Descendancy Research session – Jan. 19, 2015 – Surrey BC

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Note: NEW time and day – Monday, January 19th, 2015  10 – 11:30 AM

Topic: Descendancy Research with Jeannie Vance

Learn how to find more of the descendants of your ancestors using Familysearch Family Tree Puzzilla. This is a good course for people who already have several generations of ancestors in FS Family Tree.

Location: Surrey Family History Center, 6270 – 126th St., Surrey, BC. Access to the Family History Center is at the south entrance of the Surrey Stake LDS Church building. Please press the Door Bell located to the left of the double door to gain access.

Pre-registration is not required but is preferred. E-mail: surreyfhc@gmail.com or call the Center at 604-597-9695 and leave your name and number.

Surrey Family History Center website: http://www.findingyourroots.ca

BCGS Searches for Family, and Former Members

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Do you know someone who used to be a member of B.C.G.S. but had to let their membership go because life just “got in the way!” Maybe you are that someone?

B.C.G.S. has sent a special appeal out to our former members, asking you to re-join the society.  Genealogy is a life-long pursuit for most of us, and sometimes we need to take a year or two off as a ‘breather’ to re-calibrate.  B.C.G.S. has new materials, a new meeting place, and new and familiar faces to welcome you back.

Why not let 2015 be the year that you re-join B.C.G.S.? Enjoy the companionship of your fellow genealogists, share your successes and present your mysteries.  You don’t have to “go-it-alone” on the Internet…..and remember, there’s still a whole lot that is not yet on the ‘net……and a B.C.G.S. membership is a great and very economical investment toward uncovering all those “secret” sources!

BCGS Walter Draycott Library – Holiday and Snow Closures

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The BCGS Walter Draycott Library will close for the holidays from 3 pm, Saturday December 20th, 2014, and reopens at 10 am Saturday, January 3, 2015.

BCGS members may take home circulating books and journals to read so come in this week with your holiday genealogy and family history reading list or browse the shelves for new items.

 

And please remember, if it snows any time, the Library is closed. Call to confirm if in doubt – 604 502 9119.

The Gold Stripe – post WWI – British Columbia, Canada

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The Gold Stripe, Volume 3, 1919 Title page. Soldier – illustration by Albert Udon.

 

The Gold Stripe, a compilation of articles, stories, illustrations, photographs and poetry, was published in 3 volumes just after World War I as a “tribute to the British Columbia men who have been killed, crippled and wounded in the Great War” and to raise money for the Amputation Club of British Columbia.  Publication years were: Volume 1, 1918; Volume 2, 1919;  Volume 3, 1919.

Most Gold Stripe articles and stories, and a great number of the illustrations were by British Columbians. Some articles are about the war; some are about soldiers and their families and friends trying to reestablish themselves after the war. Continue reading