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

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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

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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.

BCGS General Meeting, October 11, 2017 in Burnaby – Canada/US and European Groups meet

The next BC Genealogical Society’s general meeting will be Wednesday, October 11, 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.

If you plan to attend the Finding Your Roots Seminar, on October 14th, please make sure you are registered with your e-mail address.

Two research groups meet after the business meeting:

European Group – Discuss new and updated websites and aids for European research with Brenda Smth and M. Diane Rogers. On Saturday, October 28th, there will also be a European Research Day at the BCGS Library in Surrey, Unit 211, 12837 – 76th Avenue. Research all day- 10 am to 3 pm. Group meeting 1-3 pm. Library – 604 502 9119

United States and Canada Group – with Judith Ueland and Eunice Robinson.

Click for Directions and Map (printable)

All interested are very welcome to attend.

European Group meetings – October 2017

The next BCGS European Group meeting will be at the General meeting, October 11th, 2017. And there will be a European Research Day on October 28th at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library, We will meet for an afternoon session upstairs from 1-3 pm.

UPDATE –

Two handouts are now posted on our website’s Education-Handouts page.

DOUKHOBOR-IMMIGRATION-AND-SETTLEMENT, CANADA, 1898-1976 by Brenda Smth. Download .pdf file.

UKRAINIAN GENEALOGY-DRAFT3 Please note this is a DRAFT, by M. Diane Rogers. Download .doc file. This is a work in progress. Please send comments/new info to Diane – canadagenealogy@shaw.ca

Here, free for you to use and copy for personal use, are a few European postcards collected by members of the BCGS European Group.  From time to time, this gallery will be added to.

The BCGS believes that these postcards are no longer under copyright, and agrees that these digital images may be used for personal or public non-commercial purposes, provided that they are identified as ‘Courtesy of the British Columbia Genealogical Society: www.bcgs.ca’. For any other use, or for more information, contact the BCGS webmaster.

See another BCGS Postcard Gallery of United Kingdom cards here.