Family History

Family History Group

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. Occasionally we have programs on special topics. The Family History Group welcomes all participants, from beginners to seasoned family researchers.

Join us:

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.


Occasionally, members of the Family History Group put their research skills to do community history research projects in partnership with the Maple Ridge Museum & Archives. The Edge Family Legacy Project was completed in 2016 and The Evolution of a Citizen: Edmund Pope project was completed in 2017. Projects are presented to the public at the Maple Ridge Heritage Awards and other venues throughout the year.

Local Voices:

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.


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. Our members research their ancestors in every corner of the world.

Family History Group Newsletters

The Family History Group produces a regular newsletter that is included in the Historical Society’s monthly 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. The newsletter can be obtained through a membership to the Maple Ridge Historical Society. Subscriptions are a benefit of membership in the Maple Ridge Historical Society. Please send membership applications, with $20 to the Maple Ridge Historical Society.

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