BCGS General Meeting – Jan 9, 2019 in Burnaby

The first BC Genealogical Society General Meeting of 2019 is Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

Andrea Lister will be speaking on “Prison and Court Records”. Visit her website, Absolutely Literate, to learn more about Andrea.

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.
Download directions to the meeting and a map here. (.pdf)

BCGS 2019 Seminar, Keynote Speaker Cyndi Ingle
Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Burnaby.

Early Bird Prices until March 1, 2019.

See the details on the BCGS 2019 Seminar page. Register here on-line with PayPal or at the BCGS meeting or by mail or phone.

BCGS Membership Renewal
You may renew for 2019 at this meeting, or right now with PayPal on the BCGS Membership page, or by mail.

BCGS Meetings & Chats for December 2018

Scottish Chat – Saturday, Nov 24th – 10 am to noon at the BCGS Library with George Caldwell.

Irish Chat – Saturday, December 1st – 10 am to noon at the BCGS Library with Eunice Robinson.

English Chat – Sunday, December 2nd – 1 to 3 pm at the BCGS Library with Rob Whitlock.

BCGS Library Volunteers Social – Saturday, December 1st from 1 to 3 pm at the BCGS Library.

BCGS Christmas Meeting – Wednesday, December 12 from 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby. Social, refreshments, and the annual pocketbook sale. Donations of treats and books appreciated.

Please note – the BCGS Walter Draycott Library will be closed for the holidays from 3 pm Saturday, December 15th and will reopen January 3 at 10 am.

BCGS General Meeting – August 8, 2018, Burnaby

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)

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.