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 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.
I would like to know if the society have access to the English & Wales, Birth, Death, Marriage Index certificates. As I have been purchasing all of these, I wondered if we have these on microfilm or something.
The Government of British Columbia has invited citizens to collaborate on the preparation of a letter to mark the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death. “The letter will be paired with a previous letter of condolences sent by the Governor and Legislature of the Colony of Vancouver Island to the United States in 1865 following President Lincoln’s assassination.”
“Comments and stories from British Columbians, especially those whose heritage is connected to Lincoln and the legacy he created” are welcome. The submission deadline date is February 28, 2015. See more details and comment on the new website: Abraham Lincoln – His Legacy in British Columbia