There will be a BC Genealogical Society Harvest Supper before the September 10th, 2014 BCGS general meeting. The dinner is from 6-7 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Street in Burnaby. Directions and map (.pdf).
The dinner features a chicken dinner, salads, a special dessert and entertainment. Please call Lynne to reserve tickets: 604 942 3663.
Tickets $10, available at the August meeting or reserve and pay at the door. Reserve your ticket now – call Lynne at 604 942 3663. Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 9th – 12:00 noon. Harvest Supper poster (.pdf)
The general meeting begins at 7:30.
There will be two group sessions after the meeting:
Genealogy 101 – Libraries
Irish Interest Group
Barry Kirk from the Family History Library will be available for questions about Ukrainian and Canadian Research.
Coming up tonight, Monday, 25 August, at 7 pm, Pacific time – our regular time.
Join in right here at www.bcgs.ca
Here what’s new at BCGS, share some genealogy news or favourite new research resources on-line, or your best finds from this summer. See you then.
Canadiana.org partnered with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) a while ago on a project to digitize 40,000 reels of microfilm from LAC. This project, now known as Héritage, already offers free access to some of these digitized reels.
There is more information at Canadiana’s Héritage portal. You can browse the already digitized collections (not indexed) and you can check the listing of what’s likely coming next. Collections include films of
- Genealogy Records
- Aboriginal Records
- Government Records
- Military & War Records
- Papers of Prominent Canadians
- Miscellaneous – currently including select copies of Ukrainian language newspapers and periodicals.
Canadiana is asking genealogists to choose which collections to prioritize – and is offering this will involve “partially transcribing select collections“.
Click on this link to go to Canadiana.org and fill out the survey.
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf).
World War I research session – Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand with George Caldwell, M. Diane Rogers and Susan Snalam.
Canadian journalists speaking with members of the 42nd Battalion Scots (Royal Highlanders of Canada) at the reserve line, July 1918. Photographer unknown; Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/ MIKAN no.3522202/1964-114 NPC.
For more World War I photographs of the 42nd Battalion, see “Black Watch 42nd Battalion in WWI” by David O’Keefe at YouTube.