Join us at a BCGS General Meeting

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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 General Meeting – April 8, 2015 – European and Genealogy 101 groups meet

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The next BCGS general meeting will be Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.   Directions and map (.pdf)

There will be two group sessions after the general meeting:

European Group  – Learn about BCGS Library and website resources for European research; share your surnames and favourite books and websites; ask questions. A date for European Day at the BCGS Library will be discussed.

Genealogy 101 – What’s in a Name?

Upcoming Seminar with Jill Morelli – May 9, 2015. Only 9 more days to buy tickets at early bird prices! Click here for Seminar details and registration.

BCGS AGM & Cemetery Research presentation – March 11, 2015

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The BC Genealogical Society Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. See a location map with directions.

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

Speaker: Lindsay McArthur

Topic: Cemetery Research and Transcribing – how to properly clean headstones.

LIndsay McArthur has worked on cemetery projects in both Maple Ridge and Fort Langley. While working at the Langley Centennial Museum she organized “Down to Earth”, a provincial cemetery symposium attended by people from around British Columbia. Lindsay is currently the Visual Arts programmer at the Surrey Art Gallery.

The BC Genealogical Society’s Cemetery Committee is planning field trips and photography projects for 2015. If you are interested in working on a cemetery project with the Committee, please contact Betty Allen by e-mail: bcgs@bcgs.ca or leave a message at the BCGS Library 604 502 9119.

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The BCGS Cemetery Committee’s latest publication is on Nelson Memorial Cemetery in Nelson, British Columbia.

BCGS Legacy Family Tree software group

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From now on, the BCGS Legacy Family Tree software group will meet every 2 months. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Location: BCGS Library, 211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC.

Time: every second month, on the 4th Tuesday, from 1-3 pm.

Upcoming 2015 Dates: March 24, May 26, July.28.

Questions? Contact the facilitators, Marianne Soltau or M. Diane Rogers. E-mail bcgs@bcgs.ca or leave a message at the Library 604 502 9119.

For those wanting a first look, Legacy has an introductory video on-line free – Legacy [8] for Beginners The Legacy website has help sections and answers to Frequently Answered Questions.

At meetings, we learn from each other, demonstrating, and asking questions. Some of our members are using associated programmes, for example, Families, which is for mobile devices.

Invitation to our first Genealogical Cocktail Party! BCGS General Meeting – Feb 11, 2015

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Join us at our regular February 11th, 2015 meeting, and attend our first Genealogical Cocktail Party! (Sorry, no ‘special’ drinks will be served.)

And later, Peter Whitlock will share his latest find and his connection to the 8th Baron of Webster.

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Click here for a printable notice with a map of the location for BCGS General Meetings.

BCGS General Meeting – Jan 14, 2015 Meeting – Irish, Getting Organized, & Q & A sessions

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Welcome to a new year!

The first BCGS general meeting of 2015 will be Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.   Directions and map (.pdf)

Classes for the January meeting will be the Irish Interest Group and our Genealogy 101 session on Getting Organized.

For those not interested in sitting in on either session, we will have a Question & Answer session in the Main Hall.

Also, a sneak preview on our 2015 Seminar – keep Saturday, May 9th available – information and details to follow.

If you haven’t yet renewed your BCGS membership for 2015, you can renew your membership for 2015 right now on-line or at the meeting or by mail.