Vancouver Genealogy Meetup Pages

INTERESTED IN GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY? COME & MEET US!


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Meetups are planned in or near the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.

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GENEALOGY INFO


If you haven't started researching your family history, and you just can't wait, you can look at the beginner's tips on Library and Archives Canada's Canadian Genealogy Centre (even if your family isn't from Canada): http://www.collection...

or check out Rootsweb.com for advice and information on researching anywhere in the world: http://rwguide.rootsw...

BRITISH COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (BCGS)


Check out the many resources and information available on the BCGS website: www.bcgs.ca You may also want to visit the BCGS Walter Draycott Library in Surrey, BC - over 15,000 worldwide genealogical publications, in house use of subscription websites, microfilms and journals, and many unique British Columbia indexes and databases.

Are you researching families from Vancouver, BC? First see VANCOUVER, A BRIEF GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH SOURCES by M. Diane Rogers, Revised May 2012.

VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (VPL)

Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch, has a good section with genealogical resources, mainly, but not all Canadian, and you can use the Library Edition of Ancestry.com at the Library, which has resources for Canada. the UK, the US and other countries as well. You can use wireless access at the Library too or you can book a computer ahead or scanner ahead if you have a VPL card. If you don't have a VPL library card, ask at the Front Desk. To find out more about this and for a map of the Central Branch location,etc: http://www.vpl.ca/bra...

VPL Genealogy Information: http://www.vpl.ca/fin...

VPL Special Collections, including the Northwest History Collections, and the BC Historical Photograph collections: http://www.vpl.ca/fin...

Among the resources VPL has on-line are:

Scanned Historical Photographs: http://www.vpl.ca/fin...

Chinese Canadian Genealogy website: http://www.vpl.ca/ccg...

Chinese-Canadians: Profiles from a Community wiki: http://ccgwiki.vpl.ca...

British Columbia Directories, 1860-1901: http://www.vpl.ca/bcc...


WARNING: Genealogy can become addictive! (It's like playing a sleuthing game).

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