Family History Month event: Trace your ancestors with Ancestry Library Edition – Teresa Eckford (Click to download pdf)
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.
Family Tree Kids – from Family Tree Magazine (UK) “Working on a school project about your family history? … You’ve come to the right place! Family Tree Kids is a site where you learn how to become a “family detective” and dig up clues about your ancestry. Our games and activities are created just for kids—none of that boring grownup stuff—so you can have fun tracing your roots!”
History at Home – a guide to Genealogy – Created and maintained by children in an after-school care program in Colorado. Good resource, especially for those new to family history research.