The following books were awarded First, Second and Third prizes in the British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Book Awards for 2014 at a special Awards evening in Burnaby, June 13, 2015:
First – A Dempster History: From England to Canada Through India 1796-2014 by Eleanore Dempster.
Second – The Deanshaven Story: How to Float a Grand Piano and Other Necessities of Invention by Pauline Butling.
Third – My Hometown, My Furusato: Family History of Greenwood-Midway by Chuck Tasaka.
See the main BCGS Family History Award page for event photos.
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
Canadian Family History: Census and Immigration Records
Join Dave Obee for a free session that looks into the Canadian immigration and census records that are available and the best ways to use them in your family history research.
Dave is the author of Destination Canada (on immigration) and Counting Canada (on the census) and the new history of the North Vancouver District Public Library, Fifty! With a Fabulous Future! Dave has won numerous awards for his work, including this year the Governor General’s Caring Canadian award.
Time: Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free. Registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 to register or for more information.
Location: Capilano Branch, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver, BC V7R 2X4
The launch of Dave Obee’s latest book about the North Vancouver District Public Library is December 6 in the evening. Tickets available: http://www.nvdpl.ca/article/book-launch-soir%C3%A9e
North Vancouver District Public Library website: http://www.nvdpl.ca
15 February, 2015 is the deadline for entries to the British Columbia Genealogical Society’s annual book award to encourage family history research and writing in and about British Columbia, Canada.
BCGS Family History Book Award Strawberry Tea, June 2014, Burnaby, BC
Books considered must be written by a British Columbia author, relate to British Columbia family history and be published in 2014.
The British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Award will be presented at the 10th June, 2015 meeting of the British Columbia Genealogical Society in Burnaby, BC..
For full details about BCGS Family HIstory Award submissions, please see the BCGS Family History Book Award Committee’s press release below or contact Alice Marwood, BCGS Family History Book Award Committee Chair, at 604-582-1548 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BCGS Family History Book Award Press Release-November 2014
Book Launch and Presentation by Jean Barman
Tuesday, 2 December 2014, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Sponsored by the Société historique francophone de Colombie-Britannique (SHFCB)
Studio 16, Maison de la Francophonie, 1555 West 7th Ave., Vancouver. Free event.
Launch of the 2015 SHFCB calendar, 6:30 pm
Wine & cheese 7:00 pm
Jean Barman’s presentation (in English), 7:30 pm.
Jean Barman was the 21st recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for an outstanding literary career in British Columbia. Read more about her at ABC BookWorld.
French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women – Book Launch poster (.pdf). Please distribute.