Join us at a BCGS General Meeting

BCGS General Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month. We now meet at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.

Our Hospitality Committee will welcome you – anyone interested in genealogy and family history is welcome to attend.

Usually there is a short business meeting, followed by refreshments, and then either there will be a speaker, or two or three of the special interest groups (SIGs) will meet.

Meeting details, including information on the Special Interest Group sessions, are listed on the BCGS Calendar ahead of time. If you’d like to be in touch with a Special Interest Group facilitator before the meeting, see the BCGS SIG facilitators’ contact information here on the BCGS Education page.

Our BCGS Boutique and Publications Committee members are often at meetings with tables of books, BCGS publications and genealogical tools – and fun items too.

You’ll be free to see more about our past projects and talk to members about our current activities.  We hope you will then join us as a BCGS member! See BCGS Membership benefits and application information here.

BCGS Meetings & Chats for December 2018

Scottish Chat – Saturday, Nov 24th – 10 am to noon at the BCGS Library with George Caldwell.

Irish Chat – Saturday, December 1st – 10 am to noon at the BCGS Library with Eunice Robinson.

English Chat – Sunday, December 2nd – 1 to 3 pm at the BCGS Library with Rob Whitlock.

BCGS Library Volunteers Social – Saturday, December 1st from 1 to 3 pm at the BCGS Library.

BCGS Christmas Meeting – Wednesday, December 12 from 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby. Social, refreshments, and the annual pocketbook sale. Donations of treats and books appreciated.

Please note – the BCGS Walter Draycott Library will be closed for the holidays from 3 pm Saturday, December 15th and will reopen January 3 at 10 am.

BCGS General Meeting – Nov 14, 2018 – Burnaby

Belgium Band Vancouver Cenotaph 1929

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

A Military Theme.
Speakers will be Colin MacGregor Stevens, Marianne Cote-Malley and Laurie Malley. 

The BCGS Boutique will be at the meeting.

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

Download Directions to the meeting and a map here. (.pdf)

Shown above: The visiting Belgium band marching to the Vancouver Cenotaph, May 1929. Photographer Stuart Thomson. Courtesy of the Vancouver City Archives: AM1535-: CVA 99-1909. See the VCA website for other photos.

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BCGS General Meeting – Oct 10th in Burnaby

Old Hastings Mill Store Museum

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

Speaker – Lisa Anne Smith – Vancouver author, local historian, curator at the Old Hastings Mill Store Museum.

Her new book is Emily Patterson: The Heroic Life of a Milltown Nurse, published by Ronsdale Press, 2018.

Lisa’s previous books are:
Our Friend Joe: The Joe Fortes Story – co-authored with Barbara Rogers
Vancouver Is Ashes
Travels with St. Roch: A Book for Kids

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

Download Directions to the meeting and a map here. (.pdf)

Above: Old Hastings Mill Store postcard, photo Campbell Studio. Image MSC130-5904-01 courtesy of the British Columbia Postcards Collection, a digital initiative of Simon Fraser University Library.

BCGS General Meeting – Sept. 12th – Burnaby

BCGS-Harvest-Supper-2018a

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

Come early for the Annual Harvest Supper which begins at 6 pm. $10. Register at: lynnefletcher @ telus.net

Speaker – Jeannie Vance, Director of the Surrey, BC Family History Centre.

Her topic: New or New to You on FamilySearch.org

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

Download Directions to the meeting and a map here. (.pdf)

Learn more about the upcoming Finding Your Roots Conference,all day in Surrey, October 13, 2018. Registration is now open on-line. Free.