CANCELLED – DUE to the weather, this General Meeting for Feb. 8, 2017 has been CANCELLED.
McGavin’s Bakery employees dance, 1946, Vancouver. See below for more information
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Topic: England – Beyond BMDs and Censuses
The speaker will be Erica Williams, BCGS Member and President of the Maple Ridge Historical Society.
Erica will look at a variety of other records such as the differences between county records from Wales and BMD records, electoral rolls, actual church records, cemeteries, some school admission records and the 1939 Register. And she will discuss how to use maps for context.
Topic: “Just Ask Us” Local Historians & Family Historians
The presenter will be Eunice Robinson, BCGS Education Chair and President of the Sea Island Heritage Society.
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments available.
If you have not already renewed, or would like to join the BCGS, please see the Membership Committee at the meeting, or you may renew or join and pay on-line at the BCGS Membership page.
Meeting location – printable map and directions
Group meetings coming up this month at the BCGS Library, 211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC
Saturday, 11 February, 10:00 – 12:00 Quebec Group meets.
Saturday, 18 February, 10:00 – 12:00 Scottish Group meets.
Tuesday, 21 February, 13:00 – 15:00 DNA Group – topic DNALand. (updated 6 Feb)
Saturday, 25 February, 13:00 – 15:00 First Nations Group meets.
Tuesday, 14 February, 13:00 – 15:00 the Downtown Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Group meets at the Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia.
Saturday, 18 February, 13:00 – 15:00 the Scandinavian Group meets at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby.
The photo above is one of a few from a McGavin’s Bakery employees dance in Vancouver, 1946. On the walls are historical Company photos. Recognize anyone? Do let us know. Courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives, AM1545-S3-: CVA 586-4834. Photographer Don Coltman, of Steffens-Colmer Studios Ltd.