The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Groups meeting will be:
Canada – prairie provinces
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments available.
Meeting location – printable map and directions
Fall 2016 Events include:
Fri. Oct. 14th – Lesley Anderson, speaking on researching women at Ancestry. Free, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church. Click here for more details.
Sat. Oct. 15th – Finding Your Roots Seminar, all day; free. IT IS TIME TO REGISTER FOR FINDING YOUR ROOTS! Saturday October 15 from 8:30 – 4:30 at the Surrey Stake Centre. The deadline to register so you can print your handouts is Thursday October 13. If you show up on Saturday without pre-registering, you Will NOT Get Handouts.
PRE REGISTER at www.findingyourroots.ca Register even if you can only come for 1 or 2 classes.
Sat. Oct. 29th – The BCGS and Cloverdale Library are sponsoring the Brickwalls 3 Seminar and Consultations. Tickets available at the BCGS meeting or on-line on our website.
Sat. Nov. 5 – Canada Chat at the BCGS Library, 1 pm.
October. – BCGS Salt Lake City research trips. Contact the organizers now – more info on our website page.
European Group Day at the BCGS Library, October 1st, 2016
Date: Sat, 1 October, 10:00 – 15:00
Location: BCGS Walter Draycott Library – 211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC
– come for research and/or a tour in the morning, explore the book, journal, CD and map collections; attend the group session in the afternoon in the Board Room, starting at 1 pm – topics – immigration/website reviews.
Here are the notes and links from the last European group session at the Library during BCGS Library Week in July.
For more about the Library, see the Walter Draycott Library pages
For more info, contact Diane Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning Genealogy and Family History in England and Wales
Contributed by Marilyn Ponting
The most useful records for researching Victorian ancestors are the census which was taken every 10 years starting in 1841, and civil registration (government records of births, marriage and deaths.)
The census is available on subscription websites that are available free of charge to researchers at all FamilySearch Centres. Locally in Burnaby, Surrey and Abbotsford.
Ancestry Library Edition is available without charge at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey. Also at most public libraries – available at . Fraser Valley Libraries including George Mackie Library in North Delta and Langley libraries, and at Cloverdale Library in Surrey.
The latest census released in the U.K. is 1911
Be sure to attend the BC Genealogical Society’s annual Harvest Supper, 6-7 pm, Wednesday, 14 September, 2016 before the General Meeting at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Directions and mapDirections and map (.pdf)
The dinner cost is $10. RSVP to Lynne at 604-942-3663, please.
The BCGS Harvest supper has always been well attended and all enjoyed their chicken dinner and the conversations, so reserve your places early. [If you need to e-mail about the supper, send a note to email@example.com ]
The general meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.
Group sessions after the meeting will include the European and the Ask Me! groups.
The European Group will also be hosting European Research Day at the BCGS Library, October 1.
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