Cloverdale Library, Canadian Genealogy Resources, British Columbia,Canada

The Cloverdale Branch of Surrey Libraries in Surrey, British Columbia, holds Western Canada's largest, Canadian family history collection with over 5000 microfilms, about 2800 local history and other genealogy books, as well as access to Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest. The microfilm collection includes valuable resources not found online, such as earlier Canadian census records from 1666 forward, Métis Scrip Records, British Columbia birth, marriage and death registrations and BC Wills.

5 microfilm reader/printers, 4 computer terminals, a photocopier and study carrals are available for research. Staff are happy to assist clients with research questions in person or by email, but are unable to offer extensive research services. However, a document delivery service is available for a small fee. Interlibrary Loans are also available to card holders.

The department offers programs on family history topics between September and May. Orientations to the collection are held on the first Saturday of the month during this time frame. All programs require pre-registration. Please see the Family History section of the Surrey Libraries website for details.

Cloverdale Branch

5642 - 176A Street, Surrey, B.C. Canada V3S 4G9

Telephone: 604-598-7328

E-mail: familyhistory@surrey.ca

Website: http://www.surreylibraries.ca/programs-services/4815.aspx

Resources: a Guide to the Cloverdale Library. This book lists our microfilm holdings and offers instruction.