Downtown Vancouver Genealogy Group meets Tues., Nov. 18, 2014 – Note date change.

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Please note the date change this month for the Vancouver Genealogy Discussion Group to Tuesday, November 18th (not November 11th) due to the Remembrance Day holiday.

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Bring your ideas, questions and latest discoveries. It’s a friendly, helpful group – all interested in genealogy and family history are welcome.

 

Meetup at 1pm at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library in the Board Breakout Room, 7th Floor, 350 West Georgia, November 18th, 2014.

For more about our group, see our Meetup pages.

The photograph above shows the Norwegian-Icelandic Jubilee Committee float in the Vancouver, British Columbia, Golden Jubilee parade in 1936 as it passes the Carnegie Library.  Photographer, James Crookall. Photo courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives and James Crookall, AM640-S1-: CVA 260-495.  Thanks to funding by the Friends of the City of Vancouver Archives over 1000 of Mr. Crookall’s photographs have now been digitized. For more about him and his photographs, see the Authenticity blog article, “The Photography of James Crookall” by Sue Bigelow, published 24 March 2014. Authenticity is the City of Vancouver Archives blog.

All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery – Oct 25-Nov 2, 2014, Vancouver BC

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Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery will celebrate its 10th Annual All Souls event starting on Saturday, October 25th and conitinuing till November 2, 2014.  This is a peaceful, reflective family friendly time to visit Mountain View.  Beginning on the 25th, the Celebration Hall will be open each night – 6-10 pm for the All Souls Opening, October 25th with music and tea, and memorial making with flowers and candles, and then 6-9 pm nightly till the 2nd.

To see the details for all this year’s events, and photographs and memories of past years, go to the Night For All Souls website.

Cemetery walking tours are included in the events.

Sunday, October 26, 2-4pm  and Sunday, November 2, 2-4pm – Veterans of World War One in Mountain View Cemetery walk with Joe MacEachern

Saturday, November 1, 2-4pm – Historical Walk with Lorraine Irving
 

Military_Graves-Mountain_View_Cemetery-Vancouver_BCMilitary Graves and Cross of Sacrifice, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 2013.

Brick Walls 2 Seminar! Saturday, November 1, 2014 – Surrey BC

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**Tickets for the Seminar are still available, but One-On-One Brick Wall Consultations are going quickly.  Call Susan Snalam now at 604 273 8209 to reserve your tickets.**

Brick Walls Seminar 2 – Sharing Strategies on Tough Genealogy Problems

with M. Diane Rogers, Brenda L. Smith, and Peter Whitlock, plus guest speaker Eunice Robinson.

Co-sponsors: British Columbia Genealogical Society and the Cloverdale Library (Surrey Libraries).
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Wait for me, Daddy – WW II – New Westminster, BC, 1940

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The City of New Westminster, British Columbia, unveiled a new monument early this October, a sculpture by Veronica and Edwin Dam De Nogales, based on the well known photograph often called “Wait for Me, Daddy” taken October 1, 1940 as the British Columbia Regiment, Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles, marched down Eighth Street in New Westminster towards the train station.  Continue reading