B.C.G.S. POSTCARD COLLECTION – A STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE

Janice Kidwell, BCGS Member Sometime in the 1980s, (the photo album is apparently in a ‘safe place’ in my mom’s basement) my…

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“…as Difficult to Forget the War as to Forget Life Itself” by Beatrice S. Nasmyth, 1915

The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red exhibit at the Tower of London, which consisted of 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for…

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Vancouver Province – 20 Year Subscriber Index, as of 1929

Vancouver Province Roll of Honour, 1929 In May of 1929 the Vancouver Province ran a list of early subscribers in a Roll…

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Access to BC Medical and Health Information

BRITISH COLUMBIA – HEALTH RECORDS Access to historical and recent health and medical records in British Columbia. The British Columbia Archives does…

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French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest

Book Launch and Presentation by Jean Barman Tuesday, 2 December 2014, beginning at 6:30 pm.   Sponsored by the Société historique francophone…

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Wait for me, Daddy – WW II – New Westminster, BC, 1940

The City of New Westminster, British Columbia, unveiled a new monument early this October, a sculpture by Veronica and Edwin Dam De…

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Black History in Canada – Links

Genealogical and historical links for Black History in Canada Blacks, genealogy and historical resources, Library and Archives Canada       http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/history-ethnic-cultural/Pages/blacks.aspx Canada’s…

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First Lutheran Church, Vancouver – Burials 1922 –

The First Lutheran Church, Vancouver, BC was established in 1890. Church records were microfilmed for the BC Archives in 1980. (The City…

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Enumerators’ Problems – 1930 Vancouver BC Canada – Dogs, Unwilling and Know-It-All People

Genealogists and family historians sometimes voice their frustrations with the work of enumerators on the historical census and voters’ lists. Why didn’t…

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Christmas Celebrations, British Columbia, Canada, 1881

Images of Christmas celebrations in 1881, British Columbia, from The Graphic‘s Christmas Number 1881, page 14 – apparently mostly a joyful time…

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