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Family History

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Discover your past, discover yourself! We have one of the largest, Canadian family history collections in the country, and our extensive resources, programs and expertise can help you on this path.


BC Archives Vital Statistics

BC Archives now has a new site for BC Vital Events Records.  Many records have been digitized and are now accessible online.  Records are added periodically.  Check here first when searching for BC birth, marriage and death records. Please note that Cloverdale Library has the following available on microfilm:  births to 1903, marriages to 1933, and death records to 1988.  If you need assistance, call us at 604-598-7328 or email familyhistory@surrey.ca

Genealogy Conferences & Events

What is happening in the world of genealogy in 2014? Find out! View the list of Genealogy Conferences and Events (pdf)

Document Delivery Services

The Family History department offers a limited look up service. Staff will locate specific records on microfilm, in print or family history databases if adequate information is provided and extensive research is not involved. Records can be delivered either by email in PDF format, by fax, or regular mail for a fee of $5.00 per item. Postal or fax charges will apply. Call us at 604-598-7328, or email familyhistory@surrey.ca