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, May 11, 2016 – DNA & Civil Registration sessions

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The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

Group sessions after the meeting will be:

DNA Group with M. Diane Rogers
&
Just Ask Us! Civil Registration Records

Meeting location – printable map and directions

The photograph shown above is of the 1912 May Day parade going down 8th Street near Columbia Street (between Columbia and Carnarvon) in New Westminster, BC. The photographer was William Thomas Cooksley. Courtesy of the New Westminster Heritage website, New Westminster Public Library, Accession # 2187. Many more May Day photos are on the website.

According to the on-line description: The shop next to the Barber’s pole was Thomas Oven’s blacksmith shop at 39 – 8th Street.
The Boys’ Brigade is shown in front of a decorated horse-drawn carriage that most likely carried the May Queen and her court. The Boys’ Brigade traditionally were the honour guard for the May Queen.

BCGS DNA group update – April 2016

FamilyTreeDNA sponsored and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) organized DNA related talks throughout Who Do You Think You Are Live! 2016 held in Birmingham, England.

Most of these will be on YouTube soon. The first one is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi0PrkwL8LY

Here is the link to the DNA Lectures – Who Do You Think You Are YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7HQSiSkiy7ujlkgQER1FYw?nohtml5=False

We will be having a DNA Group session at the May General Meeting and after that, a couple of small sessions at the BCGS Library.