Delve into your family's history – at the library

The Cloverdale Library hosts upcoming family history workshops. - File
The Cloverdale Library hosts upcoming family history workshops.
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Are you interested in delving deeper into your family’s history?

The Cloverdale Library hosts a series of upcoming genealogy workshops designed to help you make use of its extensive resources, programs and expertise.

An Introduction to Family History is presented Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. If you want to trace your family history but don’t know where to start, this is the place.

The cost is $10.

Start Searching Your Family History, a beginner’s workshop in five lessons, starts Saturday, Jan. 21 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and continues to March 2.

This is a series of five, three-hour long classes developed by writer and researcher Brenda Smith.

Participants will work with their own materials, supporting each other, and will learn how to set goals for the research, organize and evaluate their data, and plan the first stage of their individual research programs.

Participants must be able to commit to all five sessions. Cost is $100 for the series.

Start Writing Your Family History, is a communications workshop presented in five lessons, starting Saturday, Jan. 21 (1:30-4:30 p.m.) to March 2.

Over a series of five, three-hour classes, this workshop will cover the researcher’s need to report and publish findings.

Working with their own materials, and supporting each other, learners will discover how to move from the gathering of information to creating a publishable product.

Participants must be able to commit to attending all five sessions. The cost is $100 for the series.

The Cloverdale Library is located at 5642 176A St. Please pre-register by calling 604-598-7328, or emailing

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