NEWSPAGE Archive-4

 

This page is dedicated to Genealogy related news events, update news of special Websites, that have been received by email from concerned Genealogists or subscribed email. Listed by date received, newest down to oldest. For Archived news from Dec 23, 2003 & older go to Newspage-Archive  or Newspage-Archive-1 (Dec 23, 2003 to June 30,2005) or Newspage-Archive-2 (June 30,2005 to Dec 1,2005) or Newspage-Archive-3 (Dec 1, 2005 to June 8, 2006)

For additional Genealogy News, please view the Web Blog "CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt" of M. Diane Rogers (our Editor) at http://canadagenealogy.blogspot.com/

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Kilkeel (Co Down, Ireland) Jan 4/07
VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions Jan-2007 Jan 4/07
Merry Christmas greeting from Gordon Watts Jan 4/07
'Gordon Watts Reports' - new issue online Jan 4/07
Burns & Bands 2007 Jan 4/07
Scottish Events 2007 Jan 4/07
British Columbia Genealogical Society, Quesnel Branch Newsletter "Cariboo Notes" Jan 4/07
Burns and all that Dec 8/06
KITCHEN, Gil (BCGS Past President) passed away on Friday, Dec 1,2006  Dec 6/06
FOWLE _ John Trenchard passed away December 4th, 2006 Dec 6/06
December News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions Dec 6/06
Gordon Watts Reports -- Nov 22/06 new issue online  Nov 24/06
Gordon Watts Reports -- new issue online- Nov 14/06
Scottish events-Nov-Dec Nov 14/06
Update on Kenneth G. Aitken Nov 8/06
Gretha Warren - November BCGS Meeting Nov 8/06
There's a brand new name for 1837online.com Nov 8/06
November VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions Nov 8/06
South Okanagan November Newletter is ready Nov 8/06
Quebec Family History Society Conference Roots 2007 Nov 8/06
Scottish events, November  Nov 4/06
1851 Canadian Census Nov 4/06
Genealogy class at Burnaby Public Library, Nov. 21 NEW! Oct 24/06
New First Nations Films Available NEW! Oct 13/06
Most Improved Genealogy Contest NEW! Oct 13/06
Latest Release of Ontario Vital Events - New Indexes NEW! Oct 13/06
Latest issue of 'Gordon Watts Reports' on line NEW! Oct 13/06
2006 Genealogy Lock-In Fundraiser with the Cloverdale Library staff. NEW! Oct 13/06
October VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions NEW! Oct 13/06
New genealogical source book NEW! Oct 13/06
Bal Maidens and Women at Mines Website NEW! Oct 13/06
Things are in the works for LDS NEW! Oct 13/06
Archive your documents and earn - Historical Societies NEW! Oct 13/06
Tracing Your Aboriginal Ancestors NEW! Sept 30/06
Scotland Now NEW! Sept 30/06
Ceilidh plus NEW! Sept 28/06
1911 Canada Census Indexing Project NEW! Sept 28/06
Who does Genealogy??? NEW! Sept 13/06
South Okanagan Genealogical Society Newsletter for September 2006 NEW! Sept 12/06
VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions Sept, 2006 NEW Aug 31/06
Upcoming Sask Gen. Soc. Seminar Oct 27 to 29, 2006 NEW Aug 31/06
Scotland Tour in 2007 NEW Aug 31/06
'Gordon Watts Reports' - new issue posted NEW Aug 31/06
Vancouver Sun obits,  b & m announcements NEW Aug 31/06
Fall 2006 Genealogy Programs at the Cloverdale Library  NEW Aug 23/06
Louise St. Denis, Director, Institute for Genealogical Studies, affiliated with University of Toronto, will be visiting Vancouver in September NEW! Aug 12/06
Family History Classes Offer for Members of Your Society NEW! Aug 12/06
 'Gordon Watts Reports' - latest issue now online NEW! Aug 12/06
"Forensic genealogy the New approach" by Colleen Fitzpatrick  NEW! Aug 12/06
Family History Monthly Magazine NEW! Aug 12/06
VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions Aug NEW! Aug 01/06
SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS TO NORTH AMERICA, 1600s-1800s. The Collected Works of David Dobson NEW! July 29/06
Letter of Introduction/ New publications (Australia Research) NEW! July 29/06
"R.A.B. du PRDH, Repertory of BMD, Early Quebec", CD NEW! July 18/06
BCGS Library Week, July 17-22, 2006, Surrey B.C. NEW! July 12/06
"Gordon Watts Reports" - new issue online, July 10-06 NEW! July 12/06
Riel 1885 TV documentary - looking for descendants NEW! July 12/06
CHINESE-CANADIAN GENEALOGY WEBSITE NEW! July 4/06
new VPL Events NEW! July 4/06
VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions (July) NEW! July 4/06
The Original Record.com -  REALLY interesting new data on this week NEW! July 4/06
"Gordon Watts Reports" -- new issue now online. NEW! June 26/06
BCGS Library Events-June/July 2006 NEW! June 21/06
FFHS-NEWS The National Archives and The Office of Public Sector  Information to merge NEW! June 21/06
Promoting and Encouraging Genealogy Tourism in Co. Mayo. Ireland NEW! June 21/06
AGS SEMINAR NEW! June 21/06
1841 Census for Scotland completes the set! NEW! June 21/06
Fun and games NEW! June 15/06
Highland Games NEW! June 15/06
June VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions NEW! June 15/06

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From: "Margery Kapas"
To:  "BCGS" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>,
Subject: Emailing: Kilkeel (Co Down, Ireland)
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2007 20:37:55 -0800

 HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL -

 While roaming through websites for Chinese New Year, of all things, I came across these pages - at least 12 pages - in Co Down, Ireland. http://www.raymondscountydownwebsite.com/html/kilkeel.htm

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From: "nm sc news list" <nmsclist@vpl.ca>
Reply-To: nmsclist@vpl.ca

To: nmscnews@vpl.ca
Subject: nmscnews: Fwd: VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions Jan-07
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 11:07:52 -0800

WELCOME to the "Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News," an occasional e-letter from the Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections Divisions of the Vancouver Public Library.

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Here is our January newsletter  ... Happy New Year!!!!

Upcoming programs in January...

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Midwinter Magic: a Book Arts Show and Tell. A BC Book Arts Guild session
A mini-exhibition and show n tell of work by book artists.
Monday January 8th,  7:30 - 9:30 pm
Held in the Peter Kaye Room, Central Branch, Lower Level

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Canadian Directories for Genealogists
Learn about the history of Canadian directories and how to locate and use them for your genealogical research at the Vancouver Public Library and beyond.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 at 9:30 to 11:30 am
Held in the Level 7 Computer Lab, Central Branch
Registration is required, call: 604-331-3716

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E-zines and E-journals: Getting Started

This workshop includes hands-on practice and a tour of the newspapers and magazines department.

Access to VPLs electronic resources and  AtoZ will be highlighted.

Wednesday, January 24th at 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Held in the Level 5 Computer Lab, Central Branch Registration is required, call: 604-331-3742

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For more information about VPL programs, check out the online Events Calendar at http://www.vpl.ca  (& click on Events + Programs on the blue bar at the top right) or pick up a monthly Events brochure at any information desk.

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News and Updates...

Like to get your news online? Some new titles added to PressDisplay are:

Far Eastern Economic Review. A monthly magazine with focus on Asian politics, business, culture and current affairs. From Hong Kong.
Zimbabwean. A general news weekly from London, England. In English.
Kommersant Weekend. A lifestyle, culture and entertainment weekly. From Moscow. In Russian.
Albayan. A national and regional news and sports daily from Dubai. In Arabic.
Publico.  A general news daily from Portugal. In Portuguese.
The Cairns Post. A regional daily. From Cairns, Australia.
Daily Nation. Regional and local news from Bridgetown, Barbados.

PressDisplay offers full-image digital versions of current newspapers from over 55 countries and 30 languages. You can access today's newspapers and back issues for up to 45 days.

Access by clicking on Electronic Resources from the library home page, at www.vpl.ca and scrolling down through the alphabetical list to find PressDisplay.

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Special Collections Display

Celebrating Chinese History in BC

This display features the history of Chinese in BC, with a New Years theme, through illustrated journals, books and the historical photograph collection. From January 8 to February 28th.

Have a look at the Special Collections Divisions virtual display of materials relating to Chinese history in BC: http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/virtualdisplay/chinese/index.html

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That is all for this issue of Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News.


If you have any ideas or comments for future issues, please send us an email to nmsclist@vpl.ca We welcome all your suggestions.

Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC V6G 1B6
(604)331-3603

To see our all of our current and upcoming programs go to: http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/nm/home.html#Programs
OR
http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/home.html#Programs
To e-mail us a question: http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/qis/emailref/eRefService.html
To suggest a purchase: http://www.vpl.ca/online/PrintableSuggestedPurchase.html

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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
To: "Canada Census Campaign" <CANADA-CENSUS-CAMPAIGN-L@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Merry Christmas greeting from Gordon Watts
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 16:27:49 -0800

Greetings All.

Now that the annual rush is over, and the day has actually arrived, I finally have the time to wish all my friends the Merriest Christmas, and Happiest New Year ever.  May the coming year find you in good health and may you experience your most prosperous year ever.

The following URL was forwarded to me last night by a friend.  It leads to a message of peace and harmony that I hope you will enjoy as much as I have.
www.ASilentNightMovie.com

With the turmoil being experienced in many part of the world we can count ourselves blessed to live in an area that, for the most part, is not touched by the death and destruction that many others see on a daily basis.

Regardless of your faith, or what you call your God, I hope that you will all join together in the common goal of seeking world peace.  This world we live in is ours to do with as we see fit.  We can choose to improve the environment and living conditions for all of our peoples.  Or we can choose to destroy the world and ourselves with it.  I hope you will all join me in choosing the former.

In the words of the song 'Silent Night', may you all sleep in 'Heavenly Peace.

Gordon A. Watts  gordon_watts@telus.net
Co-chair,
Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Read my column, 'Gordon Watts Reports' at
http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/authors/authgw.htm

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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
To: "BCGS" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>,

Subject: 'Gordon Watts Reports' - new issue online
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 15:15:13 -0800

Greetings All.

The latest issue of 'Gordon Watts Reports' is now online.
Topics in this week's issue include:

- Loyalist history - Tarleton's Legions
- International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
- DNA and genealogy
- GENCLASS online courses
- Merry Christmas

Read the complete articles at: http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazgw/gazgw-0095.htm

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To: ScotschairII@priv-edtnaa06.telusplanet.net
From: Ron MacLeod <jrmacleod@telus.net>

Subject: Burns & Bands 2007
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 10:54:02 -0800

Greetings, two messages, Regards, the other Ron

 1. Hycroft Hi-Jinks Sponsored by the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra
WHAT: Robbie Burns Concert
WHERE: Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
WHEN: Sunday, January 21, 2007
TIME: Doors open at 1:30 P.M.; concert begins at 2 P.M.
COST: $20.00 for non-members; limited seating so commit soon if interested
CONTACT: The University Women’s Club at 604-731-4661
OTHER:
Refreshments provided
Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra will play
Inverary Dancers will dance
Vancouver Royal Scottish Country Dance Society team will demonstrate
Vocalist Wilma Paton and pianist Alistair Taylor will present Burns in song
And a good time will be had by all, to coin a phrase.

 2. A message from SFU

 Are you a fan of the 4-time World Championship SFU Pipe Band? Would you be interested in travelling to Glasgow, Scotland in August 2007 to watch them complete in the World Pipe Band Championships?
 If you would like your name placed on a list to receive more information about this group trip, please reply to Holli Edgelow, Director of Ceremonies & Events, SFU at hedgelow@sfu.ca (absolutely no obligation. At this point Holli just needs to guage interest).

Some potential highlights:

Dinner with the entire Pipe Band in Bridge of Allan
Meet and greet with the band
Watch the band's rehearsal in Stirling
Visit to Stirling Castle http://www.instirling.com/sight/castle.htm and the William Wallace Monument http://www.nationalwallacemonument.com/
See the band perform in concert, and see recitals by individual members (to be confirmed)
Attend the nearby Edinburgh Tattoo http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/
Entrance to the World Championships and seat tickets in the Grade one arena
Price (to be determined) would include: Flights, transfers, accommodation, tickets to the Worlds.

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To: ScotschairII@priv-edmwaa06.telusplanet.net
From: Ron MacLeod <jrmacleod@telus.net>

Subject: Scottish Events 2007
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 10:44:59 -0800

Greetings, some upcomimg events. Regards, the other Ron

1. Royal Scottish Country Dance Society  offers an opportunity to learn and to try your dancing skills.
WHAT: an informal ceilidh on the 4th Saturday of each month.
WHERE: Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson, Vancouver, BC
TIME: Starts with a class at 7 P.M.
COST:
$8.00

CONTACT: Duncan at ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org

 2. Moray Nairn & Banff Society
WHAT: New Year’s Dinner & Dance
WHERE: Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson, Vancouver, BC
WHEN: 7:00 PM, Sunday, December 31st, 2006
COST: $45.00 for members; $50.00 non-members
CONTACT: Marlene Rogerson at 604-435-4722

 3.  Vancouver Police Pipe Band
WHAT: Burns Dinner
WHERE: Engineers Hall, 4333 Ledger, Burnaby, B.C.
WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2007
TIME: Cocktails at 6PM; dinner at 7:30 PM
COST: $48.00
CONTACT: Ed at 604-464-8103

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From: "George & Janet Edwards" <gkedward@uniserve.com>
To: "British Columbia Gen SOC" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>

Subject:  British Columbia Genealogical Society, Quesnel Branch Newsletter "Cariboo Notes"
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 18:59:08 -0800

Cariboo Notes Vol 22-3.doc
Cariboo Notes Vol 23-1.doc

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To: ScotschairII@priv-edmwaa06.telusplanet.net
From: Ron MacLeod <jrmacleod@telus.net>
Subject: Burns and all that
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 11:26:15 -0800

Greetings, some early warning signs that foretell another Burns season is on the horizon. Even now the haggis eaters will be dreaming of the feasts to come. Regards, the other Ron

 1. The Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band is sponsoring a Burns’ supper:

WHERE: Fort Langley Hall
WHEN: Saturday, January 20th, 2007
CONTACT: Graham Davidson at 604-990-3850
OTHER: All welcome.

 2. The Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band is holding its annual fund-raising event:

WHAT: Burns’ Dinner and Silent Auction
WHERE: Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Road, Coquitlam, B.C.
WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2007; doors open at 6 P.M.
COST: $70.00
CONTACT: Andrea McLatchey 1-604-793-9747; email: mclatchy@telus.net, Website http://www.rmmpipeband.com
OTHER: Items and any suitable donations for the Silent Auction will be  very much appreciated. The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band will also perform. All welcome.

 3. The Scotch Club will hold its annual Burns’ Dinner:

WHERE: Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson (at 73rd Avenue), Vancouver, B.C.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 30, 2007; doors open at 6:30 P.M.
COST: members $32.00; guests $35.00
CONTACT: Ron Sutherland at 604-988-0479; email: ronald_sutherland@sfu.ca
OTHER: All welcome.

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KITCHEN, Gil (BCGS Past President) passed away on Dec 1,2006 Friday,
MEMORIAL SERVICE
Saturday, January 13, 2007 AT 2 p.m.
Location - Masonic Temple, 20701 Fraser Highway, Langley

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FOWLE _ John Trenchard passed away December 4th, 2006 at the age of 83. John was born in Victoria, B.C. on August 9th, 1923 to parents (Jack) T. and Hilda May Fowle. Predeceased by his brother Charles David. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years Irene, his son Gary (Emily), his daughters Donna and Diane (Steve), his grandchildren, Candyce, Daniel (Cheryl), Melissa, Sheena, Carly and Mandy, and his great-grandchildren, Jessica, Laurie, and Teegan. John did most of his schooling in Vernon, B.C., and joined the armed forces in August 1942. While serving overseas in Holland he caught diphtheria and was invalided back to England in January 1945. After convalescing he volunteered for the Far East and arrived back in Canada in August just as the war ended. After discharge, he worked in the bank and insurance industry. He then joined a pulp and paper company where he worked for 35 years in various locations in B.C., and latterly in Vancouver. He retired in 1983 and volunteered for several organizations: Director/Treasurer of the Shaughnessy Hospital Volunteer Society, Canadian Executive Services Overseas, Director/Treasurer of the B.C. Lyme Borreliosis Society, and for various diabetic fund raisings. A Memorial Service will be held on December 11, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at First Memorial Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C.; reception following. In lieu of flowers a donation in John's name may be made to The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, or to the Canadian Diabetic Association.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 12/6/2006.

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From: "nm sc news list" <nmsclist@vpl.ca>
Reply-To: nmsclist@vpl.ca
To: nmscnews@vpl.ca
Subject: nmscnews: VPL December News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 12:05:26 -0800

 WELCOME to the "Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News," an occasional e-letter from the Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections Divisions of the Vancouver Public Library.

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Here is our December newsletter...
Upcoming program...

Discover Your Past : 
The Great Fire of Vancouver
Using the resources in the Special Collections Department, we will search and find information on the Vancouver fire of 1886. Participants in the workshop will be given a good overview of the local history research tools available (indexes, maps, directories, etc.) and there will be a slide show of early Vancouver.

December 13th,  7:00 to 8:30 pm
Meet in the computer lab on Level 7.
Registration is required,  call: 331-3778

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For more information about VPL programs, check out the online Events Calendar at http://www.vpl.ca  (& click on Events + Programs on the blue bar at the top right) or pick up a monthly Events brochure at any information desk.

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News and Updates...

A handy research guide to finding information about the Central Branch building has been updated, and the online location has moved from the Fine Arts Division to the Special Collections Division. View the guide Library Square Architectural Information and other guides, at: http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/home.html#Guides

The Newspapers & Magazines Division has a hand list of the Guides they create and distribute as well, such as the many ways of finding and accessing newspaper articles. Visit these at: http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/nm/home.html#Guides

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Special Collections Display

A Northwest Winter

The two large entranceway display cabinets and two horizontal cabinets inside the division will display winter scenes from illustrated journals, books and from the historical photograph collection. For the month of December.

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We wish everyone a happy festive season and all the best in the New Year!

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That is all for this issue of Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News.

If you have any ideas or comments for future issues, please send us an email to nmsclist@vpl.ca We welcome all your suggestions.

Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC V6G 1B6
(604)331-3603

To see our all of our current and upcoming programs go to: http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/nm/home.html#Programs
OR
http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/home.html#Programs

To e-mail us a question: http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/qis/emailref/eRefService.html
To suggest a purchase: http://www.vpl.ca/online/PrintableSuggestedPurchase.html

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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
To: "Gordon A. WATTS" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
Subject: Gordon Watts Reports -- Nov 22/06 new issue online
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 12:18:37 -0800

Greetings All. 

FYI.  The latest issue of Gordon Watts Reports is now online at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazgw/gazgw-0094.htm
A short column this time -- only two items.
* In Memorium - Nick Vine Hall (1944 - 2006)
* Toward a Digital Information Strategy for Canada

Have a great day!

Gordon A. Watts  gordon_watts@telus.net
Co-chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Read my column, 'Gordon Watts Reports' at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/authors/authgw.htm

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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
To: "BCGS" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>,
Subject: Gordon Watts Reports -- new issue online-
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 20:50:35 -080

Greetings All.

FYI. The latest issue of 'Gordon Watts Reports' is now online at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazgw/gazgw-0093.htm

Topics include: Lest we forget; Ryan Taylor Memorial in Toronto; Canadian Museums Association petition; Vital Statistics from New Brunswick newspapers; New US information source; New at Library and Archives Canada.

Gordon A. Watts gordon_watts@telus.net
Co-chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Read my column, 'Gordon Watts Reports' at
http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/authors/authgw.htm

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To: ScotschairII@priv-edtnaa05.telusplanet.net
From: Ron MacLeod <jrmacleod@telus.net>
Subject: Scottish events-Nov-Dec
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 12:27:03 -0800

Greetings, a note about South Uist, courtesy Joan MacKenzie and some reminders. Regards, the other Ron

1. Part of a trend in the Hebridean Isles? South Uist estate sold to the community for 4.6 million pounds. Check out http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1645872006

2. The annual Saltire Society St. Andrew's Ball Saturday November 18, 2006 Contact Blair Dymond, 1726 Nanton Ave, Vancouver V6J 2X6 (604-731-8799 or bdymond@telus.net

3. Scottish tenors CALEDON three world-travelling Scottish tenors – Alan Beck, Ivan Sharpe and Jamie MacDougall at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson (at 73rd Avenue) November 25, 2006. For tickets, Dolly at 604-572-4068 or Mike at 604-929-1802

4. Vancouver Gaelic Society Ceilidh, Saturday, December 2nd at the Scottiish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson (at 73rd Avenue). 8:00 PM start. Fun for all: entertainment, dancing, refreshments. Contact: Dolly at 604-572-4068

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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
To: "BCGS" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>
Subject: Fw: [APG] Update on Kenneth G. Aitken
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 11:57:27 -0800

FYI, Gordon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenneth Aitken" <kgaitken@gmail.com>
To: "APG List" <apg@rootsweb.com>; <APG-L@rootsweb.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2006 2:54 PM
Subject: [APG] Update on Kenneth G. Aitken

My father, Ken Aitken, has gone into the hospital for further treatment and testing. As a few of you might have heard, Ken has been diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) and has been quietly dealing with the effects of the disease over the last 8 months. More information on ALS can be found here at this site: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis.htm

As a hospital patient, he will not have the same access to the internet and will no longer be able to be as involved with APG as he has in the past. He asked me to relay the following message:

"I have enjoyed immensely our association and the opportunity to meet so many fine professional genealogists from across the continent. And though I will no longer be posting to the list, I will when I can read your comments and messages."

He certainly would appreciate being kept in the loop and hearing from his many friends around the world. Pleas feel free to email him at this address.

Best wishes in all your endeavors,

Neil Aitken (Ken's son)

--
Kenneth G. Aitken, MLS
Family History Education Services Member, Association of Professional Genealogists

Check out my blog! http:// www.genealogy-education.com

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From: "Eunice Robinson" <eunice@dccnet.com>
To: "'BCGS-Webmaster'" <Webmaster@bcgs.ca>
Subject: Gretha Warren - November BCGS Meeting
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 23:09:10 -0800

Attention Everyone

The BCGS is very pleased to present Gretha Warren, experienced genealogist and lecturer at our November meeting this Wednesday. Gretha will do a presentation on the library collections at UBC. If you have never used these collections or not aware what is available to you, plan to attend the meeting.

Following this presentation, there will be a tour of the UBC libraries conducted by Gretha on Sunday, November 19th from 1:00 until 4:00 pm. The library is open until 11:00 pm, so some people may want to stay a bit longer.

There is a fee of $5.00 per person, which will be payable the day of the tour. We'll plan to meet beforehand for lunch. There is a limit of 15 people per tour, and right now we have 13 signed up. If more people are interested in a tour, a second one will be planned at a later date.

Also remember, the November meeting is the deadline for entries in the Most Improved Genealogy contest. If you want to submit an entry, just email Eunice Robinson at eunice@dccnet.com with your report. The winner(s) will be announced at the December meeting.

The December meeting will be a social evening. We will be featuring our famous pocket book sale - contributions very welcomed. Purchasers even more welcomed. Ideas for Christmas, check with the BCGS Boutique and pass on suggestions on what you would like to see in your Christmas stocking to family. Talk to Cathy and Elsie on ideas for those 'genealogical thank yous' to fellow researchers.

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Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 18:47:28 +0100 (CET)
From: "newsletter@findmypast.com" <email@email.findmypast.com>
To:  <bcgs@bcgs.ca>
Subject: There's a brand new name for 1837online.com

There's a brand new name for 1837online!

Dear Federation Member

Findmypast.com is the new name for 1837online and we thought you might be interested in letting your members know about our name change and further developments on the site. You can read our press release and download our new logo here. Although any links you may have to www.1837online.com will forward to the new site, you may want to update them with the new site address and update any editorial.

As part of the rebranding we have new findmypast.com vouchers on their way which include the 5 voucher worth 50 units, along with the new 65 subscription voucher, great for Christmas gift ideas. To find out more about becoming a reseller if you are not already, click here. Check back over the site in the next couple of weeks for more details.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuing support, which has allowed us to improve and evolve our genealogy services.

Best wishes The Find My Past Team

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From: "nm sc news list" <nmsclist@vpl.ca>
To: nmscnews@vpl.ca
Subject: nmscnews: November VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 13:12:41 -0800

WELCOME to the "Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News," an occasional e-letter from the Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections Divisions of the Vancouver Public Library.

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Here is our November newsletter,

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Upcoming programs

Old News
Explore old Vancouver news stories dating back to the 1860s. Learn to find articles from VPLs large collection of local newspapers.
November 15th, 2:30-4:30 pm
Held in the Level 5 computer lab and in Special Collections.
Registration is required, call 331-3742.

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Discover Your Past -
The Great Fire of Vancouver
Using the resources in the Special Collections Department, we will search and find information on the Vancouver fire of 1886.
Participants in the workshop will be given a good overview of the local history research tools available (indexes, maps, directories, etc.) and there will be a slide show of early Vancouver.

Two identical sessions are offered:
November 22nd, 7:00 ?" 8:30 pm
December 13th, 7:00 ?" 8:30 pm
Held in the Level 7 computer lab.
Registration is required, call: 331-3778

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For more information about VPL programs, check out the online Events Calendar at http://www.vpl.ca (& click on Events + Programs on the blue bar at the top right) or pick up a monthly Events brochure at any information desk.

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News and Updates

Like to get your news online? New titles added to PressDisplay are:

O Globo. A general news daily with a focus on politics. From Sao Paolo, Brazil. In Portuguese.

Business Standard. A business and financial, English language daily from India.
Business Standard is published simultaneously from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

Press Dnevne Novine. A National general news and sports daily. From Belgrade, Serbia, Montenegro. In Serbian.

Ziarul Financiar. A Financial and business daily, from Bucharest, Romania. In Romanian.

Financial Mirror. A financial weekly from Cyprus. In English.

PressDisplay offers full-image digital versions of current newspapers from over 55 countries and 30 languages. You can access today's newspapers and back issues for up to 45 days.
Access by clicking on Electronic Resources from the library home page, at www.vpl.ca and scrolling down through the alphabetical list to find PressDisplay.

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Special Collections Displays

Lest We Forget

The two large entranceway display cabinets will feature a Remembrance Day theme throughout the month of November, focusing on women in the war. Photographs and books from World War I and II will be displayed.

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The Alcuin Society 2005 Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada.

Five cases will display the Winners and Honourable Mentions in the categories of: Childrens, Limited Editions, Life, Pictorial, Poetry, Prose and Reference.
Learn more about these awards and the Alcuin Society at http://www.alcuinsociety.com/

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Featured in on the Treasures of Special Collections web page is Daniel ONeill.

The Daniel ONeill photograph collection includes photographs of ONeils travels through British Columbia, as well as photographs of Vancouver, in the 1970s and 1980s.

http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/treasure/current.html

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More -

New Titles in Special Collections

New materials are added to the Special Collections Department Collection on a regular basis: view the list of new titles in the department.

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To view all the new materials recently acquired by VPL, go to http://www.vpl.ca/general/newbooks.html and click on New Titles Catalogued, or if you want selected lists by division area, click on the department name.

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That is all for this issue of Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News.


If you have any ideas or comments for future issues, please send us an email to nmsclist@vpl.ca We welcome all your suggestions.

Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC V6G 1B6
(604)331-3603

To see our all of our current and upcoming programs go to: http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/nm/home.html#Programs
OR
http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/home.html#Programs

To e-mail us a question: http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/qis/emailref/eRefService.html

To suggest a purchase: http://www.vpl.ca/online/PrintableSuggestedPurchase.html

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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 08:52:59 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
From: Ann Forsyth <annchar@shaw.ca>
Subject: South Okanagan November Newletter is ready
To:  "Genealogical Society (bcgs@bcgs.ca)" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>,

See attachment SOGS Nov Newsletter 2006

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Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 10:39:42 -0500 (EST)
From: Heather Chambers
Subject: Quebec Family History Society Conference Roots 2007
To: Webmaster@bcgs.ca, bcgs@bcgs.ca

Good day,

The Quebec Family History Society will be hosting a genealogical conference at McGill University in June 2007. All information is detailed below for publication in your society journal and on your website.

We would greatly appreciate any publicity you are able to give in promoting this event.

Thanking you in advance for you help,

Sincerely,
Dawn Ouellette - Vice-president & Editor
Heather LeBlanc QFHS Public Relations

For publication

ROOTS 2007 - An International Conference on Family History Research hosted by the Quebec Fmaily History Society

This event, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the QFHS, will be the largest English-language genealogical conference ever held in Quebec, There will be numerous well-known speakers discussing all aspects of family history research, computer demonstrations and a book fair. All lectures and events are in English.

Date: June 15th, 16th and 17th, 2007
Place: McGill University Montreal Quebec, Canada

For complete program details and registration form visit the QFHS website at: www.qfhs.ca
Or email: roots2007@bellnet.ca
You may also write to : ROOTS 2007, Quebec Family History Society,
P.O. Box 1026, Pointe-Claire, Quebec Canada H9S 4H9

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To: ScotschairII@priv-edtnaa06.telusplanet.net
From: Ron MacLeod <jrmacleod@telus.net>
Subject: Scottish events, November
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 10:44:29 -0700

Greetings to all, some notes of interest. Regards, the other Ron

1. Murray Pittock’s abstract, Scottish Identity, is posted on the Scottish Centre’s website at http://www.sfu.ca/scottish/coordinators_report.html

2. Events:

Gaelic Society ceilidh on Saturday, November 4th at the Scottiish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson (at 73rd Avenue).. 8:00 PM start. Fun for all; refreshments. Contact: Morag at 604- 939-3963. Check the Gaelic Society website at www.vancouvergaelic.org for future events.

WHAT: The annual Saltire Society St. Andrew's Ball
WHERE: at the Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.
WHEN: Saturday November 18, 2006
TIME: a reception at 6pm and dinner at 6:45pm.
COST: Tickets are $100 per person or $65 for those 35 years and under.
DRESS: Highland, Formal or Business.
CONTACT: For reservations, please mail a cheque payable to St. Andrews Ball, c/o Blair Dymond, 1726 Nanton Ave, Vancouver V6J 2X6 (604-731-8799 or bdymond@telus.net
OTHER: For those wishing dancing lessons, please come to the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886, Hudson Street, Vancouver on Wednesdays (October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8 and 15) from 8 PM to 10 PM - charge $6 per person per session.

WHAT: Scottish tenors CALEDON three world-travelling Scottish tenors – Alan Beck, Ivan Sharpe and Jamie MacDougall
WHERE: Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson (at 73rd Avenue)
WHEN: November 25, 2006
TIME: 8:00 P.M.
COST: $35.00
OTHER: Refreshments.
CONTACT: For tickets, Morag at 604-939-3963 or Mike at 604-929-1802
COMMENT: the reviews are great!!!

George Reid, the Presiding Officer (Speaker) of the Scottish Parliament will visit Vancouver on November 30 under the joint auspices of the Centre for Scottish Studies, The Scotland Funds, Global Scots and the British Consulate in Vancouver. More details to follow.

Lord David Steel will visit Vancouver as a guest of the Centre for Scottish Studies in April 2007 (exact date dependent on the House of Lords sitting schedule) to deliver a lecture on "The Scottish Parliament: Its origins, what it has done and where it is going."

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Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006
From: shylalp <shylalp@yahoo.com>
Subject: re: 1851 Canadian Census
To: bcgs@bcgs.ca

Hi all. The most recent email from BCGS had a forwarded email asking if a searchable database was online for the 1851 Canadian census...well, here's some info on this.
Liza Painter**

OliveTreeGenealogy@yahoogroups.com wrote:

Date: 21 Oct 2006
From: OliveTreeGenealogy@yahoogroups.com
To: OliveTreeGenealogy@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [OliveTreeGenealogy] Digest Number 118

Olive Tree Genealogy  Update on 1851 Cdn Census! From: Olive Tree Genealogy

Message Update on 1851 Cdn Census!

Posted by: "Olive Tree Genealogy" otg@csolve.net olivetreegenealogy
Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:54 am (PST)

Just reminding everyone that the FIRST complete index for the 1851 Census for all of Canada will be available for searching on October 24, 2006!
This database will enable genealogists to search the 1851 Census of Canada by name, in addition to searching by location, with superior searching and viewing capabilities.
As promised, I have an update to my earlier annoucement.
To read more and to find out how you can access this terrific database, go to
http://allcensusrecords.com/canada/census-news.shtml

I will continue posting updates on the URL above as they become available and as the launch date comes closer.

Lorine
-- Lorine McGinnis Schulze

* Olive Tree Genealogy (Ships Passenger Lists) http://olivetreegenealogy.com/
* Naturalization Records http://naturalizationrecords.com/
* Images of Ships Lists http://www.rootsweb.com/~ote/ships/

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Subject: Genealogy class at Burnaby Public Library, Nov. 21
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:56:35 -0700
From: "Morse, Gwen" <Gwen.Morse@bpl.bc.ca>
To: bcgs@bcgs.ca

The Burnaby Public Library will be offering a free class called "Genealogy on the Internet (for beginners)" on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Kingsway Branch library, 7252 Kingsway (near the Edmonds Seniors Centre) - in the computer lab on the lower floor. Drop-in (pre-registration not required). Basic computer skills are required.

"Discover the world of resources available on the internet for researching your family history. Look at websites, message boards and mailing lists, with tips on finding family information and contacting fellow genealogists."
This information is included in our poster on November classes at the lab: http://www.bpl.burnaby.bc.ca/comclass.pdf
Can you pass this information on the members of the BCGS? Thanks!

Gwen Morse
Reference Librarian (and also BCGS member!)
Metrotown Branch
Burnaby Public Library
6100 Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4N5
gwen.morse@bpl.bc.ca

Note: Contents of this message may not necessarily reflect the position of Burnaby Public Library. If you have any concerns about this message, please e-mail <bpl@bpl.burnaby.bc.ca>

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From: "Motion Visual - Richard Hersley" <coyote00@telus.net>
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;@priv-edmwaa06.telusplanet.net>
Subject: New First Nations Films Available
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:24:49 -0700

FIRST NATIONS FILMS  www.firstnationsfilms.com

FIRST NATIONS FILMS are now available to the public on important subjects from Spirituality to Land Claims to Traditional Music to Politics.  These award-winning professional broadcast TV programs are some of the best in North America!  Very suitable for groups, libraries, classroom or individual. SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES - from 12 to 112

Order  by   Email   or call   604-990-9337  or visit   www.firstnationsfilms.com

Please contact us to order -  Please send us an email or phone order and we will send the DVDs to you with invoice. ENTER THE WORLD OF THE NATIVE SPIRIT!

CATALOGUE of PROGRAMS

 THE MEDICINE WHEEL – Broadcast:  BCTV -

 AWARD - CanPro Silver Medal, Best Documentary.  An emotional story of First Nations spirituality told in the first person by a Cree woman from Manitoba. Visually moving segments highlight the Sweat Lodge and Pipe Ceremonies as she explores the timelessness and the meaning of the Wheel that may be at the center of native spirituality. The viewer learns, as our host learns, the significance of one's own personal spiritual journey through life and of brotherhood and sisterhood through the "teachings" within the Medicine Wheel.  The program was aired on the WIC Network and BCTV.  24 minutes  ($99.00)  ORDER PROGRAM

WHO'S LAND IS THIS? – Broadcast:  Global TV -

 AWARD - American Indian Film Festival.  An exciting, fast paced one-hour documentary about First Nations' historical and contemporary relationship to the Canadian governments in settling the land question in Canada.  As historical sentiments document the "truth" of settlement and treaties, modern candid moments with the British Columbia Treaty Commission and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and other First Nations highlight emotional and political perspectives on the land in BC.  An emotionally moving and informative documentary.  Broadcast:  Global TV.    44 minutes. ($149.00)  ORDER PROGRAM

 LIVING IN TWO WORLDS – Broadcast:  KNOWLEDGE NETWORK -

 This is perhaps one of the best documentaries available on how native people in see themselves - their past, present and their future.  Young native people explore the meaning of being a native in a modern world while traditional elders highlight the past and the meaning being managers of the land.  This very moving and likeable film is a must see for all who want to catch a candid glimpse of native people as they really see themselves and as they struggle to maintain their identity as they live in two worlds - the old and the new.  20 minutes  ($99.00)  ORDER PROGRAM

FIRST  NATIONS  ROLE  MODELS – Broadcast:  BCTV -

 AWARD - Certificate of Honor, American Indian Film Festival.  A publisher, an educator, a Metis political leader and a fisherwoman / filmmaker are profiled in this unique examination of prominent First Nations people in Canada.  As we travel from community to community we discover a variety of First Nations "communication" of philosophy and ideals.  24 minutes  ($99.00)  ORDER PROGRAM

NATIVE WOMEN:  POLITICS - Broadcast:  Global TV -

 AWARD - Best Documentary, Native American Journalists Association.  An emotionally moving and upbeat program that gives voice to some of our finest Canadian Aboriginal women. Historical segments in the program contrast the traditional equality of power, male to female within native community, versus the regression in the roles and power of First Nations women in Canada under European dominance.  We hear the voices of strong women "leaders" on how they view the rebuilding of balanced self-government within their community in the future.  The Indian Act and Bill C31 are examined to highlight their effect on First Nations women.  The program was broadcast nationally on the CanWest Global system.     24 minutes  ($99.00)  ORDER PROGRAM

MAKING TREATIES – Broadcast:  Global TV -

 AWARD - Official Entry, American Indian Film Festival  "As the rest of the world uses guns and explosives in Canada we can sit down like civilized people and deal with the issue of Indigenous land rights through negotiations".  The program presents an emotional and personal approach to the outcomes of the modern treaty process.  Profiles on First Nations throughout BC blend with input from resource developers and governments as this emotional and insightful program weaves our tale of land ownership and forecasts our economic future.  By presenting a balanced perspective (native and non-native alike) on land claims in BC and by educating a concerned public we may begin to build the very needed bridges and the honest dialogue that must exist for all societies to coexist in unison in BC and to reach a just and needed agreement on our land and, ultimately, our future.  The program is a must-see for all audiences.  Broadcast: Global Television.  44 minutes. ($149.00)   ORDER PROGRAM

BEAT OF THE DRUM – Broadcast:  BCTV -

 AWARD - Official Entry, N.A.J.A.  The drum is the heartbeat of mother earth; to beat the drum is to match the heartbeat. As we sing our songs to the drum we "talk to the spirits". From rock and roll to electronic to traditional music. An upbeat, fast-paced program as four "high profile" Canadian First Nations musical performers and songwriters are profiled. A great fast moving program for all audiences - from 12 and up. ($99.00)  ORDER PROGRAM

 RECLAIMING OUR CHILDREN - by the Aboriginal Peoples Family Accord -

 About 45% of the children in care are First Nations - why is this and what are we doing about it?  A tremendous amount of positive energy has been generated around this issue as we are really talking about the future generations and the importance of working together to make sure children have better lives.  The program explores the truth about First Nations children in care and suggests new ways of seeing the difficulties that we face.  (99.00)  ORDER PROGRAM

ECHOES OF THE SISTERS - Broadcast:  Knowledge Network

 Breast cancer exists and is growing at an alarming rate in North America and breast cancer in First Nations communities is no different.  First Nations women are not getting examined regularly by doctors because they either do not trust the process or it is not available to them.  There is new hope though, that through education, all women will replace feelings of confusion with knowledge of modern breast cancer awareness and procedures.  This video acts as an emotional resource in this important fight against breast cancer and may help to save lives for all our sisters for generations to come. The program was broadcast on the Knowledge Network.

THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS -  This inspiration and very emotionally moving program looks at the “other side” of the Residential Schools experience.  As many First Nations “survivors” share their stories we come face to face with the fear, confusion and sometimes-hurtful experience that were the Residential Schools.  Seen from a First Nations perspective we come to realize just what effect these schools have really had on First Nations people  then and now!  And we start to realize some of the healing that has begun as a result of finally facing the truth about these schools.  A must see for all audiences.  24 minutes  ($99.00)

COMING SOON!

SO FAR FROM HOME - in production.  A moving story of two young native street-people as they search for the meaning of their home.
THE CIRCLES OF LIFE (The Medicine Wheel 2)  – in production  (on the ancient stone circles in Canada and beyond)
 BOUNDARIES – in production. (analyzing the Indian “business” in Canada - where is all the money going?)

 For more information or to order films please contact: First Nations Films Phone:- 604-990-9337  Website:- www.firstnationsfilms.com

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From: "Eunice Robinson" <eunice@dccnet.com>
To: "'BCGS-Webmaster'" <Webmaster@bcgs.ca>
Subject: Most Improved Genealogy Contest
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 23:07:37 -0700

 Bob, Could you post this notice on the BCGS website.

Thanks, Eunice

MOST IMPROVED GENEALOGY CONTEST 2006

Attention Members:

 Have you made a significant improvement in your genealogy?  Did you finally enter all your data into a genealogy computer programme?  Did you get all your filing caught up?  Did you make a major breakthrough on one of your brick walls? 

Whatever the improvement, now is the time to let us know.  Do a report, write me a letter, send me an email detailing why you think you should be the lucky winner of this Contest. 

The Contest closes the day after the November meeting.  The winner will be announced at the December Christmas meeting, and the report, letter or email will be printed in the December journal.

The prize is a one year BCGS membership.

For more information, email me at eunice@dccnet.com

Thanks, Eunice Robinson
Education Coordinator

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From: "Mary"
To: < "BCGS" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>
Subject: Fw: genealogy: Latest Release of Ontario Vital Events - New Indexes
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 18:00:29 -0700

VPL have the new microfilm, Mary

 The latest release of microfilm indexes to Ontario birth, marriage and  death records has arrived. The new release covers 1909 births, 1924  marriages, and 1934 deaths. The films are available in Fine Arts and  History on Level 6 at the Central Library.

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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
To: "Gordon A. WATTS" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
Subject: Latest issue of 'Gordon Watts Reports' on line
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 23:46:17 -0700 

Greetings All.

FYI. The latest issue of 'Gordon Watts Reports' has now been posted online.
It can be accessed at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazgw/gazgw-0092.htm

Topics in this week's issue include:

In Memorium - Ryan Taylor
Images of Nova Scotia 1870 - 1940
British school children contest in 1900s
Federal programs cut - Canada
A lesson learned

Readers of my column may also be interested in viewing the "featured web site" of the latest issue of the Global Gazette. This "featured web site" is the Halifax Explosion Remembrance Book -- a database listing of all those who died in the explosion that took place 6 December 1917.

The Halifax Explosion Remembrance Book was originally developed in 2002 as a commemorative project sponsored by the Halifax Foundation and its chair, the late Edmund Morris, a former city mayor, to mark the 85th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. The objective of the project, an exhibition of Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, was to compile a definitive listing of the known dead from the disaster of 6 December 1917. Two end-products resulted: a fully searchable electronic database for extended research purposes; and an abbreviated, limited-edition version produced in paper format for general display and reference use.

The database contains 1,950 names of the men, women and children known to have died either in the Explosion, in the days immediately after, or in the following months as a direct result of the events of 6 December. The supporting information provided in the database, fully referenced and sourced in this online version, was compiled by searching various records held at Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.

Read more about this project, and search the database, by clicking the "featured web site" link at http://globalgazette.net

Gordon A. Watts gordon_watts@telus.net
Co-chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Read my column, 'Gordon Watts Reports' at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/authors/authgw.htm

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2006 Genealogy Lock-In Fundraiser with the Cloverdale Library staff.
Sunday, October 22: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Lock yourself into the Cloverdale Library for a day of genealogical research and learning. We will open our doors on this particular Sunday just for Genealogy. Obtain one-on-one assistance, take an orientation tour or attend a seminar. Bring a brown bag lunch - beverages and snacks will be provided.

At the Cloverdale Library, 5642 - 176A Street, Surrey, B.C.
Charge: $35

Please pre-register by calling 604-576-1384 (local 303 or 304) Payment is required upon registration.

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From: "nm sc news list" <nmsclist@vpl.ca>
To: nmscnews@vpl.ca
Subject: nmscnews: October VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 14:49:46 -0700

WELCOME to the "Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News," an occasional e-letter from the Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections Divisions of the Vancouver Public Library.

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Here is our October newsletter -
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Upcoming programs in October:

Illustrated Magazines

This course will be taught by two librarians from the Newspapers & Magazines Division who are experienced in assisting patrons to search for illustrations in a variety of publications. The course will equip participants to search for and find illustrations in both current and historical magazines and journals.

October 18th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Held in the Level 5 computer lab. Registration is required, call: 331-3742
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For more information about VPL programs, check out the online Events Calendar at http://www.vpl.ca (& click on Events + Programs on the blue bar at the top right) or pick up a monthly Events brochure at any information desk.

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News and Updates -

Like to get your news online? New titles added to PressDisplay are:

* Indianapolis Star. A local, national and international news daily from the USA.
* La Tercera. A national and international news daily from Santiago, Chile. In Spanish.
* Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Local, national and international news daily, from Texas.
* Daily Nation and Sun. Regional and local news daily from Barbados, in English. The Daily Nation comes out Monday to Friday, and the Sun is the weekend edition on Saturday and Sunday.

PressDisplay offers full-image digital versions of current newspapers from over 55 countries and 30 languages. You can access today's newspapers and back issues for up to 45 days.

Access by clicking on Electronic Resources from the library home page, at www.vpl.ca and scrolling down through the alphabetical list to find PressDisplay.

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Special Collections Display

The Alcuin Society 2005 Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada.

Five cases will display the Winners and Honorable Mentions in the categories of: Childrens, Limited Editons, Life, Pictorial, Poetry, Prose and Reference.

Learn more about these awards and the Alcuin Society at http://www.alcuinsociety.com/
On display from October 10 to November 10.

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That is all for this issue of Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News.
If you have any ideas or comments for future issues, please send us an email to nmsclist@vpl.ca We welcome all your suggestions.

Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC V6G 1B6
(604)331-3603

To see our all of our current and upcoming programs go to: http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/nm/home.html#Programs
OR
http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/home.html#Programs

To e-mail us a question: http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/qis/emailref/eRefService.html

To suggest a purchase: http://www.vpl.ca/online/PrintableSuggestedPurchase.html

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From: "David Dobson" <lds.dobson@btinternet.com>
To: <bcgs@bcgs.ca>
Subject: new genealogical source book
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 19:12:18 +0100

David Dobson
Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857. Volume II

This is the second volume in this series by David Dobson (see also Volume I). It is the outgrowth of Mr. Dobson's researches in the archives and libraries of Scotland, England, and Denmark and, together with Volume I, it represents the first listing devoted to Scottish inhabitants of the West Indies for the aforementioned period. Arranged alphabetically by surname, many of the entries in this volume were culled from Scottish newspapers like the Glasgow Mercury and the Greenock Advertiser, in which notices would appear seeking to employ managers and servants. In all, the second volume identifies an additional 2,000 Scots not found in Volume I, who are identified by full name, island inhabited, date, and source of the information, and sometimes by occupation, parent(s) name(s), and education, and vessel upon which he/she arrived.
Price: $18.50
Available from www.genealogical.com

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From: "Lynne Mayers" <webmail@balmaiden.co.uk>
To: "British Columbia Genealogical Soc." <bcgs@bcgs.ca>
Subject: Bal Maidens and Women at Mines Website
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 13:41:23 -0000

For your information:

We have now created a website entitled ‘Bal Maidens and Women at the Mines’ which may be found at http://www.balmaiden.co.uk. While the emphasis is on women and girls who worked at the mines in Devon and Cornwall, there are also sections on other mining areas of the UK, plus worldwide.
There is a searchable database of 21,000 females employed at the mines in Cornwall and Devon. Records date from the 14th century and include census records, mine cost books and employment returns, accident and newspaper reports etc. The majority of entries are for the 1840 to 1890 period.
Other sections include picture galleries of Pit Brow Lasses in northern England, and female coal workers in France and Belgium. There are also Name Indexes for some of the UK 1842 Royal Commission of Employment of Children and Young People at the Mines Reports.
If you need any further information please contact me on this email address.

Lynne Mayers (author of the book Balmaidens)

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From: "Mary"
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;@priv-edtnaa06.telusplanet.net>
Subject: Things are in the works for LDS
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 18:48:50 -0700

This came on one of my Rootsweb lists thought everyone would be interested, Mary
http://www.deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,650194998,00.html

A few "quotes" from the Newsletter go to the link above for more details.
A complete overhaul of the church's FamilySearch.org Web site planned for the months ahead
In addition to the redesigned Web site, the church is pushing forward with a digitizing project that will eventually allow the images of such information as census records, birth, death, marriage, tax and land records — now contained on its 2.4 million rolls of microfilm — to not only be placed online, but to be indexed in order to allow nearly instant access.

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Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 00:51:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: "AncestryBank.com" <ancestrybank@ancestrybank.com>
To: bcgs@bcgs.ca
Subject: Archive your documents and earn - Historical Societies

Ancestrybank.com is a brand new, user-generated database of original source documents from private collections. The goal of Ancestrybank.com is to encourage people who own pre-1885 documents to archive them and make them available to the public. By doing so, we are able to offer a new resource for family researchers that might have otherwise never been available.

Make money by archiving.
The concept is simple. If you own a pre-1885 original source document, register on the site, scan your document, and archive the document using the fields provided in your account. The document image will then be made available for people searching using the criteria used to archive the document. Each time the document image is purchased, the archivist/document image owner is given $2.50

Historical Societies
If your membership owns historical letters, court documents, indentures, any primary source document with genealogical value, please let them know about Ancestrybank.com. The greater the amount of documents uploaded, the greater the opportunity to earn extra income. At the same time, Ancestrybank.com can be a great way to raise funds for historical societies. A member may want to donate the earning power of their archived documents. If a historical society refers a member who archives their document, a quarter will be given to the society every time one of their document images is purchased.

Earn transcribing documents
Ancestrybank.com also has a unique feature that allows registered users to transcribe document images that do not have a transcript attached to them. When document images are archived, a document submitter has the option to attach a word file with a transcript of the document image. If they do not transcribe the document, the image is sent to a transcription bank, where anyone can transcribe a document, attach the word file and earn a quarter every time that document is purchased. This feature is offered to access collective help of many people.


We hope you have a moment to visit this growing site. Let's preserve the world's documents. Thank you for your time!
www.ancestrybank.com  email: ancestrybank@ancestrybank.com

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Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 14:12:53 -0600
From: "sgs on pop.accesscomm.ca" <sgs@accesscomm.ca>
Subject: Tracing Your Aboriginal Ancestors

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the pre-publication of "Tracing Your Aboriginal Ancestors in the Prairie Provinces: A Guide to the Records and How to Use Them".

Information on this publication is available on our web site http://www.saskgenealogy.com
If you have any questions, please contact me at this e-mail address or call our office (306) 780-9207.
Do you know someone who may be interested in purchasing a copy? Please forward this information to them.

Lisa Warren, Executive Assistant
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
1870 Lorne Street
Regina SK

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To: ScotschairII@priv-edmwaa06.telusplanet.net
From: Ron MacLeod <jrmacleod@telus.net>
Subject: Scotland Now
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 10:05:44 -0700

Greetings, for those who desire to maintain a link with Scotland. The following courtesy of Ron Sutherland. There is a new quarterly e-magazine called Scotland Now created for Scotland’s friends, alumni and diaspora around the world. It can be accessed at www.scotland-now.com

The e-magazine is in its 3rd edition. It features “arts & culture; history and heritage, sports & leisure, your news and contact us”. It appears to be an interactive link where participants can also contribute stories.
A quick perusal of the website suggests a worthwhile link.

Regards, the other Ron

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To: ScotschairII@priv-edmwaa05.telusplanet.net
From: Ron MacLeod <jrmacleod@telus.net>
Subject: Ceilidh plus
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 14:14:44 -0700

Greetings, a note about Dr. Pittock’s recent St. Andrews Caledonian Society lecture and items from the Gaelic Society. Regards, the other Ron

1. An abstract of Dr. Pittock’s September 11th lecture will soon be posted on the Centre for Scottish Studies website at http://www.sfu.ca/scottish/
If you want a copy, let me know and I will email a copy (1500 words).
2. Gaelic Society Events: All welcome.

A.

WHAT: Ceilidh featuring harpists Alys Howes and Seumas Gagne and supportiing entertainment.
WHERE: Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson (at 73rd Avenue) Vancouver
WHEN: October 7, 2006
TIME: 8:00 P.M.
COST: $8.00 at the door
OTHER: Refreshments, dancing. Maureen Lyon will lead Scottish dancing lessons for the uninitiated.
 
 B.

WHAT: CALEDON three world-travelling Scottish tenors – Alan Beck, Ivan Sharpe and Jamie MacDougall
WHERE: Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson (at 73rd Avenue) Vancouver
WHEN: November 25, 2006
TIME: 8:00 P.M.
COST: $35.00
OTHER: Refreshments.
CONTACT: For tickets, 604-263-6955 or 604-929-1802

C.

WHAT: November 4th ceilidh and CHRISTMAS ceilidh, December 2, 2006. Details to follow.

D.

WHAT: THOSE INTERESTED IN BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE GAELIC LESSONS, CONTACT MAUREEN LYON AT 604-536-1367

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From: "d rogers" <diane_rogers@shaw.ca>
 To: <Webmaster@bcgs.ca>
 Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 7:07 AM
 Subject: 1911 Canada Census Indexing Project

 Hi, Bob;
 Please pass this message on to your B.C.G.S. e-mail list.
 Diane Rogers

 Muriel Davidson, one of the Canadian Census campaign's co-chairs, has just reminded me that much remains to be done in the 1911 indexing project.

 As of Friday this week, she said:

 If the weekend is as chilly in your town as in Brampton, Ontario, your computer could be your best friend. ONTARIO is leading with 92.45% .

 This is the line-up as of 9 PM this evening:

 CANADA ........................................... 77.75%
 British Columbia ............................... 47.44%
 Alberta.............................................. 37.50%
 Saskatchewan .................................. 48.77%
 Manitoba ......................................... 78.89%
 Ontario ............................................. 92.45%
 Quebec............................................. 69.38%

 ONE HUNDRED PERCENT GROUP:
 Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, NorthWest Territories, New Brunswick.

 If interested in seeing what it is all about go to http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11

 Above all, read the unfinished QUESTIONS site.
 Why? There is always another question.
 There is also a great deal more information at this site.
 If not interested in transcribing, and you know an area, proofreaders are welcome -- the real ones will start when we are finished.

 Looking for the next 100%
 Muriel M. Davidson
 Co-Chair, Canada Census Committee
 Brampton, On

 Letter quoted with Muriel's permission.

 The weather is wonderful here in British Columbia, of course, but it's  now getting dark very early, so that's more computer time.

 As of this morning, the 1911 Census for British Columbia is 47.67% done.
 Indexing gives your mind & eyes a workout. Automated genealogy's indexing isn't a complicated process & it's easy to begin.

 Don't delay! Get in on the fun & get indexing today: www.automatedgenealogy.com 1901/1906/1911 Canada Census & other projects.

 M. Diane Rogers

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Subject: Who does Genealogy???
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 07:55:31 -0700
From: "Ian Robertson"
To: "BCGS-Webmaster" <Webmaster@bcgs.ca>

Last fall I participated in a survey conducted by a grad student in Scotland who was looking at WHO does genealogy. The report has now been released and it provides a glimpse into the world of genealogy. Some of your members may be interested: http://www.researchingegenealogy.co.uk/surveyresults.htm

Ian D Robertson

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Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 08:34:53 -0700
From: Ann Forsyth <annchar@shaw.ca>
Subject: South Okanagan Genealogical Society Newsletter for September 2006
To: 'Genealogical Society' <bcgs@bcgs.ca>

See attachment SOGS Sept Newsletter 2006.doc

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From: "nm sc news list" <nmsclist@vpl.ca>
To: nmscnews@vpl.ca
Subject: nmscnews: VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions Sept, 2006
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 20:30:15 -0700

WELCOME to the "Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News," an occasional e-letter from the Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections Divisions of the Vancouver Public Library.

* * * *
Here is our September newsletter:

Upcoming program ...

History & Process of Paper Marbling
Artist Phyllis Greenwood will give a slide presentation on the history and process of paper marbling. The slide presentation will begin with images of the earliest forms of the art form. She will also show slides of the traditional western combed and stone patterns, as well as slides of the marbling process and materials. Examples of the instructor's marble papers will be on display.

Monday, September 11, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.

Held in the Peter Kaye Room, Central Branch.
Registration is not required; for information call: 331-3778.

A BC Book Arts Guild session
*
For more information about VPL programs, check out the online Events Calendar at http://www.vpl.ca (& click on Events + Programs on the blue bar at the top right) or pick up a monthly Events brochure at any information desk.

* * *
News and Updates...

Like to get your news online? New titles added to PressDisplay are:

**Asia News, a regional news weekly from Thailand, in English.
**Courier-Journal, a general news daily from Louisville, USA.
**Phuket Post, a local newspaper in English from Thailand. Twice monthly.
**De Morgen, a general news daily from Brussels, in German.
**Business, a financial and business daily from Moscow, in Russian.
**Deccan Chronicle, a daily paper in English from Andhra Pradesh, India.
**The Asian Age, a daily, with a focus on entertainment, fromBombay, India. In English.
**Mann Jitt Weekly, a weekly newspaper in Punjabi and English, from Southall, in the UK.
**Evening Times, a news daily in English, from Glasgow, Scotland.
**Star, a regional news daily in English, from Luala Lumpur, Malaysia.
**Blic, a general news daily in Serbian, from Serbia & Montenegro.
**Indianapolis Star, and Indianapolis Star Sunday, from the USA.
**La Tercera, a national and international news daily fromChile, in Spanish.

PressDisplay offers full-image digital versions of current newspapers from over 55 countries and 30 languages. You can access today's newspapersand back issues for up to 45 days.

Access by clicking on Electronic Resources from the library home page, at www.vpl.ca and scrolling down through the alphabetical list to find PressDisplay.

* * *
Special Collections Display

Healing Power of the Garden

In association with this years One Book One Vancouver, the display will be on the healing power of the garden. Up until the end of September.

In There is a Season, Patrick Lane movingly describes the daily triumphs of creation that take place in his garden. His observations and their significance to his own life as a poet and author ultimately play a role is his recovery from years of alcohol and substance abuse.

The display will be for the most part in the Special Collections Division on Level 7, but there will be two related display panels on Level 5.

For more information about One Book One Vancouver events, follow this link: http://www.vpl.ca/MDC/obov/events.html

* * * *
That is all for this issue of Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News.


If you have any ideas or comments for future issues, please send us an email to nmsclist@vpl.ca We welcome all your suggestions.

Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC V6G 1B6
(604)331-3603

To see our all of our current and upcoming programs go to:
http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/nm/home.html#Programs
OR
http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/home.html#Programs

To e-mail us a question: http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/qis/emailref/eRefService.html

To suggest a purchase: http://www.vpl.ca/online/PrintableSuggestedPurchase.html

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From: "Eunice Robinson" <eunice@dccnet.com>
To: "'d rogers'" <diane_rogers@shaw.ca>,"'BCGS'" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>
Subject: FW: Upcoming Sask Gen. Soc. Seminar Oct 27 to 29, 2006
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 22:54:14 -0700

 Diane/Bob, Thought this might be of interest to post on our site and our journal. Eunice

From: Faye Grant [mailto:fegrant@shaw.ca]
Sent: August 24, 2006 6:44 AM
To:
Subject: Fw: Upcoming Sask Gen. Soc. Seminar Oct 27 to 29, 2006

Just received this this morning thought maybe someone might be interested. See you next month. Faye

----- Original Message -----

From: East European Genealogical Society
To: M. Menzies
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:27 PM
Subject: Upcoming Sask Gen. Soc. Seminar Oct 27 to 29, 2006

Dear EEGS Member,
The EEGS and FEEFHS August 4th to 6th International Conference attracted approximately 200 family historians. WHAT A SUPERB EVENT!!

Attendees reported the following comments:

Enjoyed all presentations and thought speakers were all first class!
Very informative and very helpful.
Very good event, very happy I signed up. As a newbie to genealogy, this was very informative and exciting to me.
Generally excellent and well worth all the expense of airfare etc.

Plus many more positive statements.

If you missed the August 4 to 6 event or you enjoyed our conference so much that you want to attend another one ASAP, then you will be interested in the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Annual Seminar hosted by the Pipestone Branch to be held on October 27 to 29, 2006 in Moosomin, Saskatchewan. Geographic focus includes Galicia and Bukovina, Scotland, Norway, USA, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

Speakers include our own EEGS founding member, Brian Lenius. His presentations will expand on the information given in his talks at the recent EEGS/FEEFHS Conference. Topics include: “Understanding Parish Record Keeping in Galicia and Bukovina”, “Land Records and Property Maps in the Austrian Empire Focusing on Galicia”, and “Locating Ancestral Villages in Galicia and Finding Genealogical Records”.

Elizabeth Briggs, who also provided a well-received presentation at the Winnipeg Conference, will be speaking on “Genealogical Resources for Those Getting Started” and sessions on British research and the Red River Settlement.

Harriet Eislinger of Brandon, Manitoba, will speak on using the Family History Centres and preparing for a research trip to Salt Lake City.

Pat Ryan of Regina, SK, a well-known instructor, researcher and lecturer, provides four presentations which topics cover the areas of research in Ontario, USA, and Scotland, as well as a session on using the internet “to go fishing”… for new friends and old relatives.

Please view the attachment for more details on the 10 speakers and 23 presentations.
Early Bird Registration is only $80.00, postmarked on or before September 26th
Registration includes several meals and the syllabus which is a printed book of lecture handouts (illustrations, outlines, or other materials).
If you have further questions about the conference, please check on www.saskgenealogy.com.

Regards

Mavis Menzies
EEGS President

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To: ScotschairII@priv-edtnaa06.telusplanet.net
From: Ron MacLeod <jrmacleod@telus.net>
Subject: Scotland Tour in 2007
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 10:23:19 -0700

Greetings, a message from Stephen Duguid. The SFU Scottish Centre in cooperation with Quattro Educational Tours (www.quattrotours.com/) is offering the following program in 2007. Regards, the other Ron

Landscape, Rocks and the Water of Life:
A Study Tour in Scotland
26 May to 22 June 2007
Tour leader: Professor Stephen Duguid and David Byrnes
Contact: duguid@sfu.ca

Gathering in Glasgow on Saturday 26 May we travel by van into the Scottish Highlands, past Loch Lomond, Glencoe and Fort William, and arrive in the afternoon at our home for a week, Druidaig Lodge. The Lodge is at Letterfearn, just across Loch Alsh from Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye. The family home of the MacRaes, Druidaig is an Edwardian hunting lodge and is still used by the family when not rented. Within walking distance are the brochs of Glenelg, ancient stone tower structures that were home to residents in the distant past. Druidaig Lodge sits on 10,000 acres of hill and heath, so there are lots of chances for walks, relaxation and discussion.

From Druidaig we take day trips to Skye to see Dunvegan Castle, home of the MacLeods, the Talisker distillery and the charming town of Portree. Johnson and Boswell visited Skye and recount staying in the very house that Flora MacDonald stayed in while hiding Bonnie Prince Charlie after Culloden. We also visit Inverness and Fort George. North of Inverness we can visit the scenic village of Cromarty on the Black Isle and tour the home and museum of Hugh Miller (1802-1856), one of the founders of modern geology. In the same area is the Culloden Battlefield and several impressive stone age structures, including Clava Cairns just south of Inverness.

On Saturday we leave Druidaig and drive east toward the city of Elgin where we take up three large cottages on the Blackhills Estate, site of one of Scotland’s most beautiful gardens. From here we are in easy striking distance of the Speyside distilleries, the ‘castle country’ of Aberdeenshire, and Aberdeen itself — the city and the University. The ancestral home of the Gordons, Huntley Castle, is a must see, along with Fyvie Castle. Bennachie, the highest point of land in Aberdeenshire, is a great hike and at the top is a stone age fort believed to have been built to withstand a Roman siege. Throughout the area are various stone circles, standing stones and castle ruins.

At the end of our week near Elgin, we travel to Edinburgh where we stay in visitor accommodation at the University of Edinburgh for four nights. Along with the castles, museums, galleries and historic sites of this city, we will explore its earlier reputation as the ‘Athens of the North’, the home of Adam Smith, David Hume and other outstanding figures of the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment.

From Edinburgh we drive cross-country to the Kintyre Penninsula, staying overnight at Tarbert and catching the next morning’s ferry for the two-hour crossing to the island of Islay, the southernmost island off the West Coast of Scotland. Basking in a blessed warm current and sheltered by Ireland (within eyesight to the west), Islay is a green, balmy (and yes, often wet and windy) Scottish oasis with miles of sandy beaches and several small communities.

On Islay we stay in modern two bedroom cottages at the Machrie resort, which includes a well known beach front golf course and hotel with bar and restaurant. The Island is famous for birds, standing Celtic crosses, ancient churches, the archaeological site Finlaggen (the home of the ‘Lord of the Isles’ in the 14th and 15th centuries) and, of course, for its peat and distilleries (Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Bunnahabhain, Bruichladdich, Caol Ila, Bowmore and Lagavulin). There will be times for walks, golf, distillery visits and perhaps the odd ceilidh.

We leave Islay on Tuesday June 19th and return to Glasgow where we stay for three nights before departing for Vancouver on June 22nd.
Price: $4,950 per person/double occupancy; $675 single supplement.

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 19:54:41 -0700
From: "Gordon A. Watts" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
Subject: 'Gordon Watts Reports' - new issue posted
To: Canada Census Campaign CANADA-CENSUS-CAMPAIGN@rootsweb.com

Greetings All.

FYI the latest issue of 'Gordon Watts Reports' is now posted online at

http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazgw/gazgw-0091.htm

Topics in this week's issue include:

* New sources of information
* U.S. newspapers
* Buyer beware
* Rebecca Snow may be looking for you!
* British Columbia passes new Adoption Act

Happy Hunting.

Gordon A. Watts gordon_watts@telus.net
Co-chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, BC

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To: "'BCGS'" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>,
Subject: Vancouver Sun obits,  b, & m announcements
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 20:01:08 -0700

Hello Bob and all

If anyone wants to check for an obit….

A colleague of mine has created a simple Vancouver obit index from 1985 to present; birth and marriage announcements from 1985 to 1991. I believe she records only the name and date. She offers free lookups but would charge to provide copies since she runs a genealogy business.
See http://www.botterillresearch.com/

Regards,
J. Amy Newman
Genealogical Researcher
Finding Missing Heirs and Ancestors
PO Box 54604, 7155 Kingsway,
Burnaby BC Canada V5E 4J6
office: 604.521.3463
toll free: 1.877.521.3463
email: amynewman@telus.net

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From: "Cooke, Laurie" <LCOOKE@surrey.ca>
To: "BCGS \(E-mail\)" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>
Subject: Fall 2006 Genealogy Programs at the Cloverdale Library
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:01:00 -0700

Fall 2006 Genealogy Programs

at the Cloverdale Branch of the Surrey Public Library

Note: Registration for all programs must be made in advance. Payment is required before registration is completed. Please call the Cloverdale Library at 604-576-1384 #6 or email us at genealogy@surrey.ca

www.spl.surrey.bc.ca > Programs and Services > Genealogy

Orientations to the Cloverdale Genealogy Collection

The Cloverdale Library holds the largest, Canadian family history collection west of Ottawa. Orientations are generally held on the first Saturday of every month, beginning at 9:30 a.m. before the library opens. Pre-registration is recommended. No Charge

Start Searching Your Family History - a Beginners' Workshop in 5 Lessons
with Brenda Smith

This series of five 3-hour classes, developed by writer and researcher Brenda Smith, addresses each beginning family history researcher's need for guidance in embarking on a very personal journey. Working with their own materials, and supporting each other, learners will discover their particular motives and set goals for their research, organize and evaluate their data, and plan the first stage of their individual programs. Participants must be able to commit to attending all five sessions.

September 18, October 2, 16, 30, November 13 $100.00

Start Writing Your Family History - a Beginners' Workshop in 5 Lessons
(Advance notice for Winter 2007)
with Brenda Smith

This series also consists of five 3-hour classes, and addresses the researcher's need to report and publish findings. Working with their own materials, and supporting each other, learners discover how to move from the gathering of information to creating a publishable product. Participants must be able to commit to attending all five sessions. Prerequisite: Start Searching Your Family History or approval from the instructor.

January 13, 27, February 10, 24, March 10 $100.00

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Sunday Lecture Triple Header: Special Canadian Day

with Louise St. Denis

Director: National Institute for Genealogical Studies

(Partnered with University of Toronto)

Sponsored by BCGS and the Cloverdale Library

Sunday, September 10th : September 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

1) Researching the 'Non-Francophones' in Qubec. This lecture will help you know how the institutions have been set up and the importance of the religious context. To succeed in finding your Qubec non-Francophone ancestors, you must understand how the land divisions and institutions evolved and developed. Also explain will be the significance of the Notary, P.R.D.H., Moving Day, the ANQ and much more. Tips will be provided for those who are new to the French language.

2) I Found It Once, Why Can’t I Find It Again! Cite your sources in a manner that will make finding that source again much easier. Later generations or other genealogists may need to go back to your source. How will they know where to look, if you have not documented this information properly. You need to report your evidence accurately and that includes your citation. Documenting and editing your

family histories and the genealogical records included will be discussed.

3) Are Your Ancestors Lost in Canada? This lecture touches on the four groups of records most commonly used in the research of Canadian ancestors: Census, Vital Statistics, Wills & Estates and Land Records. A general overview of what is included in each group of records, as well as where they can be

found is discussed.

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Opening / Registration / Research
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Researching the Non-Francophone in Quebec
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break / Research
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 noon I Found It Once, Why Can't I Find It Again?
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch / Tours of Collection / Research
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Are Your Ancestors Lost in Canada?
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Research

Bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea & juice provided by the library.

Preregistration is required. Charge $30 (no charge to BCGS members.)
This fee includes access to the collections.
Film readers & computers with internet access will be available for booking at no extra charge.
Limited seating, please book early!

Register at Cloverdale by phone 604-576-1384 ext 5 or 6, or Email genealogy@surrey.ca
Cloverdale Library, 5642-176A Street, Cloverdale, Surrey, BC

............................................................

Interested in genealogy but don’t know where to start?
Take your First Steps on the Ancestral Trail with Brenda Smith

What tools do we need? Where do we look? Are we on the right path? Attend this session to explore the methodology needed to launch a family history research project. Participants receive a starter workbook and other materials to guide their first steps on this popular self-development path.

September 23: 10:30 am - 12:30pm $10.00

Extreme Orientation: Genealogical Resources in the Fraser Valley - Who has What and Where?

The Cloverdale Library might have Western Canada’s largest Canadian Genealogy collection, but we are not the only show in town! The British Columbia Genealogy Society and the LDS Family History Centres (Surrey and Abbotsford) also offer a wealth of family history resources. Understand and use complementary aspects of all 3 collections to cover your family history research requirements.

Presenters:
Betty Allen - BC Genealogical Society
Lyn McGonigle - LDS Family History Centre Surrey
Laurie J.Cooke - Cloverdale library

September 30: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30pm No Charge

Clean & Classic Scrapbook Presentation
An introduction to “Clean & Classic” scrapbooking with Jette Herscovitch, Creative Memories consultant for over a decade.

Monday, September 11: 10:00am - 11:00am No Charge

Clean & Classic Scrapbook Workshop

You do not have to be creative to do Creative Memories albums!

Are you interested in preserving your memories by making quick and classic scrapbook albums? Come learn in a fun environment, how to document your family history with heritage photos or current photos sitting in your drawers and boxes.

Bring 8-10 photographs for your first page. Everything else will be provided. Albums available from instructor.

Monday, September 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm $10.00

Questions? Phone Jette Herscovitch 604.533.4932

www.mycmsite.com/jhersco

2006 Genealogy Lock-In Fundraiser
with the Cloverdale Library staff and guests
Lock yourself into the Cloverdale Library for a day of genealogical research and learning. We will open our doors on this particular Sunday just for Genealogy. Obtain one-on-one assistance, take an orientation tour or attend a seminar. Bring a brown bag lunch - beverages and snacks will be provided.

Sunday, October 22: 10:00am - 3:00pm $35.00

Genealogy on the Internet: England
with Jacqui Haines

This session will be a lecture with an on screen demonstration. Learn how to make the most of online resources available through the National Archives in Britain. Peruse and use a number of valuable free sites that you may not have discovered yet.

Saturday, November 4, 10:30am to 12:30pm $10.00

High Tech Genealogy: DNA Testing for Family History
with Laurie J. Cooke

Most of us have heard about how DNA testing has affected forensics and medicine, but how does it apply to family history research? Come and find out at this session: an opportunity to have the complexities of DNA technology translated for lay people, with a focus on the specific benefits for genealogists. Following a basic introduction to DNA, discussion will surround current testing services, costs, methodologies, results analysis and yes, the broader implications…

November 25, 10:30 am - Noon $10.00

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Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 09:22:47 -0700
From: Lorraine Irving <loirv1824@shaw.ca>
Subject: Louise St. Denis
To: Webmaster@bcgs.ca

Bob, could you add the following information to our website:

Louise St. Denis, Director, Institute for Genealogical Studies, affiliated with University of Toronto, will be visiting Vancouver in September and BCGS members have the following opportunities to hear her speak. Don't miss this opportunity.

****************************************************************************************************************
When:- Saturday, September 9th, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Where:- BCGS Library Board Room, #211 - 12837 - 76th Ave. (128th & 76th), Surrey
Louise will speak to the Quebec group - Let's find your French Canadian Ancestors, Will include information on the PRDH just acquired on CD by the group.
$2 drop in charge, pre registration not required.

When:- Sunday, September 10th 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Location:- Cloverdale Library, 5642 - 176A Street, Cloverdale
"Special Day with Louise St. Denis"
Sponsored by BCGS and Cloverday Library
Schedule:-
9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - open, research
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Researching the Non Francophone in Quebec
10:45 a. to 11:15 a.m. - Break/Research
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - I found it once, Why can't I find it again?
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - lunch/tours of collection/research
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Are your ancestors lost in Canada?
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - research.
Bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea, & juice provided in Library.
Free for BCGS members. Film readers & computers with internet access will be available for booking at no extra charge. Limited seating so please book early. Register by phoning the Cloverdale library at 604-576-1384 ext 5 or 6 or email genealogy@surrey.ca

When:- Wednesday, September 13th 7:30 p.m.
Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby
A trip to Montreal: Romantic & a Paradise for Researchers of French Canadian Ancestors.
Visitors welcome, no charge.

NEWSLETTER in PDF

Thanks,
Lorraine

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From: "Helen Osborn" <info@pharostutors.com>
To: "British Columbia Genealogical Society" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>,
Subject: Family History Classes Offer for Members of Your Society
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 12:32:59 +0100

Special Offer for Members of your Society

Pharos Teaching & Tutoring offers a new and unique way to learn more about searching for British & Irish ancestors. We run on-line classes in genealogy. Lessons come to students via email, there are live internet chats and an online discussion board.

Our tutors are professional genealogists and enthusiastic teachers, class sizes are small, inter-active and fun and we would like to invite your members to take part in a Pharos course for the very special discount of 50% on any class running this autumn.

There are courses suitable for both relative beginners and those who have been doing their family history for some time. Full details of our courses can be found at our website www.pharostutors.com. You can read a review of one of our courses at John Gough’s Really Useful Site http://www.mts.net/~bydesign/RUS/Guide.htm#Tutorials

In addition, we have been featured in recent editions of UK magazines, Your Family Tree and Ancestors magazines.

If members wish to take advantage of the discount, then they need to email info@pharostutors.com and tell us which Family History Society they are a member of and which course they would like to take. This offer will be open until the beginning of November 2006. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We hope to welcome your members to a Pharos course very soon!

Yours sincerely
Helen Osborn
Managing Director Pharos Teaching & Tutoring Limited
3 Beaford Grove
London, SW20 9LB
Tel: +44 (0) 208 542 6552
Interested in genealogy classes online? Helen Osborn and Sherry Irvine now teach at: http://www.pharostutors.com

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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
To: "Canada Census Campaign" <CANADA-CENSUS-CAMPAIGN-L@rootsweb.com>
Subject: 'Gordon Watts Reports' - latest issue now online
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 16:10:23 -0700

Greetings All.

The latest issue of 'Gordon Watts Reports' is now available online at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazgw/gazgw-0090.htm

Articles in this issue include:

- On a personal note...
- Burnaby South High School (B.C.) Class of '59 Reunion
- Yesterdays Journey... Derbyshire, England and afar
- Toward a Digital Information Strategy for Canada
- Genealogy Website Helps Chinese Canadians Explore Their Roots
- Indexing Canada's Census records
- Roots Around the World...Abbotsford Genealogical Society Seminar

Enjoy!

Gordon A. Watts gordon_watts@telus.net
Co-chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Read my column, 'Gordon Watts Reports' at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/authors/authgw.htm

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From: Dorothy Graham
To: British Columbia Genealogical Society
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 8:23 PM
Subject: "Forensic genealogy the New approach" by Colleen Fitzpatrick

Bob

I wonder if anyone at BCGS is interested in a one day seminar put on by the Whatcom Genealogy Society, "Forensic genealogy the New approach" by Colleen Fitzpatrick. Sep.9,2006. Colleen's web site is http://www.forensicgenealogy.info/index.htmlhttp://www.forensicgenealogy.info/news.html. Cost 25.00 plus 7.50 for lunch if wanted.

Dorothy Graham

NOTE: - Although this event has past, there are others forth coming. Bob

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From: "Diamond Advertising" <diamond.advertising@metropolis.co.uk>
To: <bcgs@bcgs.ca>
Subject: Family History Monthly Magazine
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 13:16:44 +0100
19th July 2006

To The Publicity & Advertising Manager,

Please find attached some information about Family History Monthly magazine. We have made a few changes to the magazine recently such as making it full colour and expanding the readership.

Every month Family History Monthly provides practical tips on how to trace your family tree. We make family history easy, with simple ‘how to’ guides, top tips for computer research, reviews of the best websites, and reports on what’s new in the field.

Family History Monthly covers the building blocks of family history. Finding census records, birth, marriage and death certificates, plus the records that will bring your family tree to life, military documents, old photographs and more. We show what these can tell you and where they can lead.

We are up to date with all the latest news and events and provide the best book and CD-ROM reviews. Family History Monthly is an essential tool for beginners and experts alike. We’re here to help and inform.

The circulation for Family History Monthly is 22,000 and is sold in every single WH Smith Store across the UK and in other leading newsagents. We also have a subscriber base of 5000.

I have attached our advertising rates and copy deadlines. If you would like to see a copy, require any further information or are interested in advertising in the magazine then please do not hesitate to contact me. Additional Info in MS Word

Yours sincerely, Tam Tadun
Advertisement Sales Executive
Family History Monthly
0870 732 8080 Ext: 257
diamond.advertising@metropolis.co.uk

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From: "nm sc news list" <nmsclist@vpl.ca>
Reply-To: nmsclist@vpl.ca
To: nmscnews@vpl.ca
Subject: nmscnews: VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions Aug
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 14:28:26 -0700

WELCOME to the "Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News," an occasional e-letter from the Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections Divisions of the Vancouver Public Library.

Here's our August newsletter .

Canadian Book Camp: A program for Teens
A week of reading, writing and interacting with professional writers and illustrators. The Write Stuff: for ages 11-13. Write Again: for ages 14 and up.
More information about the Canadian Book Camp at http://www.vpl.ca/YSP/bookcamp.html

Registration required. Fee: $185. Contact the Book Camp Coordinator (604) 331-4041 for information, or, contact Vancouver Public Library at 604-331-3603 or via email: info@vpl.ca

Monday August 14 to Thursday August 17, 9:00 am-3:00 pm and Friday August 18, 9:00 am-6:30 pm
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street

For more information about VPL programs, check out the online Events Calendar at http://www.vpl.ca (& click on Events + Programs on the blue bar at the top right) or pick up a monthly Events brochure at any information desk.

News and Updates.

Like to get your news online? New titles added to PressDisplay are:

"Capital" a financial and general news weekly from Bulgaria, in Bulgarian.
"Dnevnik" a general news daily from Bulgaria, in Bulgarian.
"Kent Messenger", a regional paper from Maidstone, UK.
"Kentish Express", a regional paper from Ashford, UK.
"Kentish Gazette", regional paper from Canturbury, UK.
"Vatan", a general news daily from Turkey, in Turkish.

PressDisplay offers full-image digital versions of current newspapers from over 55 countries and 30 languages. You can access today's newspapers and back issues for up to 45 days.

Access by clicking on Electronic Resources from the library home page ( www.vpl.ca ) and scrolling down through the alphabetical list to find PressDisplay. To find or browse newspapers, click on Select Newspaper at the top of the page.

Special Collections Display

Healing Power of the Garden
In association with this year's One Book One Vancouver, the display will be on the healing power of the garden.

In There is a Season, Patrick Lane movingly describes the daily triumphs of creation that take place in his garden. His observations and their significance to his own life as a poet and author ultimately play a role is his recovery from years of alcohol and substance abuse.

The display will be for the most part in the Special Collections Division on Level 7, but there will be two related display panels on Level 5.

For more information about One Book One Vancouver events, follow this link: http://www.vpl.ca/MDC/obov/events.html

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From: "David Dobson" <lds.dobson@btinternet.com>
To: <bcgs@bcgs.ca>
Subject: emigrant cd
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 14:37:40 +0100

SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS TO NORTH AMERICA, 1600s-1800s. The Collected Works of David Dobson

David Dobson has been trolling for the names of Scottish immigrants to North America for more than 20 years. From original records and printed sources in Great Britain, Canada, and the U.S. he has amassed information on Scottish immigrants to North America, the majority of whom arrived in America from the earliest colonial times up to the Revolutionary War. This Family Archive CD captures the page images from 10 of his publications--at a fraction of their original cost in book form--and identifies 75,000 early Scottish immigrants in all.
Was $39.99 Now $24.99 http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&item_number=7268

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From: "Tracey Jackson" <allinthepast06@hotmail.com>
To: bcgs@bcgs.ca
Subject: Letter of Introduction/ New publications (Australia Research)
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 23:24:08 +1000

Dear Madam/Sir,
Please find attached to this email a letter of introduction to our services and publications that we have available for family historians.
*note: you will need adobe reader to view the attachment, this can be downloaded from www.adobe.com for free.

Kindest Regards
Tracey & Dianne
"All in the Past"

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July 18/06

The BCGS is proud to announce that we have finally received our order of "R.A.B. du PRDH, Repertory of BMD, Early Quebec", CD. It was funded jointly with the Quebec Group and The BCGS.. It is installed on Member3 computer at our Resource Centre in Surrey.

What is the R.A.B. du PRDH ? (An excerpt form their Website http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/pubRAB2.htm#commander)

The R.A.B. du PRDH is a repertory of the 690 000 baptismal, marriage, and burial certificates registered in the Catholic parishes of Quebec prior to 1800. Added to these are more than 20,000 certificates of various other types: census records, marriage contracts, confirmations, lists of immigrants, and so on. The repertory reproduces, in a standardized form, the basic information contained in these documents: type, place of registration and date of the certificate; and the family name, first name, and characteristics of the individuals cited. Sophisticated search tools make it possible to find certificates by name of person (individuals or couples) and certificate characteristics (type, date, or parish).

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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
To: "Canada Census Campaign" <CANADA-CENSUS-CAMPAIGN-L@rootsweb.com>
Subject: "Gordon Watts Reports" - new issue online, July 10-06
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 13:39:33 -0700

Greetings All.

The latest issue of 'Gordon Watts Reports' was recently posted online. For those interested it may be viewed at:"
http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazgw/gazgw-0089.htm

Articles in this issue include the following:

* 'Lunies' gather in British Columbia
* British Home Children revisited
* 26th annual conference of International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies (IAJGS)
* Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
* Library research week at British Columbia Genealogy Society
* New from Library and Archives Canada
* Canada Day 2006

Happy Hunting

Gordon A. Watts gordon_watts@telus.net
Co-chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Read my column, 'Gordon Watts Reports' at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/authors/authgw.htm

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Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 18:39:36 +0100
Subject: Geneally: find, store and share useful genealogy websites
From: Geneally <mail@geneally.com>

This is a quick email to tell you about the launch of http://www.geneally.com - a different kind of links directory dedicated specifically to the world of family history. Here's what you can do with it:

EVERYONE
- find useful, relevant websites on all manner of genealogical subjects
- find details of news and reviews from the family history world
- store your own list of favourite sites, or import one from elsewhere
- share your links with other people

SOCIETIES & ORGANISATIONS
- store your group's most useful links in one handy place for everyone to access
- add your institution or society's web address so the rest of the world can know about it

BUSINESSES
- add your company's website to the database so more customers can find it
- research other relevant services in the field

All links are categorised by users themselves - meaning that information is always organised in exactly the way you want it.
There is no charge for these services, and registration (for storing your own links) is quick and easy. Your privacy is always respected.
There are already more than 6,000 organised links at the site and it is growing all the time.
Try it out now at http://www.geneally.com

Best regards from the Geneally team

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Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 08:26:25 -0700
From: d rogers
Subject: Riel 1885 TV documentary - looking for descendants
To: Robert Daniel bcgs@bcgs.ca

Hi, Bob;
Please forward this letter to our B.C.G.S. e-mail list.

Diane Rogers

*********************************
SNIPPED...
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 8:07 AM
Subject: Riel 1885 TV documentary - looking for descendants


Dear all,

I am working on a one-hour documentary special about the 1870 and 1885 Riel uprisings, to be broadcast on History Television in the winter of 2006. Our show is part of a larger three-part series exploring historic Canadian conflicts through a genealogical perspective. These films will focus on the search for living descendants of participants of these conflicts, to be guided by internationally recognized historians and genealogists.

We are currently conducting an extensive search for living descendants of those involved in the 1870 or 1885 events. It is not necessary that descendants have extensive knowledge of their ancestor or the history, just that there is proof of ancestry and that a kernel of curiosity is there regarding their role in the event. Undoubtedly it helps if there is a wealth of family legend about the individual, but we will be employing professional genealogists and historians to uncover the missing links in story and family as they relate to the ancestor.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or information.

Many thanks,

Rebecca Snow

Yapfilms (for History Television)
96 Spadina Ave
Suite 205
Toronto, Ont M5V 2J6
Tel: +1 416 504 3662 x228
rsnow@yapfilms.com

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Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 12:14:58 -0700
From: d rogers <diane_rogers@shaw.ca>
Subject: CHINESE-CANADIAN GENEALOGY WEBSITE
To: Robert Daniel bcgs@bcgs.ca

 *********************************************************
On behalf of the Vancouver Public Library, I am pleased to announce the launch of the second phase of our popular Chinese-Canadian Genealogy website (www.vpl.ca/ccg/). VPL's Chinese-Canadian Genealogy website provides a wide range of resources and information to assist those with an interest in Chinese-Canadian history and culture or in researching their Chinese-Canadian roots. Since its initial launch in November 2005, the site has received wide recognition.

Sponsored in part by Library and Archives Canada, innovations and improvements to the site include new pages on topics like citizenship and naturalization, church records, land records, wills and estates, and much more. The Back to China section has been expanded and now includes more information about genealogical research and resources in China. (See http://www.vpl.ca/ccg/Back_to_China.html)

On the recommendation of members of the local Chinese-Canadian community, the Library also added a new section on Chinese-American genealogy reflecting the large volume of historical Chinese transmigration between the U.S. and Canada. (See http://www.vpl.ca/ccg/American_Genealogy.html)

The expanded site also provides detailed information about head tax records maintained by the federal government, and information about other records that may provide clues in the search for Chinese head tax records.

For more information about the "Chinese-Canadian Genealogy" website, please contact Janet Tomkins, Genealogy librarian, Vancouver Public Library
(janettom@vpl.ca)

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Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 10:20:16 -0700
From: d rogers <diane_rogers@shaw.ca>
Subject: new VPL Events
To: Robert Daniel bcgs@bcgs.ca

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 Genealogy Discussion Group.
Vancouver Public Library Atrium, 1 pm, near the coffee shop; informal, free genealogy discussion. 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver.
Contact Diane Rogers of the B.C. Genealogical Society: diane_rogers@shaw.ca or 604 294 5369. We will also meet Tuesday, September 12th, 1 pm

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 Genealogy Discussion Group. Vancouver Public Library Atrium, 1 pm, near the coffee shop; informal, free genealogy discussion. 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver.
Contact Diane Rogers of the B.C. Genealogical Society: diane_rogers@shaw.ca or 604 294 5369.

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From: "nm sc news list" <nmsclist@vpl.ca>
Reply-To: nmsclist@vpl.ca
To: nmscnews@vpl.ca
Subject: nmscnews: VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions (July)
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2006 14:20:39 -0700

 WELCOME to the "Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News," an occasional e-letter from the Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections Divisions of the Vancouver Public Library.
* * * *
Here's our July newsletter:

Upcoming programs.
*
Globe and Mail Online, a CyberSunday session
This hands-on session will teach you how to search for Globe and Mail articles online from 1844 to 2001.
July 30, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Held in the Level 5 computer lab. Registration is required, call 331-3742.
*
Make Information Come To You, a CyberSunday session

Learn how to use alerts to make the information you want come to you.
July 30, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Held in the Level 5 computer lab. Registration is required, call 331-3742.
*
For more information about VPL programs, check out the online Events Calendar at http://www.vpl.ca (& click on Events + Programs on the blue bar at the top right) or pick up a monthly Events brochure at any information desk.
* * *
News and Updates.

Like to get your news online? New titles added to PressDisplay are:

"Dagnes Industri", an influential financial daily in Swedish.
"Al Anwar". Daily newspaper with focus on Middle East news, from Lebanon. In Arabic.
"Evening Chronicle", regional daily covering North East England.
"Sunday Sun". Regional weekly covering North East England.
"Rome News-Tribune". Regional news daily from Rome, Georgia, USA.

PressDisplay offers full-image digital versions of current newspapers from over 55 countries and 30 languages. You can access today's newspapers and back issues for up to 45 days.
Access by clicking on Electronic Resources from the library home page, at www.vpl.ca and scrolling down through the alphabetical list to find PressDisplay.
* * *
Special Collections Displays

The Photographs of Daniel O'Neill
An exhibition of framed photographs from the Dan O'Neill collection: Vancouver street scenes and buildings (and other BC locations) from the 1980's and 1990's. The photos will be on display on Level 7 and Level 2 until July 21. Related display cases on Level 7 feature the history of photography and the works of other BC photographers. Also, on display on Level 5, are two display panels with early articles about local photographers.

The Daniel O'Neill photography collection will be indexed, scanned and eventually made available on the Historical Photographs database, at http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/photos/photoagree.html
*
Healing Power of the Garden

In association with this year's One Book One Vancouver, the display starting July 22nd will be on the healing power of the garden.
In There is a Season, Patrick Lane movingly describes the daily triumphs of creation that take place in his garden. His observations and their significance to his own life as a poet and author ultimately play a role is his recovery from years of alcohol and substance abuse.
The display will be for the most part in the Special Collections Division on Level 7, but there will be two related display panels on Level 5.

For more information about One Book One Vancouver events, follow this link: http://www.vpl.ca/MDC/obov/events.html
****

That is all for this issue of Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News.

If you have any ideas or comments for future issues, please send us an
email to nmsclist@vpl.ca We welcome all your suggestions.

Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC V6G 1B6
(604)331-3603

To see our all of our current and upcoming programs go to:
http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/nm/home.html#Programs
OR
http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/home.html#Programs

To e-mail us a question: http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/qis/emailref/eRefService.html
To suggest a purchase: http://www.vpl.ca/online/PrintableSuggestedPurchase.html

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From: "Sue Fowler" <Sue@fowler89.fsnet.co.uk>
To:  "british columbia" <bcgs@bcgs.ca>
Subject: The Original Record.com -  REALLY interesting new data on this week
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 11:19:50 +0100 

Hi, Just to let you know that the following new data has now gone on to www.theoriginalrecord.com today;

TREASURY PAPERS 1685
FINE ROLLS 1356-1368
COUNTY ANTRIM DIRECTORY 1888
EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE 1863-1864
BANKRUPTCIES,COUNTY COURT JUDGMENTS AND BILLS OF SALES 1886
SCOTTISH SEQUESTRATIONS AND INSOLVENCIES 1886
IRISH BANKRUPTCIES AND INSOLVENCIES 1886
DISSOLUTIONS OF PARTNERSHIPS 1886
TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC 1905
Go on to www.theoriginalrecord.com and have a look.
Hope you find what you are looking for, if not just enter your name of interest on our WISH LIST and we will email you when we have some records for you.

Good Hunting.
Kind regards, Sue
The Original Record Team email: sue@theoriginalrecord.com , website: www.theoriginalrecord.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: d rogers
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 12:01 PM
To: CAN-BRITISH-COLUMBIA-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: [CAN-BC] BCGS Library Week, July 17-22, 2006, Surrey B.C.

BRITISH COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
WALTER DRAYCOTT RESOURCE CENTRE & LIBRARY
 #211- 12837 76th Avenue, Surrey, B.C.
(76th Avenue and 128th Street)
July 17-22, 2006 10 am-3 pm Library Research Week

Featuring research on:-
England, Monday
Scotland, Tuesday
Ireland, Wednesday
Canada, Thursday
U.S.A., Friday
& Europe, Australia and New Zealand on Saturday. See what's available in your area, or ask for some assistance.

The Society's Resource Centre & Library in Surrey, B.C., contains over 10,000 worldwide genealogical & family history related books and periodicals, microfilmed records, CDs & clipping & card files compiled by the Society, including one of 100,000 entries on past British Columbia residents.

 For more information, please contact the B.C.G.S. Library Administrator, Betty Allen, at 604 502 9119 or see the B.C.G.S.
 website: www.bcgs.ca

 forwarded by M. Diane Rogers diane_rogers@shaw.ca

 ==== CAN-BRITISH-COLUMBIA Mailing List ====
 To New Subscribers : The online indexes to British Columbia Vital Records are at  http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca:9000/sn-301BDDB/bsearch
 These records are freely available and there are several possibilities for accessing them at a low cost.

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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <gordon_watts@telus.net>
To: "Canada Census Campaign" <CANADA-CENSUS-CAMPAIGN-L@rootsweb.com>
Subject: "Gordon Watts Reports" -- new issue now online.
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:33:33 -0700

Greetings All.

FYI. The latest issue of "Gordon Watts Reports" has just been posted online.

Topics in this issue include:

a.. Visitors from afar
a.. British Home Children Society
a.. Genealogical Societies lose remote access to Heritage Quest
a.. 2009 World Acadian Congress
a.. New research tool at Library and Archives Canada

For those interested it is available at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazgw/gazgw-0088.htm

Happy Hunting

Gordon A. Watts gordon_watts@telus.net
Co-chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Read my column, 'Gordon Watts Reports' at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/authors/authgw.htm

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Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 10:25:39 -0700
From: d rogers <diane_rogers@shaw.ca>
Subject: BCGS Library Events-June/July 2006
To: Robert Daniel <bcgs@bcgs.ca>

Hi, Bob;
Please add this info to the website & please send out a reminder to the e-mail list.
Diane R

British Columbia Genealogical Society

June 25, 2006 Open House 1-3 pm Celebrating our Library's 10th Anniversary
July 17-22, 2006 10 am-3 pm Library Research Week

Featuring research on England, Monday; Scotland, Tuesday; Ireland, Wednesday; Canada, Thursday; U.S.A., Friday; & Europe, Australia and New Zealand on Saturday. See what's available for your research area, or ask for some assistance.

#211- 12837 76th Avenue, Surrey, B.C.
(76th Avenue and 128th Street)
Phone: 604- 502- 9119
Library Administrator: Betty Allen

For more information, please call the Library or see the B.C.G.S. website: www.bcgs.ca

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Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 15:23:44 -0700
From: d rogers
Subject: Re: FFHS-NEWS The National Archives and The Office of Public Sector  Information to merge
To: Robert Daniel <bcgs@bcgs.ca>

These messages about The National Archives of England, Wales & the United Kingdom will be of interest to many of our members.
Diane R

----- Original Message -----
From: "Maggie Loughran FFHS Administrator" <admin@ffhs.org.uk>
To: "FFHS NEWS" <ffhs-news@maillist.ox.ac.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 11:32 AM
Subject: FFHS-NEWS The National Archives and The Office of Public Sector
Information to merge

The National Archives and The Office of Public Sector Information to merge

The National Archives and The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI), which is currently attached to the Cabinet Office, are to merge. The merger will create a stronger centre for information management in the public sector, enabling a more responsive approach to the challenges of new technology.
The merger was announced on 20 June in a statement made jointly by Hilary Armstrong MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in the Commons and Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Constitutional Affairs, in the Lords. They each said: "I am announcing to the House that, as a result of joint work between the Department of Constitutional Affairs and the Cabinet Office, The National Archives and the Office of Public Sector Information will merge, under the joint name of The National Archives. The combined organisation will lead on information policy and support effective delivery of records and information management across government and the wider public sector. This merger will take effect in October 2006."

Natalie Ceeney, Chief Executive of The National Archives, said: "Bringing our two organisations together, and combining our specialist skills and services, creates a stronger organisation and presents exciting future opportunities. The National Archives can now help shape the future of information, as well as use it to illustrate the past. This is essential to help realise the true value of information, as well as to capture the records of today for tomorrow's researchers".
Carol Tullo, Director of OPSI, said: "Our shared vision is to combine the complementary strands of our portfolio of information responsibilities and from a position of strength deliver greater value and service to our users. The new organisation will create a centre of gravity for information management in the public sector. I relish the opportunities that lie ahead." OPSI and HMSO will continue to deliver their services as part of The National Archives. The National Archives will continue to operate as a government department and as an executive agency of the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs.
Ends

* The National Archives, www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, based at Kew, west London, is a government department; it is also an executive agency of the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs. Its 550 staff works in Kew or at the Family Records Centre in Islington. The National Archives leads on record management policy with government, and provides access to government records on its two sites and through digital resources available online. The National Archives also oversees information and archive management across the UK, setting standards and providing advice and support to raise the standards of information management.

The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI), www.opsi.gov.uk, based in central London and Norwich, is at the heart of information policy - setting standards, providing a practical framework of best practice for opening up and encouraging the re-use of public sector information. It provides a wide range of services relating to finding, using, sharing and trading in information to the public, to the information industry, to government and to the wider public sector. Her Majesty's Stationery Office with its copyright, legislation and official publishing roles operates from within OPSI. OPSI is part of the Cabinet Office.

For further information please contact:
Robert Smith, Head of Press and Communications at The National Archives, on 020 8392 5277 or email robert.smith@nationalarchives.gov.uk
For queries regarding OPSI please call: Cabinet Office Press Office on 020 7276 0317.

Maggie Loughran
Administrator, Federation of Family History Societies
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News message 102 from the Federation of Family History Societies
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Maggie Loughran FFHS Administrator" <admin@ffhs.org.uk>
To: "FFHS NEWS" <ffhs-news@maillist.ox.ac.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 1:07 PM
Subject: FFHS-NEWS NATIONAL ARCHIVES TO RELOCATE FROM FRC IN 2008

NATIONAL ARCHIVES TO RELOCATE FROM FRC IN 2008

James Strachan, Director of Public Services & Marketing at the National Archives (TNA) announced this evening at the Friends of The National Archives, Annual General Meeting, that during 2008 the TNA element based at the Family Records Centre in Islington will be relocated to TNA Kew.

Further information will be available later with public consultation taking place during the summer.

Maggie Loughran
Administrator, Federation of Family History Societies
News message 101 from the Federation of Family History Societies
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From: "JOHN TOWLER" <g00038479@gmit.ie>
To: <bcgs@bcgs.ca>
Subject: Promoting and Encouraging Genealogy Tourism in Co. Mayo. Ireland

 To the Secretary

My name is John Towler and I am conducting postgraduate research into Genealogy Tourism in Co Mayo, Ireland at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. We have developed an electronic questionnaire to determine some aspects of the extent of genealogy internet research and also general questions concerned with the potential of internet researchers coming to Ireland to follow up their findings. I have attached a brief synopsis of the research proposal.
I would very much appreciate it if you would include the details in your next publication as well as publishing the web address to access the questionnaire. This is: http://gmitweb.gmit.ie:8080/genealogy

I do hope you can assist me in this work. If you need any further information please contact me at this address

Many Thanks

John Towler

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Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 10:46:59 -0700
From: Don Bailey <donanddawg@shaw.ca>
Subject: AGS SEMINAR

Hi
I am attaching a flyer advertising our coming Seminar in 2007. I would appreciate if you were to promote it for us as it means a lot.

Thank you
Don
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Don Bailey
8059 Willet Place
Mission, British Columbia
V2V 6P4
Canada
Telephone: 604-826-1652
Outgoing mail checked by Norton Anti Virus
Abbotsford Genealogy Society
http://www.abbygs.ca.

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Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 00:01:33 +0100
Subject: 1841 Census for Scotland completes the set!
To: "ScotlandsPeople Updates" <scotlandspeople-updates@lists.scotland.net>
From: ScotlandsPeople unmanned@scotlandonline.co.uk

With the recent launch of the 1841 Census for Scotland, ScotlandsPeople is pleased to announce that all available Census indexes are now on line. (Please note that we are currently working through a few remaining outstanding district issues).

We are also working hard to improve your service by publishing further data sets, adding more infrastructure and deploying a new payment gateway. Look out for more information about these developments in a future update.

Many Thanks

ScotlandsPeople

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To: ScotschairII@priv-edmwaa05.telusplanet.net
From: Ron MacLeod <jrmacleod@telus.net>
Subject: Fun and games
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 14:37:59 -0700

Greetings, a message from the inner sanctum. Regards, the other Ron

The SFU Centre for Scottish Studies and the BC Highland Games have organised a ceilidh at the SFU Burnaby Campus to celebrate SFU's 40th anniversary. The Highland Pub at SFU has been reserved on Friday June 23, 2006 for the ceilidh starting at 7:00 P.M.

On the same night, the SFU Theatre will host the BC Highland Games Piobaireachd competition, commencing 6 P.M. There is a charge of $10.00 for this event – the ticket can be used the next day for entry to the Highland Games at Coquitlam Centre.

The Global Friends of Scotland are also supporting the ceilidh evening and the BC Highland Games the next day. They have arranged for Scottish musicians to perform at both events.

If you are interested in attending the evening concert as a guest, please contact Harry McGrath at hmcgrath@sfu.ca or telephone 604-268-6810

Fiddler Shona Mooney is one of Scotland's leading young traditional musicians. The winner of the 2006 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Shona began playing music with her parents and has gone on to feature prominently in the acclaimed Borders Young Fiddles and CrossCurrent and has toured with the Scottish folk orchestra, Unusual Suspects.

Shona has played a leading role in popularising Border fiddle music and has taught at the Selkirk Traditional Music Centre. Shona is one of the first graduates of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne's Folk and Traditional Music degree course, leaving with first-class honours. Her tutors included such great fiddlers as Catriona Macdonald, Chris Wood and Aidan O'Rourke.

Shona is accompanied in Canada by:
Rachel Newton, harpist, fiddler and singer in both Scots and Gaelic.
Martin O'Neil on bodhran; Martin has won All-Scotland, All-Britain and All-Ireland titles on Bodhrn and is recognised as a leading exponent of this instrument.
David de la Haye on bass guitar.
A professional piper’s Jig and Hornpipe competition will be a feature of the Ceilidh starting at 8:00 P.M..

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To: ScotschairII@priv-edmwaa06.telusplanet.net
From: Ron MacLeod <jrmacleod@telus.net>
Subject: Highland Games..
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 12:20:45 -0700

Greetings, a reminder about the B.C. Highland Games - a great day to enjoy with the family. Regards, the other Ron

WHAT: B.C. Highland Games
WHERE: Coquitlam Town Centre Stadium - from Coquitlam Shopping Centre on Lougheed Highway (#7) take Pinetree north and up the hill to the Stadium.
DATE: Saturday, June 24, 2006
TIME: Gates Open at 8:00 am

Opening Ceremonies at 12:00pm
Massed Bands at 5:00pm

PARKING: Free (but limited) Parking at the Stadium site. Also, a Shuttle Service from Coquitlam Centre Mall where parking is free. A huge Orange school bus will operate from 11 AM to 7:00 PM on a 15 minute schedule.

CONTACTS: for a wealth of information about the Games, including persons to contact, go to www.bchighlandgames.com
OTHER: The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Iona Campagnolo, will attend.
IN CLOSING: It never rains on a Scottish event, except perhaps a shower to cool excessive exuberation.

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From: "nm sc news list" <nmsclist@vpl.ca>
Reply-To: nmsclist@vpl.ca
To: nmscnews@vpl.ca
Subject: nmscnews: June VPL News from the Newspapers & Magazines / Special Collections Divisions
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 14:45:04 -0700

WELCOME to the "Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News," an occasional e-letter from the Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections Divisions of the Vancouver Public Library.

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Here's our June newsletter .

Make Information Come To You a Techno Tuesday session
Learn how to set up personalized database alerts to stay up-to-date on topics that matter to you.

Tuesday, June 6, choose either 2:00 - 3:00 pm or 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Held in the Level 5 computer lab. Registration is required, call 331-3742.

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Searching for Historical Photographs of British Columbia a Techno Tuesday session

Historical photographs online - learn how to find historical images of British Columbia on the Web. We'll look at the various websites where you can find historical pictures, how to locate the specific image or topic you need, and the copyright issues involved with using historical photographs.

Tuesday, June 13, choose either 2:00 - 3:00 pm or 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Held in the Level 5 computer lab. Registration is required, call 331-3742.

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and more programs:

B.C. Book Arts Guild: June Show and Tell
Book artists, bookbinders, printers, and everyone involved in bookmaking is invited to come to share their work in an informal mini-exhibition and show and tell.

Monday, June 12, 7:30 pm
Held in the Peter Kaye Room, Central Branch, Lower Level. Registration is not required.

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For Art's Sake
A Techno Tuesday session an introduction to the arts databases offered by VPL. Learn how to use online resources to find out more about the world of visual arts. Whatever your interest in art - study, work or pleasure - this course is for you!

Tuesday, June 27, choose either
2:00 - 3:00 pm or 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Held in the Level 5 computer lab. Registration is required, call 331-3742.

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For more information about VPL programs, check out the online Events Calendar at http://www.vpl.ca (& click on Events + Programs on the blue bar at the top right) or pick up a monthly Events brochure at any
information desk.

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News and Updates.

Friends of the Vancouver Public Library fundraises and allocates donations to the library - this year we will be the grateful recipients of a new microfilm cabinet (they're more expensive than you'd think!), four thousand dollars toward cataloguing of the historical maps collections, and a digital camera to support displays and programming.
Thank you, Friends!
http://www.vpl.ca/MDC/foundation_support.html

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New Freebie:

The most recent addition to our collection of free community papers on Level 5 is Korean Canadian News, is a Korean weekly with news and articles of interest for the Korean community.

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News and Updates.

Like to get your news online? New titles added to PressDisplay are:

"Yeni Safak". A Turkish general news daily from Istanbul.
"DNA". A general news daily (Daily News & Analysis) , in English from Gujarat province, India.

PressDisplay offers full-image digital versions of current newspapers from over 55 countries and 30 languages. You can access today's newspapers and back issues for up to 45 days.

Access by clicking on Electronic Resources from the library home page, at www.vpl.ca and scrolling down through the alphabetical list to find PressDisplay.

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Special Collections Display

The Photographs of Daniel O'Neill
On display for June will be an exhibition of framed photographs from the Dan O'Neill collection. Many of the photos are from the 1980's and 1990's and show Vancouver street scenes and buildings, although there will also be scenes from other BC locations. In colour and black & white.

They will be indexed, scanned and eventually available on the Historical Photographs database, at http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/photos/photoagree.html

The photos will be on display on Level 7 and Level 2.

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That is all for this issue of Newspapers & Magazines and Special Collections News.


If you have any ideas or comments for future issues, please send us an email to nmsclist@vpl.ca We welcome all your suggestions.

Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC V6G 1B6
(604)331-3603

To see our all of our current and upcoming programs go to: http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/nm/home.html#Programs
OR
http://www.vpl.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/spe/home.html#Programs

To e-mail us a question: http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/branches/LibrarySquare/qis/emailref/eRefService.html

To suggest a purchase: http://www.vpl.ca/online/PrintableSuggestedPurchase.html

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