Mission Genealogy Club

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An Aboriginal Genealogy Association 'Cultural Learning Circle' event
Ties, Talents & Treasures

Saturday, November 30th 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack

Bring treasures from your ancestors - a
basket, weaving, carving, fishing gear,
knitting, medicines, musical instrument,
recipe - along with a photograph, family
tree or album. There will be plenty of
sharing time, but please, let us know
you are coming so we can schedule time
for you [maximum 2 items per family].

Refreshments, story telling, meeting, greeting and sharing.
We will sneak in a brief business meeting, 30 minutes or less, to highlight achievements
of the Aboriginal Genealogy Association and elect a new Board of Directors - let us know
if you are interested in volunteering.

Information: 604 615-6082 ancestorconnections@gmail.com
T’xwelátsé: We Have to Learn to Live Together
in a Good Way
Based on the lesson by Stone T’xwelátsé: an ancestor of the Stó:lō,
as true today as it was during the first contact between early European settlers
and Aboriginal Peoples


                                                                                       SURREY LIBRARIES

Cloverdale Branch / Family History Department

5642 – 176A Street, Surrey, BC, Canada V3S 4G9
T 604.598-7447 | www.surreylibraries.ca


Cloverdale Library renovations continue on schedule.  In the meantime, we’ve scheduled some family history programs at our other Surrey locations this fall, including two often-requested programs about turning your family history research into a publication.   Here is what’s coming up this fall:


Fun Family History Fridays

Friday, November 1

2:30 - 4:00 pm


Join a drop-in chat for all family historians.  Any topic.  First Friday of every month.




Family History Orientation

Saturday, November 2

10:00 – 11:00am

Surrey Libraries -- City Centre Branch (10350 University Drive, Surrey)


Learn to use one of the largest collections of family history materials in western Canada.  This orientation to the Family History department will introduce you to our online databases, books, journals, and microfilm records.



Writing and Publishing Your Family History

Saturday, Nov 23

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cloverdale Recreation Centre (6188 - 176 Street, Surrey)


Working with your own materials, learn how to develop the skills necessary for writing non-fiction from a family history point of view.  Discover how to move from gathering information to creating a publishable product.  Learn how to make your story more engaging than a list of when people were born and died, and discover options beyond a book.   Presented by Brenda L. Smith and Andrea Lister.

Program cost:  $15.  Pre-registration required.  Includes light lunch/refreshments.





DNA for Family History

Friday, November 22


Newton Seniors’ Centre (13775 - 70 Avenue, Surrey)


Join us for a presentation on DNA for family history research, also known as genetic genealogy.  What is it?  How does it work?  What are the differences between different types of DNA tests? What can they do for family history researchers, and what can’t they do?The discussion will include what to do with test results, the terminology used in results, and privacy issues.  No registration required.  Presented by Surrey Libraries.




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