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
Sorry, but the Editor’s Chat for this evening has had to be cancelled due to illness.
Note: NEW time and day – Monday, January 19th, 2015 10 – 11:30 AM
Topic: Descendancy Research with Jeannie Vance
Learn how to find more of the descendants of your ancestors using Familysearch Family Tree Puzzilla. This is a good course for people who already have several generations of ancestors in FS Family Tree.
Location: Surrey Family History Center, 6270 – 126th St., Surrey, BC. Access to the Family History Center is at the south entrance of the Surrey Stake LDS Church building. Please press the Door Bell located to the left of the double door to gain access.
Pre-registration is not required but is preferred. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Center at 604-597-9695 and leave your name and number.
Surrey Family History Center website: http://www.findingyourroots.ca
Join the monthly BCGS Editor’s Chat Monday, November 25th, at 7 pm PST.
Ask a question about Canadian genealogy, the BCGS journal or website, one of our BCGS projects, or about BC genealogy, or comment on worldwide genealogy news or a find. During the chats, it’s easy to add links and photos for others to see.
This is a text chat right here on the main BCGS.ca home page; no software or headphones are needed. You will be able to type your own message without registering, but if you RSVP / register ahead of time, you will be identified clearly (and you can use an avatar/image to identify yourself).