2011 BCGS LIBRARY WEEK

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Using the Scotland's People Website. For a handout copy, please e-mail the BCGS webmaster: webmaster@bcgs.ca
 

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

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.

English Research

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

Canada Research

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.

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Telephone: 604 502 9119

Address: #211, 12837 - 76th Avenue, Surrey, BC.

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