Alice Louise Marwood , 1940 – 2017, BCGS Founding Member Number 0012

The British Columbia Genealogical Society has honoured Alice‚Äôs dedication to genealogy and the BCGS with an Alice Louise Marwood Memorial Fund for…

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Was a relative on the Hector to Nova Scotia in 1773?

“BBC Scotland is on the lookout for Scottish-Canadians and Scottish-Americans descended from those on the ship the Hector. On September 15th 1773,…

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BC Genealogical Society receives LAC DHCP grant – The BCGS Pedigree Chart project

The British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) is pleased, indeed excited, to announce to members and friends of the Society that we were…

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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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American Ancestors website – access at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library

One of the benefits of visiting the BCGS Walter Draycott Library is access to several subscription websites. American Ancestors, from the New…

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Canada’s 1921 Census

Update: As of 29 October 2013, Ancestry has released an index to the 1921 Canada census. This is available free on Ancestry…

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Do you have Huguenots in your family tree?

This information about a new Huguenot Heritage Centre in Rochester, Kent, England just received from the Federation of Family History Societies. The…

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PEI Society Plans 1864 Charlottetown Conference event, 2014

In 2014, the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society is proposing a project in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown…

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Looking for Help with Genealogy in the Classroom?

Are you a teacher? Thinking about September already? And about adding some genealogy and family history to your classes? The March 2012…

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Canadian Veterans Death Cards – World War I – on-line at LAC

New at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) – Canadian Veterans Death Cards: First World War. This collection includes Canadian World War I…

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