Cloverdale Branch / Family History Department
5642 – 176A Street, Surrey, BC, Canada
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.