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.
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.
Family History Group Newsletters
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. The newsletter can be obtained through a membership to the Maple Ridge Historical Society.
Community History Projects
Starting in 2016, members of the Family History Group put their research skills towards Community History Projects in partnership with the Maple Ridge Museum & Archives. The Edge Family Legacy Project was completed in 2016; The Evolution of a Citizen: Edmund Pope project was completed in 2017; Community Builders: The Haney Family in 2018; Hammond Brothers: Shaping the Landscape in 2017. Projects are presented to the public at the Maple Ridge Heritage Awards and other venues throughout the year.
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. Our members research their ancestors in every corner of the world.