BCGS Searches for Family, and Former Members

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Do you know someone who used to be a member of B.C.G.S. but had to let their membership go because life just “got in the way!” Maybe you are that someone?

B.C.G.S. has sent a special appeal out to our former members, asking you to re-join the society.  Genealogy is a life-long pursuit for most of us, and sometimes we need to take a year or two off as a ‘breather’ to re-calibrate.  B.C.G.S. has new materials, a new meeting place, and new and familiar faces to welcome you back.

Why not let 2015 be the year that you re-join B.C.G.S.? Enjoy the companionship of your fellow genealogists, share your successes and present your mysteries.  You don’t have to “go-it-alone” on the Internet…..and remember, there’s still a whole lot that is not yet on the ‘net……and a B.C.G.S. membership is a great and very economical investment toward uncovering all those “secret” sources!

BCGS Bring A Friend Contest 2013-14

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BCGS BAF-badge      Enter the British Columbia Genealogical Society’s Bring-A-Friend Membership Contest!

All current BCGS members are eligible for one entry for each full membership (not associate memberships) they sign up from August 2013 to June 1, 2014.  (Note this date was extended.)

Three Prize Baskets will be awarded at the June 2014 meeting by draw.

New memberships taken out early will run from September 2013 to December 2014 so this is a nice bonus for the new members too.

See the Bring-A-Friend Membership Contest page for the Contest Membership Application Form.

What’s new at BCGS – the BCGS Phone Tree

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Communication is key to any organization. This fall, the BCGS Membership Committee has initiated a new ‘Phone Tree’.

These are friendly phone calls to keep all our members

  • Informed
  • Interested
  • Involved
  • Invested

We’ll be letting members know about upcoming events, listening to their ideas and answering (or finding answers) to any questions they may have. We intend to give our members a call once in the fall and once in the spring.

This time round, BCGS Board members are the ones talking to members, but we are looking for member volunteers for the Phone Tree. If you would like to help – it’s a fun task –  please give the Membership Committee a quick e-mail to: membership@bcgs.ca or leave a message at the BCGS Library 604 502 9119.

Thank you to VintageFeedsacks for the Old Fashioned Telephone image above.

Upcoming BCGS General Meetings – 2013

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Upcoming  BC Genealogical Society General Meetings, November-December 2013

November – Burnaby— Wednesday, November 13, 2013 

remember Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Where: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.

Topic: Remembrance. Members may present their military related stories or bring displays. Contact Eunice Robinson to reserve.

This meeting will be the last day to enter the Most Improved Genealogist contest. BCGS members should contact Eunice Robinson by e-mail, telephone or at the meeting about submissions.

December – Burnaby— Wednesday, December 11, 2013 – BCGS Christmas Social

MC900436341Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Where: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.

 

Seasonal refreshments, members’ displays and the very popular annual BCGS pocket book sale. BCGS members, please contact Eunice Robinson to ensure space for your displays. Donations of both holiday goodies and of paperback books for the book sale are always appreciated..

BCGS Editor’s Chat – Sept 23, 2013 – 7 pm at bcgs.ca

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A very quiet chat!   Everyone must have been watching the brand new ‘Genealogy Roadshow’.

Some news on upcoming events, the University of Manitoba’s new digital portal, and Judy Webster’s Queensland Australia website – and a question – which apps are people using for #genealogy on their mobile devices (or not!)? Continue reading