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 Annual General Meeting & Wills Research Presentation – March 12, 2014, Burnaby, BC
The BC Genealogical Society Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. See a location map with directions.
After the AGM, Peter Whitlock will present Using Wills to Link the Generations, demonstrating how you can use Wills to bring together data from other sources, linking the generations together as a family – even between generations that moved many miles from their original ancestral home.
Peter Whitlock has forty-five years of experience with genealogical research. His area of expertise is his Whitlock Family One Name Study and Association. Peter is a long time BC Genealogical Society member and a Past President.
Refreshments. All interested in genealogy and family history are welcome to attend.
Upcoming event – BCGS Seminar with Audrey Collins from England and Geoff Doherty from Australia, Saturday, 31 May, 2014, in Richmond, BC. See the BCGS 2014 Seminar information here. Tickets available at the BCGS meeting, or through the 2014 BCGS Seminar webpage, or by telephone or mail.
BCGS General Monthly Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church.
The BCGS Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Group meets Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM.
Location: Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, in the Board Breakout Room on the 7th Floor.
Bring your ideas, questions and latest discoveries. We are a friendly, helpful group.
Anyone interested in genealogy and family history is welcome. Learn more about our group at Vancouver Genealogy group
The photograph above shows a rainy evening image of part of ‘Theatre Row’ on Granville Street in Vancouver, BC in 1951. (North from Nelson Street.) Courtesy of Vancouver Public LIbrary Special Collections, Artray Ltd. photograph, # 81525. Accessed 8 March 2014 on The Commons at Flickr.com.
For more about Artray Ltd. photographs of post World War II Vancouver, see the VPL Artray Photograph Collection: https://www.vpl.ca/artray/index.html
For more about VPL’s historical photograph collections, go to: www.vpl.ca/historicalphotos
Reminder: The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
The group sessions after the general meeting will be:
Canada – Maps & Land Records, Ontario – Judith Ueland
DNA Special Interest Group – Introduction to using charts & an update on what’s new (BigY test, prices, news from RootsTech) – Diane Rogers
Learn about Twitter for Genealogy at the free sessions to be held at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey, BC on:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, and/or,
Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Free, but you do need to register ahead of time as space is limited, e-mail Eunice at email@example.com till Feb. 14th, or Lorraine, firstname.lastname@example.org after Feb 14th.
And Early Bird priced tickets are for sale now for the May 31st BCGS seminar with Audrey Collins from the National Archives of the UK and Geoff Doherty from Australia. See the details on our BCGS 2014 Seminar page and download the brochure which has more information on the speakers and their topics.
Keep an eye on the BCGS website Calendar as we post information there on all upcoming events as soon as we have details. March 12, 2014 will be the BCGS Annual General Meeting. Speaker: Peter Whitlock on Using Wills to Link the Generations.
The BCGS Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Group meets Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
Time: 1:00 PM.
Note a slight change in location for this meeting only.
Location: Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, in the Morris J. Wosk Board Room (not in the Board Breakout Room this time) on the 7th Floor.
Bring your ideas, questions and latest discoveries. We are a friendly, helpful group. Diane R will be just home from the RootsTech 2014 conference and no doubt will have some genealogy news.
Anyone interested in genealogy and family history is welcome. Learn more about our Vancouver Genealogy group at Meetup.com
The next BCGS Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Group meeting is Tuesday, 14 January, 2014.
Time: 1 pm
Location: 7th Floor Board Breakout Room at the Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia in Vancouver.
This photograph shows the opening of the Salvation Army’s Grace Hospital in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1927. Photographer, W. J. Moore. City of Vancouver Archives AM54-S4-: Bu N248.
Perhaps we’ll talk about our New Year’s Genealogy Resolutions? Two of us are part of the 52 Ancestors Challenge this year – to blog about 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks. You might like to take a look at some of the Week 1 articles: http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/52-ancestors-challenge-week-1-recap/
Anyone interested is welcome to attend. We discuss genealogy questions and news and help each other with our family history research.
For more about us, see the Vancouver Genealogy Meetup pages: http://www.meetup.com/vancouver-genealogy