BCGS Sept 2014 journal – World War I issue – deadline August 11, 2014

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French_class-Vernon_military_Camp-1916-BC_CanadaYMCA French class, Vernon military camp, 1916, British Columbia, Canada. Courtesy City of Vancouver Archives, AM54-S4-: Mil P192.2, Major Matthews collection.

The fall 2014 issue of The British Columbia Genealogist will feature articles about World War I.

Just a reminder that the deadline is 11 August 2014. If enough articles are received, the December journal will also be about World War I. Click this link for more about The British Columbia Genealogist, including queries and advertising.

Topics do not need to be about the military or about British Columbia or Canada either, but they must relate to World War I.

Please e-mail the BCGS Editor if any questions or suggestions: editor @bcgs.ca or call the BCGS Library and leave a message for the Editor: 604 502 9119.

BCGS E-newsletter Nov. 2013 – available now

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The BCGS E-newsletter, The Offspring, for November 2013, is available now to read and download free from the BCGS website. (.pdf format)

This issue includes information on a wide range of genealogical topics, including World War I Centenary events and projects scheduled for 2014.

Victory Square, Vancouver, BC, 19411941 recruiting station at Victory Square in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

City of Vancouver Archives photograph, AM54-S4-: Mil P265.

BCGS Editor’s Chat – Aug 19, 2013 – 7 pm at bcgs.ca

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Join the BCGS Editor’s Chat this Monday night, August 19th, at 7 pm PDT.  **Note that the August chat time has been changed.** There will not be a chat August 26th, as the Editor is taking some family time for a happy occasion.

Ask a question about the BCGS journal or website, one of our BCGS projects, or about BC genealogy, or you can comment on genealogy news or a find. During the chats, it’s easy to add links and photos for others to see.

This is a text chat right on the main BCGS.ca home page; no software or headphones are needed. You will be able to type your own message without registering, but if you RSVP / register ahead of time, you will be identified clearly (and you can use an avatar/image to identify yourself).

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The BCGS Offspring E-newsletter is back

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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: editor@bcgs.ca or by mail, c/o the Society’s address below.

Book Reviews, New Books

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The latest book reviews published in The British Columbia Genealogist, December 2011, Volume 40 #4 were very favourable. The books reviewed were:

Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada to 1863 by Terrence M. Punch (Genealogical Publishing Company, 2010).
“A useful index that will lead you to these new sources.”

A Canadian Heraldic Primer
by Kevin Greaves, illustrated by Bruce Patterson and Gordon Macpherson (Heraldry Society of Canada, 2000).
“A serious and complicated topic is written about in an entertaining manner…”

Both these books will be available at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library very soon.

The British Columbia Genealogist often features a column with the BCGS Editor’s picks from recent books on British Columbia and Canadian history and genealogy.

In the December 2011 issue, the British Columbia books mentioned were:

The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver by Chuck Davis (Harbour Publishing, 2011).

Lillian Alling: the journey home by Susan Smith-Josephy (Caitlin Press, 2011).

The Third Crop: A personal and historical journey into the photo albums and shoeboxes of the Slocan Valley 1880s to early 1940s by Rita Moir (SonNis Press, 2011).

Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru: An Illustrated History by Ali Kazimi (Douglas & McIntyre, 2011).

and

Extensions, a novel by Myrna Day set on Vancouver Island, BC (NeWest Press, 2011)

Victorian Pharmacy: Rediscovering Forgotten Remedies and Recipes by Jane Eastoe (Anova Books-Pavilion imprint, 2010).

More information

For the full reviews and more about the BC books, see the December 2011 issue of The British Columbia Genealogist. To submit a book for review, please contact the BCGS Book Review Co-ordinator.