Family History Group

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Do you have a passion for family history research? Then come share your research triumphs, your family treasures, and your family research challenges with the Maple Ridge Family History Group.

The program is generally unstructured, allowing participants to present items of interest to the group, share resources and ask for advice. We frequently have programs on a variety of topics. Check our newsletter for upcoming topics. The Family History Group welcomes all participants, from beginners to seasoned family researchers.

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We meet at the Maple Ridge Library on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are currently holding meetings via Zoom, use the contact form below to be added to the Zoom invite.

The Family History Group is a standing committee of the Maple Ridge Historical Society and we encourage, but do not require, that our members join the society.

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The Family History Group produces a regular newsletter.  The newsletter includes reviews of resources, news of training and events, items of special interest to those researching ancestors, the history of Maple Ridge, and how-to articles.

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Members of the Family History Group put their research skills towards Community History Projects in partnership with the Maple Ridge Museum & Archives. Projects are presented to the public at the Maple Ridge Heritage Awards and other venues.

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Are you looking for charts and tools for your own family history? Are you looking for fun ways to engage others in finding family history?

We have downloadable family trees and activity sheets for people of all ages.

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The Maple Ridge Family History Group is one of the partners in the Local Voices series.

Presentations combine talks, readings and performances with community dialogue.


About the Family History Group

The Family History Committee was founded in March 1999 in response to broad community interest in the special area of research. The purpose of the committee is to support members in starting their family history research.

Members have ancestors from around the globe. We respectfully acknowledge that the land on which we live, work, and play is the traditional and unceded territory of the Katzie First Nation and the Kwantlen First Nation Peoples.


Presentations and Displays

Members of Maple Ridge Family History Group are available to speak on project methodology and the various topics explored by the projects. There are also several displays created by the group and group members that are available for display. Check out our presentations and community history projects.