An excellent party last night at the BCGS Christmas Social – the 2011 Most Improved Genealogists were announced, winners of the BCGS 2011 Family History Award attended, there was a look at our new website, and a record number of members’ family history displays – so much to look at, discuss and celebrate with other genealogists.
This is the end of our 40th year so of course, there was a cake. And what a great cake!
Alice Marwood, one of the BCGS’s founding members and currently BCGS Corresponding Secretary, is shown cutting the cake. Names of the other founding members are also celebrated on the cake.
The next general membership meeting of the BC Genealogical Society is December 14, 2011, 7:30pm at the Edmond Community Centre in Burnaby. This is traditionally a less formal meeting, starting with the incredible book sale, members’ family history displays, goodies, prizes and a whole lot more.
Presentations to the 2011 winners of the BCGS Most Improved Genealogist Awards will be made and the winners of the BCGS first annual Family History Book Awards have been invited as special guests. Some will bring book copies to sign and sell.
Bring a guest and come renew your membership while you are there. Bring pocket books to donate to the book sale, and some baking too, if you can.
If you are a British Columbia Genealogical Society member, please submit your website information here in a comment or e-mail the BCGS Webmaster and it will be added as soon as possible.
Peter Claydon’s ‘Claydon Family Information’: http://members.shaw.ca/claydonpsn/index.htm
Marian Elder’s “Lancashire Families: Arkwright, Meadow, Fairhurst, Winnard of Wigan”:
Bill Ferrer Family Historian: http://bferrer.com
Cynthia Hamilton – McKay, McLeod, Hamilton, Last: http://www.seakat.ca/McHamiLast
M. Diane Rogers -
Canada Genealogy blog: www.canadagenealogy.blogspot.com
Graveyard Rabbit of BC blog: www.graveyardrabbitbc.blogspot.com
SCOTT family website, Muiravonside, Dalmeny, Tushielaw, Galashiels, Grangemouth, in Scotland: www.tribalpages.com/tribes/mdianerogers
AXNER, BROSTRÖM, ERIKSSEN, JOHANSON, LÖFHOLM, RYDBERG & ZETTERBERG: SWEDEN TO CANADA: http://swedesinbc.tribalpages.com
Alma A. Upsdell – Upsdell, Ackerman Family: http://www.upsdell.com/genealogy/index.htm
Peter Whitlock, WHITLOCK Family Ancestry, One Name Study: http://www.whitlockfamilyassociation.com