Sunday, February 22, 2009
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Newcombe Conference Hall, Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
"BC history is your history, too"
Join Times-Colonist editor, author and genealogist Dave Obee as he chases one of his B.C. ancestors through time. As he says, "British Columbia's rich history has created much of the human environment and shaped our lives. Archives help genealogists gain a better sense of their family histories, and help everyone develop a deeper understanding of their communities. We share our history, after all -- and the more we know about, the more we appreciate the connections." Dave will be demonstrating that "history is everywhere", and that our own lives are intertwined with our community and its past, whether we realize it or not.
Dave Obee is author of Making the News, published by the Times Colonist in 2008 to mark the 150th anniversary of the newspaper. It is a comprehensive history of Vancouver Island, drawn from old newspapers and archival sources. Dave was born in British Columbia, and his roots here go back to the arrival of his great-great-grandfather from Manitoba in 1890. He has been researching his own family history since 1978, when he took a night course through Camosun College.
For more information about the following Friends of the BC Archives events contact Ann ten Cate, Outreach Coordinator, BC Archives, (250) 387-2970 or Ron Greene, Secretary of the Friends of the BC Archives at (250) 598-1835. Call in advance for information about handicap access.