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Family history programs to get underway in Cloverdale

The Cloverdale Library at 5642 176A Street in Surrey is home to one of the largest Canadian family history collections in the country, with extensive resources, programs and expertise. - Cloverdale Reporter file
The Cloverdale Library at 5642 176A Street in Surrey is home to one of the largest Canadian family history collections in the country, with extensive resources, programs and expertise.
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If you've ever wanted to delve into your family's history but don't know quite where to start, the Cloverdale Library is offering a free introduction session.

An Introduction to family History runs Saturday, Sept. 13 (10:30 a.m. to noon). This free session will show participants what's available, where to find it, and how to document your search. Learn some of the tips and tricks that are unique to genealogy research.

The introduction is first up in the library's fall family history series, which continues with Start Searching Your Family History, is a beginners workshop in five lessons. It's a series of five, three-hour classes, developed by writer and researcher Brenda Smith. It runs Mondays from Sept. 22 to Nov. 17 (5:30 to 8:30 p.m.). The cost is $100. It's a guided search. Participants must commit to all five sessions.

Learn How to Navigate Ancestry and Heritage Quest is a single session scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 (10:30 a.m. to noon). Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest are free to use for anyone visiting the Cloverdale Library. Find out how these tools work, and how to interpret what you find.

The Cloverdale Library at 5642 176A Street is home to one of the largest Canadian family history collections in the country, with extensive resources, programs and expertise.

Register for these programs at 604-4598-7327 or email familyhistory@surrey.ca.


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