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 next BCGS general meeting will be Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Directions and map.
Annual BCGS Family History Award presentations and authors’ talks.
All interested are very welcome to attend.
Saturday, May 9th was a great day for a Seminar. Sunny weather, good food, and an excellent presenter!
Our thanks to Jill Morelli. Her presentations were excellent, and informative.
A big thank you to Susan for handling all the ticket sales, Cathy and Kenneth for manning the Boutique table, Lynne, Rob, Judith, Marnie and David for their assistance during the event.
There’s still time to enter the 2014 BCGS BRING-A-FRIEND MEMBERSHIP CONTEST!
All current BC Genealogical Society members are eligible for one entry for each full membership (not associate memberships) they sign up from August 2014 to June 1, 2015.
Three Prize Baskets will be awarded at the June 2015 meeting by draw.
See all the Contest details: BCGS Bring-A-Friend Membership Contest
It’s now only 25 days till the BCGS 2015 Seminar with speaker Jill Morelli, 9 May, 2015 in Richmond, BC.
Order your tickets now at the early bird price – until April 30, 2015, tickets are $44.00 each for BCGS & Affiliate Society Members; $55.00 for non-members.
After April 30th, the prices increase to $55.00 each for BCGS & Affiliate Society Members; $65.00 for non-members.
Remember – Your tickets include refreshments and lunch.
See all the details on the BCGS 2015 Seminar page. You may order your tickets on-line with PayPal or by phone or e-mail, or by mail or at the May meeting. Call, e-mail or pay on-line now to get the early bird special.
Speaker Jill Morelli currently is writing a series of articles about Jens Dahl, a Norwegian born immigrant to the USA who enlisted in the Union Army in 1862. Here is her first article from A Year in the Life of Jens Dahl
Here is a link to her other articles on Jens Dahl’s Civil War experiences.