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Explore your roots at VPL and beyond: resources and services for genealogists
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2014 URL: http://guides.vpl.ca/genealogy Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to Genealogy and Family History

Group portrait in front of a building, VPL #19539, 19--, Philip Timms.

Explore your roots at VPL and beyond:
resources and services for genealogists

Genealogical research is one of the most popular and fastest growing hobbies in North America. This guide will assist the first time and advanced family history researcher with the ever-growing amount of resources available in print and online.

 

Genealogy and Family History Buzz

More Changes to Procedures for Microfilm Orders from the Family History Library

Posted December 11, 2014

We've  made some additional adjustments to our procedures for picking up microfilm from the Family History Library.  See Borrowing Microfilms from the Family History Library for more details.


 

New Procedures for Microfilm Orders from the Family History Library

Posted November 27, 2014

We've changed our procedures for picking up microfilm from the Family History Library.  See Borrowing Microfilms from the Family History Library for more details.



Genealogy Help from Guangzhou Library Genealogy Reference Centre

Posted November 4, 2014

For those seeking genealogical records or information about families within the city of Guangzhou and Guangdong Province you can send your questions via email to Guangzhou Library Genealogy Reference Centre at:  gtdfwxs@gzlib.gov.cn or Telephone #: (020) 83839820.  For more infomrati see the Chinese-Canadian Genealogy page in this guide.


British Red Cross Launches Database of First World War Volunteers

Posted October 26, 2014

Personnel records can be searched  by name and include infomation on dates served, locations and tasks performed.  Currently 30 000 records availble.  Database to be complete in a year. http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War


Library and Archives Canada Announces Major Update to the 1861 Census of Canada Database

Posted August 21, 2014

More than 133, 000 records were corrected.

Records for the cities of Hamilton, Kingston, London, Ottawa and Toronto previously mislabeled now appear as districts.  Other records  have been recovered and image linking errors corrected.

Find out more at Library and Archives Canada Blog


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Upcoming VPL Events of Interest to Genealogists

The Vancouver Public Library hosts free workshops on topics of genealogical interest. Programs are mainly held at the Central Library. Some require registration and others are drop-in. For more information on upcoming events at the library, please visit the online Events & Courses calendar or call 604.331.3603.

 

New Titles at VPL

Here is a select list of genealogy-related titles recently added to the library collection. You can also view the full list via the library's catalogue.

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Stay up-to-date with new developments in the rapidly changing world of genealogy with the help of our semi-annual Genealogical Resources eNewsletter.

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