BCGS General Meeting – May 13th, 2015 – Irish, Scottish & Genealogy 101 Groups meet

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Vancouver-City-Hall-Veterans-1939-CVA_PhotoVancouver City Hall veterans of the Great War, honour guards for the Royal Visit, 1939.

The next BCGS general meeting will be Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Directions and map.

There will be three group sessions after the general meeting:

Scottish Interest Group
Irish Interest Group
Genealogy 101 – Civil Registration Records.

See you there!

This photograph above shows the group of Vancouver City Hall Great War veterans who acted as honour guards for the Royal Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, May 29, 1939. The City of Vancouver Archives has their names listed as:

(back row) J. Tarbuck, H. Preston, R.T. Blair, A.A. Copping, W.G. Johnston, J.H. Davenport, J. McGill, A. Hall, R.T. Richardson, H.A. Black, S. Huntington, W.F. Rodbourne, W. Strang, A.G. Bennett, B. Keogh, B. Corlett, F.J. Hearn, F. Carlisle;

(middle row) W.C. Browne, B. Warden, Dr. J.H. White, J.A. McCrindle, H.R.T. Mason, G. Markle, C.R. McTaggart, A. Patterson, J.W. Barker, G.H. Clay, W. Inglis, W.C. Anthony, L. Westcott, T.J. Corley, J. Stevenson, J. McGregor, J. Smith;

(front row) A. Johnston, H.G. Stone, J.R. Chamberlain, J. Gibbs, S. Travis, E. Humphreys, W.B. Murray, C. Grantham, C.J. Biddiss, N.V. davis, H.A.E. Browne, G.L. Tooker, L.R. Edge, A.J. Addy, R. Vernon, E.H. Cooke, A. Churchouse, G.H. Ubbink and

(front) T. Calloway

Photograph creator: Major James Skitt Matthews. Courtesy City of Vancouver Archives:- AM54-S4-: Mil P170.2

BCGS 2015 Seminar – early bird prices extended to April 30th!

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It’s now only 25 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 30, 2015, tickets are $44.00 each for BCGS & Affiliate Society Members; $55.00 for non-members.

After April 30th, the prices increase to $55.00 each for BCGS & Affiliate Society Members; $65.00 for non-members.

Remember – Your 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 the May meeting. Call, e-mail or pay on-line now to get the early bird special.

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.

BCGS General Meeting – April 8, 2015 – European and Genealogy 101 groups meet

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The next BCGS general meeting will be Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.   Directions and map (.pdf)

There will be two group sessions after the general meeting:

European Group  – Learn about BCGS Library and website resources for European research; share your surnames and favourite books and websites; ask questions. A date for European Day at the BCGS Library will be discussed.

Genealogy 101 – What’s in a Name?

Upcoming Seminar with Jill Morelli – May 9, 2015. Only 9 more days to buy tickets at early bird prices! Click here for Seminar details and registration.

A New Start for Family Trees

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Do you know someone who is interested in finding their ‘roots’ but doesn’t know where to begin?  A membership in BCGS is a wonderful starting point for anyone who wants to fill out the branches on their own Family Tree.  And….2015 is the perfect year for giving this gift!  Sign up a new member now, to enter our annual B.C.G.S. Bring-A-Friend Contest, and give yourself a chance to win some great prizes!

Check out the BCGS Bring-A-Friend contest page for more info!