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January 11, 2023

Happy New Year Mission genealogists,

We are looking forward to a new year of discovery with our family trees through sharing

and helping each other as well as gleaning information from guest speakers. To date the

months of January, February and March have been confirmed for guest speakers.

- January 19th our own Sharon Syrette will be speaking about WikiTree: The Free

Family Tree. Website:

- February 16th we have Susan Sullivan from Family Ancestrees presenting. She has

been with us before and wowed us with her services. Check out her website: for examples of her work.

- March 16th Brenda L. Smith, Family History Consultant from Maple Ridge will be

sharing. She is a wealth of information and an active member of the Maple Ridge

Family History Group:


- At our 2022 Christmas Social held on November 17th the membership present donated

$180.00 to the Mission Community Services Society for the Christmas Bureau.

- Mission Genealogy Club is now an affiliate member of the British Columbia

Genealogical Society (BCGS). The BCGS has many online resources that may prove to

be helpful with your genealogical work. I am awaiting login instructions and will

forward them to you as soon as they arrive.

- Abbotsford Family History Day April 15, 2023. This annual event is held at the

Abbotsford Family History Centre, 30365 Blueridge Drive, Abbotsford, BC. Our Club

has participated in this event for many years and may present again this year.

- Our Club executive has come up with a poster idea for attracting new members. Please

see attached. We are always looking for new ideas that can be used for attracting new


- Some very sad news. Judy Teague has been by her daughter's side for many months now in hopes of a recovery. Unfortunately,

Kathy passed away on January 2nd. She was 51 years old. The Mission Genealogy Club will be sending flowers and a card of

condolence to Judy and Wayne. Please reach out and help Judy through this devastating time.

That’s all for now. Agenda to follow. See you on Jan 17th at Lifetime Learning Centre.

Ken Hood


Mission Genealogy Club

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 604-302-4067