Reminder: Women at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Walking Tour, August 4, 2013

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 Hepburn and Tomlinson headstones, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC

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.

Enumerators’ Problems – 1930 Vancouver BC Canada – Dogs, Unwilling and Know-It-All People

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Genealogists and family historians sometimes voice their frustrations with the work of enumerators on the historical census and voters’ lists. Why didn’t they…? How could they…? Didn’t they ask? Who on earth did they get that answer from?

Here’s an article from the Vancouver Sun newspaper, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Wednesday, 4 June 1930 (page 11), that may explain some of those missed, seemingly misspelt or cryptic entries.  Continue reading