Since 2004, the BCGS has held an annual Most Improved Genealogist Contest. Many of the entries have then been published in the Society’s journal, The British Columbia Genealogist.
The Winners of the BCGS Most Improved Genealogist for 2017 – are Linda Drake and Jack McGee! Watch for their stories in the March 2018 issue of The British Columbia Genealogist.
BCGS MOST IMPROVED GENEALOGIST WINNERS, 2016!
1ST PLACE – Chris Hay
His submission titled, “Family History Revealed After 240 Years” is about his uncovering of the story of his Loyalist ancestor, Major Richard Witham Stockton, Chris’s fifth great grandfather.
2ND PLACE – Marianne Coté-Malley
3rd PLACE – Marnie Thomson
The winners’ submissions were published in the March, 2017 issue of The British Columbia Genealogist.
BCGS MOST IMPROVED GENEALOGIST WINNERS, 2015!
1ST PLACE – Barbara Nielsen
2ND PLACE – Colin Clark
3rd PLACE – Judith Ueland
4TH PLACE – Sharon Clayton
The winners’ submissions are to be published in the March, 2016 issue of The British Columbia Genealogist.
BCGS Most Improved Genealogists for 2015: Shown – Sharon Clayton, Judith Ueland and Colin Clark.
BCGS Membership and Journal Volunteers. Photographers: Judith Ueland and Erika Williams.
How to Enter
All BCGS members are eligible to enter. Just submit your report, publication, website information, family tree charts, etc. to the BCGS Education Committee by the November General Meeting night to be eligible for that year’s contest. Contact Eunice Robinson, BCGS Education Chair, for more information.
Mr. Murray’s entry was published in The British Columbia Genealogist’s March issue in 2013.
Elvin’s winning article, “Edgar and Ethel”, was published in the December 2010 issue of the BCGS journal.
Photographs courtesy BCGS member George Caldwell.
BCGS Most Improved Genealogist Winners, 2004 on
|2004||UJIMOTO, Mary Jane||First Place||Mar-05||34||1|
|2005||PARKINSON, Simone||First Place||Dec-05||34||4|
|2005||HONATZIS, Lorraine||Second Place||Dec-05||34||4|
|2005||CHRISTIE, Elizabeth||Third Place||Dec-05||34||4|
|2006||KIDWELL, Janice||First Place||Mar-07||36||1|
|2006||HASSALL, Judy||Second Place||Mar-07||36||1|
|2006||ELDER, Marian||Third Place||Mar-07||36||1|
|2006||KERN, Ann||Fourth Place||Mar-07||36||1|
|2006||SNALAM, Susan||Honourable Mention||Mar-07||36||1|
|2006||WHITE, Janet||Honourable Mention||Mar-07||36||1|
|2006||WATTS, Gordon||Honourable Mention||Mar-07||36||3|
|2006||CALDWELL, George||Honourable Mention||Mar-07||36||3|
|2006||INGRAM, Frances||Honourable Mention||Mar-07||36||1|
|2006||SCOTT, June||Honourable Mention||Mar-07||36||1|
|2006||GAUNTLEY, June||Honourable Mention||Mar-07||36||3|
|2007||GLASS, Angus||1st Runner Up||Mar-08||37||1|
|2007||NICHOLS, Mabel||2nd Runner Up||Mar-08||37||1|
|2007||SMITH, Lorna||Honourable Mention||Mar-08||37||2|
|2007||HASSALL, Judy||Honourable Mention||Mar-08||37||2|
|2008||HASSALL, Judy||1st Runner Up||Mar-09||38||1|
|2008||JENSEN, Brenda||2nd Runner Up||Mar-09||38||1|
|2009||MARWOOD, Alice||First Prize||Mar-10||39||1|
|2009||FERRER, Bill||Second Prize||Mar-10||39||1|
|2009||WHITE, Janice||Third Prize|
|2009||BOYD, Evelyn||Fourth Prize|
|2010||MEYERS, Elvin||First Prize||Dec-10||39||4|
|2010||DRAKE, Linda||Second Prize||Dec-10||39||4|
|2010||MAITLAND, Linda||Third Prize||Dec-10||39||4|
|2011||MAGEE, Cathy||First Prize||Mar-2012||41||1|
|2011||CLAYTON, Bill||Second Prize||Mar-2012||41||1|
|2011||LAWRENCE, Cathy||Third Prize||Mar-2012||41||1|
|2011||KING, Sherry||Fourth Prize||Mar-2012||41||1|
|2012||MURRAY, Richard P.||First Prize||March 2013||42|
|2013||COTÉ-MALLEY, Marianne||First Prize||March 2014||43|
|2013||MURTSELL, Linda||Second Prize||March 2014||43|
|2013||LAWRENCE, Cathy||Third Prize||March 2014||43|
|2013||ANDERSON, George G.||Fourth Prize||March 2014||43|
|2014||THOMSON, Marnie||First Prize||March 2015||44|
|2015||NIELSEN, Barbara||First Prize||March 2016||45|
|2015||CLARK, Colin||Second Prize||March 2016||45|
|2015||UELAND, Judith||Third Prize||March 2016||45|
|2015||CLAYTON, Sharon||Fourth Prize||March 2016||45|
|2016||HAY, Chris||First Prize||March 2017||46|
|2016||COTÉ-MALLEY, Marianne||Second Prize||March 2017||46|
|2016||THOMSON, Marnie||Third Prize||March 2017||46|