“Europe in 1648.-Peace of Westphalia, published 1884. See below for a description. Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
There will be a short business meeting, then groups will meet, including
European Group – discuss tips and tools for navigating research in unfamiliar areas and languages. Bring info on a favourite website for European research!
English group – Erica Williams will present England – Beyond BMDs and Censuses. She will look at a variety of records, including those from Wales, and discuss the use of maps to add context.
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments available.
Tickets for our 2017 Seminar “Celebrating Our Canadian Ancestors”, June 9-11 in Burnaby and Coquitlam, are now available at meetings, by e-mail, phone, or on-line with PayPal. See all the Seminar and registration details with payment options here.
If you have not already renewed, or would like to join the BCGS, please see the Membership Committee at the meeting, or you may renew or join and pay on-line at the BCGS Membership page.
Meeting location – printable map and directions
Group meetings and chats coming up in April at the BCGS Library unless otherwise stated
April 8, 2017, Saturday – Quebec, 10 am to noon.
April 9, 2017, Sunday – POSTPONED – DNA – looking at Mitochondrial DNA, 1 to 3 pm. Contact Diane Rogers email@example.com re dates.
April 11, 2017, Tuesday – Downtown Vancouver Genealogy Group, 1pm – 3pm at the Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver.
April 15, 2017, Saturday – European Research Day, 10 am to 3 pm. Meet from 1-3 pm in the Board Room.
April 15, 2017, Saturday – Scandinavian Group, 1pm – 3pm at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby.
April 15, 2017, Saturday – Scotland, note* in the Board Room 10am-noon.
April 22, 2017, Saturday – BCGS Library closed due to all day street closures for parade.
April 29, 2017, Saturday – (POSTPONED from April 22) – Ireland, 1 to 3 pm.
April 29, 2017, Saturday – Ask Us” session, 10 am to noon.
The map above depicts “Europe in 1648.-Peace of Westphalia; showing especially
- (a,) The Possessions of the two branches of the house of Habsburg at the end of the Thirty Years War (purple).
- (b,) The possessions of the house of Hohenzollern, (union of Prussia with Brandeburg [blue.]).
- (c,) The Swedish Empire on both shores of the Baltic and in Northern Germany.
- (d,) The Danish Monarchy, Denmark, Norway, and Schonen.
- (e,) The British isles, with the battle-fields of the civil wars.
- (f,) France, with the battle-fields of the civil wars [red].
- (g,) Germany with the battle-fields of the Thirty Years War.
- (h,) The republic of Poland in its greatest extent.
- (i,) The Western Boundary of Russia.
From “An Historical Atlas Containing a Chronological Series of One Hundred and Four Maps, at Successive Periods, from the Dawn of History to the Present Day.” by Robert H. Labberton. Sixth Edition. 1884.” Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.