Message From the President May 2020

Message From the President May 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Bill Clayton, BCGS President president@bcgs.ca

As I said in last month’s message, these certainly are interesting times! Keep calm, do genealogy and maintain your social distancing.

The Board of Directors and some of the Special Interest Groups have been able to hold several safe and successful meetings using zoom.us software.
The next step is to “Zoom” into our regular BCGS Members’ Meeting on May 13th.

If you don’t already have a free zoom.us account, sign up soon so that you can attend the May Members’ meeting, no matter where you live. Watch for an email,
and check our Facebook Groups: BCGS Genealogical Discussion Group and https://www.facebook.com/bcgenealogy/ or our website https://www.bcgs.ca/
for updates and information. See page 8 for more detailed news about the meeting.

Unfortunately, the BCGS Genealogical Library continues to be closed. Some of us are visiting the library every few days however, to ensure that there are
no problems and to satisfy insurance requirements.

Work on our BCGS website revision is progressing well. Our goal is to have it up and running in June. I think everyone will be pleased with how easy
it is to manoeuvre around on the site to find what you are looking for.

We are happy to announce that we have a new Coffee Chat starting up this month on May 7th. BCGS member, Linda Yip, who lives in Saskatchewan,
is excited to be hosting a Chinese Genealogy 101 Coffee Chat via Zoom. For more information about this chat, please see page 13.