Surrey British Columbia Family History Centre

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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 & 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

Phone: 604-597-9695


Open Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00am to 9pm
Sometimes closed on the 3rd and 4th Wednesday at 6 pm  for training and seminars so call ahead on Wednesday evenings.

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.

Closed December 14th 2012 and reopens January 8th 2013.

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

Surrey Family History Center Open House: January 19th from 10 am to 2 pm

Open to the public

Come see the resources the FHC offers
Ongoing tours of the FHL Centre
Displays on Family History

Beginner Seminars - a two night series January 23 and 30 from 7 - 9 pm.

Open to the public

Each night will cover separate topics so come to one or both nights. Pre-register by calling 604-597-9695 and leaving a message with your name and phone number. Not sure if you can come - just show up.

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.

Centre Resources


  •  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.

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.  

Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

Executive Committee:
Director: Jeannie Vance
Associate Director:
Patron Services Coordinator: Delva Priest
Technical Coordinator:

Training Coordinator: Jocelyn Sippel
Scheduling Coordinator: Barbara McMullin
Associate Administrator: Lyn McGonigal

Associate Administrator: Jacquie Jarvis
Film Orders Coordinator: Linda Swan