Find your ancestral roots with help from Cloverdale Library

Family history series begins in January in Surrey.

Searching for your ancestral roots? The Cloverdale Library can help fill in the blanks with a family history series that begins in January.

• An Introduction to Family History: 
Saturday, Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Put on your detective cap! One curious enquiry can lead to a lot of discovery. If you want to trace your family history but don’t know where to start, this is the place. Find out what’s available and where, how to document what you find, and most importantly – pick up some tips and tricks unique to genealogy research. You are sure to be surprised by something. Charge: $10.

• Start Searching Your Family History – a Beginners’ Workshop in 5 Lessons
: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 21, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 10 and March 2.

This series of five three-hour classes, developed by writer and researcher Brenda Smith, addresses each beginning family history researcher’s need for guidance in embarking on a very personal journey. Working with their own materials, and supporting each other, learners will discover their particular motives and set goals for their research, organize and evaluate their data, and plan the first stage of their individual programs. Participants must be able to commit to attending all five sessions. Charge: $100 for the series.

• Start Writing Your Family History – a Communications’ Workshop in five Lessons
: Saturdays, 1:30–4:30 p.m., Jan. 21, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 10 and March 2.

This series also consists of five three-hour classes, and addresses the researcher’s need to report and publish findings. Working with their own materials, and supporting each other, learners discover how to move from the gathering of information to creating a publishable product. Participants must be able to commit to attending all five sessions. Charge: $100 for the series.

The Cloverdale Library is located at 5642 176A St. Please pre-register by calling 604-598-7328, or emailing familyhistory@surrey.ca

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