Cloverdale Library helps you get cracking on that family history project

For those looking to trace their family history, the Cloverdale Library is offering a series of workshops starting up in January.

The start of a new year is the perfect time to launch a new project. And for those looking to trace their family history, the Cloverdale Library is offering a series of workshops starting up in January.

The Cloverdale branch has one of the largest Canadian family history collections in the country, and has extensive resources, programs and expertise to offer.

Start Searching Your Family History is a beginner’s workshop in five lessons. It’s a series of five, three hour classes developed by writer and researcher Brenda Smith that recognizes each family history researcher’s need for guidance as they embark on a personal journey.

Participants must be able to commit to attending all five sessions.

The workshops start Jan. 17 and run Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,and continue Jan. 31, Feb. 14, 28 and March 14.

It’s $100 for the series.

Register at 604-598-7327 or email familyhistory@surrey.ca.

A home subscription to the World Deluxe version of Ancestry.com is expensive, but Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest are free to use at the Cloverdale Library. Find out how to use them at Navigating Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest.

The workshop is offered on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. It’s free to attend.

The workshop is geared to the novice but more experienced users can learn useful tips and new ways to approach their searching methods.

Register at 604-598-7327 or email familyhistory@surrey.ca.

For more information on upcoming programs, visit: surreylibraries.ca/programs-services/4815.aspx.

 

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