Thanksgiving message

Thanksgiving message

Eunice Robinson, BCGS President
president@bcgs.ca
Happy Thanksgiving ! Recalling past Thanksgiving memories and your family traditions. How did your family celebrate? Were you the traditional turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie dinner people? Or did your family tradition call for other foods of your ancestors? And did you carry on these traditions with your own families, or did you develop new ones? Did brussel sprouts feature in the menu plans?
October is a busy month for BCGS. We are holding our first British Isles weekend on October 5, 6 & 7 at the BCGS library. So come and join us, and see what you might find in our collection. Next we have a Library Open House on Friday, October 18 t h as a chance for members and non-members to again visit our library prior to the Finding Your Roots seminar on the Saturday. And at the end of October, the annual trek to Salt Lake City . A great time to jump start your research and get re-inspired. With the summer officially over and the weather getting cooler and wetter, most of us are returning to our desks and computers and the mysteries of our missing links. I’ve been sitting at my computer and reviewing some of my research.
As more and more records are becoming available, it amazes me that those little green leaves on my Ancestry tree keep popping up. I also have been working on my photographs and getting them more organized – and named! And I actually saw a small surface on my desk! Very exciting!
If you have all your research up-to-date and are wondering what to do with yourselves, or even if you don’t, do consider volunteering for one of our projects. The Pioneer Registry , Book Indexing , the Holten Cemetery Project , or becoming a library volunteer – your Society sure could use the help. As they say, many hands make light work!
Till next month, happy researching!