Tonight’s Editor’s Chat cancelled

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I’m very sorry, but tonight’s Editor’s Chat has had to be cancelled due to technical difficulties. Later I will post some of the news I had to share here. If you have genealogy news about events, website, recent issues – anything genealogical – you can include it in a comment here by replying to this posting.

See you here next month, 23 June 2014 at 7 pm.

Victoria becames British Columbia’s capital, 1868

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News of the Queen’s Birthday from Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 1868.

“The annual races which are held on the 24th came off on Monday the 25th, in consequence of the Queen’s birthday falling on Sunday. The races on Beacon Hill were the most largely and generally attended of any which have hitherto taken place on Vancouver Island, over 1,5000 persons being present. The day was fine and pleasant….”

The same issue of the British Colonist reporting on the holiday horse races included the text of the Proclamation declaring Victoria the Capital of the United Colony of British Columbia. “There was no official ceremony used on the occasion, the Proclamation being posted at the High Sheriff’s office and othe public places in the city.”

The British Colonist, Tuesday morning, 26 May, 1868, page 2.

BCGS General Meeting, May 14, 2014 in Burnaby

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Reminder – The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting will be Wednesday, May 14, at 7:30pm in the Downstairs Hall at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid St., Burnaby, BC. See a map here.

Special session following the business meeting: A close look at using the BCGS website with the BCGS webmistresses.

Upcoming BCGS Seminar:  Tickets are still available for the May 31 BCGS seminar with Audrey Collins from The National Archives of the UK and Geoff Doherty from Australia. Buy tickets by phone or on-line. See all the details on the BCGS 2014 Seminar page and download the 2014 Seminar brochure.

Check the BCGS website Calendar for information there on all upcoming events. These are posted as soon as details are available. June 17 and 21, for instance, there will be Twitter and Genealogy sessions at the BCGS Library, the annual BCGS Library Open House will be Sunday, July 13, and BCGS Library Week will be July 14-21. Plan to bring interested family, friends and neighbours to these free events.