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.
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf)
Two group sessions after the general meeting:
Genealogy 101 – Parish Registers
English Group – Planning research trips to England. Bring your travel tips and success stories.
BRICK WALLS 2 SEMINAR — Saturday, November 1, 2014 – Surrey BC – co-sponsored by BCGS and Cloverdale Library. Tickets available at the BCGS general meeting or pay on-line or by phone..
FINDING YOUR ROOTS SEMINAR — Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Surrey BC. Free; all day. Look for BCGS displays, book sales and the Boutique at this seminar. Check the speakers schedule; register and reserve lunch on-line.
BCGS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL — You may renew for 2015 at this meeting, or right now with PayPal on the BCGS website, or by mail.
BCGS MOST IMPROVED GENEALOGIST CONTEST — all BCGS members are eligible; submit your entry to the Education Committee by the November 2014 meeting.
The photo above shows Pacific Mills’ girls’ softball team members at Ocean Falls, BC, November, 1944. Photographers:Don Coltman and Colmer Steffens. Courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives: CVA 586-3285.
BCGS Harvest Supper & General Meeting, September 10, 2014
There will be a BC Genealogical Society Harvest Supper before the September 10th, 2014 BCGS general meeting. The dinner is from 6-7 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Street in Burnaby. Directions and map (.pdf).
The dinner features a chicken dinner, salads, a special dessert and entertainment. Please call Lynne to reserve tickets: 604 942 3663.
Tickets $10, available at the August meeting or reserve and pay at the door. Reserve your ticket now – call Lynne at 604 942 3663. Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 9th – 12:00 noon. Harvest Supper poster (.pdf)
The general meeting begins at 7:30.
There will be two group sessions after the meeting:
Genealogy 101 – Libraries
Irish Interest Group
Barry Kirk from the Family History Library will be available for questions about Ukrainian and Canadian Research.
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf).
World War I research session – Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand with George Caldwell, M. Diane Rogers and Susan Snalam.
Canadian journalists speaking with members of the 42nd Battalion Scots (Royal Highlanders of Canada) at the reserve line, July 1918. Photographer unknown; Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/ MIKAN no.3522202/1964-114 NPC.
For more World War I photographs of the 42nd Battalion, see “Black Watch 42nd Battalion in WWI” by David O’Keefe at YouTube.
July 9, 2014 BCGS General Meeting
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map
Two Group Sessions –
Genealogy 101 – Cemeteries with Lorraine Irving
Upcoming Events –
BCGS Library Week – Free access to the BCGS Library in Surrey, BC. Bring family, friends and neighbours. Telephone: 604 502 9119 Address: Unit 211, 12837 – 76th Avenue, Surrey, BC.
BCGS Walter Draycott Library Open House, Sunday, July 13th, 2 to 4 pm. Refreshments.
BCGS Walter Draycott Library Week – Monday, July 14 to Saturday, July 19, 10 am to 3 pm each day. More details on daily talks, etc.on this BCGS Annual Library Week page.
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
Reminder – The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting will be Wednesday, May 14, at 7:30pm in the Downstairs Hall at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. See a map here.
Special session following the business meeting: A close look at using the BCGS website with the BCGS webmistresses.
Upcoming BCGS Seminar: Tickets are still available for the May 31 BCGS seminar with Audrey Collins from The National Archives of the UK and Geoff Doherty from Australia. Buy tickets by phone or on-line. See all the details on the BCGS 2014 Seminar page and download the 2014 Seminar brochure.
Check the BCGS website Calendar for information there on all upcoming events. These are posted as soon as details are available. June 17 and 21, for instance, there will be Twitter and Genealogy sessions at the BCGS Library, the annual BCGS Library Open House will be Sunday, July 13, and BCGS Library Week will be July 14-21. Plan to bring interested family, friends and neighbours to these free events.