What to get your favourite family historian for Christmas? Why not a ticket for our 2016 Seminar. BCGS members and affiliates – $40.00 each. Contact Susan Snalam at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eunice Robinson at email@example.com
Featured speaker – all the way from Scotland – Chris Paton!
For more information, see the BCGS Seminar 2016 page!
The next BCGS general meeting will be Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Directions and map (.pdf)
There will be two group sessions after the general meeting:
European Group – Learn about BCGS Library and website resources for European research; share your surnames and favourite books and websites; ask questions. A date for European Day at the BCGS Library will be discussed.
Genealogy 101 – What’s in a Name?
Upcoming Seminar with Jill Morelli – May 9, 2015. Only 9 more days to buy tickets at early bird prices! Click here for Seminar details and registration.
Rootstech 2015 Update – February 2015 – A number of the Rootstech 2015 sessions are available now to watch free on-line. Go to http://www.rootstech.org/video/4050134760001 to see these. Handouts are available for most of the conference sessions at http://www.rootstech.org/About/syllabus?lang=eng
Don’t miss Rootstech 2015!
A number of sessions from the Rootstech conference in Salt Lake City will be streamed live starting Thursday morning, February 12th and continuing till Saturday, February 14th. Here is the 2015 Rootstech streaming schedule.
Sessions will be available from the Main Rootstech website page. The syllabus materials for Rootstech sessions are on-line and downloadable too.
The FamilySearch blog has 5 Tips to Ensure a Pleasant Live Stream Experience.
Many attendees, whether on site or virtual will be discussing the sessions and #genealogy on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and other social sites. Official Hashtag – #RootsTech
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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  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.
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.
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.