Genealogical and family history and historical links for Black History in Canada
Black History Month, Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/multiculturalism/black/
Blacks, genealogy and historical resources, Library and Archives Canada: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/history-ethnic-cultural/Pages/blacks.aspx
Canada’s Black History, Historica Canada: http://blackhistorycanada.ca/
Black Canadians in Uniform, Veterans Affairs Canada: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/those-who-served/black-canadians-in-uniform
BC Black History Awareness Society: http://www.islandnet.com/~bcbhas/
The Salt Spring Island Multicultural Project: http://saltspringarchives.com/index.html
Black settlers of Wellington, BC story from the Nanaimo Archives. This is based, in part, on Christine Meutzner’s presentation to the Nanaimo Community Archives Society AGM for 2015 and includes an audio interview with her. CBC website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/hidden-history-of-african-american-settlers-in-wellington-b-c-uncovered-1.3114170?cmp=rss
Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project, Vancouver: http://www.hogansalleyproject.blogspot.ca/
Black Strathcona, Vancouver: http://blackstrathcona.com/
Ontario Black History Society: http://www.blackhistorysociety.ca/
Black History Ottawa: http://www.blackhistoryottawa.org/
Destination Freedom: The History of the Underground Railroad in Canada, history and historic sites: http://www.canada.worldweb.com/TravelArticles/Historical/8-146799.html
John Freeman Walls HIstoric Site, Puce, Ontario: http://www.undergroundrailroadmuseum.org/
Kelowna & District Genealogical Society. Currently the society has over 11575 obituaries indexed and available, as well as transcriptions, photographs and publications of Central Okanagan cemeteries. The Society publishes a newsletter, “Okanagan Researcher” quarterly and has partnered with the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library where the genealogical library collection is now located. See the Society’s website for indexes and details on these and other projects.: http://www.kdgs.ca
Video about the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society and the Kelowna Public Library, ShawTV Okanagan, 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ3E2EM63iE Continue reading
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting will be Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, in Burnaby, 6010 Kincaid Street.
See the Google map or download a printable map of the Danish Church’s location with directions.
This will be Announcement Night for the BCGS Family History Book Awards. Authors will be speaking about their books and books will be available to buy. Learn more about the BCGS annual Family History Book Awards here. Continue reading
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 14 August, 2013, 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Group Sessions after the general meeting will be:
English – Occupations with Susan Snalam
Canada/USA – Homesteading in Western Canada with Judith Ueland and M. Diane Rogers
See a printable map of the Danish Church area with directions here.
The photograph above shows a Brunette Creek, New Westminster area picnic, c. 1896, from the New Westminster Public Library’s collection, Accession #13. Those in the photo are identified as: Mrs. James Brymner, Mr. Fisher, Mr. Brymner, Mr. Lowry, and Mrs. Brymner. Follow this link to search the New Westminster Public Library‘s Historical Photo Database.
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.