02 May 2009

British Columbia: Jewish genealogy, resources and techniques, May 13

Here's something for family history researchers in the Greater Vancouver area who are looking for Jewish ancestors. Our geneablogger community works together to let the right people know about programs in interesting locations.

M. Diane Rogers of CanadaGenealogy and the British Columbia Graveyard Rabbit let me know about the May 13 Jewish genealogy persentation at the British Columbia Genealogical Society.

Presenters will be archivist Janine Johnston of the Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia and president Catherine Youngren of the Jewish Genealogical Institute of British Columbia.

Janine will focus on JGSBC projects, collections and resources, while Catherine will talk on Jewish genealogy and techniques to find Jewish ancestors.

For more information, go to the British Columbia Genealogical Society website.

Thanks, Diane, for this opportunity to let Tracing the Tribe readers know about this program. And do check out Diane's two blogs if Canada plays an important role in your own quest.

And more for visitors: If you'll be in the Vancouver area this summer, you might be interested in the historic walking tours (two-hour tours cover about a mile) of Jewish Strathcona and Gastown, the early Jewish neighborhoods, offered on Sundays and Thursdays in June and July.

To see what the Jewish Historical Archives hold, click here for a listing; the reference room also offers free access to Ancestry.com and FindMyPast.com.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:00 PM

    Sounds like there are some great programs coming up that will be of benefit to genealogists and family historians of all kinds in the area!

    Stephanie at the Irish Genealogical Research blog