BCGS General Meeting and Harvest Supper – Sept 9, 2015, Burnaby

BCGS_Harvest_Supper-2015Be sure to attend the BC Genealogical Society’s second annual Harvest Supper, 6-7 pm, Wednesday, 9 September, 2015 before the General Meeting at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf)

The dinner cost is $10. RSVP to Darlene at 604-591-2841, or to Lynne at 604-942-3663 before Sept. 4th, please.

The dinner was well attended last year and a great time was had by all, so reserve your places early. [ If you need to e-mail about the supper, send a note to bcgs@bcgs.ca ]

The general meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.

Group sessions after the meeting will include the English Interest Group and the USA Interest Group

Genealogical Legacies, Codicils, and Related Resources – Links

How to Archive Family Keepsakes by Denise May Levenick (Family Tree Books, 2012). Chapter 5 “Organize for the Future” includes sample codicils for Genealogy and Digital Assets.
See also her website, The Family Curator: http://thefamilycurator.com

After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research by Thomas MacEntee (Hack Genealogy, 2015)

“What Happens To Your Genealogy Research When You’re Gone?” Lorine McGinnis Schulze, Olive Tree Genealogy: http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.ca/2015/01/what-happens-to-your-genealogy-research.html

“GENEALOGY – Your digital legacy: Time to make arrangements” by Kenneth H. Thomas Jr. for the Atlanta Journal Constitution: http://www.myajc.com/news/lifestyles/your-digital-legacy-time-to-make-arrangements/nmbYt/

Genealogical Codicil form, Katherine R. Willson, © 2014: https://moonswings.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/genealogical-codicil-to-will.pdf

Digital Asset checklist and List forms, © 2015 Julie Miller, JPM Genealogy Research: http://www.jpmresearch.com/jpm/downloads.html

Various forms for estate planning Free – Genedocs Templates Facebook Group and website, Eric Jelle.
Genedocs Templates – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genedocstemplates
Genedocs: http://genedocs.blogspot.ca/

A warning – “Cleaning Mother’s House” by Michael John Neill, Rootdig: http://www.rootdig.com/adn/cleaningmothershouse.html

Donate research to the Society of Genealogists: http://www.sog.org.uk/learn/share-your-knowledge/

Donate to FamilySearch – note what is not accepted: https://familysearch.org/sites/default/uploads/Donations-Guidelines-REVISION-12-July-2012.pdf

Donate to the BCGS Walter Draycott Library – contact the Library Administrator for advice – bcgs@bcgs.ca or call the Library 604 502 9119

BCGS General Meeting – 12 August 2015 in Burnaby

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and map (.pdf)
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.

Speakers will be

Robert Douglas Watt, LVO FRHSC, first Chief Herald of Canada and now Rideau Herald Emeritus.

and

Grace Hama, Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library. Note: Barbara Edwards will not be able to attend.

Paul MacDonell, Cloverdale Library, Surrey Libraries.

Jeannie Vance, Surrey Family History Center Director.

Happy British Columbia Day!

Today it’s British Columbia Day! Most around the province will be relaxing or otherwise enjoying our great summer weather.

Some may feel sad that archives and libraries are closed today, as is our own BCGS Walter Draycott Library, but there’s plenty to do on-line here if you have your device at the beach or elsewhere and need to get some research done.

On our own BC Genealogical Society website, among many other things, for free you can

  1. Check to see if one of our members shares your surnames.
  2. Search our BC Pioneer registry for your British Columbia families here before 1900.
  3. Use our database of on-line BC newspapers to find an obituary.
  4. Locate an article in our journal index for The British Columbia Genealogist.
  5. Copy a postcard image from our international Postcard Galleries for your personal use

And if you’re a BCGS member, sign-in to the BCGS Members’ Area for more indexes and information.

Not already a BC Genealogical Society member? Join on-line today – learn about our BCGS Membership Benefits.