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2024 Summer Holidays

We are taking a break over the summer. Our first meeting for our 2024-2025 year will be Monday, September 9, 7pm, via zoom.
Family History Forums will commence Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 via Zoom.
More information will be available closer to the dates.
Have a fantastic summer everyone!

June 2024 Family History Forum

The Last Best West: Land Records of the Prairie Provinces, presented by KDGS member Mary Read
They came for the land. And for the life and future it promised. Wherever they came from and whether they came to homestead or to ride the wave of prosperity brought by the growing population, the availability of farm land was the key to the settlement of the prairies. Learn the story of the land, the steps in the process of homesteading and how to find the land records that document your family’s prairie story in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

April 2024 Family History Forum

Hidden Genealogical Gems Online, presented by Claire Smith-Burns of the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society
The Internet has greatly impacted how we do genealogical research but we can get stuck using the same collection of websites and may miss some wonderful gems. This talk will survey some underused and little-known websites that could provide genealogical treasure to further your family history. If you’ve discovered a “hidden gem” website, please share this with the group at the end of Claire’s talk.



April 2024 General Meeting

Tips for Breaking Brick Walls Every genealogist at some time while researching runs up against brick walls. Brick walls are when a research question such as finding the parents of an ancestor cannot be answered. There are simple...

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Heritage Week 2024 – February 19 – 25

National Heritage Week runs from Feb. 19 through to Feb. 25. One of the events offered during the week will be a Zoom talk hosted by the Okanagan Regional Library and the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society: Claire...

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The KDGS has some great programs lined up for the coming year! Of course, these are all free to our KDGS Members but non-members will have to pay to attend where indicated (prices vary). Most of the main presentations will be...

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