BCGS Family History Book Award – deadline for 2014 entries

BCGS-Book-Awards-June-2014

 

 

15 February, 2015 is the deadline for entries to the British Columbia Genealogical Society’s annual book award to encourage family history research and writing in and about British Columbia, Canada.

 

 

 BCGS Family History Book Award Strawberry Tea, June 2014, Burnaby, BC

 

Books considered must be written by a British Columbia author, relate to British Columbia family history and be published in 2014.

The British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Award will be presented at the 10th June, 2015 meeting of the British Columbia Genealogical Society in Burnaby, BC..

For full details about BCGS Family HIstory Award submissions, please see the BCGS Family History Book Award Committee’s press release below or contact Alice Marwood, BCGS Family History Book Award Committee Chair, at 604-582-1548 or email: amarwood@shaw.ca

BCGS Family History Book Award Press Release-November 2014

French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest

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Book Launch and Presentation by Jean Barman

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, beginning at 6:30 pm.

 

Sponsored by the Société historique francophone de Colombie-Britannique (SHFCB)

Studio 16, Maison de la Francophonie, 1555 West 7th Ave., Vancouver. Free event.

Launch of the 2015 SHFCB calendar, 6:30 pm

Wine & cheese 7:00 pm

Jean Barman’s presentation (in English), 7:30 pm.

Jean Barman was the 21st recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for an outstanding literary career in British Columbia. Read more about her at ABC BookWorld.

French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women – Book Launch poster (.pdf). Please distribute.

Links – World War I Research

BRITISH EMPIRE COUNTRIES – WORLD WAR I

GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY RESOURCES

General websites and resources for all British Empire (now Commonwealth) World War I resources – watch for updates to this list.

See two BCGS World War I session handouts

WWI British Empire Military – Genealogy & Family History – BCGS-VPL by M. Diane Rogers (.pdf)

World War I – UK Genealogy Research by Susan Snalam (.pdf)

Further Links and books

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: http://www.cwgc.org

World War I Casualties, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties

National Library, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, WW I, Race, empire and colonial troops: http://www.bl.uk/world-warone/themes/race-empire-and-colonial-troops

The Long, Long Trail, The British Army in the Great War of 1914-1918: http://www.1914-1918.net

List of First World War Victoria Cross recipients:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_First_World_War_Victoria_Cross_recipients

The First World War in 100 Objects by Peter Doyle (The History Press, 2014).

Memorial Gates Trust, soldiers of the Indian subcontinent, Africa and the Caribbean:
http://www.mgtrust.org/index.htm

India Office Records, British Library and see also TNA:
http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpregion/asia/india/indiaofficerecords/indiaofficehub.html

Lives of the First World War, Imperial War Museums and D.C. Thomson (Find My Past – some content $): https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/

The Great War 1914-1918: A Guide to W W I Battlefields on the Western Front and History of First World War: http://www.greatwar.co.uk/

Prisoners of the First World War – International Committee of the Red Cross: http://grandeguerre.icrc.org

NEWER AND RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

CANADA

The Great War 1914-1918, Postmedia: http://ww1.canada.com/

Courage Remembered, WW I and WW II, A SchoolNet Project: http://www.mta.ca/library/courage/introduction.html

First World War Honour Rolls (various), Canadiana.org: <a href=”http://www.canadiana.ca/en/ECO/honour-rolls”>http://www.canadiana.ca/en/ECO/honour-rolls</a>

Directory of Canadian military museums, Organization of Military Museums of Canada: http://www.ommcinc.ca/#!member-institutions/crvo

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Walter Draycott’s Great War Chronicle, North Vancouver Museum & Archives: http://greatwarchronicle.ca

British Columbia Remembers World War I, Royal BC Museum: http://learning.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/pathways/british-columbia-remembers-the-great-war/

Pacific Coast Branch, Western Front Ass’n: http://www.wfapacificcoast.org/index.shtml

British Columbia Military Heritage Society: http://www.russiansinthecef.ca/bcmhs/index.shtml

Epistolary Memory: First World War Letters to British Columbia by Megan Robertson, BC Studies #182,
http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/bcstudies/article/view/2102

CARIBBEAN

The British West Indies Regiment, The Long, Long Trail: http://www.1914-1918.net/britishwestindiesregiment.html

Caribbean Roll of Honour: http://caribbeanrollofhonour-ww1-ww2.yolasite.com/

Caribbean participants in the First World War, Memorial Gates Trust: http://www.mgtrust.org/car1.htm

Tracing West Indian Service Personnel, Imperial War Museum (.pdf): www.iwm.org.uk/upload/pdf/info.48.pdf

War Memorial, British West Indies Regiment, Belgium, Jamaican Family Search: http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/images/photos68.htm

JAMAICA

Jamaica and the Great War, The Gleaner: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/story0014.html

War Memorial, St. Mary’s, Port Maria, St. Mary, Jamaica, Jamaican Family Search: http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/images2/StMaryMemorial.htm

UNITED KINGDOM

Every Man Remembered, Royal British Legion: http://www.everymanremembered.org/
See all the Royal British Legion’s World War I Centenary projects: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/ww1-centenary

Lest We Forget – 11 November 2014 – Remembrance Day in Canada

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This image is from In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McRae, M.D., Canadian Expeditionary Force, illustrated by Ernest Clegg, then late of the Bedfordshire Regiment, British Expeditionary Force (New York, 1921, page 1).

You may read and/or download this beautiful book at the Internet Archive.

Read about the poet John McCrae – Veterans Affairs Canada

And about the artist Ernest Clegg – George Glazer Gallery

BCGS General Meeting – Nov. 12, 2014 – Speaker: Colin MacGregor Stevens

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

Directions and map (.pdf)

Colin MacGregor Stevens will speak on Military Records.

Also at this meeting:

BCGS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL — You may renew or join for 2015 at this meeting, or right now with PayPal on the BCGS website, or by mail.

BCGS MOST IMPROVED GENEALOGIST CONTEST — all BCGS members are eligible; submit your entry to the Education Committee at the November 2014 meeting.

BCGS BOUTIQUE —  Boutique items or Boutique gift certificates will make great presents for genealogist friends or for prospective genealogists. See the Boutique display at the November meeting, or contact the Boutique to pre-order specific books, maps, etc.

The photograph above shows “Two Canadian soldiers reading a War Bond poster in a ruined village in their lines. December, 1917 “  Courtesy Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada: online MIKAN no. 3396789.