The BCGS Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Group meets Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM.
Location: Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, in the Board Breakout Room on the 7th Floor.
Bring your ideas, questions and latest discoveries. We are a friendly, helpful group.
Anyone interested in genealogy and family history is welcome. Learn more about our group at Vancouver Genealogy group
The photograph above shows a rainy evening image of part of ‘Theatre Row’ on Granville Street in Vancouver, BC in 1951. (North from Nelson Street.) Courtesy of Vancouver Public LIbrary Special Collections, Artray Ltd. photograph, # 81525. Accessed 8 March 2014 on The Commons at Flickr.com.
For more about Artray Ltd. photographs of post World War II Vancouver, see the VPL Artray Photograph Collection: https://www.vpl.ca/artray/index.html
For more about VPL’s historical photograph collections, go to: www.vpl.ca/historicalphotos
- 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
Today’s Twitter and Genealogy session at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library has had to be cancelled due to the snow. The BCGS Library is closed due to the weather.
If you’d like to attend a future session on Twitter or Facebook for Genealogy, please contact M. Diane Rogers at email@example.com
This lovely snowflake is courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org till Feb. 14th, or Lorraine, email@example.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 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.
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.