BCGS General Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month.
Please note that for the April 10, May 8, and June 12, 2013 general meetings, we wll be at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. (The Edmonds Community Centre is closing so we will no longer be meeting there.)
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.
Beginning in April 2013, the BCGS General Meeting location will be at the
Danish Lutheran Church
6010 Kincaid Street • Burnaby, B.C.
Click here for a printable notice with a map of the new location for BCGS General Meetings beginning in April 2013. l
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Coming Up – Saturday, March 2, 2013, a European Group Research Day at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library, 10am-3 pm.
Come and share resources with other researchers, get a good look at what’s available at the BCGS Library, and in the various computer and on-line subscription databases available there, including Ancestry Library Edition and the Genealogical Research Library. All interested are welcome to attend.
And have a look at the new webpage for the BCGS European Group here. To contribute information, photographs, etc., please contact the BCGS webmaster.
Currently there are two BCGS computer programme user groups – one for Reunion/Mac users and one for Legacy users.
Interested in the Reunion / Mac group? Contact the BCGS webmaster who will put you in touch with the facilitator, Bill Clayton. This group meets regularly.
Interested in Legacy? There will be a Legacy group meeting at the BCGS Library, February 18, 2013 at 1 pm. Contact the facilitators, Marianne Soltau and M. Diane Rogers, through the BCGS webmaster.
This year’s Downtown Vancouver Genealogy Group meetings will be the second Tuesday, of each month in the Board Breakout Room, 7th Floor at the Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library.
Our thanks to the Central Branch staff, Vancouver Public Library for their co-operation in providing space for us in 2013.
For more info on the group, see our Vancouver Genealogy Meetup pages. All interested in genealogy, family history and related subjects are welcome to attend.
The next BC Genealogical Society Meeting is Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 7:30 pm, Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway (Kingsway & Edmonds), Burnaby V5E 1G3.
Two group sessions after the general meeting:
Genealogy 101 – Civil Registration
Upcoming event – BCGS Seminar with Glenn T. Wright and Lesley Anderson, all day, Saturday, 27 April 2013, in Burnaby, BC. at the Danish Lutheran Church. Details on the BCGS website. Tickets available at the BCGS meeting, or through the 2013 BCGS Seminar webpage, or by telephone or mail.
BCGS General Meetings: the second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 pm at Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway (Kingsway & Edmonds), Burnaby V5E 1G3.
News for those researching family in Eastern Europe -
There’s a free webinar this week, Best Internet Resources for Eastern European Genealogy with Lisa Alzo, 23 January 2013, 2 pm Eastern, offered by Legacy Family Tree. Lisa, a lively and well organized speaker, blogs at The Accidental Genealogist and she’s the author of nine books, including Three Slovak Women. You will notice her articles in many genealogy magazines and journals.
Webinar registration is open now, and the webinar is only open to the first 1,000 attendees. Usually these webinars are archived for a certain length of time afterwards though, so if you can’t see it live, you will be able to watch it soon after.
And watch for more here very soon about researching in Europe. The BCGS European Group met in January and plans are in the works for more meetings, a website page – and a special European Research Day at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey, BC. In the meantime, take a look at the European research links on this BCGS website for Europe, Eastern Europe and many individual European countries. The BCGS Scandinavian group has its own web page already. To suggest new ones, just contact the BCGS webmistresses: firstname.lastname@example.org