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September 2022 Family History Forum

Join us for our September Family History Forum, hosted by the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society in partnership with the Okanagan Regional Library. These programs are free to all who are interested in genealogical research and are presented virtually by Zoom. You must pre-register to attend by clicking on the event in the ORL’s Events Calendar and follow the instructions. Be sure to enter your email address correctly and watch for the email from the ORL to confirm your registration: https://orl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

Tuesday, September 27, 6:30-8:00pm: Getting Started in Genealogical Research, presenter Claire Smith-Burns

Are you wanting to discover your unique Family History but don’t know how to start? Claire Smith-Burns will give you some pointers to help you make progress with your genealogical journey. 

October General Meeting

Please join us Monday, October 3, 6:45pm for our very short AGM and regular meeting via Zoom. If you would like to join us as a one-time guest please email info@kdgs.ca for your invitation.

Main Speaker: Lynn Fenelli, Executive Director of the Lake Country Museum speaking about agricultural growth history in the Okanagan.

Bite-Size Genealogy: Xenia Stanford “Facebook for Genealogy”

November Family History Forum

Join us for our November Family History Forum, hosted by the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society in partnership with the Okanagan Regional Library. These programs are free to all who are interested in genealogical research and are presented virtually by Zoom. You must pre-register to attend by clicking on the event on the ORL’s Events Calendar and following the instructions. Be sure to enter your email address correctly and watch for the email from the ORL to confirm your registration.

https://orl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar – click on the listing on the Tuesday, November 23rd section of the calendar.

Tuesday, November 23, 6:30-8:00pm: Introduction to Scottish Genealogical Research, presented by Claire Smith-Burns.

Learn how to effectively research your Scottish Ancestry. This talk will cover the major Scottish record groups plus take a look at some great websites and resources for Scottish family history research.

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GIR Service for members and public

The GIR (Genealogists In Residence) service is still available, although not in person at the library. For research help please email librarian@kdgs.ca and someone will be more than happy to get in contact with you. A reminder...

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New special interest group

If you are a member of the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society (KDGS) and have Jewish Ancestors, there is a New Special Interest Group starting. More information will be available when details are finalized. [Special...

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Staying Healthy

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society has decided to cancel the ‘Family History Forums’ as well as the ‘Genealogist in Residence service’ until further notice –...

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Family Search Affiliate

Access digital images on FamilySearch.org at the Okanagan Regional Library. The Okanagan Regional Library, downtown Kelowna Branch and the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society are thrilled to announce the launch...

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Record Search Update: 26 Million New Names Added

Twenty-nine new collections were updated or added last week at FamilySearch.org—with 26 million names and 1.5 million digital images! The international collections continue to expand, with exciting new additions for Costa Rica,...

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