This month the Downtown Vancouver Genealogy Group meeting is Tuesday, 13 August, 2013 in the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch Promenade, in front of Blenz Coffee at 1 pm.
No doubt we’ll be talking about the 1921 Canadian census now on-line free at Ancestry – page images only – searchable by geographic area. Bring your tips! But don’t hesitate to come with any other genealogical questions, ideas, or finds you’d like to discuss or share.
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Stanley Park’s 125th anniversary celebrations, Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25th, 2013. Don’t miss the history events at ‘Memory Lane’ and elsewhere in the park, including displays, talks and walking and biking tours.
Stanley Park at 125: exhibits in VPL’s Special Collections, Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 1pm to 4:30 pm. Free. Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, Level 7.
View displays on the natural history of Stanley Park, learn about the various memorials located in the park, as well as the lost rock garden, and the evolution of the touring vehicles that have carried visitors around the park over the decades. There will also displays on Pauline Johnson, Theatre under the Stars and Lumberman’s Arch. A number of groups, including the BC Genealogical Society, are participating in these displays.
Note: Our BCGS Downtown Group meeting info is always on the Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Meetup
pages and on this BCGS website’s calendar page
Pioneer Ukrainian group in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 1907. These men are identified as: H. Slipchenko, Michael Stecheshin, Peter Tsembal (officer in Russian Army), Meroslaw Stechesin, and William Pidperyhora. From the fonds of Saskatchewan M.L.A. Dr. George Dragan which include photographs of various Ukrainian organizations and the western Canadian Ukrainian community in Canada. Credit: George E. Dragan / Library and Archives Canada / PA-088514.
Join the Women at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Walking Tour, August 4, 2013, 10 am to noon, with Lorraine Irving and M. Diane Rogers of the BC Genealogical Society, and Jolene Cumming of the Herstory Cafe.
Tour details on the City of Vancouver Event Calendar.
Photograph taken at Mountain View Cemetery, July 2013. Headstones: Kathleen Alloway Tyler HEPBURN (née GODDARD), died 1953, and George Howard TOMLINSON, died 1956, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC.
Mountain View Cemetery’s current website: http://vancouver.ca/your-government/mountain-view-cemetery.aspx
The former City of Vancouver website’s Mountain View Cemetery webpages with a burial index, access to maps and the VanMap cemetery search application: http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials/index.htm
This article originally posted July 9, 2013.
Join the BCGS Editor’s Chat tonight at 7 pm PDT.
Ask a question about BCGS, BC genealogy, or share some genealogy news or a find. During the chats, we can post links and photos.
This is a text chat, so no software or even headphones needed. You should be able to type your chat message right on this post, but if you RSVP / register you will be identified clearly.
If you missed this chat, you can review it now. Some excellent comments and links to investigate.
Re the family birth mystery, as a researcher, I think we have to be open to many scenarios in cases like this. Now with DNA we have opportunities that genealogists before us couldn’t even dream of. I’d go that route if it’s feasible. And I’d keep looking for clues to the family relationships in all kinds of documents too. Mdr
Only 2 days to go!
Attend the BCGS Open House Sunday, July 14 from 2-4 pm at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey, BC. Refreshments. All interested are welcome to attend. A feature this year will be a look at the new Members’ Only area of this website.
BCGS Volunteers welcome you!
The annual BCGS free Library Week is Monday, July 15 to Saturday, July 20, open 10 am to 3 pm. Different geographic areas and talks featured each day, but drop in and ask for assistance with your particular search any of the days.
See all the details and a schedule of the talks here.
The Library has over 14,000 worldwide books and CDs, and much more including journals and magazines, microfilm and fiche, and unique indexes and collections. Subscription databases available free to visitors now include Ancestry Library Edition, Genealogical Research Library and American Ancestors – and new this month is access to Geni.com. Come and check these sites out.
Our thanks to HomeLife Select Realty which is allowing us extra parking spots for Library Week this year. Look for parking spots numbered 211 and 212. A library volunteer will give you a pass to place on your dashboard.
George Caldwell’s handout for his Introduction to Scottish Genealogy today at Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch is now posted on this website. For convenience, the link to a .pdf copy of the handout is here: Introduction to Scottish Genealogy Handout
George Caldwell speaking on Scottish Genealogy at Vancouver Public Library, July 2013
A reminder that BCGS general meetings are now at the Danish Lutheran Church in Burnaby.
BCGS General Meeting, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm.
Our presenter will be BCGS Past President, Lorraine Irving, who will be speaking about Captain William Irving of New Westminster, BC.
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. For convenience, here is a printable map showing the Danish Lutheran Chruch’s location. (.pdf format)