BC Museum & BC Archives Consultations and Survey – June/July 2013

Update: 29 June 2013 – The British Columbia Genealogical Society is encouraging its members to participate in the on-line survey and in the consultations now being held in BC. The future and development of the BC Archives is of great importance to all genealogists and family historians.

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This information was first posted 26 June 2013.

The Royal British Columbia Museum, the umbrella organization which includes not only the provincial Museum in Victoria, but also the BC Archives, is now holding consultations around BC and has an on-line survey to collect ideas and opinions on priorities for the future.

Royal BC Museum 2017 Vision information section. Links to various documents, consultation details, and to the on-line survey.

Five key issues and 10 opportunities have been identified. Although the development of the BC Archives is not particularly stressed in the Vision statements, the BCGS Editor did ask the Museum about this today on Twitter and was assured that the Archives are a priority.

Please make your views known by attending a consultation and answering the survey. And please include your observations and concerns as a genealogist about the importance of the BC Archives.

Follow these links to see the times and locations of consultations.

July 5, 2013 – Prince George, BC
July 6, 2013 – Kamloops, BC
July 7, 2013 – Kelowna, BC
July 8, 2013 – Fort Langley, BC
July 10, 2013 – Richmond, BC

Consultations have already been held in Victoria and Vancouver.

Here is an article from CBC News, Royal BC Museum looking for facelift, Posted: Jun 22, 2013 11:02 AM PT.

BCGS Field Trip= BC Archives Entrance IMG_0150

 

Two BC Genealogical Society members on a BCGS field trip to the BC Archives.

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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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