Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Two-Part Genealogy Weekend

This weekend is going to be a two-part genealogy weekend for my husband and me. On Friday (October 14), we are driving into Burnaby, BC (in greater Vancouver) to hear Lesley Anderson of She’s giving a talk on “Ain’t I a Woman?” Finding women on Ancestry

This free evening event is put on by the BCGS (British Columbia Genealogical Society) at their monthly meeting location, Danish Lutheran Church in Burnaby. For more information about the time and location, see the BCGS website.

The next day, Saturday (October 15), we’re attending “Finding Your Roots”, the 21st annual seminar hosted by the Surrey Family History Center in Surrey, BC (a short distance east of Burnaby).

Aerial view of Surrey British Columbia
Surrey [B.C.] aerial view*

This Tri-Stake event is free and open to the public. There are classes for beginners and advanced researchers, like “Getting Started with Family History” with Eunice Robinson and “The Search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study” with Dave Obee. A good variety of subjects is planned for the morning and afternoon sessions: everything from copyright issues, Eastern European research, marriage customs, social media, source citations, United Empire Loyalists, and wills. Speakers include Andrea Lister, Paul McDonnell, and Brenda Smith.

Lesley Anderson will also be there. She’s giving three talks: “ Searching Canadian Records”, “Ancestry’s Online Family Trees”, and “What Will You Discover with AncestryDNA?”. For more information, see “Finding Your Roots”.

* Image credit: Wikipedia contributors, "Surrey, British Columbia", Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia (,_British_Columbia&oldid=743192244 : accessed 8 October 2016).

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