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.
It wasn’t as painful as I thought! Great fun!
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.
Over the next few days, the handouts and some additional resources will be posted here from the BCGS – VPL session on researching the British Empire’s World War I military held at Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch, 7 July 2014. Watch for more here soon.
WWI British Empire Military – Genealogy & Family History – BCGS-VPL- July 2014-handout by M. Diane Rogers (.pdf)
World War I – UK Genealogy Research by Susan Snalam (.pdf)
And you can see the VPL-Bibliocommons lists here- with direct links to the VPL books and some of the websites cited at the session. (Many of these books are at the BCGS Library too.) Continue reading