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.
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
The BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey is offering tours of the Library with Alice Marwood on the following dates.
All interested are welcome.
Visitors to the BCGS Library have access to over 16,000 worldwide publication titles, as well as records on microfilm and fiche, tapes and CDs, on-line databases and unique genealogical research resources for British Columbia and other areas.
September 8, 2015, Tuesday – from 10 am to noon.
October 8, 2015, Thursday – from 1 to 3 pm.
November 21, 2015, Saturday – from 10 am to noon.
December 8, 2015, Tuesday – from 10 am to noon.
Telephone: 604 502 9119
Library Location: Unit 211, 12837 – 76th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Regular hours -Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 10am – 3pm year round. Closed holiday weekends.
For more BCGS Library information, see these web pages:
BCGS Walter Draycott Library
BCGS Library Catalogues