Monday, July 21, 2008

British Columbia Celebrates 150th Anniversary

I received the June, 2008 newsletter, "The British Columbia Genealogist" (Vol 37, No. 2) from the British Columbia Genealogical Society the other day. They are celebrating their province's 150th anniversary by producing a very lengthy and detailed journal.

Edited by the extremely capable Diane Rogers, it has stories of "Discovery in a Trunk - HAYASHI, UJIMOTO", "59 Mile House, Account Ledger 1911-1913 - RYDER", and "Marine Workers, Vancouver, 1926".

Also, it has two interesting stories called "the most improved genealogies".

One is named "A Sailor Takes A Trip" and the other is "Mary Is A Bad Luck Name". They tell about a recent discovery the writer has made which has made their genealogy more exciting than it was before the "find".

You can contact Eunice Robinson <> if you wish to put in your story into next year's "Most Improved Genealogist Contest".

They also have the latest news about their society, the trips they have planned, a family research week at the local library, and queries.

You can go to their site at <>, or if you would like to contribute an article to the journal, the email is <>.