It wasn’t as painful as I thought! Great fun!
Book Launch and Presentation by Jean Barman
Tuesday, 2 December 2014, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Sponsored by the Société historique francophone de Colombie-Britannique (SHFCB)
Studio 16, Maison de la Francophonie, 1555 West 7th Ave., Vancouver. Free event.
Launch of the 2015 SHFCB calendar, 6:30 pm
Wine & cheese 7:00 pm
Jean Barman’s presentation (in English), 7:30 pm.
French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women – Book Launch poster (.pdf). Please distribute.
BRITISH EMPIRE COUNTRIES – WORLD WAR I
GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY RESOURCES
General websites and resources for all British Empire (now Commonwealth) World War I resources – watch for updates to this list.
See two BCGS World War I session handouts
WWI British Empire Military – Genealogy & Family History – BCGS-VPL by M. Diane Rogers (.pdf)
World War I – UK Genealogy Research by Susan Snalam (.pdf)
Further Links and books
Commonwealth War Graves Commission: http://www.cwgc.org
World War I Casualties, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties
National Library, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, WW I, Race, empire and colonial troops: http://www.bl.uk/world-warone/themes/race-empire-and-colonial-troops
The Long, Long Trail, The British Army in the Great War of 1914-1918: http://www.1914-1918.net
List of First World War Victoria Cross recipients:
The First World War in 100 Objects by Peter Doyle (The History Press, 2014).
Memorial Gates Trust, soldiers of the Indian subcontinent, Africa and the Caribbean:
India Office Records, British Library and see also TNA:
Lives of the First World War, Imperial War Museums and D.C. Thomson (Find My Past – some content $): https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/
The Great War 1914-1918: A Guide to W W I Battlefields on the Western Front and History of First World War: http://www.greatwar.co.uk/
Prisoners of the First World War – International Committee of the Red Cross: http://grandeguerre.icrc.org
This image is from In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McRae, M.D., Canadian Expeditionary Force, illustrated by Ernest Clegg, then late of the Bedfordshire Regiment, British Expeditionary Force (New York, 1921, page 1).
You may read and/or download this beautiful book at the Internet Archive.
Read about the poet John McCrae – Veterans Affairs Canada
And about the artist Ernest Clegg – George Glazer Gallery
The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 November, 2014, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf)
Colin MacGregor Stevens will speak on Military Records.
Also at this meeting:
BCGS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL — You may renew or join for 2015 at this meeting, or right now with PayPal on the BCGS website, or by mail.
BCGS MOST IMPROVED GENEALOGIST CONTEST — all BCGS members are eligible; submit your entry to the Education Committee at the November 2014 meeting.
BCGS BOUTIQUE — Boutique items or Boutique gift certificates will make great presents for genealogist friends or for prospective genealogists. See the Boutique display at the November meeting, or contact the Boutique to pre-order specific books, maps, etc.
The photograph above shows “Two Canadian soldiers reading a War Bond poster in a ruined village in their lines. December, 1917 “ Courtesy Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada: online MIKAN no. 3396789.