Vancouver’s CelticFest is getting closer. We’re looking for many more BCGS members to join our St. Patrick’s Day marching group on Sunday morning, March 15th in downtown Vancouver. We’ll be wearing the green, shiny shamrocks and lots of plaid.
This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will follow the same route as in 2014, beginning on Howe and Davie Streets, proceeding north along Howe to Georgia, and ending at Georgia & Granville Streets. It’s a very easy walkable route. Here’s the CelticFest Parade Map. And we lunch afterwards together with our good friends from the United Empire Loyalists of Canada. Contact M. Diane Rogers to join our parade group.
Some 200,000 people are expected to be right there watching the parade this year. There’s lots of free entertainment both Saturday and Sunday and many other events and activities. See the CelticFest Vancouver website for details.
Over the next few days, there will be some updates to website forms and indexes, in case you notice anything different (or odd).
Hope to have this all tied up in time for the Family Day holiday weekend. A perfect time to interview all the relatives.
Enjoy the holiday everyone.
From now on, the BCGS Legacy Family Tree software group will meet every 2 months. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
Location: BCGS Library, 211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC.
Time: every second month, on the 4th Tuesday, from 1-3 pm.
Upcoming 2015 Dates: March 24, May 26, July.28.
Questions? Contact the facilitators, Marianne Soltau or M. Diane Rogers. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at the Library 604 502 9119.
For those wanting a first look, Legacy has an introductory video on-line free – Legacy  for Beginners The Legacy website has help sections and answers to Frequently Answered Questions.
At meetings, we learn from each other, demonstrating, and asking questions. Some of our members are using associated programmes, for example, Families, which is for mobile devices.
Join us at our regular February 11th, 2015 meeting, and attend our first Genealogical Cocktail Party! (Sorry, no ‘special’ drinks will be served.)
And later, Peter Whitlock will share his latest find and his connection to the 8th Baron of Webster.
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Danish Lutheran Church, Downstairs Hall, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. Click here for a printable notice with a map of the location for BCGS General Meetings.
Coming up tonight, Monday, 26 January, at 7 pm, Pacific time, right here at www.bcgs.ca