Please note the date change this month for the Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Group to Tuesday, November 18th (not November 11th) due to the Remembrance Day holiday.
Bring your ideas, questions and latest discoveries. It’s a friendly, helpful group – all interested in genealogy and family history are welcome.
Meetup at 1pm at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library in the Board Breakout Room, 7th Floor, 350 West Georgia, November 18th, 2014.
For more about our group, see our Meetup pages.
The photograph above shows the Norwegian-Icelandic Jubilee Committee float in the Vancouver, British Columbia, Golden Jubilee parade in 1936 as it passes the Carnegie Library. Photographer, James Crookall. Photo courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives and James Crookall, AM640-S1-: CVA 260-495. Thanks to funding by the Friends of the City of Vancouver Archives over 1000 of Mr. Crookall’s photographs have now been digitized. For more about him and his photographs, see the Authenticity blog article, “The Photography of James Crookall” by Sue Bigelow, published 24 March 2014. Authenticity is the City of Vancouver Archives blog.
Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery will celebrate its 10th Annual All Souls event starting on Saturday, October 25th and conitinuing till November 2, 2014. This is a peaceful, reflective family friendly time to visit Mountain View. Beginning on the 25th, the Celebration Hall will be open each night – 6-10 pm for the All Souls Opening, October 25th with music and tea, and memorial making with flowers and candles, and then 6-9 pm nightly till the 2nd.
To see the details for all this year’s events, and photographs and memories of past years, go to the Night For All Souls website.
Cemetery walking tours are included in the events.
Sunday, October 26, 2-4pm and Sunday, November 2, 2-4pm – Veterans of World War One in Mountain View Cemetery walk with Joe MacEachern
Saturday, November 1, 2-4pm – Historical Walk with Lorraine Irving
Military Graves and Cross of Sacrifice, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 2013.
**Tickets for the Seminar are still available, but One-On-One Brick Wall Consultations are going quickly. Call Susan Snalam now at 604 273 8209 to reserve your tickets.**
Brick Walls Seminar 2 – Sharing Strategies on Tough Genealogy Problems
with M. Diane Rogers, Brenda L. Smith, and Peter Whitlock, plus guest speaker Eunice Robinson.
Co-sponsors: British Columbia Genealogical Society and the Cloverdale Library (Surrey Libraries).
The City of New Westminster, British Columbia, unveiled a new monument early this October, a sculpture by Veronica and Edwin Dam De Nogales, based on the well known photograph often called “Wait for Me, Daddy” taken October 1, 1940 as the British Columbia Regiment, Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles, marched down Eighth Street in New Westminster towards the train station. Continue reading
Nelson Memorial Cemetery view, British Columbia, Canada
The BCGS has just published the Nelson BC Memorial Cemetery CD. This CD contains transcriptions done by Audrey and Henry E. Stevenson along with some photographs and other images from the cemetery and headstones.
The cemetery CD index has over 6500 names listed.
Now for sale – BCGS Cemetery Publication #C120. $20.00
Contact the BCGS Cemetery Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 502 9119 (Surrey BC) to order your copy.
Nelson BC Cemetery CD poster
See the BCGS Cemetery Committee page or the BCGS Publications page for more information.