February Snow Alert!

Just a reminder, in the event of more snow, before coming to the BCGS library, please phone – 604-502-9119 – to make…

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More Changes at the BCGS Library

The Facility Team had a very productive work party at the Society library today. We invite members and visitors to come and…

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BCGS Library – now Affiliate Access to FamilySearch restricted collections

The BCGS Walter Draycott Library is an affiliate of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Now as an affiliate library,…

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British Columbia Day – Aug. 7, 2017 – BCGS Library Closed

Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C., sample postcard, mailed 1909, Stedman Brothers. Courtesy Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Postcards Collection: MSC130-4425-02 Wishing everyone a…

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BCGS Librarians Honoured by BC Historical Federation

Each year, the British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) awards Certificates of Recognition to individual members of BCHF Member Societies who have given…

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BCGS Walter Draycott Library closed Sat. April 22, 2017 – Irish chat rescheduled

The BCGS Library will be closed all day Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 due to local traffic restrictions for Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade that…

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BCGS European Group Day – Oct 1, Surrey, BC

European Group Day at the BCGS Library, October 1st, 2016 Date: Sat, 1 October, 10:00 – 15:00 Location: BCGS Walter Draycott Library…

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BCGS General Meeting and Harvest Supper – Sept 14, 2016, Burnaby

Be sure to attend the BC Genealogical Society’s annual Harvest Supper, 6-7 pm, Wednesday, 14 September, 2016 before the General Meeting at…

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United States research – Library Week 2016

Early USA genealogy books, including “The Great Migration” series. The United States combined handout by Judith Ueland is available here. (.pdf) The…

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Ireland – Library Week 2016

In Tuesday’s Irish research session, we shared the names and places associated with our Irish families and discussed a number of possible…

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