DNA Research – Genographic Project Chat – Sept. 13, 2013

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Watch a live chat about the National Geographic Project with Dr. Spencer Wells here, Friday, 13 Sept. 2013 – 9 am in most of BC – 9 am PDT.

National Geographic is offering anyone interested in ancient genetics a chance to ask questions directly to The Genographic Project and its leader, Dr. Spencer Wells, in a live Twitter chat on September 13 at 12pm ET.

Dr. Wells will be tweeting from his own twitter handle @spwells and participants may ask questions using the hashtag #NatGeoLive

For those not on Twitter, BCGS will show the chat feed here at BCGS.ca on the right side of the BCGS home page.  For more information about the chat and the National Genographic, see the National Geographic website.

Join the BCGS for the virtual NARA Genealogy Fair, Sept 3-4, 2013

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Update – 10 September 2013.

If you missed the ‘live’ National Archives of the USA’s virtual Genealogy Fair this week – it was great! –  you will be able to see most of the presentations free on-line. Check the NARA Genealogy Fair website for information and links. Handouts are posted there. http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair

The videos for the two days of NARA’s Genealogy Fair are now available to view: http://www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives


Originally posted 26 August 2013

in Washington, DC, USA, NARA, the National Archives, USA, is having its first ever virtual Genealogy Fair, September 3-4, 2013, featuring live chat & lectures. Genealogy Fair details: http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair 2013 Poster

Click this image for this poster in .pdf format.

We’ll be ‘attending’ the Fair at the BCGS Library in Surrey BC from 10 am to 1 pm (our time) both days, so come & join us. Bring your laptop if you have one. There’s WIFI available.

We’ll have coffee, tea and some sweets, and if you’d like lunch, you can either bring one or pick something up at a nearby coffee shop or store.

The BCGS Walter Draycott Library will be open 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesday as usual, and both days you’ll have access to the Library’s collections and to the on-line databases available, including American Ancestors, Ancestry Library Edition, and the Genealogical Research Library.

If you are too far away to join us in person, watch for us on Twitter bcgs_ca and Facebook. Watch and comment on the Twitter feed already right here at the www.bcgs.ca home page – on your right. The NARA Genealogy Fair hashtag is #genfair2013  We’re sure many genealogists and family historians will be participating on-line.

The BCGS Walter Draycott Library is located at 211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC.

Regular hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10-3, except holidays.

Telephone: 604 502-9119

E-mail: bcgs@bcgs.ca 

BCGS Editor’s Chat – Aug 19, 2013 – 7 pm at bcgs.ca

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Join the BCGS Editor’s Chat this Monday night, August 19th, at 7 pm PDT.  **Note that the August chat time has been changed.** There will not be a chat August 26th, as the Editor is taking some family time for a happy occasion.

Ask a question about the BCGS journal or website, one of our BCGS projects, or about BC genealogy, or you can comment on genealogy news or a find. During the chats, it’s easy to add links and photos for others to see.

This is a text chat right on the main BCGS.ca home page; no software or headphones are needed. You will be able to type your own message without registering, but if you RSVP / register ahead of time, you will be identified clearly (and you can use an avatar/image to identify yourself).


Why register for your website?

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Whether you are a British Columbia Genealogical Society member or not, you may register on our website for free. (Click the Register button on the lower left hand side of the main www.bcgs.ca page).

This will let you easily add comments on the site and you will be able to update your public profile on this website – add a short bio, and/or your genealogical website info, for instance.

Registering on the BCGS website does not give you access to the Members’ Only Area. If you are a current BCGS member, and would like that access, please contact the Webmasters.

Having a problem? Contact the BCGS webmasters: webmaster@bcgs.ca


How Do I Access the BCGS Members’ Only Area?

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Current British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) members may have access to the BCGS Members’ Only Area. This is a benefit of BCGS membership. This area includes discussion and news areas, indexes and committee pages.

Contact the BCGS webmasters and instructions and a personal password will be set and sent to your e-mail address.

If you later change your e-mail address, or are using a new one (or two), please let the webmasters know.

Having a problem? Contact the BCGS webmasters: webmaster@bcgs.ca