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

A home subscription to the World Deluxe version of 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

For more information on upcoming programs, visit:


Follow the Cloverdale Reporter on Twitter and Facebook. View our print edition online.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Surrey gallery welcomes big, colourful Indian art on tour

Large-scale paintings and drawings at Bear Creek Park facility starting Saturday, Jan. 20

Unstable soil means more studies, drawings needed for Cloverdale Arena

The added geotechnical work and designs won’t put a delay on proceedings, City says

‘Still room to grow’ for Semiahmoo team

Totems ace Surrey Fire Fighters Senior Girls Goodwill Basketball Tournament title with 76-62 win over Tweedsmuir Panthers Saturday in Cloverdale

Union files human rights complaint over Chilliwack school trustee’s LGBTQ comments

Board and trustee Barry Neufled facing $50,000 tribunal charge over alleged ‘unsafe work environment’

Simulated whale rescue on White Rock beach

Training endeavour aimed to ready crews for future strandings

More than 2,000 people left without power in Surrey after truck hits power pole

BC Hydro works to restore power after crash at Fraser Highway and 184th Street

Pipeline routing through Chilliwack subject of NEB hearing Monday

City of Chilliwack, WaterWealth Project and local Sto:lo intervenors in the hearing

Senior randomly stabbed in B.C. mall food court

Woman arrested after victim, 71, suffers serious injuries

Stealth work OT, come through with first win

Joel McCready nets winner, Eric Penney makes 52 saves as Vancouver knocks off Buffalo

VIDEO: Southern schemes on stage in Langley

The farce of “The Foreigner”

B.C. Liberal hopefuls begin final leadership push

Five MLAs, one outsider pitch policies to party members

Vancouver Island marijuana producer bought by Aphria in $230M deal

Aphria’s annual production forecast increases to 230,000 kgs

UPDATED: ‘Young, innocent’ teen hit during Vancouver shootout dies

15-year-old Coquitlam boy was in a car driving by the scene

Fraser Valley truck driver killed in Alberta semi truck crash

Young driver was adjusting load on side of highway to Fort McMurray

Most Read