About Us


Membership in the Kelowna and District Genealogical Society provides its members with four issues of its newsletter, free queries, use of the materials in its library, research nights for sharing and learning, and general meetings with interesting genealogical topics. The membership year runs from September to June. There are no meetings during the summer months. Current Membership Fees are $30 per Annum for individuals and $35 for a family membership.


Meetings are held at Hawthorn Park, 867 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC.

The Kelowna and District Genealogical Society Library is a large and growing collection of books, periodicals, CDs and maps on a wide range of genealogical topics representing most areas of the world. The library is located on the 2nd floor of the Kelowna ORL Branch (downtown) public library.  The KDGS collection is a non-circulating reference library.  A “Genealogists in Residence” (GIR) service is provided at various times throughout the week.  See the library page for a list of our current holdings and our GIR hours.


Informal classes are available during regular meetings and on some library nights to those individuals seeking to begin searching their family roots. Speakers during the monthly meetings provide further information on diverse genealogical topics. Occasionally, seminars or workshops are planned. These usually have a minimum fee to both members and non-members.


Queries are encouraged and are free for members. Non-members wishing to place queries should enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if they wish to receive a reply from the Society Queries Coordinator. A fee of $20.00 is required to cover the cost of postage, photocopying and other expenses. Any surplus will be a donation to the Society Library. Please indicate if you wish the query to be included in the Okanagan Researcher. Queries for the newsletter are free of charge, and subject to available space.