There is a BCGS Downtown Vancouver Group meeting today – we are back to the 7th floor Board Breakout Room – starting at 1 pm.
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 11 September, 2013, 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Group Sessions after the general meeting will be:
Scottish Group -with George Caldwell
Computer Group -What comes now after PAF, or not? Join us for a discussion on genealogy software choices.
See a printable map of the Danish Church area with directions here.
The photograph above shows an 1897 school class in front of the West End School at the corner of Burrard Street and Barclay Streets in Vancouver, BC.
The people were identified as principal Robert Fraser and students: Robert Gilmour, T.S. Dixon, Walter B. Ellis, William Stark, Robert Arnett, Pennie Gibb, Maud Curry, Jennie Anstie, Percy Barnett, Arthur Lett, Ernest Dickie, George Wilson, Gordon Harris, Ponsford, Claude Thieke, Bessie Menzies, Elsie Knowles, Maud Munro (Mrs. Robert Telford), Margartet Muir, , Edith Godfrey, Olive Preston, Elsie Curry, Margaret Muir, Edith Godfrey, Olive Preston, Elsie Curry, Ethel Burns, Fanny McQueen, Helen Peck, Pearl Musgrove, Maggie Knowles, Elsie Carr, Hattie Mackay, Edna Cook and others. William Stark, one of these students, donated the photograph to the City Archives in 1939.
Photograph courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives, AM54-S4-: Sch P37.
According to the Brief History of Schools in Vancouver by Val Hamilton, West End School operated from 1897 to 1907 and was also called Old Burrard Street School and Dawson Primary. It was replaced by Aberdeen.
Attention Salt Lake Trekkers
Once again, our genealogical thoughts are thinking about winging their way to Salt Lake City for the week of 27 October to 03 November, 2013. As usual, we are planning to stay at the Carlton Hotel. We are also looking into the most economical airfares.
Right now we are putting out the word. If you plan to join us, then please let us know by the end of July. In the meantime, we’ll investigate flight costs and update you accordingly. See the main Salt Lake City – Annual BCGS Research Trips page and e-mail the organizers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you who have never joined us before, the Carlton Hotel provides free pickup to and from the Airport; free pickup to and from the Family History Library; free FULL breakfast; free coffee, free Wifi. It is 3 1/2 Salt Lake City blocks from the Family History Library. They are very accommodating.
140 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Telephone – 1-800-355-3418
Hotel rates for the trip:
One room w one(1) person $365.00 USD
One room w two (2) people $425.00 USD
One room w three (3) people $485.00 USD
George Caldwell’s handout for his Introduction to Scottish Genealogy today at Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch is now posted on this website. For convenience, the link to a .pdf copy of the handout is here: Introduction to Scottish Genealogy Handout
Researching Genealogy in Scotland Talk – Thursday, July 11, 2013, Vancouver, BC
George Caldwell. Scottish Group Facilitator for the BC Genealogical Society (BCGS), will be giving a talk on Researching Genealogy in Scotland, Thursday, July 11th from 2:00 – 3:30 pm on the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch Lower Floor in the Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye rooms.
Free. Co-sponsored by the BCGS and the Vancouver Public Library.
Vancouver Public Library (VPL) offers other free genealogy and history related events and activities. See the VPL’s event calendar for details.
George Caldwell will be available on Scotland Day at the BCGS Library, Monday, July 15th during the BCGS free Library Week.
Bring some questions and your finds! One member has found another criminal connection which has her chasing off to Australia. (Only in books and on the Internet as yet though.)
While you’re downtown, why not check out VPL’s Special Collections, just along from our meeting place on the 7th Floor – directories, photographs, old newspaper reels, and lots more. This photo shows last month’s Special Collections natural history window display.
Scottish Research session at VPL (Lower Floor), July 11, 2013 from 2-3:30 pm. http://www.bcgs.ca/?p=3063
BCGS Library Open House, Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 2-4 pm. Refreshments. And,
BCGS free Library Week, Monday, July 15-Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10 am to 3 pm each day. http://www.bcgs.ca/?page_id=1563
BCGS Editor’s Chat, July 22, 7 pm right here at http://www.bcgs.ca
Note: Our Downtown Group meetings in 2013 will all be on the 7th Floor in the Board Breakout Room. Our meeting info is always on the Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Meetup pages: http://www.meetup.com/vancouver-genealogy