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

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Getting Started: tips and tools

Getting Started
Information to help get you started with family history research.

Genealogy Charts
Using charts to record key details of your ancestors' lives. Includes printable blank charts.

Standards and Proof
Documenting your family history to create an authentic record.

Project Organization
Managing the genealogical paper flow.

Genealogy Software
Selecting specialty software to record data and track research.

Reading Old Records
Find resources to help you decipher old handwriting and terminology.

Family Histories
Checking to see if someone has already worked on a branch of your family tree.

Research at VPL
Prepare for your genealogical research visit to the Vancouver Public Library.

Using the Library Catalogue
Search tips for identifying potentially useful resources in the Library collection.





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