The annual BCGS free Walter Draycott Library Week begins Sunday, July 13th with an Open House from 2-4 pm. Refreshments, including cake, door prizes. All interested are welcome.
From Monday, July 14 to Saturday, July 19, the BCS Walter Draycott Library is open free to all interested from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Talks and activities are scheduled for each day – check the .pdf schedule below – and you may research any day. See the BCGS Annual Library Week page for details.
BCGS 2014 Library Week activities schedule (.pdf)
Join the BCGS Editor’s Chat right here. Beforehand, you can RSVP in the Chat area below, if you like. And you may read the chat here afterwards, if you can’t join at the time.
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting will be Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, in Burnaby, 6010 Kincaid Street.
See the Google map or download a printable map of the Danish Church’s location with directions.
This will be Announcement Night for the BCGS Family History Book Awards. Authors will be speaking about their books and books will be available to buy. Learn more about the BCGS annual Family History Book Awards here. Continue reading
The handout for the Genealogy and Family History Get Social session with Celia Lewis and M. Diane Rogers, held at the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 2 June 2014 is now on-line on the BCGS website free.
This month’s British Columbia Genealogical Society’s research tip is:
Don’t always search ‘the same old way’ on every genealogical website.
Both speakers at the BCGS seminar last month had specific tips for searching some of the websites they discussed. For example, don’t always use that attractive ‘just enter your name’ search box. Check to see if there is an advanced search facility which will let you focus your search in certain collections, or on certain media, for instance, only in digitized documents or images.
And if you see search terms you’re not familar with, don’t hesitate to look for help. For example, the use of ‘Boolean’ search operators may be mentioned or recommended. Here’s a look at these – “What Does Boolean Search Mean” by Wendy Boswell, About.com.
Please note that registration for the 2014 BCGS Seminar is now closed. All tickets have been sold.