Reminder – BCGS General Meeting – June 12, 2013 – Strawberry Tea! BCGS Book Awards! Displays!

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The next BCGS General Meeting will be Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, in Burnaby.

This will be our BCGS Strawberry Tea night and Announcement Night for the BCGS Family History Book Awards. Authors will be there to talk about their books and books will be for sale too. Join us for an educational and fun night.

And members are invited to bring their own displays to show. Please contact Eunice Robinson at 604 596 2811 to ensure space.

Location: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Download BCGS- Location Change-April 2013  (.pdf) for a prinable map of the Danish Church’s location with directions.

The books submitted for this year’s BCGS Family History Book Award included (alphabetically by author’s last name):

Baile, Lisa—John Clarke, Explorer of the Coast Mountains (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2012).

Bentley, Peter, with Fowler, Robin—One Family’s Journey: CANFOR and the Transformation of B. C.’s Forest Industry (Vancouver, BC: Douglas and McIntyre, 2012).

Hawthorn, Tom—Deadlines: Obits of Memorable British Columbians (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2012).

Hope, Sharon—The English Travelers: Three Narratives (Sidney, BC: 2011).

MacLean, Albert Mair with Margaret Anne Hume—My Life: Adventures of an RCAF Flying Officer, Eaton’s Manager, and Family Man (Vancouver, BC: Caissie Cape Publications, 2012).

Martin, Elinor—The Kurrajong Tree: Loves and Lives of Three Women in Colonial Australia (West Vancouver, BC: Eastcot Publications, 2012).

McBride, Sam—The Bravest Canadian – Fritz Peters, VC: the Making of a Hero of Two World Wars (Vancouver, BC: Granville Island Publishing, 2012).

Pavlik, Janet, and Smith, Desmond, and Smith, Eileen—Echoes Across Seymour: a History of North Vancouver’s Eastern Communities Including Dollarton and Deep Cove (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd, 2012).

Young, David Esson—The Uchuck Years: A West Coast Shipping Saga (Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 2012).

BCGS Christmas Social, December 2012

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Some photos from the BCGS Christmas Social, held in Burnaby, December 2012.

BCGS members, Christmas social, 2012.

Left: BCGS members at the Christmas social, Judith Ueland, Elvin Meyers and Cynthia Hamilton.

 

BCGS journal volunteers, December 2012

 

 

BCGS Pocket Book Sale, December 2012

Above: BCGS journal volunteers, Shirley Hammer, Jean List and Elizabeth Christie.

Right: A feature of the BCGS annual Christmas social is the pocketbook sale. Shown at the front left is Richard P. Murray, the 2012 winner of the BCGS Most Improved Genealogist competition.

Photographs, courtesy BCGS member, George Caldwell.

BCGS Most Improved Genealogist Contest – 2012

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The deadline for the 2012 BCGS Members’ Most Improved Genealogist Contest is coming up.

Entries should be handed in or sent to Eunice Robinson, BCGS Education Committee Chair by November 14, the next BCGS General Meeting night.

All BCGS members are eligible to enter. Submit a report, publication, website information, family tree charts, etc. along with an explanation of your research or other project in order to be eligible for this year’s contest.

To see the list of past BCGS Most Improved Genealogist contest winners, go to: http://www.bcgs.ca/?page_id=509

BCGS Jubilee Celebration, June 2012

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Photographs from the June 2012 British Columbia Genealogical Society’s general meeting – a Strawberry Tea featuring both BC book authors, and memories and souvenirs from Queen Elizabeth’s sixty year Jubillee anniversary – Coronation scrapbooks, a CBC mike used to broadcast … Continue reading

Website Updates, June 2012

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Two new indexes have been added to the website now, including

British Columbia Auto Permit Holders, 1904-1905 on the Members’ Projects page.

Victoria, British Columbia Naturalization Index, 1859 on the BCGS Research Projects page.

Both of these indexing projects are on-going, so watch for updates.

and the winners of the BCGS Family History Book Award for 2012 have been announced!

And Brief Guides to Genealogy and Family History for both Vancouver and Victoria, BC, Canada are now available on the website, also at the BCGS Research Projects page. These were originally published in The British Columbia Genealogist and have been updated and revised for the website.