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Family History Forum May 2023

Family History Forum, Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:30pm, via Zoom:
Topic:  From whence did they come? Finding the place of origin for your Immigrant Ancestor, presenter Claire Smith-Burns
Before you can start researching records of your Immigrant Ancestors to Canada in their country of origin, you must first narrow down their place of residence in that country. The clues you need are in Canadian records. We will survey a number of records that may hold the clue for your ancestor’s birthplace. 
Pre-registration required through the ORL’s Events Calendar, (or go directly to the Family History Forums page: Click on the event in the 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.

October 2022 General Meeting

Videos available for members-only. If you would like to join our society, please see the members section of the website.

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

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



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 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—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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