Discover your past, discover yourself! We have one of the largest Canadian family history collections in the country.

Our collection

Located in Surrey's historic town centre, Cloverdale library maintains the family history collection.

This collection has over 5000 microfilms and over 3000 books. Specialized equipment includes:

  • Microfilm/microfiche reader/printers
  • ViewScan reader with USB capability
  • Photocopier

Access genealogical databases: Ancestry, Heritage Quest, Find My Past World, Points to the Past, and Scotland Places

Document delivery services 

The Family History department offers a limited look up service. Staff can research specific records on microfilm, print or database. Research requests must be simple, not requiring extensive research, and include adequate information.

Records are returned either by email in PDF format, fax, or regular mail for a fee of $5.00 per item. Postal or fax charges apply. 

Vital Statistics

BC Archives includes digitized BC vital events records accessible online. Check the BC Archives first when searching for BC birth, marriage and death records. It contains births to 1903, marriages to 1941, and deaths to 1996.

The family history microfilm collection at the Cloverdale Library includes births to 1903, marriages to 1933, and deaths to 1988.

 

Need help? Contact the Family History department at Cloverdale Library:

Phone: 604-598-7328

Fax: 604-598-7321

familyhistory@surrey.ca

Research your Family's History

Start your research with a guide written by Cloverdale Family History staff.