BC Genealogical Society names 2016 Family History Book Award winners

BC Genealogical Society names 2016 Family History Book Award winners

Three books from the list of nominees for the 2016 BCHF Historical Writing Competition have been recognized with 2016 Family History Book Awards from the BC Genealogical Society (BCGS).

Tom’s Gray Creek Part II: Years of Change, 1946 to 1980 by Tom Lymbery with Francis Roback (Gray Creek Publishing, 2016) was awarded first prize in the annual BCGS Family History Book Award competition. Learn more about Tom and his book in this Nelson Star article. Lymbery’s first book, Tom’s Gray Creek Part I: Early Years to 1945, won third prize in the 2014 competition.

Isolated Burials in the Central Okanagan with Genealogies and Local History by Susan D. Campbell and Robert Michael Hayes (Kelowna and District Genealogical Society, 2016) won second prize in the BCGS competition. Read about this project in the Kelowna Daily Courier.

Ootsa Lake Odyssey: George and Else Seel – A Pioneer Life on the Headwaters of the Nechako Watershed by Jay Sherwood (Caitlin Press, 2016) won third prize in the BCGS competition. Learn more about the book at BC BookLook – review by Sage Birchwater.

The 2016 BCGS Family History Book Awards were presented at the annual BC Genealogical Society Book Award Presentation and Strawberry Tea evening held June 14, 2017, in Burnaby.