BCGS General Meeting, May 11, 2016 – DNA & Civil Registration sessions

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The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

Group sessions after the meeting will be:

DNA Group with M. Diane Rogers
&
Just Ask Us! Civil Registration Records

Meeting location – printable map and directions

The photograph shown above is of the 1912 May Day parade going down 8th Street near Columbia Street (between Columbia and Carnarvon) in New Westminster, BC. The photographer was William Thomas Cooksley. Courtesy of the New Westminster Heritage website, New Westminster Public Library, Accession # 2187. Many more May Day photos are on the website.

According to the on-line description: The shop next to the Barber’s pole was Thomas Oven’s blacksmith shop at 39 – 8th Street.
The Boys’ Brigade is shown in front of a decorated horse-drawn carriage that most likely carried the May Queen and her court. The Boys’ Brigade traditionally were the honour guard for the May Queen.

BCGS DNA group update – April 2016

FamilyTreeDNA sponsored and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) organized DNA related talks throughout Who Do You Think You Are Live! 2016 held in Birmingham, England.

Most of these will be on YouTube soon. The first one is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi0PrkwL8LY

Here is the link to the DNA Lectures – Who Do You Think You Are YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7HQSiSkiy7ujlkgQER1FYw?nohtml5=False

We will be having a DNA Group session at the May General Meeting and after that, a couple of small sessions at the BCGS Library.

BCGS General Meeting – April 13, 2016

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby. All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

CLASSES FOR OUR MEETING:

English Group – Tips & Tricks in Finding Elusive Ancestors in the English Census Records – Peter Claydon

Irish Group – Records in the BCGS Library – Eunice Robinson

Introduction to New Members – an information session for new/newer members – Lorraine Irving & Judith Ueland.

See you Wednesday.

BCGS General Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Directions and map (.pdf)

BCGS General Meeting – Feb. 10, 2016, Burnaby

Vintage-Valentine-Postcard

Vintage Valentine’s postcard, courtesy of Dave (riptheskul) on Flickr; CC 2. License.

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 10 February 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

After the general meeting, enjoy our ‘Genealogical Cocktail Party’, then meet with others in two group sessions:
– Irish
– Civil Registration and Census

BCGS General Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Directions and map (.pdf)