Scandinavian Midsummer June 2013, Burnaby BC at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre. Thank you to all the BC Genealogical Society and Scandinavian Cultural Society genealogy volunteers. The Scandinavian Genealogy group will meet at the Centre again starting this fall.
If you are interested in a trip on the Viking ship, the Murin, get the details at http://www.scandinaviancentre.org/munin
We hope it’s a simple process for you – it’s a text chat, so you should be able to just type into the box above. This year, we will be trying out a number of ‘new to us’ communication tools – via live chat, Skype, Google Hangout, maybe even a Facebook or Twitter text chat.
2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and already a number of research and display projects are underway.
Take the time now to review the World War I participants in your family tree and to enhance your research or understanding of their roles whether at home or in service.
Consider submitting an article to a genealogical or historical journal or a photograph to a website. If you have Canadian relatives who died in service during World War I, check to see if you have digital photographs or other memorabilia to add to the Canadian Virtual War Memorial, sponsored by Veterans Affairs Canada.
The BCGS Members’ Tip for April is:
Share your strays!
If you have information or photographs about people who don’t (yet?) seem to fit into your family tree, share this with others by posting in your genealogical society’s on-line or published queries, on Rootsweb or other bulletin boards, or on specialized websites, like ‘Dead Fred’ for photographs.
You will likely make another genealogist very happy and you may in turn receive that ‘lost link’ that will let you place the stray in relation to your own family or your family’s stories.
And an extra tip – to add a query to this BCGS website or to a BCGS publication, please contact email@example.com
As requested, there is now a Rootstech 2013 Twitter box on the right hand of this page so those not on Twitter can follow along. Our BCGS Editor is at Rootstech (mdianerogers) and she is tweeting from this 3 day genealogy event as are hundreds of others – some 7,000 people are attending.
As last year, a number of events will be streamed, so go to the Rootstech.org website to see schedule and view live sessions. (All times given are Mountain time.)
If you are on Twitter, do join in with comments and questions. The Rootstech hashtag is #rootstech.