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 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.

BCGS Christmas Social – Dec. 10, 2014 in Burnaby BC

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The BCGS Christmas Social is Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:30 pm in Burnaby.
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Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.

Seasonal refreshments, members’ displays, entertainment and the popular annual BCGS pocket book sale.

Donations of both holiday goodies and of paperback books for the book sale will be appreciated.

Please renew your membership for 2015 right now on-line or at the meeting or by mail.

About the photograph -This shows “Climbers at Mount Resplendent”, British Columbia, Canada in 1913. Byron Harmon postcard. Courtesy Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Mount Resplendent is southeast of the Robson Glacier in Mount Robson Provincial Park and was first climbed by Byron Harmon and Conrad Kain in 1911. Byron Harmon was a well known Western Canadian photographer and Conrad Kain, an accomplished mountaineer and guide.

Learn more about Byron Harmon and see more of his photographs at his grand daughter’s website Byron Harmon Photos and see the Conrad Kain Centennial Society website for a biography of Conrad Kain.