The British Columbia Genealogical Society celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011 with a new annual book award to encourage family history research and writing in and about British Columbia, Canada. Books chosen must be written by a British Columbia author or relate to British Columbia family history.
BCGS Family History Book Awards for 2011
Whoever Gives Us Bread The Story of the Italians in British Columbia by Lynne Bowen, Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, BC,. 2011.
Texada Tapestry: a History by Heather Harbord, Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC, 2011.
How to Submit A Book For This Year’s Award
To submit publications for the 2012 BCGS Family History Book Award, please contact Alice Marwood, Book Award Chair, at the BCGS. Books must be published in 2012 and one copy of each book must be submitted to the BCGS.
BC Genealogical Society Book Award for 2012 Deadline: February, 2013
The BCGS Family History Book Awards for 2010:
FIRST – Bruce McIntyre Watson, Lives Lived West of the Divide: A
Biographical Dictionary of Fur Traders Working West of the Rockies, 1793-1858,
3 volumes, Centre for Social, Spatial and Economic Justice, University of
British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC. All 3 volumes are downloadable
free as a .pdf file from the Centre’s website.
SECOND – Dorothy Faulkner, Elaine Park and Cathy Jenks, with Pat Jobb, Maureen Wright and Karen Dyck, Women of Pender Harbour: Their Voices, Their History, Pender Harbour Living History Heritage Society, Madeira Park, BC.
THIRD – Nancy J. Hughes, Built by Luney Bros. Ltd.: Building a City and a Legacy Brick by Brick. Victoria, B.C., 1885-1962, Wildflower Publishing House, Victoria, BC.
Helen Piddington, Rumble Seat: A Victorian Childhood Remembered, Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC.
Ian Macdonald and Betty O’Keefe, Quiet Reformers: The Legacy of Early Victoria’s Bishop Edward and Mary Cridge, Ronsdale Press, Vancouver, BC.
Lynne Stonier-Newman, Peter O’Reilly: The Rise of a Reluctant Immigrant, Touchwood Editions, Victoria, BC.
Mahinder Kaur Doman Manhas, Zhindagee: Selected Stories of our first daughters, Victoria, BC.
Susan Dahlo and Alice Glanville, Schools of the Boundary: early schools in the Boundary area of British Columbia, British Columbia Genealogical Society,