The Langley Centennial Museum website is an Online Treasure Waiting to be Explored.
Do you know that Langley Centennial Museum has many wonderful databases online? Visit their website at http://www.langleymuseum.org/http://www.langleymuseum.org/ . There are two, in particular, that will be of interest to genealogists. All databases are fully searchable.
The first is the Cemetery database, listed under Heritage, at http://www.langleymuseum.org/heritage_cemetery_intro.asphttp://www.langleymuseum.org/heritage_cemetery_intro.asp . It includes Murrayville, Langley Lawn and Fort Langley cemeteries. You can search by name or by year, but not by full date (eg. 03/11/1965). The results include the following headings: Name, Sex, Date of birth, Birth place, Date of Death, Date of Burial or Date Cremated, Location Cemetery, Plot, and Grave.
However, not all results include information in all categories. Funding for this resource was provided by the British Columbia Digital Collections program, supported by the British Columbia Arts Council and British Columbia Museums Association.
The second is the Historical Photographs database, listed under Collections, at http://www.langleymuseum.org/collection_photo.htmlhttp://www.langleymuseum.org/collection_photo.html . It can be searched by topic, from Aerial Views to World War, by date or by key word.
The museum also has a research facility onsite. However, you must phone ahead to book a time in order for staff to assist you. Curator Lisa Codd can be reached by phone at 604-888-3922, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.They have the following historic and local newspapers on microfilm: British Columbian, 1860 – 1869, The Columbian, 1899 – 1914, The Langley Advance, 1931 – 1979. There are also vertical files available on a number of topics, and the Museum has a reference library of local history publications.