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Research Guides

Guides written by Cloverdale Family History staff to help you with your research. New and updated guides are added periodically.

Provincial Research Guides

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Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia
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Topical Research Guides

Conferences & Events
Finding Obituaries
Quick Guide to BC Records
Quick Guide to Immigration & Passenger Lists

Canadian Family History Resources: a Guide to the Materials Held at the Cloverdale Library

Edited by Jamie Brown, Laurie J. Cooke, Carolyn Franklin, Carmen Merrells & Helen Paramonov

Canadian Family History Resources is a comprehensive guide to the microfilm holdings at the Cloverdale Library. Instructions for use are included, as well as references to our books and websites for genealogical research.

For more information, contact the Cloverdale Library at 604-598-7328 or