The new Simon Fraser University Scottish Studies website, Scots in BC, is live at http://www.sfu.ca/scotsinbc/
See the BCGS article April 7, 2013 about SFU and Tartan Day for more about this.
The next BC Genealogical Society and Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, co-sponsored event will be a free session on Researching in England with Lorraine Irving & Judith Ueland, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.
Learn about using key English family history records and new Internet resources for your English research.
Pre-registration not required.
Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level,
Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street.
Saturday, April 27, the Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island will present a seminar featuring Karen Krugman from Michigan at the Useless Bay Country Club. Karen will speak on 4 topics:
Simon Fraser University’s Scottish Studies Department celebrates Tartan Day, Monday, April 8th, 2013 at SFU’s Vancouver’s Harbour Centre Campus, Room 1410, at 7:30-9:30 pm. Scottish Studies is launching an interactive website, “Scots in BC,” and the evening will feature music by members of the Vancouver Scottish Fiddle Orchestra and dancing by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
Follow this link for more about the Simon Fraser University Scots in BC project. There will be a way to add information about British Columbia’s Scottish families to the new website. We will add that link here as soon as it’s announced.
If you have information or photographs about people who don’t (yet?) seem to fit into your family tree, share this with others by posting in your genealogical society’s on-line or published queries, on Rootsweb or other bulletin boards, or on specialized websites, like ‘Dead Fred’ for photographs.
You will likely make another genealogist very happy and you may in turn receive that ‘lost link’ that will let you place the stray in relation to your own family or your family’s stories.
And an extra tip – to add a query to this BCGS website or to a BCGS publication, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the sessions I attended at RootsTech 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah was presented by Fran Jensen and was about the Facebook genealogy research pages sponsored by FamilySearch.org.
You can download Fran’s handout from the RootsTech 2013 website. Or on the main schedule pages, just click on any other sessions you are interested in to download individual handouts. Rootstech.org daily schedules
You can also see the list of Rearch Communities on Facebook at the FamilySearch Wiki.
I help administer the Canada Genealogy Research FamilySearch Facebook page and we welcome your questions, and your help, as do the other admins on all the FamilySearch pages.
And you can still refer to the FamilySearch research handout by myself from the October 2012 BCGS meeting. I must warn you though that things change quickly on FamilySearch, as on the internet generally, so a few items might be out of date now. FamilySearch genealogy October 2012 handout.
See this FamilySearch page and watch the video there for a look at what’s new and what’s coming soon to FamilySearch.
For example, FamilySearch now offers free e-mail lookup services: https://familysearch.org/blog/en/policy-change-patrons-requesting-photocopies-family-history-library-salt-lake-city-utah/
M. Diane Rogers, BCGS Editor