BC Day! Remember those long ago road trips?

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One of the many hidden gems in the BCGS Library is this booklet celebrating the opening of the Hope-Princeton Highway in 1949. I think we often forget how hard transportation to and from BC’s interior was not so long ago and how much of a difference some of these early projects made to towns along the routes.

“British Columbia Presents the Hope-Princeton Highway, November 2nd, 1949” includes messages from the Premier, Byron Johnson, and Minister of Finance, Herbert Anscomb,and the Minister of Public Works, Ernest Carson, but also photos of BC’s Chief Engineer, the various project engineers, and the main construction and paving contractors, as well as these maps, a bit of history of the area, and statistics about the project which include the Princeton to Kaleden Highway. (asphalt – 2,720,000 gal.!)

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Hope-Princeton Highway at opening, 1949

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British Columbia Highways in lower BC, 1949

“British Columbia Presents the Hope-Princeton Highway, November 2nd, 1949” published by the British Columbia Government Travel Bureau, Department of Trade and Industry [1949]. BCGS Library Call # 971.14 B.C. Gov.

Have a look at this Royal BC Museum video for more history about the Highway, “This Week In History Season 3 Episode 9 – Hope Princeton Highway”.

BCGS Boutique Maps available as of September 2015

As of September 2015, the BCGS Boutique has the maps in the chart below available. These are all now $5.00 each. Contact the Boutique Chairperson, Cathy Magee or ask at a BCGS meeting or event if you have questions or to confirm supply.

There are several different types and series included.

Caledonian Books map series show land masses, contours, landmarks, bodies of water, towns, etc.
David & Charles maps
Discovery Series contour maps show roads, rivers, coasts, etc. Legend in English and 3 other languages.
Godfrey maps show property lines and owners, streets, rails, elevation, buildings.
Landranger maps
Phoenix maps show coasts, rivers, lakes, land cover, roads, railways, canals, large buildings and clustered settlements, counties, baronies, and parishes.
Survey maps show property boundaries and owners, roads, railways, buildings, rivers, coasts, some land use, some shaded contours.

BCGS Boutique - Maps available as of Sept. 2015

wdt_IDSeriesCountryCountyCode #Title or CityEdition / DateInventory 2015 01 01Inventory2015 08 23
wdt_IDSeriesCountryCountyCode #Title or CityEdition / DateInventory 2015 01 01Inventory2015 08 23
1 0,00 0,00 0,00
2 Caledonian Books Scotland Dumfries & Galloway 3,00 Stranraer, including Cairn Ryan, Drummore, Kirkcolm, Kirkmaiden, Mull of Galloway, New Luce, Port Logan, Port Patrick, Sandhead, Stoneykirk 1st ed'n revised to 1896 1,00 1,00
3 Caledonian Books Scotland Dumfries & Galloway 4,00 Wigtown, including Creetown, Garliestown, Glunluce, Kirkcowan, Kirinner, Newton Stewart, Port William, Sorbie 1st ed'n revised to 1896 2,00 2,00
4 Caledonian Books Scotland South Ayrshire 8,00 Carrick, including Barr, Barrhill, Carsphiarn, Garroch, Glen Trool, Loch Doon, Loch Ochiltree, Penkill 1st ed'n revised to 1896 4,00 4,00
5 Caledonian Books Scotland Dumfries & Galloway 9,00 Maxwelltown & Thornhill including Balmaclellan, Carron Bridge, Closeburn, Dalry, Duncow, Glenlee, Loch Ken, Moniave, New Galloway, Springholm 1st ed'n revised to 1896 3,00 3,00
6 Caledonian Books Scotland Dumfries & Galloway 11,00 Langholm including Canonbie, Glencartholm, Kirstile, New Castleton 1st ed'n revised to 1896 2,00 2,00
7 Caledonian Books Scotland Argyll & Bute 12,00 Campbeltown including Kilkenzie, Mull of Kintyre, Sanda Island, Sgreadan Hill, Southend 1st ed'n revised to 1896 4,00 4,00
8 Caledonian Books Scotland North Ayrshire 13,00 Island of Arran including Brodick, Lamlash, Lochranza, Whiting Bay 1st ed'n revised to 1896 4,00 4,00
9 Caledonian Books Scotland South Lanarkshire 15,00 Leadhills including Abington, Afton Water, Crawfordjohn, Durisdeer, Kello Water, Kirkconnel, Muirkirk, New Cumnock, Sanquhar, Wanlockhead 1st ed'n revised to 1896 2,00 2,00
10 Caledonian Books Scotland Argyll & Bute 20,00 Killean including Ardtalla, Carradale, Clachan, Gigha Island, Glenbarr, Grgport, Saddell 1st ed'n revised to 1896 1,00 1,00


Genealogical Legacies, Codicils, and Related Resources – Links

How to Archive Family Keepsakes by Denise May Levenick (Family Tree Books, 2012). Chapter 5 “Organize for the Future” includes sample codicils for Genealogy and Digital Assets.
See also her website, The Family Curator: http://thefamilycurator.com

After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee (Hack Genealogy, 2015)

“What Happens To Your Genealogy Research When You’re Gone?” Lorine McGinnis Schulze, Olive Tree Genealogy: http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.ca/2015/01/what-happens-to-your-genealogy-research.html

“GENEALOGY – Your digital legacy: Time to make arrangements” by Kenneth H. Thomas Jr. for the Atlanta Journal Constitution: http://www.myajc.com/news/lifestyles/your-digital-legacy-time-to-make-arrangements/nmbYt/

Genealogical Codicil form, Katherine R. Willson, © 2014: https://moonswings.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/genealogical-codicil-to-will.pdf

Digital Asset checklist and List forms, © 2015 Julie Miller, JPM Genealogy Research: http://www.jpmresearch.com/jpm/downloads.html

Various forms for estate planning Free – Genedocs Templates Facebook Group and website, Eric Jelle.
Genedocs Templates – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genedocstemplates
Genedocs: http://genedocs.blogspot.ca/

A warning – “Cleaning Mother’s House” by Michael John Neill, Rootdig: http://www.rootdig.com/adn/cleaningmothershouse.html

Donate research to the Society of Genealogists: http://www.sog.org.uk/learn/share-your-knowledge/

Donate research to FamilySearch – note what is not accepted: https://familysearch.org/sites/default/uploads/Donations-Guidelines-REVISION-12-July-
2012.pdf
http://www.genealogycenter.org/Donate.aspx

Donate research to the Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library: http://www.genealogycenter.org/Donate.aspx

Donate to the BCGS Walter Draycott Library – contact the Library Administrator for advice – bcgs@bcgs.ca or call the Library 604 502 9119

Lebanon – Links

 Lebanon Genealogy and Family History

“Researching Your Lebanese or Syrian Ancestry” by Sandra Hasser Bennett, Genealogy Today: http://www.genealogytoday.com/family/syrian/

 “How to Trace Genealogy in the Middle East or Eastern Europe” by Anne Hart, (originally at www.allvoices.com), Assyrian International News Agency, 2010: http://www.aina.org/ata/20101028214412.htm [See her book also – Tracing Your Baltic, Scandinavian, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern Ancestry Online.]

“Middle Ground: tracing Arabic ancestors in Syria, Lebanon and throughout the Middle East” article by Brad Crawford, Family Tree Magazine (USA), February 2007.

Lebanese-Genealogy, Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lebanese-Genealogy/363583063737966

Lebanon Genealogy Forum, Genealogy.com: http://genforum.genealogy.com/lebanon/all.html

Nami Jafet Memorial Library, American University of Beirut, Lebanon: http://www.aub.edu.lb/ulibraries/Pages/index.aspx

“Approaching Lebanese History: Archives and Sources for Modern Lebanese History” with Graham Pitts and Chris Gratien, Ottoman History Podcast, No. 99, March, 30 2013: http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2012/03/lebanon-archive-sources-modern-mandate.html

National Archives, Lebanon: http://www.can.gov.lb/

Lebanese Emigration Research Center, Notre Dame University, Kesrwan, Lebanon: http://www.ndu.edu.lb/lerc/aboutus.htm

Ministry of Tourism, Lebanon: http://mot.gov.lb/AboutLebanon

Search Your Middle Eastern and European Genealogy: In the Former Ottoman Empire’s Records and Online by Anne Hart, (ASJA Press, 2004).

FamilySearch.org, very few books/records, but some family histories: https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Lebanon_Genealogy

DNA project – for Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and Jordon, Family Tree DNA: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Lebanon-Syria-DNA/

“Jews of Lebanon, History and Records” by Alain Farhi, IAJGS Conference 2012: http://www.farhi.org/Documents/The%20Jews%20of%20Lebanon.htm

Historical and Modern Maps

Lebanese Gazetteer, Falling Rain Genomics Ltd.: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/LE/

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, Cartography Associates: http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search/where/Lebanon?q=lebanon&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort,Pub_Date,Pub_List_No,Series_No

The Perry-Castañeda Map Collection, University of Texas Libraries: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/lebanon.html