The BCGS Walter Draycott Library will be open its regular hours tomorrow, Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm.
The Quebec group however has postponed its meeting to May 16th in order that members may attend the BCGS 2015 Seminar with Jill Morelli to be held tomorrow in Richmond.
Please call the Library at 604 502 9119 if in any doubt about Library hours.
Coming up tonight, Monday, 27 April, at 7 pm, Pacific time, right here at www.bcgs.ca
Just in case – if there are any technical problems tonight, I’ll put a note on the BCGS Facebook page and postpone till next month.
Update -8 am Saturday, 25 April, 2015 – the Library is open and the tour will go ahead today.
The BCGS Library is closed temporarily due to a problem related to the roof repair. Please check here for an update before visiting the Library. The Library tour is postponed.
It’s now only 25 days till the BCGS 2015 Seminar with speaker Jill Morelli, 9 May, 2015 in Richmond, BC.
Order your tickets now at the early bird price – until April 30, 2015, tickets are $44.00 each for BCGS & Affiliate Society Members; $55.00 for non-members.
After April 30th, the prices increase to $55.00 each for BCGS & Affiliate Society Members; $65.00 for non-members.
Remember – Your tickets include refreshments and lunch.
See all the details on the BCGS 2015 Seminar page. You may order your tickets on-line with PayPal or by phone or e-mail, or by mail or at the May meeting. Call, e-mail or pay on-line now to get the early bird special.
Speaker Jill Morelli currently is writing a series of articles about Jens Dahl, a Norwegian born immigrant to the USA who enlisted in the Union Army in 1862. Here is her first article from A Year in the Life of Jens Dahl
Here is a link to her other articles on Jens Dahl’s Civil War experiences.
The next BCGS general meeting will be Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Directions and map (.pdf)
There will be two group sessions after the general meeting:
European Group – Learn about BCGS Library and website resources for European research; share your surnames and favourite books and websites; ask questions. A date for European Day at the BCGS Library will be discussed.
Genealogy 101 – What’s in a Name?
Upcoming Seminar with Jill Morelli – May 9, 2015. Only 9 more days to buy tickets at early bird prices! Click here for Seminar details and registration.