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.
Reminder – The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting will be Wednesday, May 14, at 7:30pm in the Downstairs Hall at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. See a map here.
Special session following the business meeting: A close look at using the BCGS website with the BCGS webmistresses.
Upcoming BCGS Seminar: Tickets are still available for the May 31 BCGS seminar with Audrey Collins from The National Archives of the UK and Geoff Doherty from Australia. Buy tickets by phone or on-line. See all the details on the BCGS 2014 Seminar page and download the 2014 Seminar brochure.
Check the BCGS website Calendar for information there on all upcoming events. These are posted as soon as details are available. June 17 and 21, for instance, there will be Twitter and Genealogy sessions at the BCGS Library, the annual BCGS Library Open House will be Sunday, July 13, and BCGS Library Week will be July 14-21. Plan to bring interested family, friends and neighbours to these free events.