BCGS Feb 12, 2014 General Meeting Reminder

Reminder: The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

The group sessions after the general meeting will be:

Canada – Maps & Land Records, Ontario – Judith Ueland

DNA Special Interest Group – Introduction to using charts & an update on what’s new (BigY test, prices, news from RootsTech) – Diane Rogers

UPCOMING EVENTS

Learn about Twitter for Genealogy at the free sessions to be held at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey, BC on:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, and/or,

Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Free, but you do need to register ahead of time as space is limited, e-mail Eunice at eunice@dccnet.com till Feb. 14th, or Lorraine, lorraine.irving42@gmail.com after Feb 14th.

And Early Bird priced tickets are for sale now for the May 31st BCGS seminar with Audrey Collins from the National Archives of the UK and Geoff Doherty from Australia. See the details on our BCGS 2014 Seminar page and download the brochure which has more information on the speakers and their topics.

Keep an eye on the BCGS website Calendar as we post information there on all upcoming events as soon as we have details. March 12, 2014 will be the BCGS Annual General Meeting. Speaker: Peter Whitlock on Using Wills to Link the Generations.

BCGS Downtown Vancouver Group meets 11 Feb., 2014

The BCGS Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Group meets Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Time: 1:00 PM.

Note a slight change in location for this meeting only.

Location: Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, in the Morris J. Wosk Board Room (not in the Board Breakout Room this time) on the 7th Floor.

Bring your ideas, questions and latest discoveries. We are a friendly, helpful group. Diane R will be just home from the RootsTech 2014 conference and no doubt will have some genealogy news.

Anyone interested in genealogy and family history is welcome. Learn more about our Vancouver Genealogy group at Meetup.com

RootsTech 2014 – free live streaming sessions

The RootsTech 2014 Family History and Technology Conference is Thursday, February 6 to Saturday, February 8th in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

RootsTech 2013 - GeneabloggersTen thousand people will be there, but you can participate from home. Fifteen of the RootsTech sessions will be live streamed – anyone can watch these beginning on Thursday, February 8th, 2014 at RootsTech.org. These sessions are listed below.
The Handouts for the RootsTech sessions are already free to download.

If you are on Facebook or Twitter, watch for the hashtag #RootsTech and #RootsTechFR [French]. Even if you aren’t on Twitter, follow along and/or comment in the BCGS article just below here at bcgs.ca.

BCGS Editor M. Diane Rogers will be at the Conference. She’ll be posting information and updates from the Conference on both Facebook and Twitter [as: mdiane_rogers] and at her own blog, CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane’s Your Aunt.

RootsTech 2014 on Facebook
RootsTech 2014 on Twitter

RootsTech 2013-2Many people will be in Salt Lake City early next week researching at the Family History Library. For example, DearMYRTLE will be broadcasting her regular Mondays with Myrt session from the Family History Library at 8 am Pacific Time..You can watch live or later on Google + or on YouTube.

Here’s the official RootsTech announcement about the streaming sessions and below is the list of sessions being offered to all.

Thursday, February 6

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family from My Couch by Tammy Hepps

1 p.m. to 2 p.m., FamilySearch Family Tree: What’s New and What’s Next by Ron Tanner

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Intro to DNA for Genealogists by James Rader

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Genealogy in the Cloud by Randy Hoffman

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sharing Your Family with Multimedia by Michael LeClerc

Friday, February 7

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Storytelling Super Powers: How to Come Off as Your Family’s Genealogy Hero by David Adelman

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Tweets, Links, Pins, and Posts: Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls with Social Media by Lisa Alzo

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.comby Crista Cowen

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Finding Family and Ancestors Outside the USA with New Technologies by Daniel Horowitz

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Do It Yourself Photo Restoration by Ancestry Insider

Saturday, February 8

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Become an iPad Power User by Lisa Louise Cooke

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Information Overload: Managing Online Searches and Their Results by D. Josh Taylor

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., A Beginner’s Guide to Going Paperless by Randy Whited

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., How to Interview Yourself for a Personal History by Tom Taylor

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Five Ways to Do Genealogy in Your Sleep by Deborah Gamble

The photographs above are from RootsTech 2013 GeneaBloggers tour, courtesy of M. Diane Rogers.

RootsTech 2014 on Twitter – follow along right here

Read and comment here on the RootsTech 2014 conversations at Twitter.

Hashtags #RootsTech and #RootsTechFR


Surrey, BC Family History Center – new hours

Surrey, BC, Family History Centre Hours – as of January 2014

Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am to 4 pm.

In addition on the first two Wednesdays of each month, the Center will be open for film reading only from 4pm to 8 pm.

The Center is still available for groups by appointment. Call 604 597 9695 or contact Jeannie Vance: vance51792 @ shaw.ca or 604 536 7571.

The Surrey Family History Center is located at the Surrey Stake Centre at 6279-126 St., Surrey, BC. Ring the buzzer at the South door and staff will let you in to use the FHC.

Surrey Family HIstory website: www.findingyourroots.ca

Our hours will increase as more staff become available.