Library, Obituary and Burial records


Make Kelowna your destination research centre. In one location, you have access to our society’s collections as well as the census records, newspapers and historical directories at the Okanagan Regional Library.

Our Library features genealogical handbooks and guides from across the world, plus many published records such as newspaper vital events, cemetery records, probate records and much more.
Family & Local History Reference Library
Our collection of local histories for Canada, especially, BC, the Prairie Provinces and Ontario is excellent – many of these include vignettes of local families. See our Resource Centre Catalogue.
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. See the schedule.
cemetery records
Our extensive collection records the names and stories about people buried in small cemeteries or isolated graves throughout the 15 Central Okanagan. View records online.
We have well over a thousand obituaries indexed and available from the Society and the number is growing as work continues on indexing and image scanning. Request an obituary.
Photos of cemetery grave markers
Photos of cemetery grave markers were taken from 2008 to 2012 by the Kelowna & District Geneology Society Cemetery Recording Committee. View the photographs.