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 firstname.lastname@example.org ]
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.
Coming up tonight, Monday, 27 July, at 7 pm, Pacific time, right here at www.bcgs.ca
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.