Harold (Hal) Rhodes Brown July 14, 1926 - June 29, 2017
Life Member Harold (Hal) Brown suddenly passed only 15 days shy of his 91st birthday. Born in Kelowna BC, Hal resided in Abbotsford for the past 51 years. He was well-known in the community for his involvement in a number of organizations, including minor hockey and genealogy. There was a celebration of Hal's life July 15, 2017. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC or a charity of your choice. Image Courtesy Vancouver Sun July 8, 2017
Fewer Business Meetings More Education
Starting in the Fall of 2017 the plan is to reduce the number of business meetings and increase the length of education sessions. There will still be an opportunity to share informally with members. If you support this change in programming, and/or want to suggest a topic, email the Second Vice President Dan Johnson (see Contact Us - Executive).
Managing emails is a challenge: use "rules" and "filters" to automatically send incoming emails to sub-folders. The AGS only emails society newsletters, meeting notices and time-sensitive announcements. Go to Useful Links to explore research sites. These are updated daily, weekly or monthly; there is always something new to investigate.
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
Notices, announcements, emails, etc., are processed via our website abbygs.ca. The AGS discontinued all Gmail addresses. All new addresses are listed under Contact Us. If you need more information contact email@example.com .
CHANGES TO SURNAME POLICY
Members that renew by January 31 can add or change up to 10 complimentary surnames. The Member Surname Committee automatically removes surnames from the data base if members do not renew by January 31. For more information visit the Surnames Page or contact the Member Surname Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org .
ANCESTOR OF THE MONTH DRAW
If you win the Ancestor Draw at a General Meeting, go to the Surnames Page, complete the form and email details of an elusive ancestor, including birth, birthplace, marriage, occupation, children, death, location, jpg photo, etc. Only members are entitled to enter the draw.