Reminder – BCGS General Meeting – April 10, 2013 – New Meeting location

A reminder that the meeting this Wednesday has a new location:

BCGS General Meeting

Wednesday, April 10, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. (map)
Group topics:
DNA – which test is best for your genealogical quest?
English – Apprencticeships
For the April to June, 2013 general meetings we wll be at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.  Download a BCGS- Meeting Location Poster with a map of the Danish Church’s location.

The BCGS Offspring E-newsletter is back

The BCGS quarterly e-newsletter, The Offspring, is back. Look for the latest issue on the BCGS Publication Archives page.

The BCGS Offspring Vol 4 No 1 Spring 2013

Thank you to Rob Whitlock for his assistance with the new Offspring.

We hope that members and others will send in their research tips, short stories or news for future issues. Please contact the BCGS Editor: or by mail, c/o the Society’s address below.

BCGS Bring A Friend Deadline Extended


All current BCGS members are eligible for one entry for each full membership (not associate memberships) they sign up from August 2012 to June 1, 2013.

New memberships taken out now will run from September 2012 to December 2013.

Three Prize Baskets will be awarded at the June 12, 2013 meeting by draw. These will include concert tickets, wine, a restaurant gift card, genealogical supplies and a bonus gift.

Please go to the Contest Page to sign up a friend or relative for a BCGS membership!

BCGS General Meeting, Jan 2013 – notes

These are the events and links mentioned during the BCGS general meeting 9 January 2013.

BCGS Membership benefit – contact Johnson Insurance Inc. re insurance including MEDOC travel insurance. 1 866 606 3362. This is a benefit of the BCGS’s membership in the BC Historical Federation.

Stories from Things workship with author Sultan Somjee –starting 10 January, Burnaby  BC at the Community Centred College for the Retired (CCCR):  See Sultan Somjee’s website for more about his book, Stories from Things: write your memoir in 10 steps, available through Amazon and Smashwords.

Robert Burns Marathon, January 25, 2013, Vancouver – Simon Fraser University’s Scottish Studies Burns Marathon readings from Burns’ works will be from 9 am to 4 pm at the Harbour Centre Campus in downtown Vancouver.



BCGS General Meeting Reminder – Wednesday, 9 January 2013 – Burnaby

The first BC Genealogical Society Meeting of 2013 is Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 7:30 pm, Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway (Kingsway & Edmonds), Burnaby V5E 1G3.

Two group sessions after the general meeting:

Genealogy 101
European group

This will be the last night to enter the BCGS Bring-A-Friend Membership Contest!  To enter, or to renew your own membership, please see the friendly people at the Membership Committee table, or see the BCGS membership webpage to renew with PayPal.

BCGS General Meetings: the second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 pm at Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway (Kingsway & Edmonds), Burnaby V5E 1G3.