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Along with our digital tools, you can also stop by the Cloverdale Library for one of the best genealogy collections in Western Canada or check out the Family History section of our website for further resources.
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Contains over 20 billion records from more than 80 countries, is the largest international online genealogy database, and has the largest Canadian collection. Includes census, birth, marriage, death, immigration, military, wills, and much more. Contains almost all data sets available on Ancestry.com. Available at Cloverdale branch only.
Find My Past
International collection with a strong UK focus. Contains over 2 billion records from around the world, with the largest online collection of Irish records, millions of historical newspaper pages, emigration records, census, vitals, military, apprenticeship and more. Available at Cloverdale branch only.
Points to the Past
A gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources, with nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, and much more. Includes a solid collection of UK historical newspapers from the 17th to 19th Centuries.
Search across three national databases for historical resources relating to places in Scotland. Includes millions of photographs, maps and digitized archives, as well as tax records and old Ordnance Survey records. Learn more about Scottish ancestors by researching details about where they lived.