Downtown Vancouver Genealogy Group meets Tues. 13 Aug. 2013 – note change of location

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This month the Downtown Vancouver Genealogy Group meeting is Tuesday, 13 August, 2013 in the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch Promenade, in front of Blenz Coffee at 1 pm.

No doubt we’ll be talking about the 1921 Canadian census now on-line free at Ancestry – page images only – searchable by geographic area. Bring your tips! But don’t hesitate to come with any other genealogical questions, ideas, or finds you’d like to discuss or share.

Coming up -

Stanley Park’s 125th anniversary celebrations, Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25th, 2013. Don’t miss the history events at ‘Memory Lane’ and elsewhere in the park, including displays, talks and walking and biking tours.

Stanley Park at 125: exhibits in VPL’s Special Collections, Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 1pm to 4:30 pm. Free. Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, Level 7.
View displays on the natural history of Stanley Park, learn about the various memorials located in the park, as well as the lost rock garden, and the evolution of the touring vehicles that have carried visitors around the park over the decades. There will also displays on Pauline Johnson, Theatre under the Stars and Lumberman’s Arch. A number of groups, including the BC Genealogical Society, are participating in these displays.
Note: Our BCGS Downtown Group meeting info is always on the Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Meetup pages and on this BCGS website’s calendar page.

Group of pioneer Ukrainian men in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 1907..  Pioneer Ukrainian group in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 1907.  These men are identified as: H. Slipchenko, Michael Stecheshin, Peter Tsembal (officer in Russian Army), Meroslaw Stechesin, and William Pidperyhora. From the fonds of Saskatchewan M.L.A. Dr. George Dragan which include photographs of various Ukrainian organizations and the western Canadian Ukrainian community in Canada.  Credit: George E. Dragan / Library and Archives Canada / PA-088514.

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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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