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.
Happy BC Day, August 6th!
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Speaker – Sarah Reay, author of The Half-Shilling Curate.
Her book reveals The Rev. Herbert Butler Cowl’s story about his experiences as an Army Chaplain during the Great War, using his letters and other writing. Sara Reay, the author, his granddaughter, researched his World War I experiences in England, France and in Belgium.
For more about the book, see her website: http://www.halfshillingcurate.com
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.
Download Directions to the meeting and a map here. (.pdf)
The next BC Genealogical Society’s general meeting, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, features the Society’s Annual Family History Award presentations, authors’ talks and the annual Strawberry Tea!
Authors will be speaking about their books and their own writing experiences.
Time: starting at 7:30 pm
Location: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.
Click for Directions and Map (printable)
All interested are very welcome to attend.
Learn more about the BCGS Family History Book Awards here.
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 9th of May 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Download Directions and map here (.pdf)
Re BC Genealogical Society Draft Revised Bylaws
A presentation will be given to members at the meeting. A question and answer session will follow. Changes and additions will be considered by the Board of Directors on May 23rd, and the final draft will be sent to all members with the June British Columbia Genealogist journal.
The current bylaws are available on the BCGS Website (.pdf), and the draft bylaws will be posted following the May 9th meeting.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Rob Whitlock, Past President
Chair, Bylaw Review Committee
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Download Directions and map here(.pdf)
After the business meeting – the Irish Group and the European Group will meet.
Reminder: the BCGS Library will be closed all day Saturday, April 21, 2018, due to neighbourhood road closures for the Vaisakhi Parade.