Te sqwélqwels te ts'elhxwélmexw.

The story of the family.


About the SRRMC Genealogy Office

Our Stó:lō Family Tree database houses over 48,000 names and 13,000 marriage records.
The majority of our records are Stó:lō ancestors but there are some records from other territories.

We encourage everyone to update their current information (i.e. add new babies, marriages, funeral pamphlets, etc.).  If you would like to contribute your family knowledge to the database or add things to your family file please contact the office to do so.

The database was created with family knowledge that has been collected over many years by various researchers and from community members willing to share their history.  Our office uses the Family Tree Maker software.


The database also has records from the following:

  • Church records
  • Federal Government Records
  • Provincial Government Records
  • Interview transcripts
  • Local histories/published books
  • Other

Photograph Courtesy of the Mussell Family

Services Provided:

  • Family history research
  • Family tree information
  • Large-scale printing of pedigree and descendant charts
  • Family history data entry
  • All services are open to all Stó:lō communities and descendants

For an appointment contact:

Lisa Davidson, Genealogist
Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
Building 10 - 7201 Vedder Road
Chilliwack BC
V2R 4G5


Genealogy services are available by appointment only and not subject to any associated fees.



Starting Your Family Tree

A few suggested supplies that may help keep you organized with your research: a notebook, file folders to keep records in, and a file box to store everything in one place. 

Start by filling out a Five Generation Pedigree Worksheet and a Family Group Worksheet for yourself.  Fill in as much information as you can.  These forms can be picked up at the office or you can print them from the link on our page. 

Interview family members to fill in any blank spots you might have.  Try to keep a record of who you talked to and what information they gave you.  This will come in handy later on when you look to source your information.   This can be recorded in your notebook.

Once you have as much filled out as you can, you are welcome to bring your information to the Stó:lō Genealogy Office.  The genealogist needs your permission to add your family members to the database.  The Genealogical History Consent Form will be filled out at the appointment if new information is being added from your forms.  

Once you have gone back as far as you can, you can start researching other branches of your family tree using the same method.  Use the Family Group Worksheet as a template to research other family lines.


Downloadable PDFs


Personal and Confidential Information

It’s important to keep your information confidential.  You are allowed access to your family’s direct lineage information through the Stó:lō Genealogy Office.  We will not share any personal information publicly and all information provided is for information purposes only.  The older records are mostly public records, it’s the newer information that is not always public.  Please keep that in mind before adding information online on a public forum.





Websites for Additional Research

Stó:lō Library & Archives

Royal BC Museum – BC Archives


The Chilliwack Progress
Newspaper Archives

UBC—BC Historical Newspapers

Family Search

Cyndi’s List Canada

Chilliwack Museum and Archives

To search other provinces'/states' vital stats records, type the name of the province/state and 'vital stats records' into Google and it should bring up the provincial/state records website.  Each province/state is different.  Some are free and some have a fee attached.


Other Local Research Places

Stó:lō Library & Archives
10-7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC
Coqualeetza Cultural Education Centre
8528 Ashwell Road, Chilliwack, BC

BC Genealogical Society
BCGS Walter Draycott Library
Unit 211, 12837 - 76th Avenue,
Surrey, BC

Cloverdale Library
Family History Department
5000+ microfilms
5642 176A St, Surrey, BC

Chilliwack Museum and Archives Museum
45820 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack, BC
9291 Corbould St, Chilliwack, BC


For further personal records, please contact the local band offices.

Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
Bldg #10 – 7201 Vedder Road,
Chilliwack, BC, Canada
V2R 4G5

604-824-2420 / 1-800-565-6004

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