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BCGS NEWS

What’s New

BCGS Winter Seminar, Registration Open

BCGS Coffee Chats

BCGS Website, Go Explore!

BCGS Coming and Ongoing Events

Points of Interest

East Central European Genealogy

Germans from Russia

BCGS EVENTS COMING THIS WEEK

WINTER SEMINAR – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH. 2023

MAGS GAULDEN PRESENTS

Wiki Tree Projects: UEL & BHC

(United Empire Loyalists & British Home Children)

Betty Jean’s Story. Forensic Genealogy, DNA and Adoption.

Attend our first 2023 Winter Seminar via Zoom.

Register at: https://www.bcgs.ca/

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BCGS COFFEE CHATS

EASTERN EUROPE: Including GERMANS FROM RUSSIA –

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - with Eunice Robinson.

The BCGS Coffee Chats are held Thursdays via Zoom, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

To receive an invitation, please contact [email protected]

Please also specify the coffee chat group you wish to join and include

your membership number or your affiliate group with your request.

We are looking forward to seeing you. Keep an eye on the

BCGS Events Calendar for information on our Coffee Chats.

ADVANCED DNA – Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The group

meets the evening of the third Tuesday of the month. Facilitators: Terry Hartley,

Jim & Kathleen Graham. For Zoom invite contact: [email protected]

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BCGS WEBSITE: EXPLORE our website .

Go to https://www.bcgs.ca/ to discover the many Genealogy records

and activities the BCGS has to offer.

BCGS COMING & ONGOING EVENTS

------ February Members Meeting: Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

Honour Your Ancestors with a short presentation. Each month features

a different area of research: ie: February - Asian ancestors.

Contact [email protected] to arrange to present your findings.


GENEALOGICAL POINTS OF INTEREST

East Central European Genealogy and Local History:

Sources for Research

Federation of East European Family Societies

This is an Umbrella organization for genealogy societies focusing

on Eastern Europe. Maintains active Web pages with links to

specialized groups. Posts detailed information on individual regions

and updates on current research. The site includes:

Genealogical Guides and Handbooks: - The General site includes:

Austrian and German - Croat, Serb, and Slovene - Czech and Slovak - Hungarian - Jewish - Polish - Romanian

https://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/eastcen/internet.html

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Germans from Russia Genealogy - Family Search

In 1762, Sophie Fredericke Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst, a

German native of Stettin, displaced her husband Peter III

and took the vacant Russian imperial throne, assuming the

name of Catherine II. "Catherine the Great" published manifestos

in 1762 and 1763 inviting Europeans, (except Jews) to immigrate

and farm Russian lands while maintaining their language and culture.

Germans responded in particularly large numbers due to poor

conditions in their home regions. Germans continued to migrate into

Russian territories after Catherine's death, sometimes at the invitation

of other Czars. Other Germans, especially those in Volhynia, arrived

because of the availability of cheap land.

https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Germans_from_Russia_Genealogy

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Mission Waterfront.