Check out the many free genealogy and history related programmes being offered by the Vancouver Public Library this winter, including the BCGS session – Begin, or Return to Your Family History, November 5th. And, if you’d like an introduction to browsing the Internet, using e-mail or an e-reader, check the VPL events calendar for sessions on those topics too.
VPL Event Calendar: http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar.cgi Registration is sometimes required so check all event details on the VPL calendar.
Monday November 5, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Begin, or Return to Your Family History with BCGS President Lorraine Irving and BCGS Education Chair Eunice Robinson.
Alma VanDusen Room, Lower Level, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.
Beginning or returning to family history research can quickly become overwhelming. Learn to organize what you already have from family or previous research and how to get the most from Internet and hands-on research. For more information please contact VPL – Fine Arts and History at 604-331-3716. Sponsored by the BC Genealogical Society.
Monday November 12, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm, Central Library, Life On The Dead Beat.
Writing obituaries is a job like no other. You meet the most fascinating people, all of them dead. Globe and Mail columnist Tom Hawthorn reads from Deadlines: Obits of Memorable British Columbians.
Tuesday November 20, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm, Central Library, How to Research Your Vancouver Home Using Online Resources.
This program will help you find information on your Vancouver home using directories, historical photographs, and other online resources.
Thursday November 29. 2:30 pm-4:00 pm. Central Library, Personal Digital Archiving: safeguarding your digital assets.
Do you have treasured photos, important household files, or valuable documents stored on your computer? What would happen if you no longer had access to these digital assets?
Monday, December 3. 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m, Central Library, Derek Hayes: British Columbia – A New Historical Atlas.
Award-winning map historian Derek Hayes presents his new volume, British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas, the story of British Columbia in maps from the 1500s to the Vancouver Olympics.