BCGS Christmas Social – Dec. 11, 2013 in Burnaby BC

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The BCGS Christmas Social will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:30 pm in Burnaby.
Candy Cane

Time:  7:30pm – 10:00pm

Where: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.

Seasonal refreshments, members’ displays, the traditional BCGS genealogy scavenger hunt and the very popular annual BCGS pocket book sale. BCGS members, please contact Eunice Robinson to ensure space for your displays.

Donations of both holiday goodies and of paperback books for the book sale are always appreciated.

Christmas Tree A photo of Vancouver’s Louis Denison Taylor’s Christmas tree, decorated with men’s ties, 25 December 1929. Louis Taylor, Mayor of Vancouver for seven terms from 1910 to1934, was well known for his red ties. We can’t tell what colour those on the tree were, but I bet there was red in each as although that year he wasn’t Mayor, he was very soon back in office.  Photograph courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives. AM1477-1-S5-: CVA 1477-898.

L.D.

If you’d like to know about the intriguing Mayor Taylor, the BCGS Library has his biography, L.D.: Mayor Louis Taylor and the Rise of Vancouver, written by Daniel Francis.

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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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