Victoria Genealogical Society
MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES MEETINGS

Our VGS "Speaker Series" is all about monthly, genealogy-related gatherings,
each with one or more speakers who will inform, educate and entertain you.

*** NEW MEETING LOCATION - EFFECTIVE OCTOBER, 2016 ***

Doors open at 7:00 pm and each event starts at 7:30 pm
on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except Jul and Aug) at the
ST. AIDAN’S CHURCH HALL,
3703 St Aidan's Street, Victoria, BC
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NOTE: Alternate locations may sometimes be needed.
Please check individual meeting announcements for change notices.

Admission is free for VGS members, and by donation for visitors and the general public.

MEMBERSHIP NOTICE: Our new membership year starts on July 1.
Membership dues can be paid at these monthly meetings, at our Genealogy Learning and Research Centre, or online.

 

VGS Speaker Series -  Next Gathering

14 DECEMBER 2017 - CHRISTMAS SOCIAL + VICTORIA'S HISTORIC POLICE CHARGE BOOKS and GRAHAM FAMILY STORIES

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

In keeping with tradition, we will have an extended social time at the December Speaker Series meeting. If you can, please bring finger food (appies or desserts) to share. Come and visit with your fellow genealogy enthusiasts and celebrate the season with us!

SPEAKER: Jamie Graham

Join us to hear Jamie Graham discuss his involvement in the Victoria Police Charge Books project. As well as updating us on this fascinating project, Jamie will also share some of his own “Graham Family Stories” which include a wide variety of characters. From steel magnates, opera singers and professional golfers, to a long line of soldiers, Jamie will share stories from all walks of life throughout his family tree.

Jamie Graham, O.O.M., is a former chief for the Victoria Police Department. He previously served as the chief constable of Vancouver, British Columbia from August 22, 2002 to August 13, 2007. He is an avid genealogist and believes in sharing what he has learned and helping others with their investigations.

 

Doors open at 7:00 pm and each event starts at 7:30 pm
on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except Jul and Aug).  This meeting will be held at the
ST. AIDAN’S CHURCH HALL,
3703 St Aidan's Street, Victoria, BC
View Map

Come early to view the displays and the sales table,
and to network with other genealogy enthusiasts. 
We hope to see you there!

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A Glance Ahead

VGS monthly "Speaker Series" meetings are held September through June each year (none in July and August).
Speakers present on a wide variety of topics that will appeal to
those interested in genealogy, heritage and history.



11 JANUARY 2018 - FINDING FAMILY AT THE BC ARCHIVES

SPEAKER: Emma Wright

An introduction to the resources available at the Royal BC Museum and Archives for genealogical research, and a general overview of the records in the BC Archives collections which are useful when delving into and uncovering family histories.

BIO
Emma Wright holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Warwick and completed her Masters in Archival Administration at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in the UK. She has over 14 years' experience working in archives and information management in Canada and abroad. In 2016, she joined the Royal BC Museum as Archives Manager and leads the BC Archives team of archivists and technicians providing services to the public, as well as overseeing physical and digital access to the collections, acquisitions and processing. In addition, she has responsibility for Freedom of Information, privacy and corporate information management for the Museum. Emma is currently serving as a member of the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives’ Response to the Report on the Truth and Reconciliation Task Force, and is Vice-President of the Archives Association of BC. She lives in Victoria with her cat, Jabberwock.

 


Information on further monthly meetings will be posted as soon as available.

Do you have any ideas for guest speakers?
Please contact us at vgs@victoriags.org

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Visit our PAST MEETINGS page for details on previous presentations.