Mission Genealogy Club

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Surrey Libraries Family History <Familyhistory@surrey.ca>


We're happy to report that we will be reopening for limited access on Wednesday, September 9!  Please see this link for our new hours and other information about reopening:  



Our Covid-19 protocols and safety measures are very thorough, as noted in the link above.  I would like to highlight the following aspects:


  • limiting the number of people within the branch at any given time
  • limiting computer time to 45 minutes – computer time is first-come-first-served, as before
  • limiting time within the branch to 1 hour


Our first online program, Fun Family History Friday, will be held on Friday, February 25, from 2:30 to 4:00pm.  Here are the details about the program and how to participate.



If you have an exact reference to a specific microfilm, book, or database you are welcome to use our document delivery service: https://www.surreylibraries.ca/services/family-history#D  


If you have any questions, please contact us at familyhistory@surrey.ca or call 604-598-7328.





Steps to Our Ancestors”, Nanaimo Family History Society’s one-day genealogy workshop has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2021. 


Our workshop is aimed at newer family historians or those who wish to refresh their research skills. 


We have secured our full slate of speakers to provide presentations on topics including starting on the right path, standards of proof, immigration to Canada and an introduction to DNA testing. 


We ask that you provide this updated information to your membership.  


We will reach out again closer to the workshop date with additional details. 


Until then, we hope that you remain safe in these uncertain times. 



Kindest regards,


Ruth Stewart

Member - Workshop Planning Committee




“Steps To Our Ancestors” is a full day workshop (9:00 to 5:00) aimed at newer family historians or those who want to refresh their research skills. 


Topics include starting on the right path, standards of proof, immigration to Canada and getting started with DNA testing. 


There is early bird pricing and the option to prepurchase lunch. The workshop is centrally located at Beban Park, on Bowen Road in Nanaimo. There is ample parking on site. 


Fraser River and Cheam Peaks;
CPR Bridge from
Mission Waterfront.