BCGS General Meeting – Sept. 13, 2017 – Annual Harvest Supper

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The first meeting of the fall will be Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 featuring our Harvest Supper at the Danish Lutheran Church in Burnaby, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St.
Reserve your tickets now. Contact Lynne Fletcher at lynnefletcher@telus.net or 604 942 3663

Supper from 6-7 pm. The meeting will start at 7:30 pm.

Two group topics:
Preparing for a Salt Lake City trip with Eunice Robinson.
English Group – Parish Records with Lorraine Irving.

Click for Directions and Map (printable)

All interested are very welcome to attend. Refreshments.

New – BCGS Calendars for 2018

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The first ever BCGS Calendar will be available at the October meeting and any left over will be sold at the Finding Your Roots seminar in Surrey, October 14.

 
Only 150 are being printed.  Reserve yours now by contacting Elaine by email: elaine.hasek@gmail.com Price $9.00 each or 3/$25.  

The perfect Xmas or hostess gift for friends or relatives.
Knowledge of genealogy not necessary.

BCGS Membership New & Renewals 2017

BCGS Membership renewals and new memberships are being accepted for 2017 (not 2018 as the original July 2017 Meeting Reminder said).

To pay new or renewal memberships on-line, please use the PayPal option on the BCGS Membership page. To add a donation, please see the Donation section on that page.

Mailed membership applications should be sent to the BCGS at the Richmond. BC mailing address:
P.O. Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall, Richmond, BC, CANADA, V6X 3T6

or see the Membership Committee members at their table at a BCGS General Meeting.

Please make out cheques to the British Columbia Genealogical Society.

Reach the Membership Committee by e-mail at membership@bcgs.ca or contact Marilyn Ponting, Membership Chair at 604 588 2784

BCGS General Meeting – April 12th, 2017 – 7:30 pm in Burnaby

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“Europe in 1648.-Peace of Westphalia, published 1884. See below for a description. Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

There will be a short business meeting, then groups will meet, including

European Group – discuss tips and tools for navigating research in unfamiliar areas and languages. Bring info on a favourite website for European research!
English group – Erica Williams will present England – Beyond BMDs and Censuses. She will look at a variety of records, including those from Wales, and discuss the use of maps to add context.

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments available.

Tickets for our 2017 Seminar “Celebrating Our Canadian Ancestors”, June 9-11 in Burnaby and Coquitlam, are now available at meetings, by e-mail, phone, or on-line with PayPal. See all the Seminar and registration details with payment options here.

If you have not already renewed, or would like to join the BCGS, please see the Membership Committee at the meeting, or you may renew or join and pay on-line at the BCGS Membership page.

Meeting location – printable map and directions

Group meetings and chats coming up in April at the BCGS Library unless otherwise stated

April 8, 2017, Saturday – Quebec, 10 am to noon.
April 9, 2017, Sunday – POSTPONED – DNA – looking at Mitochondrial DNA, 1 to 3 pm. Contact Diane Rogers diane_rogers@shaw.ca re dates.
April 11, 2017, Tuesday – Downtown Vancouver Genealogy Group, 1pm – 3pm at the Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver.
April 15, 2017, Saturday – European Research Day, 10 am to 3 pm. Meet from 1-3 pm in the Board Room.
April 15, 2017, Saturday – Scandinavian Group, 1pm – 3pm at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St., Burn­aby.
April 15, 2017, Saturday – Scotland, note* in the Board Room 10am-noon.
April 22, 2017, Saturday – BCGS Library closed due to all day street closures for parade.
April 29, 2017, Saturday – (POSTPONED from April 22) – Ireland, 1 to 3 pm.
April 29, 2017, Saturday – Ask Us” session, 10 am to noon.

The map above depicts “Europe in 1648.-Peace of Westphalia; showing especially

  • (a,) The Possessions of the two branches of the house of Habsburg at the end of the Thirty Years War (purple).
  • (b,) The possessions of the house of Hohenzollern, (union of Prussia with Brandeburg [blue.]).
  • (c,) The Swedish Empire on both shores of the Baltic and in Northern Germany.
  • (d,) The Danish Monarchy, Denmark, Norway, and Schonen.
  • (e,) The British isles, with the battle-fields of the civil wars.
  • (f,) France, with the battle-fields of the civil wars [red].
  • (g,) Germany with the battle-fields of the Thirty Years War.
  • (h,) The republic of Poland in its greatest extent.
  • (i,) The Western Boundary of Russia.

From “An Historical Atlas Containing a Chronological Series of One Hundred and Four Maps, at Successive Periods, from the Dawn of History to the Present Day.” by Robert H. Labberton. Sixth Edition. 1884.” Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.