The BCGS Christmas Social is December 14th, 2016, 7:30 pm – merriment and holiday treats! Pick up your winter reading at the paperback book sale and this year, participate in our first BCGS Silent Auction. Have fun, pickup a present for someone (or yourself) and help raise some money for our Society.
The BCGS’s Most Improved Genealogist(s) for 2016 will be announced too!
Our speaker will be Kim Burkhardt, co-author of Rising from Obscurity: Harriet Susannah Ellis.
All interested are welcome to come. Free. Refreshments.
Donations of treats for the refreshment table and books for the paperback sale are welcome.
Location: Danish Lutheran Church, Lower Hall, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
The next BCGS general meeting will be Wednesday, June 8, 2016, from 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Directions and map
This meeting will feature the Annual BCGS Family History Award presentations and authors’ talks and the annual Strawberry Tea!
All interested are very welcome to attend. Learn more about the BCGS Family History Book Awards here.
Photograph: BC Genealogical Society
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