It’s now just 45 days till the BCGS 2015 Seminar with speaker Jill Morelli, 9 May, 2015 in Richmond, BC.
Order your tickets now at the early bird price – until April 15, 2015, tickets are $44.00 each for BCGS & Affiliate Society Members; $55.00 for non-members.
After April 15th, the prices increase to $55.00 each for BCGS & Affiliate Society Members; $65.00 for non-members.
Tickets include refreshments and lunch.
See all the details on the BCGS 2015 Seminar page. You may order your tickets on-line with PayPal or by phone or e-mail, or by mail or at BCGS meetings.
Speaker Jill Morelli currently is writing a series of articles about Jens Dahl, a Norwegian born immigrant to the USA who enlisted in the Union Army in 1862. Here is her first article from A Year in the Life of Jens Dahl
Here is a link to her other articles on Jens Dahl’s Civil War experiences.
The BC Genealogical Society Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. See a location map with directions.
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.
Speaker: Lindsay McArthur
Topic: Cemetery Research and Transcribing – how to properly clean headstones.
LIndsay McArthur has worked on cemetery projects in both Maple Ridge and Fort Langley. While working at the Langley Centennial Museum she organized “Down to Earth”, a provincial cemetery symposium attended by people from around British Columbia. Lindsay is currently the Visual Arts programmer at the Surrey Art Gallery.
The BC Genealogical Society’s Cemetery Committee is planning field trips and photography projects for 2015. If you are interested in working on a cemetery project with the Committee, please contact Betty Allen by e-mail: email@example.com or leave a message at the BCGS Library 604 502 9119.
The BCGS Cemetery Committee’s latest publication is on Nelson Memorial Cemetery in Nelson, British Columbia.
Join us at our regular February 11th, 2015 meeting, and attend our first Genealogical Cocktail Party! (Sorry, no ‘special’ drinks will be served.)
And later, Peter Whitlock will share his latest find and his connection to the 8th Baron of Webster.
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Click here for a printable notice with a map of the location for BCGS General Meetings.
Coming up tonight, Monday, 26 January, at 7 pm, Pacific time, right here at www.bcgs.ca
A BCGS Cemetery Recording Adventure
Since we’ve recently been discussing our BC Genealogical Society (BCGS) cemetery recording training and field trip plans for 2015, I wanted to share this amusing 1984 cemetery recorder’s comment I found in the BCGS Newsletter, March/April 1984, Volume 9 Number 2, page 16.
Originally submitted to the BCGS Newsletter by Linda Blackman, B.C. Research Committee, 1984.
“The following excerpt was taken from a letter accompanying an out of town recording I received.
“It took me 2 hrs. to arrive after first a flat tire, had to chase cattle so I could get through, wait for road construction, and finally made it to the farm. The farm is, with no problems, just about 15 mins. away from where I live. A very KIND bull put my long legs to work to get back to the car and that is when my OLD age started to show…I’m really not in shape to run.
Anyway the day was nice and a lot of fun.“
Do watch for news about our 2015 cemetery recording trips. They won’t be this strenuous!