Salute to a Dedicated Cemetery Recorder – BCGS 1984

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A BCGS Cemetery Recording Adventure

Since we’ve recently been discussing our BC Genealogical Society (BCGS) cemetery recording training and field trip plans for 2015, I wanted to share this amusing 1984 cemetery recorder’s comment I found in the BCGS Newsletter, March/April 1984, Volume 9 Number 2, page 16.

Originally submitted to the BCGS Newsletter by Linda Blackman, B.C. Research Committee, 1984.

“The following excerpt was taken from a letter accompanying an out of town recording I received.

“It took me 2 hrs. to arrive after first a flat tire, had to chase cattle so I could get through, wait for road construction, and finally made it to the farm. The farm is, with no problems, just about 15 mins. away from where I live. A very KIND bull put my long legs to work to get back to the car and that is when my OLD age started to show…I’m really not in shape to run.

Anyway the day was nice and a lot of fun.

Do watch for news about our 2015 cemetery recording trips. They won’t be this strenuous!

 

BCGS General Meeting – Jan 14, 2015 Meeting – Irish, Getting Organized, & Q & A sessions

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Welcome to a new year!

The first BCGS general meeting of 2015 will be Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC.   Directions and map (.pdf)

Classes for the January meeting will be the Irish Interest Group and our Genealogy 101 session on Getting Organized.

For those not interested in sitting in on either session, we will have a Question & Answer session in the Main Hall.

Also, a sneak preview on our 2015 Seminar – keep Saturday, May 9th available – information and details to follow.

If you haven’t yet renewed your BCGS membership for 2015, you can renew your membership for 2015 right now on-line or at the meeting or by mail.

New members, New resolutions in 2015

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NewYearsDaypostcard-1910sIs one of your New Year’s resolutions to “break down that brick wall that great grandpa is hiding behind”? B.C.G.S. welcomes new members to our group at any time, and when you’ve run out ideas of where to look for those elusive ancestors…well, that’s when our group members can offer up their many years’ worth of experience and expertise to help you solve your most stubborn family conundrums.

Now is the optimum time to join B.C.G.S. as a New Member. Annual memberships run from January to December, and you’ll learn lots at our 12 interesting and informative monthly meetings, or you can ask questions of other members in our Members Only Area – and you’ll receive 4 issues of our journal “The British Columbia Genealogist” as well as meeting and making friends with others who share an interest in recording their families and preserving their history.

Postcard to George H. Smith, Rosedale PO, Chilliwack, BC from his niece, Laura. Unmailed. No date.

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