Discover Your Family’s Unique History with the

Kelowna &

Genealogical Society

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The Society

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Kelowna & District Genealogical Society is a non-profit, registered charity whose goal is to bring like-minded people together for the purpose of sharing ideas and knowledge in the pursuit of family history research. The Society held its first meeting in 1984.

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Resource centre

Our Reference Library is located on the second floor of the Okanagan Regional Library’s downtown Kelowna Branch. Our partnership with the Library has allowed the Society to offer convenient access to our stellar collection of books, periodicals, maps and digital databases to the Central Okanagan community.

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 Genealogist in residence

Come to the Library to chat with genealogists from the Kelowna and District Genealogical Society. Learn how to find more on your family tree, or ask about your next steps if you’ve hit a wall in your research. 



The Okanagan Researcher includes information about our society, its meetings, projects, events and members as well as interesting historical articles and photos about the Okanagan and about the world-wide research of our members.

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Okanagan Researcher newsletter

Our extensive collection of cemetery records includes the names and stories of people buried in small cemeteries or isolated graves throughout the Central Okanagan.

Meet people who care about history and families at our monthly meet-up. Our general meetings are also a great place to learn from each other and our guest speakers as we share our knowledge and expertise.    


Well over a thousand obituaries are indexed and available and the number is growing as a small ‘army’ of Society members has been busy inputting details into the database, proofing the data and scanning obituaries.  

Become a member

Keep in touch with the Society through our Facebook group and monthly newsletter.