The next BCGS general meeting will be Wednesday, July 8th, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Directions and map.
There will be 2 group sessions after refreshments:
English Group – “What’s in a Name” with Susan Snalam
Genealogy 101 – Getting Started
All interested are welcome.
The Editor’s Chat will open at 7 pm right here. You may text chat on-line or if you are at the beach keeping cool, you may read it later. There will be news about the BCGS Library Week and about an upcoming issue of The British Columbia Genealogist.
The annual BCGS free Walter Draycott Library Week begins Sunday, July 12th with the Open House from 2-4 pm. Refreshments, including cake, door prizes. All interested are welcome.
From Monday, July 13th to Saturday, July 18th, the BCS Walter Draycott Library is open free to all interested from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Talks and activities are scheduled for each day – check the BCGS Annual Library Week page for more details.
The following books were awarded First, Second and Third prizes in the British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Book Awards for 2014 at a special Awards evening in Burnaby, June 13, 2015:
First – A Dempster History: From England to Canada Through India 1796-2014 by Eleanore Dempster.
Second – The Deanshaven Story: How to Float a Grand Piano and Other Necessities of Invention by Pauline Butling.
Third – My Hometown, My Furusato: Family History of Greenwood-Midway by Chuck Tasaka.
See the main BCGS Family History Award page for event photos.
Did you know? The BCGS is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies, along with over 180 family history and genealogical societies and related organizations from around the world.
The latest to join is WISE, the Wales-Ireland-Scotland-England (W.I.S.E.) Family History Society from Denver, Colorado, USA. Do have a look at their website.
The Federation has website and contact information on-line for all its members. And the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) has a free news E-zine every few months. You can read this free on the Federation‘s website or subscribe to receive it by e-mail.