WELCOME TO THE BRITISH COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Main BCGS website: www.bcgs.ca
UPCOMING MEETING AND EVENTS - 2017
BCGS 2017 Membership Meetings - through Fall 2017 -
August 9, September 13 - with the Harvest Supper, October 11, November 8, December 13 - Christmas Social.
These meetings will be at the Danish Lutheran Church in Burnaby, 6010 Kincaid, Lower Hall.
See the main website for Special Interest Group sessions, etc.
BCGS Bring-A-Friend Membership Contest! Winners to be announced at the June meeting.
LIBRARY HOURS & HOLIDAYS
BCGS Walter Draycott Library, Unit 211,
12837 - 76th Avenue, Surrey, BC
Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. year round. Closed for statutory holiday weekends
and if there is snow.
BCGS Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month throughout the year,
beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Danish Lutheran Church, Lower Hall, 6010 Kincaid, Burnaby.
Visitors are always welcome. Map and directions on the mail website. See link below.
Note: Do NOT send mail to this address, the Society only rents space for the evening.
THE BCGS WALTER DRAYCOTT LIBRARY and RESOURCE CENTRE
The Library is closed all holiday weekends. See the BCGS calendar on the main BCGS website.
The BCGS Walter Draycott Library and Resource Center,
located at Unit 211, 12837 - 76th Avenue, in Surrey has well over 16,000 publication
titles, plus numerous census records on fiche, tape and CDROMs. The facility and
equipment such as microfilm/fiche and tape readers, computers (CDROMs and Internet)
and subscription databases are available for use for free to members and $5.00 a day
for non-members. The Library is staffed by volunteers who will help visitors search,
but will not do any research. Please remember your BCGS or affiliate membership card must be shown.
The BCGS Library is a FamilySearch affiliate. **Note - you may order films in to view at the Library only till August 31, 2017 as FamilySearch is eliminating film loans.
(The following sites are not necessarily for mobile devices.)
To obtain driving directions, go to http://www.google.ca
BCGS general meetings - 6010 Kincaid, Burnaby
BCGS Library - 211- 12837 76th Ave Surrey BC
Then click 'get directions' or check the maps.
If using public Transportation, go to the Translink website trip planner
http://tripplanning.translink.ca/ or call 604-953-3333.
View maps in PDF:
BCGS General Meetings Danish Lutheran Church, Burnaby
BCGS Library and Resource Centre, Surrey
View a list of BCGS CONTACTS - (should be viewed on a larger screen than a Cell Phone or PDA)
of the current Executive, Directors, Appointments, Committee Chairpersons and Editorial Staff.
Annual Membership Fees are:
Individual $45.00 CDN, including international
Associate $10.00 CDN (Same household, only one mailing)
Student (full time) $22.50 CDN
Affiliate Groups $45.00 CDN
- Research at the Walter Draycott Library and Resource Centre—free to members. Only members
enjoy borrowing privileges. Over 14,000 genealogical publications and records.
- Receive four issues a year of The British Columbia Genealogist featuring articles on worldwide
genealogy, members’ interests, BC’s pioneers, BC genealogical events and activities. Receive e-mail
updates on current activities, new websites, etc.
- Publish queries free in The British Columbia Genealogist and on the BCGS website.
- Save with special offers or free admission or members’ prices for many BCGS events.
- Participate fully in BCGS projects, such as transcribing and publishing British Columbia cemetery
- Learn more about your areas of interest at BCGS education sessions and in BCGS. special interest groups.
- Help shape the future of genealogy in BC, Canada and the world. The British Columbia Genealogical Society
is a member of the international Federation of Family History Societies, the British Columbia Historical
Federation, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Canadian Historical Association.
BCGS MEMBERSHIP FORMS on the main website: www.bcgs.ca
BCGS WEB SITE
This Web Site and its pages are provided for the use of the British Columbia Genealogical Society
(BCGS) members and fellow Genealogists researching in British Columbia and other parts of the world.
This Web Site is set up and maintained by volunteers.
Personal information collected by the BCGS is used for society purposes only, for example, to inform
and contact members and volunteers, to mail out newsletters, to process and distribute publication
orders, to inform and contact volunteers, or to research and answer genealogical queries from
members and the public, and will not be sold or leased. (The following sites should be viewed on a
larger screen than a Cell Phone or PDA.)
Telephone (at BCGS Walter
Draycott Library and Resource Centre in Surrey)
Postal address (all Mail is to be sent to this address)
P.O. Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall, Richmond, BC, CANADA, V6X 3T6
* General Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Membership: Membership@bcgs.ca
* Cemetery Committee: email@example.com
* Webmaster: Webmaster@bcgs.ca
* The BCGS Quarterly Publication: "The British Columbia Genealogist" ,
Editor M. Diane Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org [Direct all article submissions, suggestions and paid
advertisements to this address].
* Query Requests: email@example.com [Direct all requests for research, lookups etc to this
address, also, please check our
BC Research Information Page
to view what we offer]
* Publication Sales: Have a look at our Publications Page, it has a list of items the BCGS has
for sale, including an Order Form in PDF.
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (BCGS) OVERVIEW
NOTE: This page is set for the .mobi standard, which requires reduced content for use on Cell Phones
The main BCGS Website www.bcgs.ca will have all content.
The BCGS. is a non-profit organization formed in 1971. It is incorporated under the
Society Act of British Columbia and is registered with Revenue Canada for the purpose
of tax deductible contributions. The Society has a special interest in British Columbia research, and there are
BCGS groups for most other research areas and topics, such as North America, Great Britain,
Europe, Computers and DNA.