Reminder – BCGS Seminar – 31 May, 2014

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A reminder that early bird prices for the Saturday, May 31st, 2014 BCGS Seminar with Audrey Collins and Geoff Doherty are in effect only till April 30th.

Topics:

  • The National Archives of the UK – Audrey Collins. Researching English and Welsh records from a distance, including those records for Scotland and Ireland held at the National Archives
  •  The London Gazette – Audrey Collins.
  • Finding Your Australian Cousins –   Geoff Doherty

Seminar Registration: Early Bird Prices until April 30, 2014 – Tickets $45.00 for BCGS & Affiliate Society members; $55.00 for non-members. Refreshments and lunch included. Download the revised BCGS Seminar 2014 brochure. (.pdf)  Great door prizes too, including a Find My Past membership.

After May 1st, the prices increase to $55.00 for BCGS & Affiliate Society Members and to $65.00 for non-members.

Registration options: on-line with PayPay on this website, or by phone or e-mail, or at a BCGS meeting or event.

For details, including contact info and PayPal links see the 2014 BCGS Seminar webpage: http://www.bcgs.ca/?page_id=2511

BCGS Feb 12, 2014 General Meeting Reminder

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Reminder: The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

The group sessions after the general meeting will be:

Canada – Maps & Land Records, Ontario – Judith Ueland

DNA Special Interest Group – Introduction to using charts & an update on what’s new (BigY test, prices, news from RootsTech) – Diane Rogers

UPCOMING EVENTS

Learn about Twitter for Genealogy at the free sessions to be held at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey, BC on:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, and/or,

Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Free, but you do need to register ahead of time as space is limited, e-mail Eunice at eunice@dccnet.com till Feb. 14th, or Lorraine, lorraine.irving42@gmail.com after Feb 14th.

And Early Bird priced tickets are for sale now for the May 31st BCGS seminar with Audrey Collins from the National Archives of the UK and Geoff Doherty from Australia. See the details on our BCGS 2014 Seminar page and download the brochure which has more information on the speakers and their topics.

Keep an eye on the BCGS website Calendar as we post information there on all upcoming events as soon as we have details. March 12, 2014 will be the BCGS Annual General Meeting. Speaker: Peter Whitlock on Using Wills to Link the Generations.

Surrey, BC Family History Center – new hours

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Surrey, BC, Family History Centre Hours – as of January 2014

Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am to 4 pm.

In addition on the first two Wednesdays of each month, the Center will be open for film reading only from 4pm to 8 pm.

The Center is still available for groups by appointment. Call 604 597 9695 or contact Jeannie Vance: vance51792 @ shaw.ca or 604 536 7571.

The Surrey Family History Center is located at the Surrey Stake Centre at 6279-126 St., Surrey, BC. Ring the buzzer at the South door and staff will let you in to use the FHC.

Surrey Family HIstory website: www.findingyourroots.ca

Our hours will increase as more staff become available.

Genealogy Workshops, Langley Museum, Jan-Mar 2014

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Brenda L. Smith will be presenting three genealogy workshops at the Langley Centennial Museum.

See the Museum workshops poster here

The 3 sessions are:

Casting the Net – effective search techniques, January 22, 6:30-8:30 pm

Can You Prove That – standards of proof for family history research, February 15, 2-4 pm

Creating Closure – how information about the end of a life can help guide your research, March 9, 2-4 pm.

See the Langley Centennial Museum genealogy session poster above. To register or for more information, call 604 532 3536.

BCGS Downtown Vancouver Group Meets Jan. 14th, 2014

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The next BCGS Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Group meeting is Tuesday, 14 January, 2014.

Grace Hospital Opening, 1927

Time: 1 pm

Location: 7th Floor Board Breakout Room at the Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia in Vancouver.

This photograph shows the opening of the Salvation Army’s Grace Hospital in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1927. Photographer, W. J. Moore. City of Vancouver Archives AM54-S4-: Bu N248.

Perhaps we’ll talk about our New Year’s Genealogy Resolutions? Two of us are part of the 52 Ancestors Challenge this year – to blog about 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks. You might like to take a look at some of the Week 1 articles: http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/52-ancestors-challenge-week-1-recap/

Anyone interested is welcome to attend. We discuss genealogy questions and news and help each other with our family history research.

For more about us, see the Vancouver Genealogy Meetup pages: http://www.meetup.com/vancouver-genealogy