Finding your roots. Telling your story. We have one of the largest family history collections in western Canada and many international resources.

Our Collection

Our Family History department is located at the Cloverdale Branch. It holds over 3000 books, over 5000 microfilms, several online databases, and has genealogy-trained staff to assist family historians with their research.

Hours

The Family History Department is open during all library hours. Genealogy-trained staff are available to assist you at the following times:

  • Tuesday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • Thursdays 9:30am to 9pm

Need help? Contact the Family History department at the Cloverdale branch:

Phone: 604-598-7328

Fax: 604-598-7321

familyhistory@surrey.ca

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Document Delivery Service

The department offers a limited look-up service for researches who have exact references for specific records from microfilm, print, or databases. Requested records are send via email or regular mail for a fee of $5 per item (postage charges may apply).

BC Vital Statistics

Our microfilm collection includes births to 1903, marriages to 1933, and deaths to 1988; an essential resource for any records and images that are not available online through BC Archives.  

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Online Resources

We have great tools purchased by the library along with trusted websites to help you in your family history research.

See a full list of our online resources.

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Research your Family's History

Start your research with a guide written by Family History staff.

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