The BCGS Walter Draycott Library offers a free Library Week each year in July. Volunteers are on hand to assist with finding books, CDs, film, unique databases, etc. in the Library each day and there are featured sessions with research specialists every day on different geographic areas or genealogical topics.
BCGS Walter Draycott Library Open House, Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm. Refreshments.
BCGS free Library Week, Monday, July 15 to Saturday, July 20, 2013.
The 2012 BCGS Library Week schedule-2012 (revised) is on-line to give you an idea what is often available. Last year’s Library Week handouts are below.
Library location: Unit 211, 12837 – 76th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
Sessions this year will include Scottish, Irish, English, Canadian, and United States research, and using Ancestry Library, the Genealogical Research Library – and this BCGS website.
BCGS Library catalogues are on-line and can be searched ahead of time.
If you’re a beginner, it’s best if you can organize your basic family information first on a pedigree or other family history chart and bring this with you.
BCGS Pedigree chart – free, printable.
For open hours, directions and contact information, etc., see the main BCGS Walter Draycott Library page and the BCGS Library Week schedule.
BCGS LIbrary Week 2012 Handouts
Scottish Research with George Caldwell - Scottish Sources 2012
Using Ancestry / Ancestry Library Edition with M. Diane Rogers – the two tip sheets linked here are available free from ProQuest, the company that offers Ancestry Library Editon.
Quick User Guide: Ancestry Library Edition: PDF format Link: http://www.proquest.com/assets/downloads/products/ale_user_guide.pdf
Key Differences between Ancestry.com and Ancestry Library Edition (from ProQuest): PDF format Link: http://proquest.com/en-US/promos/geneaology/Ancestry_com_and_AncestryLibraryEdition.pdf
English Research with Susan Snalam – How History Should Influence Your Research
The Legacy sponsored webinar – Plan Your Way to Research Success with Marian Pierre-Louis is on-line free to view till July 30, 2012 at the Legacy Family Tree Genealogy Software website..
BCGS Legacy software user group – the standard edition of the Legacy Family Tree software is free to download at the Legacy Family Tree Genealogy Software website.
Using AmericanAncestors.org, the New England Historic Genealogical Society website, available at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library – BCGS United States Group talk with Judith Ueland. United States Group talk – AmericanAncestors.org (NEHGS)
Australian Genealogy Research with M. Diane Rogers -