Happy BC Day, August 6th!
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Speaker – Sarah Reay, author of The Half-Shilling Curate.
Her book reveals The Rev. Herbert Butler Cowl’s story about his experiences as an Army Chaplain during the Great War, using his letters and other writing. Sara Reay, the author, his granddaughter, researched his World War I experiences in England, France and in Belgium.
For more about the book, see her website: http://www.halfshillingcurate.com
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.
Download Directions to the meeting and a map here. (.pdf)
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Panorama de Cintra, Portugal
Panorama des Huits Ponts (Panorama of the Eight Bridges), Paris
Vatican, Bella Cappella Sistina
Gothenburg , Castlepark, Sweden
Old cemetery, Bagolino, Italy, 2013.
Photographer, Riccardo Palazzani, Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
The next BC Genealogical Society’s general meeting will be Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church in Burnaby, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.
Two research groups meet after the business meeting:
European group – talks on research in Italy & France & other topics, depending on group suggestions. On Saturday, July 15th, there will also be a European Research Day at the BCGS Library in Surrey, Unit 211, 12837 – 76th Avenue from 10 am to 3 pm. Group meeting 1-3 pm. Library – 604 502 9119
Scottish group – talk on cemeteries and monumental inscriptions; then general discussion.
Click for Directions and Map (printable)
All interested are very welcome to attend.
The ‘word on the street’ is that our 2017 Seminar was a success. Many thanks to our speakers – Dave Obee, Susanne Sulzberger, Claire Smith-Burns, Mary Read, and Xenia Stanford.
Many thanks to the participants for attending, and for the Seminar Team for all their assistance. Special thanks to our Ticket Seller, Susan Snalam!