Sunday, May 04, 2008

Upcoming Genealogy Events - Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada

I've missed blogging lately as have been busy at events, or getting ready for events, or recovering from events. Now I see Blogger is offering to let us 'post-date' entries - that's great!

This weekend, I was with other B.C. Genealogical Society members at the 5th Annual Burnaby Festival of Volunteers at Brentwood Mall. We talked to many, many people interested in tracing their family's roots.

Among the geographical areas we were asked about particularly were:

Burma, Switzerland, Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick), China, Columbia, England, Ireland, Kenya, Scotland, Taiwan and the U.S.A.

Watch for B.C.G.S. members and displays at these upcoming events:

British Research Seminar with Chris Watts, Burnaby, B.C.
May 10, 2008 - all day


- Some Underused Sources for English Genealogy
- Tracing Birth, Deaths & Marriages at Sea
- World War I Army Service Records at The National Archives of the U.K. & Elsewhere

British Columbia Historical Federation conference, New Westminster, B.C.
May 8-11th, 2008

Details & registration:

Historical tours & talks, meet some 'Royal Engineers', tour Fort Langley and New Westminster, Paddlewheeler and cemetery tours.

Book fair open to the public Friday 1-6 pm, at the Inn at Westminster Quay, New Westminster.

European Festival, Burnaby, B.C.
May 31, 2008 - all day - see schedule on-line


Entertainment, food and more representing these countries: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Metis, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine.

'Beginning Your Family History’ with M. Diane Rogers, Burnaby, B.C.
June 19, 2008, 7-9 pm, Burnaby Village Museum

Info & Registration:

Learn how to get started and how to organize your family tree. Hear tips about connecting with long-lost relatives and about using on-line websites and databases, all without spending a fortune.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, Burnaby, B.C.
June 20-22, 2008


Dancing, choirs, musicians, great food, even some Vikings to talk to!

B.C. Highland Games, Coquitlam, B.C.
June 28, 2008 - all day - watch for schedule on-line


Bagpipers, fiddlers, dancers, drummers, athletes, and good food, the Scottish clans and societies - oh, and did I mention the pipe bands are parading, my favourites?

That's all for now!

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