Researching the British Empire’s WWI Military – BCGS – VPL talk – July 7, 2014, Vancouver

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 Indian Troops for France. C.W. Faulkener and Sons Co., Ltd. World War I postcard, mailed 1914 to Cowichan Station, British Columbia, Canada.

Researching the British Empire’s WWI Military – at Vancouver Public Library (VPL), Central Branch. Free. A BC Genealogical Society presentation given in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library.

Monday, 7 July, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Did someone in your family have ties to the British Empire’s military during WW I?

Join BC Genealogical Society members and find out how to research British Empire military records.

Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level
Central Library, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street

For more information please contact: VPL Programming and Learning Services at info@vpl.ca at 604 331-3603 or see the event listing at the VPL website: www.vpl.ca

Scotties_clean_up-WWWI-postcardScotties Have A Clean Up After A Spell In the Trenches, World War i,                      Y.M.C.A. Hut Fund postcard.

BCGS Free Library Week – July 13-19, 2014

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The annual BCGS free Walter Draycott Library Week begins Sunday, July 13th with an Open House from 2-4 pm. Refreshments, including cake, door prizes. All interested are welcome.

From Monday, July 14 to Saturday, July 19, the BCS Walter Draycott Library is open free to all interested from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Talks and activities are scheduled for each day – check the .pdf schedule below – and you may research any day. See the BCGS Annual Library Week page for details.

BCGS 2014 Library Week activities schedule (.pdf)

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Using Twitter or Facebook for Genealogy – June/July 2014 – Surrey BC

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Would you like to learn about using Facebook and Twitter in your genealogy and family history research?

Each will help you search for family, let others know about your genealogy interests, and alert you to new or recommended genealogy and family history resources.

Have questions about posting images, chatting, sharing, privacy or about the lingo? (What’s a hashtag? a timeline, a tweet, #FF,  Surname Saturday?)

Attend the upcoming sessions at the BCGS Library in the Boardroom with M. Diane Rogers in June and July.   Continue reading

The Offspring e-newsletter – May 2014 – free

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The newest issue of The Offspring, the British Columbia Genealogical Society’s e-newsletter for May 2014, is now free to download.

Beginning with the 2013 issues, as throughout 2014, we are featuring World War I Centennial resources in The Offspring, as well as genealogical and related news and views from around the world.

The Offspring, May 2014, Vol 5 #1 (.pdf file)

Previous e-newsletters are available in our BCGS Publications Archives area.

Reminder – right now it’s only 27 days and 20 hours (!) till the start of the 2014 BCGS Seminar in Richmond, BC with speakers Audrey Collins from The National Archives of the UK and Geoff Doherty from Australia. Tickets are going quickly; space is limited. All the details are on the BCGS 2014 Seminar page. Just click here.  Non-BCGS members are welcome; as are BCGS affiliate group members.

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