Join us at a BCGS General Meeting

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 February 14, 2018 General Meeting in Burnaby

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 14 February 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 – Hear about “Buried Treasure at the BCGS Library”, and, if time, there will be a Genealogical Cocktail Party.

Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE — the BCGS DNA SEMINAR featuring Mary Kathryn Kozy will be Saturday, April 7th in Burnaby.
Early Bird tickets available now; details on the 2018 Seminar page.

BCGS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL — You may renew for 2018 at this meeting, or right now with PayPal on the BCGS website, or by mail –
c/o BCGS Membership Committee,
BC Genealogical Society,
P.O. Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall,
Richmond, BC, CANADA
V6X 3T6

BCGS General Meeting – January 10, 2018 in Burnaby – Happy New Year!

The first 2018 BC Genealogical Society general meeting will be Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church in Burnaby, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.

Erica Williams will be speaking on Using Maps for Family History, showing how they can provide community context over time, family migration patterns, and how changes in transportation affected lives for example.

Click for Directions and Map (printable)

No doubt there will be some mention of Genealogy Resolutions for 2018. What are yours?

All interested are very welcome to attend. Refreshments.

BCGS Christmas Social – Wed., Dec. 13, 2017 in Burnaby


Christmas Day swim, English Bay, Vancouver. Photographer, Stuart
Thomson. City of Vancouver Archives:AM1535-: CVA 99-1729. Alice May McCreery second from left; Leonard Leslie Bradbury third from left. Can you recognize anyone else in the photo?

The BCGS Christmas Social is December 13th, 2017, 7:30 pm – do join us! Enjoy the holiday treats, pick up your winter reading at the paperback book sale and again this year, participate in our Silent Auction. Have fun, pick up a present for someone (or yourself) and help raise some money for our Society.

The BCGS’s Most Improved Genealogist(s) for 2017 will be announced too!

All interested are welcome. Free. Refreshments.

Donations of treats for the refreshment table and books for the paperback sale are welcome.

Location: Danish Lutheran Church, Lower Hall, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby. Click for Directions and Map (printable).

BCGS General Meeting – Nov. 8, 2017 – Remembrance


The next BC Genealogical Society’s general meeting will be Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church in Burnaby, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.

The new BCGS 2018 Calendars will be available for sale at the meeting.

Remembrance is the theme for this meeting.

Chris Dumfries will be our speaker – his topic, World War I and II cemeteries.

Click for Directions and Map (printable)

All interested are very welcome to attend.

See Canada’s Books of Remembrance on-line at Veterans Affairs Canada

The photograph above shows the Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, examining the Book of Remembrance at the (then) Public Archives of Canada, 5th November, 1942. With the Prime Minister were Colonel A.F. Duguid, Dr. Gustave Lanctot, Colonel J.W. Flanagan, Colonel Osborne, and Miss Sylvia Bury. Photographer unknown; courtesy Library and Archives Canada: PA-051570.