Would you like to learn about using Facebook and Twitter in your genealogy and family history research?
Each will help you search for family, let others know about your genealogy interests, and alert you to new or recommended genealogy and family history resources.
Have questions about posting images, chatting, sharing, privacy or about the lingo? (What’s a hashtag? a timeline, a tweet, #FF, Surname Saturday?)
Attend the upcoming sessions at the BCGS Library in the Boardroom with M. Diane Rogers in June and July. Continue reading
The newest issue of The Offspring, the British Columbia Genealogical Society’s e-newsletter for May 2014, is now free to download.
Beginning with the 2013 issues, as throughout 2014, we are featuring World War I Centennial resources in The Offspring, as well as genealogical and related news and views from around the world.
The Offspring, May 2014, Vol 5 #1 (.pdf file)
Previous e-newsletters are available in our BCGS Publications Archives area.
Reminder – right now it’s only 27 days and 20 hours (!) till the start of the 2014 BCGS Seminar in Richmond, BC with speakers Audrey Collins from The National Archives of the UK and Geoff Doherty from Australia. Tickets are going quickly; space is limited. All the details are on the BCGS 2014 Seminar page. Just click here. Non-BCGS members are welcome; as are BCGS affiliate group members.
Today’s British Columbia Genealogical Society’s research tip is:
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You’ll get the latest news, read research stories and tips , hear about great libraries and websites, and be inspired! Continue reading
Vancouver Genealogy Group Discussion, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Meet at the Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC in the Board Breakout Room on the 7th Floor.
Genealogy Discussion – bring your ideas, questions and latest discoveries. It’s a friendly, helpful group. All interested in genealogy and family history are welcome. Check out our Vancouver Genealogy Meetup pages.
The photograph above shows the entrance gate to the Vancouver Exhibition and Happyland on Renfrew St. in 1929. Photographer: Leonard Frank. Courtesy, Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections, VPL 7925.
Reminder: The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Talk by M. Diane Rogers - “Only £8 worth of things left” — the case of Henry Parker’s bankruptcy – how his financial woes helped my family history research.
M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane’s Your Aunt. She’s been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and even further afield.
Upcoming BCGS Event: Early Bird priced tickets are still available for the May 31st BCGS seminar with Audrey Collins from The National Archives of the UK and Geoff Doherty from Australia. The April meeting will be the last chance to buy tickets in person before the price goes up! Tickets are also available by phone or on-line. See all the details on the BCGS 2014 Seminar page and download the brochure.
A bonus genealogy tip today – it’s World Backup Day, March 31st, so if you don’t already, arrange to backup your files automatically and regularly! No genealogist or family historian can afford to lose their hard won research or their pictures or other family files.
If you are wondering how to do this, here’s an article one of my favourite techy people, Bob Rankin, just posted that gives advice and some free alternatives for backup - Free Online Backup and Software Options (at AskBobRankin.com – many more useful articles there.) Continue reading