Do you know someone who is interested in finding their ‘roots’ but doesn’t know where to begin? A membership in BCGS is a wonderful starting point for anyone who wants to fill out the branches on their own Family Tree. And….2015 is the perfect year for giving this gift! Sign up a new member now, to enter our annual B.C.G.S. Bring-A-Friend Contest, and give yourself a chance to win some great prizes!
Check out the BCGS Bring-A-Friend contest page for more info!
I would like to know if the society have access to the English & Wales, Birth, Death, Marriage Index certificates. As I have been purchasing all of these, I wondered if we have these on microfilm or something.
The BCGS Walter Draycott Library’s microfilm scanner has been temporarily moved pending some roof work. If you are coming to read and scan a film or fiche, please call the Library ahead of your visit to confirm the scanner is available. As soon as it is again hooked up, we will post a new note.
There is still a film reader available.
BCGS Library – open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 to 3 pm.
Call the Library: 604 502 9119
The BC Genealogical Society Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. See a location map with directions.
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.
Speaker: Lindsay McArthur
Topic: Cemetery Research and Transcribing – how to properly clean headstones.
LIndsay McArthur has worked on cemetery projects in both Maple Ridge and Fort Langley. While working at the Langley Centennial Museum she organized “Down to Earth”, a provincial cemetery symposium attended by people from around British Columbia. Lindsay is currently the Visual Arts programmer at the Surrey Art Gallery.
The BC Genealogical Society’s Cemetery Committee is planning field trips and photography projects for 2015. If you are interested in working on a cemetery project with the Committee, please contact Betty Allen by e-mail: email@example.com or leave a message at the BCGS Library 604 502 9119.
The BCGS Cemetery Committee’s latest publication is on Nelson Memorial Cemetery in Nelson, British Columbia.
Coming up tonight, Monday, 23 February, at 7 pm, Pacific time, right here at www.bcgs.ca