The BCGS Library will be closed all day Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 due to local traffic restrictions for Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade that day.
The Irish Chat scheduled on the 22nd with Irish Group facilitator Eunice Robinson has been moved to Saturday, April 29th instead, from 1-3 in the afternoon.
The “Ask Us” session will still be in the morning, 10-noon, Saturday, April 29th.
European Group Day at the BCGS Library, October 1st, 2016
Date: Sat, 1 October, 10:00 – 15:00
Location: BCGS Walter Draycott Library – 211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC
– come for research and/or a tour in the morning, explore the book, journal, CD and map collections; attend the group session in the afternoon in the Board Room, starting at 1 pm – topics – immigration/website reviews.
Here are the notes and links from the last European group session at the Library during BCGS Library Week in July.
For more about the Library, see the Walter Draycott Library pages
For more info, contact Diane Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to attend the BC Genealogical Society’s annual Harvest Supper, 6-7 pm, Wednesday, 14 September, 2016 before the General Meeting at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and mapDirections and map (.pdf)
The dinner cost is $10. RSVP to Lynne at 604-942-3663, please.
The BCGS Harvest supper has always been well attended and all enjoyed their chicken dinner and the conversations, so reserve your places early. [If you need to e-mail about the supper, send a note to email@example.com ]
The general meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.
Group sessions after the meeting will include the European and the Ask Me! groups.
The European Group will also be hosting European Research Day at the BCGS Library, October 1.
Image courtesy George GrimmHowell at publicdomainpictures.net
Early USA genealogy books, including “The Great Migration” series.
The United States combined handout by Judith Ueland is available here. (.pdf)
The United States book display today illustrated the variety of books and journals available at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library. Many visitors are surprised how much there is for the USA.
Some areas, like New England, are particularly well covered as are topics like immigration, land records, and certain populations, for instance, Palatines and Swedes.
One visitor just said she will “camp out” in the New England aisle on her next all day visit. Do check the BCGS Library catalogues to see what is here for your areas of interest.
Did you know? – if you are a BCGS member most of our books can be borrowed by mail. Contact the BCGS Library by e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604 502 9119 to arrange loans.
The Library subscribes to both Ancestry Library Edition and American Ancestors on-line databases which are strong for US records. And the Library also holds journals and newsletters for both the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the National Genealogical Society. These are both filled with great US research articles.
North Dakota books, BCGS Library