Update -8 am Saturday, 25 April, 2015 – the Library is open and the tour will go ahead today.
The BCGS Library is closed temporarily due to a problem related to the roof repair. Please check here for an update before visiting the Library. The Library tour is postponed.
The BCGS Walter Draycott Library’s microfilm scanner has been temporarily moved pending some roof work. If you are coming to read and scan a film or fiche, please call the Library ahead of your visit to confirm the scanner is available. As soon as it is again hooked up, we will post a new note.
There is still a film reader available.
BCGS Library – open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 to 3 pm.
Call the Library: 604 502 9119
Over the next few days, there will be some updates to website forms and indexes, in case you notice anything different (or odd).
Hope to have this all tied up in time for the Family Day holiday weekend. A perfect time to interview all the relatives.
Enjoy the holiday everyone.
The BCGS Walter Draycott Library will close for the holidays from 3 pm, Saturday December 20th, 2014, and reopens at 10 am Saturday, January 3, 2015.
BCGS members may take home circulating books and journals to read so come in this week with your holiday genealogy and family history reading list or browse the shelves for new items.
And please remember, if it snows any time, the Library is closed. Call to confirm if in doubt – 604 502 9119.
The Gold Stripe, Volume 3, 1919 Title page. Soldier – illustration by Albert Udon.
The Gold Stripe, a compilation of articles, stories, illustrations, photographs and poetry, was published in 3 volumes just after World War I as a “tribute to the British Columbia men who have been killed, crippled and wounded in the Great War” and to raise money for the Amputation Club of British Columbia. Publication years were: Volume 1, 1918; Volume 2, 1919; Volume 3, 1919.
Most Gold Stripe articles and stories, and a great number of the illustrations were by British Columbians. Some articles are about the war; some are about soldiers and their families and friends trying to reestablish themselves after the war. Continue reading