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 and Thursday: 10:00am to 9pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6 :00 pm

Holiday Schedule: 
 June 21st through September 2nd we will be opening Wednesdays from 2 pm to 8 pm only.
In December we are closed December 13th through January 6th for Christmas 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

'Patron Seminar - Family Search as a Research Tool - 'May 15th 2013 7 pm to 9 pm. 

Open to the public.
Learn how to use all the features of the Family search website to enhance your research - -learn how to use search engines, Wiki & the online courses to find out what resources, and records are available to find your ancestors. Family Search has changed so come learn how to use the updated site.
Sign up at the Family History Center—604-597-9695 or email: to pre-register. Drop ins are welcome but pre-registration is preferred.

Finding Your Roots Seminar - at the Surrey Family History Center
October 19th, 2013 - 8:30 am - 4 pm
Over 35 classes offered. Details will be posted August 2013.

Centre Resources


  •  Family History Library Catalog: You can order your films online and have the items sent to our Family Search Centre to view.
  • Over 1500 films, thousands of books and fiche all dealing with research from all parts of the world.
  • Up to date film indexes for Ontario.
  • An Extended films 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.

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 versions at our centre. You may download the basic free version for use at home.

Hardware and Equipment

Our centre has 9 computers, 4 printers, 4 fiche readers, 6 film readers, 1 digital film/fiche reader and a multi functional digital copier/scanner/printer.  

Centre Services

Group Visits - youth groups, adult groups, etc.

-email or callthe centre 604-597-9695, or 604-536-7571 for information on booking, what kinds of instruction are available, etc.

Staff Research Specialties

Executive Committee:
Director: Jeannie Vance
Assistant Director:
Patron Services Coordinator: Delva Priest
Technical Coordinator:John Harvey

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

Associate Administrator: Jacquie Jarvis
Film Orders Coordinator: Linda Swan