Xenia Stanford to speak at the BC Genealogical Society’s 2017 Seminar, June 9-11, 2017 in Coquitlam.
Xenia Stanford, a professional genealogist with 40+ years’ experience, has written many articles for genealogy magazines and was editor when Chinook, the newsletter of the Alberta Family Histories Society, twice won best local society newsletter from the National Genealogical Society. Formerly a teacher, educational researcher, corporate librarian, archivist, systems analyst and project leader, she now devotes her time to genealogical research, writing books and editing memoirs.
With Austrian and Ukrainian ancestry, she has spent hours researching her own family history in those countries and also for others with ancestors from Eastern Europe, including Germans from Russia. She has spoken on Eastern European and other areas of expertise to many genealogy groups. She communicates with others of Eastern European backgrounds across North America and even some in Eastern Europe.
For you to make connections and share knowledge, she organizes the Eastern European Special Interest Group of the Kelowna & District Genealogy Society. She has a closed group (ask to join) at the Facebook page for Eastern European Roots at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1229238490426654
Read about our Canada150 Seminar here.
European Group Day at the BCGS Library, October 1st, 2016
Date: Sat, 1 October, 10:00 – 15:00
Location: BCGS Walter Draycott Library – 211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC
– come for research and/or a tour in the morning, explore the book, journal, CD and map collections; attend the group session in the afternoon in the Board Room, starting at 1 pm – topics – immigration/website reviews.
Here are the notes and links from the last European group session at the Library during BCGS Library Week in July.
For more about the Library, see the Walter Draycott Library pages
For more info, contact Diane Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning Genealogy and Family History in England and Wales
Contributed by Marilyn Ponting
The most useful records for researching Victorian ancestors are the census which was taken every 10 years starting in 1841, and civil registration (government records of births, marriage and deaths.)
The census is available on subscription websites that are available free of charge to researchers at all FamilySearch Centres. Locally in Burnaby, Surrey and Abbotsford.
Ancestry Library Edition is available without charge at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey. Also at most public libraries – available at . Fraser Valley Libraries including George Mackie Library in North Delta and Langley libraries, and at Cloverdale Library in Surrey.
The latest census released in the U.K. is 1911