The Vancouver Public Library owns a broad selection of handbooks that introduce genealogy and address basic questions about research strategies and techniques. While many items are oriented towards British and American research interests, these books often include a great deal of useful general information for beginners in genealogical research.
Click on the link below to connect directly to the Library Catalogue and see the wide range of titles available:
Recommended titles include:
Research Guide to Chinese Genealogy, 2nd ed. (2010)
Ref. 929.351 Y21r
Tracing Your Family History (2007)
Unpuzzling Your Past: The Best-Selling Basic Guide to Genealogy (2001)
Croom, Emily Anne
The Internet also provides good introductory information for beginning genealogists. Check the following:
How to Begin (Library and Archives Canada)
A good introduction to the basic steps involved in genealogical research.
Getting Started with Your Family History
A web resource created by the genealogy arm of the LDS church, a major supporter of family history research.