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.
All these Lower Mainland / Greater Vancouver area genealogy classes begin in September 2014 – call or register on-line now. Check the websites for details.
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
Indian Troops for France. C.W. Faulkener and Sons Co., Ltd. World War I postcard, mailed 1914 to Cowichan Station, British Columbia, Canada.
Researching the British Empire’s WWI Military – at Vancouver Public Library (VPL), Central Branch. Free. A BC Genealogical Society presentation given in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library.
Monday, 7 July, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Did someone in your family have ties to the British Empire’s military during WW I?
Join BC Genealogical Society members and find out how to research British Empire military records.
Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level
Central Library, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street