Surrey British Columbia Family History Centre
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
- 1 Centre Contacts and Hours
- 2 Calendar and Events
- 3 Centre Resources
- 4 Hardware and Equipment
- 5 Centre Services
Centre Contacts and Hours
Location & 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.
- Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00am to 9pm
- Wednesday 19:00 am - 6 :00 pm
Holiday Schedule: Closed for all of July and August and midway December for winter break. Please call our centre to get up to date closures..
Calendar and Events
Upcoming Events and Class Schedule
2013 Patron Seminars at the Surrey Family History Center located at 6270 - 126 St, Surrey, BC, Canada
Family Tree Seminar - February 20th 7 - 9 pm
Open to the public
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 enhance your ability to collaborate with other people researching your family lines. It also makes possible correcting and easily adding sources to your pedigree.
Find My Past Seminar
March 20th - 2013
7 - 9 pm at the Surrey Family History Center
Learn how to get the most out of Find My Past website - available free at Family History Centers or by subscription at home.
Learn about new databases available on the site.
Digital Scrapbooking Seminar - Beginner and Advanced
April 17th 2013
Beginner: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Advanced 7:30-9:00 pm
Attend one or both sessions. Open to the public
Learn how to do digital scrapbooking using easily available websites and software.
Learn to create your own albums and scrapbooks for using digitally or for printing.
Patron Seminar - TBA
May 15th 2013
Finding Your Roots Seminar - at the Surrey Family History Center
October 19th, 2013 - 8:30 am - 4 pm
Free and open to the public
Pre-registration and lunch purchase at www.findingyourroots.ca
An all day event featuring over 35 classes
Class information and registration will be available September 7, 2013 on the website.
Call 604-597-9695 if you have questions.
- Family History Library Catalog: You can order your films online and have the items sent to our Family Search Center to view.
- 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.
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. Just to name a few of these premium sites are Find My Past, World Vital Records, The Genealogist, Ancestry,com
- 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.
Hardware and Equipment
Our centre is proud to have 9 computers, 5 printers, 4 fiche readers, 6 film readers, 1 digital film/fiche reader and a multi functional digital copier/scanner/printer.
Staff Research Specialties
Director: Jeannie Vance
Patron Services Coordinator: Delva Priest
Training Coordinator: Jocelyn Sippel
Scheduling Coordinator: Barbara McMullin
Associate Administrator: Lyn McGonigal
Associate Administrator: Jacquie Jarvis
Film Orders Coordinator: Linda Swan