The BC Genealogical Society announced the winners of the 2016 Family History Book Awards tonight at the annual Book Award Presentation and Strawberry Tea evening held June 14, 2017 in Burnaby.
First Prize – Tom’s Gray Creek Part II: Years of Change, 1946 to 1980 by Tom Lymbery with Frances Roback (Gray Creek Publishing, 2016). Learn more about Tom and his book in this Nelson Star article
Second Prize – Isolated Burials in the Central Okanagan with Genealogies and Local History by Susan D. Campbell and Robert Michael Hayes (Kelowna and District Genealogical Society, 2016). Read about this project at the Kelowna Daily Courier
Third Prize – Ootsa Lake Odyssey: George and Else Seel – A Pioneer Life on the Headwaters of the Nechako Watershed by Jay Sherwood (Caitlin Press, 2016). See more about the book at BC BookLook – review by Sage Birchwater
Friday evening was very special as the New BCGS Coat of Arms was unveiled.
The official presentation by Robert Watt, and keynote speaker Dave Obee, not to mention the lovely refreshments by Peter & Patrick, made for a memorable event.
Robert D. Watt, LVO, AIH, FRHSC, former Chief Herald of Canada and current Rideau Herald Emeritus of Canada
Robert Whitlock, Eunice Robinson, Judith Ueland, Robert D. Watt, Unveiling British Columbia Genealogical Society arms, June 9, 2017.
British Columbia Genealogical Society Arms, unveiled June 9, 2017
The ‘word on the street’ is that our 2017 Seminar was a success. Many thanks to our speakers – Dave Obee, Susanne Sulzberger, Claire Smith-Burns, Mary Read, and Xenia Stanford.
Many thanks to the participants for attending, and for the Seminar Team for all their assistance. Special thanks to our Ticket Seller, Susan Snalam!
Tickets still available for our 2017 Seminar, June 9-11 in Metro Vancouver, featuring these engaging and experienced genealogy speakers at British Columbia`s largest Seminar this year.
Whether you are just beginning your family tree, already researching your Canadian families, thinking about adding DNA to your family history tools, or looking beyond Canadian sources for records from overseas, you will find family history answers at our Canada 150 Seminar – Celebrating Our Canadian Ancestors.
See all the Seminar details on our Canada 150 Seminar page, including speakers biographies, topics, locations, as well as Saturday`s schedule and registration and payment information.
Come for the full 3 days or for Saturday only. Invite a friend or family member to attend.
For registration, contact Susan Snalam now at email@example.com or 604 273 8209.
Register with cash, cheque, or Visa by contacting Susan or click to pay with PayPal on the BCGS Canada 150 Seminar page. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with PayPal.