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Donating Your Family History

If you've compiled a family history you may have considered donating it to a library collection so that it can reach a wider audience.

Unpublished Family Histories

The Vancouver Public Library does not collect unpublished material, also known as archival materials.  If your family history manuscript or collection has a strong local connection, contact the City of Vancouver Archives to discuss a possible donation.

Published Family Histories

As a rule, the Vancouver Public Library does not accept donations of published family histories unless they are of strong local interest - for example, the story of a B.C. pioneer family. This is due to space considerations and the limited potential audience for personal family histories. But there are other options to consider:

  • Send two copies of your book to the Legal Deposit program at Library and Archives Canada. In fact, ALL publishers (including individuals) are technically required to do so.
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  • Send a copy to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For more information, see the FHL Donations web page.
 

 

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