What to get your favourite family historian for Christmas? Why not a ticket for our 2016 Seminar. BCGS members and affiliates – $40.00 each. Contact Susan Snalam at email@example.com or Eunice Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured speaker – all the way from Scotland – Chris Paton!
For more information, see the BCGS Seminar 2016 page!
The Scottish Group, with George Caldwell, will be meeting at the October 14, 2015 General Meeting, so bring your research questions or answers and share.
For our Canadian researchers, we will focus on the Prairies – Judith Ueland and Brenda Smith will facilitate this session. Brenda will be sharing her summer research in Saskatchewan.
BCGS General Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.
The annual Finding Your Roots Seminar is almost here! All day; free. Genealogy classes, displays and more. Look for the BC Genealogical Society displays and tables in the exhibit hall. Many of our members will be speaking and there will be a special session on “BCGS: The Joy of Belonging” with Cathy Magee.
Pre-register on-line for classes. And for a lunch, if you like.
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Location: 6270 126 Street, Surrey BC. Lots of free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Public transit nearby.
More information: See the website: http://findingyourroots.ca or call 604 597-9695
The BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey is offering tours of the Library with Alice Marwood on the following dates.
All interested are welcome.
Visitors to the BCGS Library have access to over 16,000 worldwide publication titles, as well as records on microfilm and fiche, tapes and CDs, on-line databases and unique genealogical research resources for British Columbia and other areas.
September 8, 2015, Tuesday – from 10 am to noon.
October 8, 2015, Thursday – from 1 to 3 pm.
November 21, 2015, Saturday – from 10 am to noon.
December 8, 2015, Tuesday – from 10 am to noon.
Telephone: 604 502 9119
Library Location: Unit 211, 12837 – 76th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Regular hours -Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 10am – 3pm year round. Closed holiday weekends.
For more BCGS Library information, see these web pages:
BCGS Walter Draycott Library
BCGS Library Catalogues
Be sure to attend the BC Genealogical Society’s second annual Harvest Supper, 6-7 pm, Wednesday, 9 September, 2015 before the General Meeting at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf)
The dinner cost is $10. RSVP to Darlene at 604-591-2841, or to Lynne at 604-942-3663 before Sept. 4th, please.
The dinner was well attended last year and a great time was had by all, 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 English Interest Group and the USA Interest Group
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf)
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.
Speakers will be
Robert Douglas Watt, LVO FRHSC, first Chief Herald of Canada and now Rideau Herald Emeritus.
Grace Hama, Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library. Note: Barbara Edwards will not be able to attend.
Paul MacDonell, Cloverdale Library, Surrey Libraries.
Jeannie Vance, Surrey Family History Center Director.