29 September 2019

Family Search Affiliate






The Okanagan Regional Library, downtown Kelowna Branch and
the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society
are thrilled to announce the launch of “FamilySearch Affiliate Status”
for the downtown Kelowna Library!





What does this mean?    Previously “locked” digital images on FamilySearch.org will now be available through the affiliation on ORL computers. You may email these home or save onto a memory stick. Of course, this is a FREE service!
To celebrate the affiliation, the KDGS and ORL are hosting a FREE day-long event, “Find Your Family at the Library:”
 September 28, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  Downtown Kelowna Library, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna
 Two free Workshops by Stephen Young, renowned genealogist and FamilySearch Manager from Salt Lake City
 Mini-talks on Starting your Family History and Treasures in the KDGS Family & Local History Resource Centre
 Demonstrations on using FamilySearch
  Interested in DNA – ask our experts!
“Ask Me” tables for one-on-one help getting started on your genealogy journey
 Children’s Activities
  Refreshments
 And more…

No Registration Necessary; however, class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Come and join us – your ancestors are waiting for YOU to discover them!

For more information: Librarian@KDGS.ca

07 June 2019

Family History Forum


Don’t miss the last Family History Forum of the 2018-2019 Season! Remember, these are FREE events – bring a friend!

When: Tuesday, June 25, 7-9pm
Where: Classroom Two, 2nd floor of downtown Kelowna Library

Tuesday, June 25:  Family History Research in England - Going beyond Records of Birth, Marriage and Death: Come and discover the many sources available for learning about your English family history in the KDGS Family & Local History Resource Centre and online; Presenter: Teresa Smith.

16 May 2019

Family History Forum

Please join us Tuesday, May 28, 7pm for this free event. 
Where: downtown library, upstairs, classroom 2.


Meet Your Ancestors: What kind of people were your ancestors? What were their occupations, social strata, education level, personalities and accomplishments? Were they in the military, did they serve their community and/or church? Were they loved or reviled? This talk and sharing session will give you new ideas for putting the “flesh on the bones” of your family history. Presenter: Claire Smith-Burns