BCGS Legacy Family Tree software group

From now on, the BCGS Legacy Family Tree software group will meet every 2 months. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Location: BCGS Library, 211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC.

Time: every second month, on the 4th Tuesday, from 1-3 pm.

Upcoming 2015 Dates: March 24, May 26, July.28.

Questions? Contact the facilitators, Marianne Soltau or M. Diane Rogers. E-mail or leave a message at the Library 604 502 9119.

For those wanting a first look, Legacy has an introductory video on-line free – Legacy [8] for Beginners The Legacy website has help sections and answers to Frequently Answered Questions.

At meetings, we learn from each other, demonstrating, and asking questions. Some of our members are using associated programmes, for example, Families, which is for mobile devices.

Invitation to our first Genealogical Cocktail Party! BCGS General Meeting – Feb 11, 2015

Join us at our regular February 11th, 2015 meeting, and attend our first Genealogical Cocktail Party! (Sorry, no ‘special’ drinks will be served.)

And later, Peter Whitlock will share his latest find and his connection to the 8th Baron of Webster.

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Click here for a printable notice with a map of the location for BCGS General Meetings.

BCGS General Meeting – Jan 14, 2015 Meeting – Irish, Getting Organized, & Q & A sessions

Welcome to a new year!

The first BCGS general meeting of 2015 will be Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.   Directions and map (.pdf)

Classes for the January meeting will be the Irish Interest Group and our Genealogy 101 session on Getting Organized.

For those not interested in sitting in on either session, we will have a Question & Answer session in the Main Hall.

Also, a sneak preview on our 2015 Seminar – keep Saturday, May 9th available – information and details to follow.

If you haven’t yet renewed your BCGS membership for 2015, you can renew your membership for 2015 right now on-line or at the meeting or by mail.

Downtown Vancouver Genealogy Group meets Tues., Nov. 18, 2014 – Note date change.

Please note the date change this month for the Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Group to Tuesday, November 18th (not November 11th) due to the Remembrance Day holiday.


Bring your ideas, questions and latest discoveries. It’s a friendly, helpful group – all interested in genealogy and family history are welcome.


Meetup at 1pm at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library in the Board Breakout Room, 7th Floor, 350 West Georgia, November 18th, 2014.

For more about our group, see our Meetup pages.

The photograph above shows the Norwegian-Icelandic Jubilee Committee float in the Vancouver, British Columbia, Golden Jubilee parade in 1936 as it passes the Carnegie Library.  Photographer, James Crookall. Photo courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives and James Crookall, AM640-S1-: CVA 260-495.  Thanks to funding by the Friends of the City of Vancouver Archives over 1000 of Mr. Crookall’s photographs have now been digitized. For more about him and his photographs, see the Authenticity blog article, “The Photography of James Crookall” by Sue Bigelow, published 24 March 2014. Authenticity is the City of Vancouver Archives blog.