Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition (In-library use only) Ancestry provides genealogical and historical research capabilities. With more than 5 billion names in over 4,600 databases, includes census, military, court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; and passenger lists.  For more information see Teresa’s guide to Using Ancestry Library Edition.

BC Genealogical Society – The main genealogy society for the Vancouver area. They have regular meetings in Burnaby … Website has links to their catalogue and other sites for genealogy.

Canadian Genealogy Centre – A gateway to Canada’s genealogical resources provided by Library and Archives Canada. It offers genealogical content, advice, services and research tools.

Points to the Past – Searchable primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more. For research, teaching and learning.

Genealogy and Family History at Vancouver Public Library – Information about VPL’s genealogy related databases, collections, and classes.

Genealogy and Family History at Surrey Public Library (Cloverdale Branch) – With one of the largest family history collections in the country, the Surrey Public Library’s Cloverdale Branch offers free-to-use in-house online databases (Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest Online, FindMyPast), microfiche and microfilm readers/printers, classes, and programs.

Canadian Historical Association Booklets – Digitized and free-to-download PDF version of booklets written by members of the Canadian Historical Association between 1953 and 2015. Of especial interest is the collection devoted to Immigration and Ethnicity.