2011 BCGS LIBRARY WEEK
BCGS SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP FACILITATORS - Contacts and Links
2011 LIBRARY WEEK HANDOUT INDEX
Using the Scotland's People Website. For a
handout copy, please e-mail the BCGS webmaster:
Ancestry Library Edition - handouts & links. Ancestry Library Edition is available on all BCGS Library member computers till 3 August 2011, courtesy of ProQuest.
Quick User Guide: Ancestry Library Edition: PDF format
Key Differences between Ancestry.com and Ancestry Library Edition (from ProQuest): PDF format
Registering as a free Guest at Ancestry.com to access free databases, use Personal Member trees, post messages, etc. (link is to Guest Registration at Ancestry.com.)
Find the free databases at Ancestry.com (link to Ancestry.com Help section.)
Irish Research, Newer Websites and New On-line Resources - PDF format
Genealogy in Ireland handout by Eunice Robinson - from the April 2011 session co-sponsored by BCGS and VPL - PDF format
BCGS Irish Group brochure - PDF format
Be sure to see what’s in the BCGS Walter Draycott Library’s substantial collection of Irish resources, including the Irish Lending Library. Check the BCGS home page menu for the the main BCGS Library catalogue and the BCGS Irish Lending Library catalogue: www.bcgs.ca
Google Images and Beyond Webinar with Maureen Taylor.
This webinar is available for you to watch on-line till 1 August 2011 (but it was certainly a lot more fun to see it live with a BCGS group!) Courtesy Legacy Family Tree Software. Scroll down the page to the Archived Webinars, but have a look too at what's coming up in the future.
England - Getting Started - PDF Format
Find Your English Relatives On the Internet - PDF format
England - Before and After 1911 - PDF format
Useful English family research websites - PDF format
Metis Research - PDF format
Ancestors in North America poster talk - Canada section, by Judith Ueland - PDF format
DNA and Genealogy - PDF format
Scandinavian On-line Research - PDF format
During the Scandinavian session, we talked about using free Google Alerts. These work best for uncommon surnames and focused queries (surname(s) with a place name, for instance). Here is a link at Google where you can create your own Google Alerts.
The link to the English link page for the Danish graveyard website we discussed - DK gravsten - with photographs, etc. is http://dk-gravsten.dk/viewpage.php?page_id=5 This will be added to the BCGS Scandinavian group web page soon.
Most BCGS handouts are in .pdf format. To download the free Adobe Reader programme, go to http://get.adobe.com/reader
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE TOPICS, PLEASE CONTACT A BCGS SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP FACILITATOR. SEE THE LINK ABOVE.
BCGS WALTER DRAYCOTT LIBRARY
OPEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY YEAR ROUND (except for holiday weekends).
Telephone: 604 502 9119
Address: #211, 12837 - 76th Avenue, Surrey, BC.
For directions to the BCGS Walter Draycott Library, map links, etc. please see the BCGS Home Page.
BEFORE VISITING THE BCGS WALTER DRAYCOTT LIBRARY, PLEASE CHECK 'WHATS NEW' AND THE BCGS HOME PAGE FOR SPECIAL ACTIVITIES, HOLIDAY CLOSURES, ETC.