Abbotsford British Columbia Family History Centre

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Centre Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:

  • 30635 Blueridge Dr.; Abbotsford BC V2T 5W3  Canada
  • (Link to map using Google or other map sites)

Phone: 1-604-852-8043

E-mail: abbotsfordfhc@gmail.com 

Open Hours: 

    • Mon. 10am - 1pm
    • Tue. 6:30 - 9pm
    • Thur. 6:30 - 9pm
    • Fri. 10am - 1pm
  • Holiday Schedule:

Summer break will begin after final shift on June 29, 2018 and will reopen on Tuesday September 4,2018 at 6:30.

Christmas break will begin after final shift on Friday December 8, 2017 and re-open Monday January 8, 2018

We are also closed on all Stat Holidays and during periods of inclement weather through the winter months. Please call the centre to see if we are open.


Calendar and Events

ABBOTSFORD FAMILY HISTORY DAY

Join us at our next Family history day April 28, 2018

TIME: 8:30am-3:30pm

ADDRESS:30635 Blueridge Drive, Abbotsford,BC

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings


Centre Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: Please note that as of August 31, 2017 you will no longer be able to order films from Salt Lake.


Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.\
  • Included in these are the following:
  • Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Heritage Quest Online, 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War, The Genealogist, Historical Map Works Library Edition, World Vital Records, and much more.
  • (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

Hardware and Equipment


Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties


Resources in the Local Area


Links

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Volunteer at the Centre

DIRECTOR: Jean Evans

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Jen Haddad