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

Reminder: BCGS Genealogy 101 classes – Fall 2013, Surrey BC

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Genealogy 101 Sessions to be held at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey, BC, Sept. – Oct. 2013

Genealogy 101 – Civil Registration session with Lorraine Irving
When: Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
Location: BCGS Walter Draycott Library
Where: 211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC

Genealogy 101 – Organizing Your Genealogy session with Eunice Robinson
When: Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Location: To be held at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library
Where: 211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC

$10. each class; 10:30-12:30 pm. Contact the BCGS Education Chair, Eunice Robinson, for details. Call 604-596-2811 or
e-mail: eunice@dccnet.com

Originally published 16 August, 2013

 

BCGS Members’ Only Area

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The BCGS Members’ Only area is now open to BC Genealogical Society members.

Features:

Member’s Q & A forum for both genealogy questions/comments and for questions about BCGS activities and programmes.

More detailed information for members on BCGS activities and committees

Indexes

BCGS Clipping file alphabetical indexes – from the BCGS Walter Draycott Library newspaper clipping files. In progress.
British Columbians, World War II, Index – died in service.
First Lutheran Church, Vancouver, BMD Indexes. In progress.
BC Books Index – from the British Columbia local history book indexing project at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library.

BCGS Members Only:

To enter the BCGS Members’ Only Area, click the MEMBER LOGIN button on the above menu bar.

You will be prompted to enter the initial password you’ve been given. (Contact the BCGS Webmaster if you don’t know it.) Then you will need to register. (A ‘Register’ button should be in the top right hand section of the first page you will see in the Members’ Only area.) You will enter a username of your choice, your real name, and your e-mail address.  Then a personal password will be automatically set and sent to your e-mail address. The BCGS webmasters will then check your information and confirm you into the system. This won’t be instantaneous, but we hope to look after you quickly.

Alternatively, e-mail the BCGS Webmaster with your name, membership # and your choice of username. An account will be set up for you and a password will be e-mailed.

If you are changing your e-mail address, or using a new one (or two), please let the webmasters know.

A question? Or a problem? Contact the BCGS webmaster: webmaster@bcgs.ca

Not already a British Columbia Genealogical Society member? We’d welcome you! Please check out BCGS membership benefits and fill out an application form on the BCGS membership page.

Reminder – BCGS General Meeting, Sept. 11, 2013 in Burnaby

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West End School class 1897 Vancouver BCThe next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 11 September, 2013, 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

Group Sessions after the general meeting will be:

Scottish Group -with George Caldwell

Computer Group -What comes now after PAF, or not? Join us for a discussion on genealogy software choices.

See a printable map of the Danish Church area with directions here.

The photograph above shows an 1897 school class in front of the West End School at the corner of Burrard Street and Barclay Streets in Vancouver, BC.

The people were identified as principal Robert Fraser and students: Robert Gilmour, T.S. Dixon, Walter B. Ellis, William Stark, Robert Arnett, Pennie Gibb, Maud Curry, Jennie Anstie, Percy Barnett, Arthur Lett, Ernest Dickie, George Wilson, Gordon Harris, Ponsford, Claude Thieke, Bessie Menzies, Elsie Knowles, Maud Munro (Mrs. Robert Telford), Margartet Muir, , Edith Godfrey, Olive Preston, Elsie Curry, Margaret Muir, Edith Godfrey, Olive Preston, Elsie Curry, Ethel Burns, Fanny McQueen, Helen Peck, Pearl Musgrove, Maggie Knowles, Elsie Carr, Hattie Mackay, Edna Cook and others.  William Stark, one of these students, donated the photograph to the City Archives in 1939.

Photograph courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives, AM54-S4-: Sch P37.

According to the Brief History of Schools in Vancouver by Val Hamilton, West End School operated from 1897 to 1907 and was also called Old Burrard Street School and Dawson Primary. It was replaced by Aberdeen.