moncton, NB to Miss Harriet Russel, c/o Mrs. Helen Russel, B-Ville, N. Y. Postmarked Moncton, Aug 14 8:30 AM 1908.
Message: To J. H. Corbett
Moncton, N. B. August 13, 08
Well Hello Hattie and how are all of the people there we are all well. I suppose you hear from Geo. Blaurer but we have not saw him yet. Good Bye.
From Chas. & Harry. P.
Here is the BCGS DNA Group handout ready for tonight’s discussion (.pdf).
I will add to it after the meeting to include other information, questions or websites which may be mentioned.
M. Diane Rogers, DNA Group Facilitator
Reminder: The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
The group sessions after the general meeting will be:
Canada – Maps & Land Records, Ontario – Judith Ueland
DNA Special Interest Group – Introduction to using charts & an update on what’s new (BigY test, prices, news from RootsTech) – Diane Rogers
Learn about Twitter for Genealogy at the free sessions to be held at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey, BC on:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, and/or,
Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Free, but you do need to register ahead of time as space is limited, e-mail Eunice at email@example.com till Feb. 14th, or Lorraine, firstname.lastname@example.org after Feb 14th.
And Early Bird priced tickets are for sale now for the May 31st BCGS seminar with Audrey Collins from the National Archives of the UK and Geoff Doherty from Australia. See the details on our BCGS 2014 Seminar page and download the brochure which has more information on the speakers and their topics.
Keep an eye on the BCGS website Calendar as we post information there on all upcoming events as soon as we have details. March 12, 2014 will be the BCGS Annual General Meeting. Speaker: Peter Whitlock on Using Wills to Link the Generations.
The BCGS Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Group meets Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
Time: 1:00 PM.
Note a slight change in location for this meeting only.
Location: Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, in the Morris J. Wosk Board Room (not in the Board Breakout Room this time) on the 7th Floor.
Bring your ideas, questions and latest discoveries. We are a friendly, helpful group. Diane R will be just home from the RootsTech 2014 conference and no doubt will have some genealogy news.
Anyone interested in genealogy and family history is welcome. Learn more about our Vancouver Genealogy group at Meetup.com