The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
All interested are welcome to attend. Refreshments.
Group sessions after the meeting will be:
DNA Group with M. Diane Rogers
Just Ask Us! Civil Registration Records
Meeting location – printable map and directions
The photograph shown above is of the 1912 May Day parade going down 8th Street near Columbia Street (between Columbia and Carnarvon) in New Westminster, BC. The photographer was William Thomas Cooksley. Courtesy of the New Westminster Heritage website, New Westminster Public Library, Accession # 2187. Many more May Day photos are on the website.
According to the on-line description: The shop next to the Barber’s pole was Thomas Oven’s blacksmith shop at 39 – 8th Street.
The Boys’ Brigade is shown in front of a decorated horse-drawn carriage that most likely carried the May Queen and her court. The Boys’ Brigade traditionally were the honour guard for the May Queen.
Our thanks to our excellent speaker, Chris Paton, for his wonderful presentations. And great appreciation to all members of the Education Committee, and seminar volunteers. Lots of very positive comments have been received. Compliments on the food, too!
Stay tuned for what is planned for Seminar 2017.
News and views on genealogy, especially in British Columbia. The chat is coming up Sunday, 1 May, at 7 pm, Pacific time, right here at www.bcgs.ca
For those who have tickets to the BCGS 2016 Seminar this Saturday, April 30th, 10 am to 4:30 pm, with Chris Paton, here is a printable map with directions to the Seminar.
Lunch is included. And the BCGS Boutique will be there.
This Seminar is sold out, no more tickets are available.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
The BCGS Walter Draycott Library will be closed all day this Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 due to the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade.
The Library will re-open as usual, 10 am to 3 pm, on Tuesday, April 26th.