Reminder: Bruce McIntyre Watson to speak – BCGS General Meeting, Oct 9, 2013, Burnaby, BC

Speaker Bruce Mcintyre Watson on ‘Children from early native and non-native relationships from the Pacific Coast to the Rockies: How does a genealogist trace anything through this maze?’

October 9, 2013 – 7:30 pm, BCGS General Meeting, Burnaby, BC

Downstairs Hall at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.

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Speaker: Bruce McIntyre Watson

 

 

 

 

Vancouver historian Bruce McIntyre Watson will look at the history of children from early native and non-native relationships throughout the Pacific Northwest and the tough job that a genealogist has in trying to trace ancestors back to that period. First, he will look at the possible descendants of one or more Spanish wrecks along the Oregon coast, and moving up the coast from the mouth of the Columbia River to Yakutat, Alaska, will briefly look at hubs of activity and interaction. In the second part, he will look at the posts west of the Rockies and examine how they enabled families to develop. Third and throughout the talk, he will look at possible sources to extract genealogical information from the late 1600s to 1838.

Bruce M. Watson co-authored with Jean Barman, Leaving Paradise: Indigenous Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest, 1787-1898, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2006 and is the author of Lives Lived West of the Divide: A Biographical Dictionary of Fur Traders working West of the Rockies, 1793-1858, Kelowna: Centre For Social, Spatial and Economic Justice, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, 2010.

Bruce Watson’s 3 volume set, Lives Lived West of the Divide, won First Prize in the BCGS Family History Book Award competition in 2010.  The volumes are available in both paper (3 volumes) and digital (.pdf – free) formats at Lulu.com. He is currently working on a similar manuscript focussing on the people of the maritime fur trade.

BC Genealogical Society – 2012 Family History Book Awards

The winners of the 2012 British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Book Awards were announced this evening, June 12, 2013 in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

The British Columbia Genealogical Society celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011 with a new annual book award to encourage family history research and writing in and about British Columbia, Canada. Books chosen must be written by a British Columbia author or relate to British Columbia family history.  For further information, or to submit a book for the 2013 Awards, please contact Alice Marwood, the BCGS Book Award Committee Chair.

BCGS Family History Book Awards for 2012

First Prize

The Bravest Canadian, Fritz Peters, VC: The Making of a Hero of Two World Wars by Sam McBride (Granville Island Publishing, 2012).

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Honourable Mention

One Family’s Journey: CANFOR and the Transformation of BC’s Forest Industry by Peter Bentley as told to Robin Fowler (Douglas & McIntyre, 2012).

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Reminder – BCGS General Meeting – June 12, 2013 – Strawberry Tea! BCGS Book Awards! Displays!

The next BCGS General Meeting will be Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, in Burnaby.

This will be our BCGS Strawberry Tea night and Announcement Night for the BCGS Family History Book Awards. Authors will be there to talk about their books and books will be for sale too. Join us for an educational and fun night.

And members are invited to bring their own displays to show. Please contact Eunice Robinson at 604 596 2811 to ensure space.

Location: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Download BCGS- Location Change-April 2013  (.pdf) for a prinable map of the Danish Church’s location with directions.

The books submitted for this year’s BCGS Family History Book Award included (alphabetically by author’s last name):

Baile, Lisa—John Clarke, Explorer of the Coast Mountains (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2012).

Bentley, Peter, with Fowler, Robin—One Family’s Journey: CANFOR and the Transformation of B. C.’s Forest Industry (Vancouver, BC: Douglas and McIntyre, 2012).

Hawthorn, Tom—Deadlines: Obits of Memorable British Columbians (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2012).

Hope, Sharon—The English Travelers: Three Narratives (Sidney, BC: 2011).

MacLean, Albert Mair with Margaret Anne Hume—My Life: Adventures of an RCAF Flying Officer, Eaton’s Manager, and Family Man (Vancouver, BC: Caissie Cape Publications, 2012).

Martin, Elinor—The Kurrajong Tree: Loves and Lives of Three Women in Colonial Australia (West Vancouver, BC: Eastcot Publications, 2012).

McBride, Sam—The Bravest Canadian – Fritz Peters, VC: the Making of a Hero of Two World Wars (Vancouver, BC: Granville Island Publishing, 2012).

Pavlik, Janet, and Smith, Desmond, and Smith, Eileen—Echoes Across Seymour: a History of North Vancouver’s Eastern Communities Including Dollarton and Deep Cove (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd, 2012).

Young, David Esson—The Uchuck Years: A West Coast Shipping Saga (Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 2012).

BCGS Jubilee Celebration, June 2012

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Photographs from the June 2012 British Columbia Genealogical Society’s general meeting – a Strawberry Tea featuring both BC book authors, and memories and souvenirs from Queen Elizabeth’s sixty year Jubillee anniversary – Coronation scrapbooks, a CBC mike used to broadcast … Continue reading

Website Updates, June 2012

Two new indexes have been added to the website now, including

British Columbia Auto Permit Holders, 1904-1905 on the Members’ Projects page.

Victoria, British Columbia Naturalization Index, 1859 on the BCGS Research Projects page.

Both of these indexing projects are on-going, so watch for updates.

and the winners of the BCGS Family History Book Award for 2012 have been announced!

And Brief Guides to Genealogy and Family History for both Vancouver and Victoria, BC, Canada are now available on the website, also at the BCGS Research Projects page. These were originally published in The British Columbia Genealogist and have been updated and revised for the website.

BCGS General Meeting – 13 June 2012 – Burnaby

2012 marks Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee, the 60 year anniversary of her ascent to the throne. At the June general meeting, BCGS members will be celebrating with a strawberry tea and members with connections to her or memories of her reign so far are invited to bring displays. On display will be a photograph of the Queen from the collection of Ford Hill.

The winners of the BCGS Family History Book Award Competition for 2011 will be announced at the meeting, and some of the authors will be present and will have books to sell and sign.

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

BCGS members are now collecting pennies to contribute to the fund for a Coat of Arms for the Society. Any pennies will be accepted at all general meetings. Volunteers will roll them, if need be.