BCGS Affiliate Group Membership Benefits

British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) Affiliate Group benefits for BCGS affiliate groups’ individual members include:

– free publication of articles, queries and surname interests in The British Columbia Genealogist journal

– free subscription, if requested, to the BCGS’s e-newsletter, The Offspring, full of up to the minute genealogy and family history news.

– free attendance at year round BCGS general and special interest group meetings; discounts on many BCGS special seminars and events,

– free access to the BCGS Library in Surrey (not including borrowing privileges)

– opportunities to join BCGS research projects.

 For BCGS affiliate groups, BCGS

– each year, mails one copy of each of the four issues of The British Columbia Genealogist, and sends via e-mail issues of the BCGS’s e-newsletter, The Offspring.

– promotes group events, activities and projects on the BCGS website, on Facebook and Twitter, and in the BCGS journal, The British Columbia Genealogist, and broadly to BCGS members and friends.

– offers advice and assistance in cemetery recording and related projects, and on paper, digital or on-line publications through the BCGS Cemetery/Publications Committee and the BCGS Editor and Webmasters. Suggestions for joint projects and/or publication are welcomed.

– includes your group’s information on research services, meetings, contact details and other relevant information in the BCGS BC Genealogical and Historical Organization Directory on-line.

– arranges field trips to the BCGS Library for groups of your members, when requested,

– co-operates with affiliate member groups in organizing special events, speakers’ series and seminars, and for the BCGS Boutique’s participation in affiliate’s events and activities,

– promotes and encourages local and provincial genealogical and family history research, raising awareness and sharing information about local, provincial and national genealogy and family history related issues.

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About DRogers

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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