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{{FHCpage|location=British Columbia}}=== Centre Contacts and Hours ===  
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=== Centre Contacts and Hours ===  
  
'''Location & Map:'''
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==== Location and Map  ====
  
 
:*6270 126th Street Surrey BC south side of building. There is a buzzer just to the left of the main doors to be buzzed.  
 
:*6270 126th Street Surrey BC south side of building. There is a buzzer just to the left of the main doors to be buzzed.  
 
:*Parking is free for our patrons. <br>  
 
:*Parking is free for our patrons. <br>  
::[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=6270+126th+Street+Surrey+BC+&hl=en&ll=49.116776,-122.873325&spn=0.022724,0.039654&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=55.586984,81.210938&vpsrc=6&z=15 Location on Map]
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:*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=6270+126th+Street+Surrey+BC+&hl=en&ll=49.116776,-122.873325&spn=0.022724,0.039654&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=55.586984,81.210938&vpsrc=6&z=15 Location on Map]
  
'''Phone: '''604-597-9695
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==== Contact Information  ====
  
'''E-mail:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[mailto:vance144@shaw.ca vance144@shaw.ca]  
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[[Image:Surrey BC Family History Center.JPG|right|225px|Surrey BC Family History Center.JPG]]  
  
'''Open Hours:'''  
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'''Phone: 604 597 9695'''  
  
:'''Tuesday and Thursday:''' '''10:00am to 9pm'''
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'''E-mail: '''surreyfhc@gmail.com
  
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<br>'''SUMMER HOURS 2017 in Effect from July 12th through September 11th'''
:'''Wednesday 19:00 am - 6&nbsp;:00 pm'''
 
  
:<br>'''Holiday Schedule:&nbsp;'''Closed for all of July and August and midway December for winter break. Please call our centre to get up to date closures..
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Tuesdays from 1 pm to 9 pm
  
=== Calendar and Events  ===
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Wednesdays 12 Noon to 4 pm
  
==== Upcoming Events and Class Schedule ====
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==== 2017 Regular hours - in effect starting 12 September 2017 ====
  
==== '''2013 Patron Seminars at the Surrey Family History Center located at 6270 - 126 St, Surrey, BC, Canada<br>''' ====
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'''***During inclement weather call ahead to be sure the centre is open.'''  
  
'''Family Tree Seminar - February 20th 7 - 9 pm'''
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• Tuesdays 10 am to 9 pm<br>• Wednesdays 11 am to 3 pm<br>• Thursdays 2 pm to 9 pm<br> Hope to see you there.
  
'''&nbsp;Open to the public'''  
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=== '''Holiday Closures 2017''' ===
  
A one night class on Family Tree, the exciting new system that will replace New Family Search and which is available to the general public. This site will&nbsp;enhance your ability to collaborate with other people researching your family lines. It also makes possible correcting and easily adding sources to your pedigree.
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Closed all Statutory Holidays
  
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Closed December 15th 2017 through January 8th 2018
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:<u style="line-height: 1.5em">Please contact our centre to get up to date closures, to check our hours, or to arrange group visits or arrange special help.</u>
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:'''<br>NEW Exciting changes and new services'''
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*'''Make an appointment for your family: '''We have various family history exploration activities for children of all ages or for families to do together. Topics of the tubs are a toy exploration, a photo exploration, records exploration, migration exploration, and a temple exploration.We have a special family friendly area.<br>
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*We have upgraded equipment and furnishings.<br>  
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*Live in the Surrey BC area? Come get help with your genealogy.
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== Calendar and Events  ==
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=== Annual Finding Your Roots Conference is Saturday October 14th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm - Sign in 8 am, Opening session 8:30 am, Classes start at 9 am ===
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38 classes will be offered throughout the day. You will have time to attend up to 5 classes.
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There will also be an exhibit hall.
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'''Register NOW at www.findingyourroots.ca .'''
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Most handouts will be available online to those who register. They will be sent a download link in their registration confirmation email.
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Bag lunches may be ordered for $5 online and paid for at the seminar
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Classes are as listed below. Classes may be subject to change without notice if a speaker becomes unavailable.
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{| class="wikitable"
 +
|Title/Topic
 +
|Instructor
 +
|-
 +
|Ancestors in Context
 +
|Karen  Inkster Vance
 +
|-
 +
|BCGS - 6000 Years of Expertise & Research Skills
 +
|Rob  Whitlock/Judith Ueland
 +
|-
 +
|Beginning Genealogy: Where Do I Start?
 +
|Mary  Kathryn Kozy
 +
|-
 +
|Brick Walls: Really?
 +
|Brenda  Smith
 +
|-
 +
|Census 101
 +
|Karen  Inkster Vance
 +
|-
 +
|Cloverdale Library: Fun Facts and Finds
 +
|Jamie  Brown
 +
|-
 +
|Crowd Sourcing
 +
|Dave  Obee
 +
|-
 +
|DNA: I’ve Had My DNA Tested… Now What?
 +
|Mary  Kathryn Kozy
 +
|-
 +
|England Beginner
 +
|Rob  Whitlock
 +
|-
 +
|England Intermediate/Advanced
 +
|Rob  Whitlock
 +
|-
 +
|Family History Centres
 +
|Pat  & Dave Burns
 +
|-
 +
|Family History Guide, the Wiki & More
 +
|Jeannie  Vance
 +
|-
 +
|Family History on the Canadian Prairies
 +
|Dave  Obee
 +
|-
 +
|Family Stories from Family Members
 +
|Sandra  Borger
 +
|-
 +
|FamilySearch Family Tree : Getting Started
 +
|TBA
 +
|-
 +
|Finding Your Lost British Home Child
 +
|Marlene  Dance
 +
|-
 +
|From Lost to Found: Organizing
 +
|Gayel  Knott
 +
|-
 +
|Genealogy Software Programs - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
 +
|Mary  Kathryn Kozy
 +
|-
 +
|Geography & Genealogy
 +
|Dave  Obee
 +
|-
 +
|How True is That Family Legend?
 +
|Judith  Ueland
 +
|-
 +
|Indexing: Using One or Making One for Your Own Publication
 +
|Paul  McDonnell
 +
|-
 +
|Irish Research
 +
|Eunice  Robinson
 +
|-
 +
|Making Ancestry DNA Work for You
 +
|Lil  Heselton
 +
|-
 +
|Moving to a New Life: Migration Beyond Ships' Lists
 +
|Brenda  Smith
 +
|-
 +
|Researching Cross Border Migrations
 +
|Terry  Rogers
 +
|-
 +
|Researching Ontario
 +
|Margaret  Rogers
 +
|-
 +
|Reunion Planning
 +
|Sally  Haysom
 +
|-
 +
|RT Be a Researcher Not a Searcher
 +
|Crista  Cowan
 +
|-
 +
|RT Comparing Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch & MyHeritage
 +
|Sunny  Morton
 +
|-
 +
|RT Keynote: Drew & Jonathan Scott - Family Ties
 +
|Drew  & Jonathan Scott
 +
|-
 +
|RT The Glue That Holds Families Together
 +
|Diahan  Southard
 +
|-
 +
|Scotland Research
 +
|Lorraine  Irving
 +
|-
 +
|Snapshot Stories
 +
|Karen  Inkster Vance
 +
|-
 +
|The Perfect Question
 +
|Brenda  Smith
 +
|-
 +
|Timing It: Timelines
 +
|Gayel  Knott
 +
|-
 +
|Types of Records - for Beginners
 +
|Sally  Haysom
 +
|-
 +
|Using Local History in Family History Research
 +
|Eunice  Robinson
 +
|-
 +
|Where Are the Women in My Family History?
 +
|Diane  Rogers
 +
|}
  
'''Find My Past Seminar'''<br>March 20th - 2013
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== '''Collections''' ==
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*'''FamilySearch Catalog Online Films:''' You can order your films online and have the items sent to our FamilySearch Centre to view.
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*Thousands of books and fiche all dealing with research from all parts of the world.
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*Film indexes for Ontario.
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*Over 1500 extended films available in the centre. 
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*An Extended films and fiche database of all the extended films in our center. It is organized by country for easy searching.
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*A Book File listing all books held by this center is available for search at the Centre.
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*A new films and new books listing of materials added to the center is available for search at the Centre.
  
7 - 9 pm at the Surrey Family History Center<br>Learn how to get the most out of Find My Past website - available free at Family History Centers or by subscription at home.<br>Learn about new databases available on the site.
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== '''New Acquisitions''' ==
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'''December 2017'''
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{| class="wikitable"
 +
|Cite  Your Sources
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|1980
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|Lackey, Richard S.
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|929
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|-
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|The Baby  Name Book
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|1984
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|Lansky, Bruce
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|929
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|-
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|Ganbaru  the Murakami Family
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|1992
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|Murakami, Rose
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|971.1
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|-
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|Gold  Creeks and Ghost Towns
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|1984
 +
|Barlee, N.L.
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|971.1
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|-
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|Grassroots  of Lumby
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|1877 - 1927
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|Duke, N.R. Pat
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|971.1
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|-
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|1871  Census Index of Elgin. Ontario
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|1989
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|
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|
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|-
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|1871  Census Index of Hastings, Prince Edward, Ontario
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|1991
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|OGS
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|971.3
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|-
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|1871  Census Index of Kingsrton, Frontenac, Lennox, Addington, Ontario
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|1988
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|OGS
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|971.3
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|-
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|1871  Census Index of Lambton, Ontario
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|1986
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|OGS
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|971.3
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|-
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|1871  Census Index of Northumberland, Ontario
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|1990
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|OGS
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|971.3
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|-
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|1871  Census Index of Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario
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|1988
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|OGS
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|971.3
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|-
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|1871  Census Index of Renfrew and the North, Ontario
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|1992
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|OGS
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|971.3
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|-
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|1871  Census Index of Storemont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott, Russell, Ontario
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|1987
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|OGS
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|971.3
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|-
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|Yesterday's  Dreams, Today's Memories
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|1985
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|Copyright Norsudal Cultural  Group
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|971.3
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|-
 +
|Compendiumof  Historical Sources
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|1997
 +
|Bremer, Ronald A.
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|973
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|-
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|Finding  Indiana Ancestors
 +
|2007
 +
|Indiana Historical Society
 +
|973
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|-
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|Maryland  Records
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|Volume 1 1915
 +
|Brumbaugh, Gains Marcus
 +
|973
 +
|-
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|Maryland  Records
 +
|Volume 2 1928
 +
|Brumbaugh, Gains Marcus
 +
|973
 +
|-
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|Genealogical Research  Directory Australia
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|1998
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|Johnson, Keith A. , Sainty,  Malcolm R.
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|994
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|}
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'''Previous Acquisitions from the past two years:'''
  
<br>  
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BC Genealogist Vol 43 # 2 June 2014<br>BC Genealogist Vol 44 # 2 June 2015<br>BC Genealogist Vol 44 # 2 Sept 2015
  
'''Digital Scrapbooking Seminar - Beginner and Advanced''' <br>April 17th 2013<br>Beginner: 6:30 - 7:30 pm<br>Advanced 7:30-9:00 pm<br>Attend one or both sessions. Open to the public
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Iceland 1703 Census The 1703 Census of the whole of Iceland continued in a second binder. <br>Iceland 1703 , 1729 Census The 1703 Census of the whole of Iceland continued. The 1729 Census of the whole of Iceland. <br>Iceland 1762 Census Index Index to the 1762 Census for Iceland<br>Iceland 1801 Census Index Index to the 1801 Census for Iceland<br>Iceland 1801 Census Index with Family Groups Index to the 1801 Census for Iceland with Family Groups<br>Iceland 1816 Census Index Iceland 1816 Census Index - Last name Index<br>Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 1 Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 1 / Book 1 Surnames Abela - Gudlaug<br>Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 2 Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 2 / Book 2 Surnames Gudlaugur - Hoskuldur<br>Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 3 Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 3 / Book 3 Surnames Idbjorg - Kristin<br>Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 4 Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 4 / Book 4 Surnames Kristjana - Sigridur<br>Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 5 Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 5 / Book 5 Surnames Sigrun - Ossur<br>Iceland Guide to 1703, 1729, 1801 Volume 1, Volume 2, 1816, 1845 Guide to the complete Census for Iceland for 1703, 1729, 1801 Volume 1 Volume 2, 1816, 1845 <br>
  
Learn how to do digital scrapbooking using easily available websites and software. <br>Learn to create your own albums and scrapbooks for using digitally or for printing.  
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Planters and Pioneers, Limited Revised Edition 2006 - Dr. Esther Clark Wright - Justin Wentzell publisher - early New Brunswick settlers.  
  
<br>
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Ukraine '''Ukrainian Research '''2013 State Archives 947.7 Villages within Parishes. Languages for months of the year translation. Ukrainian American Collection. Manuscript collections. Other resources Ukraine ( internet ) Ukrainians in North America by Professor Bohdan P. Procko 20-Sep-13
  
'''Patron Seminar - TBA&nbsp;'''  
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<br>Canada '''Canadian National Censuses 1871,1881,1891,1901''' 2002 Family Search 971 How to navigate census giving Family History Library film number. 20-Sep-13
  
May 15th 2013
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<br>Canada '''Ontario Land Records''' 2003 Family Search 971 How to search Ontario Land records. Steps 1 by surname, Step 2 by land by description, Step 3 by probate records, Step 4 other types. Book referenced 'Genealogy in Ontario, Searching the Records', Brenda D. Merreman is in our Surrey FHC Library. 20-Sep-13
  
<br>'''Finding Your Roots Seminar - at the Surrey Family History Center<br>October 19th, 2013 - 8:30 am - 4 pm'''<br>Free and open to the public<br>Pre-registration and lunch purchase at www.findingyourroots.ca<br>An all day event featuring over 35 classes<br>Class information and registration will be available September 7, 2013 on the website.<br>Call 604-597-9695 if you have questions.<br>  
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<br>Canada'''This is Alberta '''1963 The Albertan 971.2 This is Alberta is a compilation of newpaper articles from ' The Albertan ' Articles include - this is Alberta p 91, day of the fur traders p 93 - 8, Grain - Keystone of our Economy and Canada's stock in trade. Look back at pioneer life, pioneer past. Railway, planes, oil, tar sands, gas, banks, nature, agriculture. History of Alberta. 20-Sep-13<br>
  
=== Centre Resources  ===
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== '''Databases and Software''' ==
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:*'''FHC Portal:''' This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to subscription websites.
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:*Premium Databases Include the following
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:*19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
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:*Alexander Street Press• The American Civil War: Research Database, Letters and Diaries, Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera, Social and Cultural History, Women and Social Movements in the United States
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:*&nbsp;Ancestry.com - Institution version
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:*Archive Digital
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:*Findmypast - Institution version
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:*Fold3.com
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:*Kinpoint - Premium
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:*MyHeritage - Library Edition
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:*Paper Trail
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:*ProQuest Obituary Listings
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:*Puzzilla.org - Premium Services
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:*World Vital Records- All content has been added to MyHeriage.com (They purchased WVR)
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:*We also have database programs for information storing of your genealogical work such as PAF (Personal Ancestral File), Legacy, Roots Magic, and Ancestral Quest to name a few. We have the deluxe paid versions at our centre. You may download the basic free version for use at home.
  
==== Collections ====
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== Hardware and Equipment ==
  
*&nbsp;'''Family History Library Catalog:'''&nbsp;You can order your films online and have the items sent to our Family Search Center to view.
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Our centre has 12 computers, 2 printers, 3 fiche readers, 5 film readers including 2 high magnification readers, 1 digital film/fiche reader and a multi functional digital copier/scanner/printer.
*We have over 1500 films, thousands of books and fiche all dealing with research from all parts of the world.
 
*We have up to date film indexes for Ontario.<br>
 
  
==== Databases and Software ====
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== Center Services ==
  
:*&nbsp;'''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. Just to name a few of these premium sites are Find My Past, World Vital Records, The Genealogist, Ancestry,com
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'''Group Visits''' - youth groups, adult groups, children's groups and family groups.  
:*We also have other database programs for information storing of your genealogical work such as PAF (Personal Ancestral File), Legacy, Roots Magic, and Ancestral Quest to name a few. We have the deluxe paid version at our centre but they are free of charge for our patrons.
 
  
=== <br>Hardware and Equipment  ===
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Email: surreyfhc@gmail.com or call the centre at 604-597-9695 for information on booking and on what types of instruction are available, etc.
  
Our centre is proud to have 9 computers, 5 printers,&nbsp;4 fiche readers, 6 film readers, 1 digital film/fiche reader and a multi functional digital copier/scanner/printer.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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'''NEW SERVICE: One on One Assistance''' - to book this email surreyfhc@gmail.com and you will be contacted with times available. Often individual assistance is available from regular staff without an appointment. However, if you wish to be sure there is a knowledgeable staff member available you can book an appointment.  
  
=== Centre Services ===
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#• We have a Lexmark printer that patrons can use to '''scan pictures and documents directly to Family Tree'''. 
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#Patrons can then use our computers to go in to Family Tree where we can help them connect the images and documents to their ancestors.  
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#• Patrons can also scan photos to memory sticks.<br>• Patrons at the center have free access to 12 premium databases including Ancestry and Find My Past. We can help you get the most out of these.<br>• Our friendly staff can assist with uploading images and doing research using FamilySearch and the Premium Databases.<br>• We offer monthly seminars during the winter months to help patrons learn new skills and these are free and open to the community.
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#<span id="1402629262247E" style="display: none;" />• We book group appointments to help youth groups and families learn more about their families.
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#• We teach individuals and groups how to do FamilySearch Indexing, research using FamilySearch, complete the My Family booklet and enter data in Family Tree.
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#• We can help you create fan charts, photo pedigrees, etc. using Treeseek
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#• We can help you use the Premium versions of Puzzilla to find more cousins.<br>
  
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
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'''''Executive Committee: '''<br>''Director: Jeannie Vance<br>Assistant Director: Sara Herrington<br>Patron Services Coordinator: Jeannie Vance<br>Technical Coordinator: Don McGonigal
  
'''''Executive Committee: '''<br>''Director: Jeannie Vance<br>Associate Director: <br>Patron Services Coordinator: Delva Priest<br>Technical Coordinator:  
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Training Coordinator: Jeannie Vance<br>Scheduling Coordinator: Barbara McMullin<br>Associate Administrator:  
  
Training Coordinator: Jocelyn Sippel<br>Scheduling Coordinator: Barbara McMullin<br>Associate Administrator: Lyn McGonigal
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Associate Administrator: Jacquie Jarvis<br>Film Orders Coordinator: Marion Blaikie, Jeannie Vance
  
Associate Administrator: Jacquie Jarvis<br>Film Orders Coordinator: Linda Swan
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__INDEX__

Latest revision as of 23:32, 6 September 2017

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


Centre Contacts and Hours

Location and Map 

  • 6270 126th Street Surrey BC south side of building. There is a buzzer just to the left of the main doors to be buzzed.
  • Parking is free for our patrons.
  • Location on Map

Contact Information

Surrey BC Family History Center.JPG

Phone: 604 597 9695

E-mail: surreyfhc@gmail.com


SUMMER HOURS 2017 in Effect from July 12th through September 11th

Tuesdays from 1 pm to 9 pm

Wednesdays 12 Noon to 4 pm

2017 Regular hours - in effect starting 12 September 2017

***During inclement weather call ahead to be sure the centre is open.

• Tuesdays 10 am to 9 pm
• Wednesdays 11 am to 3 pm
• Thursdays 2 pm to 9 pm
Hope to see you there.

Holiday Closures 2017

Closed all Statutory Holidays

Closed December 15th 2017 through January 8th 2018

Please contact our centre to get up to date closures, to check our hours, or to arrange group visits or arrange special help.

NEW Exciting changes and new services
  • Make an appointment for your family: We have various family history exploration activities for children of all ages or for families to do together. Topics of the tubs are a toy exploration, a photo exploration, records exploration, migration exploration, and a temple exploration.We have a special family friendly area.
  • We have upgraded equipment and furnishings.
  • Live in the Surrey BC area? Come get help with your genealogy.

Calendar and Events

Annual Finding Your Roots Conference is Saturday October 14th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm - Sign in 8 am, Opening session 8:30 am, Classes start at 9 am

38 classes will be offered throughout the day. You will have time to attend up to 5 classes.

There will also be an exhibit hall.

Register NOW at www.findingyourroots.ca .

Most handouts will be available online to those who register. They will be sent a download link in their registration confirmation email.

Bag lunches may be ordered for $5 online and paid for at the seminar

Classes are as listed below. Classes may be subject to change without notice if a speaker becomes unavailable.

Title/Topic Instructor
Ancestors in Context Karen Inkster Vance
BCGS - 6000 Years of Expertise & Research Skills Rob Whitlock/Judith Ueland
Beginning Genealogy: Where Do I Start? Mary Kathryn Kozy
Brick Walls: Really? Brenda Smith
Census 101 Karen Inkster Vance
Cloverdale Library: Fun Facts and Finds Jamie Brown
Crowd Sourcing Dave Obee
DNA: I’ve Had My DNA Tested… Now What? Mary Kathryn Kozy
England Beginner Rob Whitlock
England Intermediate/Advanced Rob Whitlock
Family History Centres Pat & Dave Burns
Family History Guide, the Wiki & More Jeannie Vance
Family History on the Canadian Prairies Dave Obee
Family Stories from Family Members Sandra Borger
FamilySearch Family Tree : Getting Started TBA
Finding Your Lost British Home Child Marlene Dance
From Lost to Found: Organizing Gayel Knott
Genealogy Software Programs - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Mary Kathryn Kozy
Geography & Genealogy Dave Obee
How True is That Family Legend? Judith Ueland
Indexing: Using One or Making One for Your Own Publication Paul McDonnell
Irish Research Eunice Robinson
Making Ancestry DNA Work for You Lil Heselton
Moving to a New Life: Migration Beyond Ships' Lists Brenda Smith
Researching Cross Border Migrations Terry Rogers
Researching Ontario Margaret Rogers
Reunion Planning Sally Haysom
RT Be a Researcher Not a Searcher Crista Cowan
RT Comparing Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch & MyHeritage Sunny Morton
RT Keynote: Drew & Jonathan Scott - Family Ties Drew & Jonathan Scott
RT The Glue That Holds Families Together Diahan Southard
Scotland Research Lorraine Irving
Snapshot Stories Karen Inkster Vance
The Perfect Question Brenda Smith
Timing It: Timelines Gayel Knott
Types of Records - for Beginners Sally Haysom
Using Local History in Family History Research Eunice Robinson
Where Are the Women in My Family History? Diane Rogers

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog Online Films: You can order your films online and have the items sent to our FamilySearch Centre to view.
  • Thousands of books and fiche all dealing with research from all parts of the world.
  • Film indexes for Ontario.
  • Over 1500 extended films available in the centre.
  • An Extended films and fiche database of all the extended films in our center. It is organized by country for easy searching.
  • A Book File listing all books held by this center is available for search at the Centre.
  • A new films and new books listing of materials added to the center is available for search at the Centre.

New Acquisitions

December 2017

Cite Your Sources 1980 Lackey, Richard S. 929
The Baby Name Book 1984 Lansky, Bruce 929
Ganbaru the Murakami Family 1992 Murakami, Rose 971.1
Gold Creeks and Ghost Towns 1984 Barlee, N.L. 971.1
Grassroots of Lumby 1877 - 1927 Duke, N.R. Pat 971.1
1871 Census Index of Elgin. Ontario 1989
1871 Census Index of Hastings, Prince Edward, Ontario 1991 OGS 971.3
1871 Census Index of Kingsrton, Frontenac, Lennox, Addington, Ontario 1988 OGS 971.3
1871 Census Index of Lambton, Ontario 1986 OGS 971.3
1871 Census Index of Northumberland, Ontario 1990 OGS 971.3
1871 Census Index of Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario 1988 OGS 971.3
1871 Census Index of Renfrew and the North, Ontario 1992 OGS 971.3
1871 Census Index of Storemont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott, Russell, Ontario 1987 OGS 971.3
Yesterday's Dreams, Today's Memories 1985 Copyright Norsudal Cultural Group 971.3
Compendiumof Historical Sources 1997 Bremer, Ronald A. 973
Finding Indiana Ancestors 2007 Indiana Historical Society 973
Maryland Records Volume 1 1915 Brumbaugh, Gains Marcus 973
Maryland Records Volume 2 1928 Brumbaugh, Gains Marcus 973
Genealogical Research Directory Australia 1998 Johnson, Keith A. , Sainty, Malcolm R. 994

Previous Acquisitions from the past two years:

BC Genealogist Vol 43 # 2 June 2014
BC Genealogist Vol 44 # 2 June 2015
BC Genealogist Vol 44 # 2 Sept 2015

Iceland 1703 Census The 1703 Census of the whole of Iceland continued in a second binder.
Iceland 1703 , 1729 Census The 1703 Census of the whole of Iceland continued. The 1729 Census of the whole of Iceland.
Iceland 1762 Census Index Index to the 1762 Census for Iceland
Iceland 1801 Census Index Index to the 1801 Census for Iceland
Iceland 1801 Census Index with Family Groups Index to the 1801 Census for Iceland with Family Groups
Iceland 1816 Census Index Iceland 1816 Census Index - Last name Index
Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 1 Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 1 / Book 1 Surnames Abela - Gudlaug
Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 2 Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 2 / Book 2 Surnames Gudlaugur - Hoskuldur
Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 3 Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 3 / Book 3 Surnames Idbjorg - Kristin
Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 4 Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 4 / Book 4 Surnames Kristjana - Sigridur
Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 5 Iceland 1845 Census Index Binder 5 / Book 5 Surnames Sigrun - Ossur
Iceland Guide to 1703, 1729, 1801 Volume 1, Volume 2, 1816, 1845 Guide to the complete Census for Iceland for 1703, 1729, 1801 Volume 1 Volume 2, 1816, 1845

Planters and Pioneers, Limited Revised Edition 2006 - Dr. Esther Clark Wright - Justin Wentzell publisher - early New Brunswick settlers.

Ukraine Ukrainian Research 2013 State Archives 947.7 Villages within Parishes. Languages for months of the year translation. Ukrainian American Collection. Manuscript collections. Other resources Ukraine ( internet ) Ukrainians in North America by Professor Bohdan P. Procko 20-Sep-13


Canada Canadian National Censuses 1871,1881,1891,1901 2002 Family Search 971 How to navigate census giving Family History Library film number. 20-Sep-13


Canada Ontario Land Records 2003 Family Search 971 How to search Ontario Land records. Steps 1 by surname, Step 2 by land by description, Step 3 by probate records, Step 4 other types. Book referenced 'Genealogy in Ontario, Searching the Records', Brenda D. Merreman is in our Surrey FHC Library. 20-Sep-13


CanadaThis is Alberta 1963 The Albertan 971.2 This is Alberta is a compilation of newpaper articles from ' The Albertan ' Articles include - this is Alberta p 91, day of the fur traders p 93 - 8, Grain - Keystone of our Economy and Canada's stock in trade. Look back at pioneer life, pioneer past. Railway, planes, oil, tar sands, gas, banks, nature, agriculture. History of Alberta. 20-Sep-13

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal: This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to subscription websites.
  • Premium Databases Include the following
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Alexander Street Press• The American Civil War: Research Database, Letters and Diaries, Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera, Social and Cultural History, Women and Social Movements in the United States
  •  Ancestry.com - Institution version
  • Archive Digital
  • Findmypast - Institution version
  • Fold3.com
  • Kinpoint - Premium
  • MyHeritage - Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • Puzzilla.org - Premium Services
  • World Vital Records- All content has been added to MyHeriage.com (They purchased WVR)
  • We also have database programs for information storing of your genealogical work such as PAF (Personal Ancestral File), Legacy, Roots Magic, and Ancestral Quest to name a few. We have the deluxe paid versions at our centre. You may download the basic free version for use at home.

Hardware and Equipment

Our centre has 12 computers, 2 printers, 3 fiche readers, 5 film readers including 2 high magnification readers, 1 digital film/fiche reader and a multi functional digital copier/scanner/printer.

Center Services

Group Visits - youth groups, adult groups, children's groups and family groups.

Email: surreyfhc@gmail.com or call the centre at 604-597-9695 for information on booking and on what types of instruction are available, etc.

NEW SERVICE: One on One Assistance - to book this email surreyfhc@gmail.com and you will be contacted with times available. Often individual assistance is available from regular staff without an appointment. However, if you wish to be sure there is a knowledgeable staff member available you can book an appointment.

  1. • We have a Lexmark printer that patrons can use to scan pictures and documents directly to Family Tree.
  2. Patrons can then use our computers to go in to Family Tree where we can help them connect the images and documents to their ancestors.
  3. • Patrons can also scan photos to memory sticks.
    • Patrons at the center have free access to 12 premium databases including Ancestry and Find My Past. We can help you get the most out of these.
    • Our friendly staff can assist with uploading images and doing research using FamilySearch and the Premium Databases.
    • We offer monthly seminars during the winter months to help patrons learn new skills and these are free and open to the community.
  4. • We teach individuals and groups how to do FamilySearch Indexing, research using FamilySearch, complete the My Family booklet and enter data in Family Tree.
  5. • We can help you create fan charts, photo pedigrees, etc. using Treeseek
  6. • We can help you use the Premium versions of Puzzilla to find more cousins.

Executive Committee:
Director: Jeannie Vance
Assistant Director: Sara Herrington
Patron Services Coordinator: Jeannie Vance
Technical Coordinator: Don McGonigal

Training Coordinator: Jeannie Vance
Scheduling Coordinator: Barbara McMullin
Associate Administrator:

Associate Administrator: Jacquie Jarvis
Film Orders Coordinator: Marion Blaikie, Jeannie Vance