About Us / Membership

The Kelowna & District Genealogical Society (KDGS) is a Federally Registered Charity, No. 880921614 RR0001.

Send E-mail requests for genealogical information to queries@kdgs.ca

For society information send an E-mail to info@kdgs.ca

Mailing Address

Kelowna and District Genealogical Society
PO Box 21105
Kelowna, British Columbia


The KDGS membership year runs from September 1 to August 31.  (Payments received in May and June will be applied to the next membership year.)

To become a KDGS member, please complete an Application (link below). 

Payment can be made by an 'INTERAC e-transfer' to treasurer@kdgs.ca .  
Alternatively, you may send a cheque to:  KDGS, PO Box 21105, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9N8.

Membership Application / Membership Renewal

Annual fees are:
  Single - $30.
  Family Membership - $35 (2 people living at the same address receiving one copy of The Okanagan Researcher.)


  •    Monthly meetings (September to June) where you get to meet people who care about history and families.  Each meeting has a Bite-Size genealogy related topic and a guest speaker.  Also a great place to learn from each other for your family research as we share our knowledge and expertise.
  •     Join one of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) where members with similar research objectives meet for discussions.
  •    Vote at the Annual General Meeting for the Executive – we are a volunteer run organization.
  •    Receive our very own newsletter ‘The Okanagan Researcher’ published 4 times each year.
  •    Publish queries free in our newsletter 'The Okanagan Researcher'.
  •     Reduced fees for Conferences and Workshops offered by KDGS.
  •     Receive other society newsletters in our exchange program via email.
  •    Receive email updates on current activities and genealogy related items that is happening throughout the world.

Officers 2020-2021 

PresidentJoan Kirkbride
Vice-PresidentAnne Harrison
Past PresidentRob Corbett
SecretaryMarie Ablett
TreasurerKelly Walker