Forum Schedule

SEPTEMBER 2016 – JUNE 2017

Family History Forums are hosted by the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society and the Okanagan Regional Library.  They are free to everyone with an interest in tracing their Family History!
Where:  Main Floor Meeting Room, Downtown Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library
When:  Fourth Monday of each month (except Dec., Jul. & Aug.), 7-9pm


October 24th:  Potpourri of Hints & Tips for Beginners in Genealogy:  KDGS Members will share their favorite tips to help you make progress with your family history project.  We will meet upstairs in the KDGS Family & Local History Resource Centre.

November 28:  Mustering Up Military Records:  An overview of some military records available online and in our Library for Canada, the USA and the UK.

January 23: Bring out Your Brickwalls!  Share your most puzzling genealogical problems with us and we will help you to tackle those brickwalls.

February 27:  Genealogy in Ontario: Many of our Canadian Ancestors have connections to Ontario.  Discover some of the great records available for Ontario research and how to access them.

March 27: DNA – an Exciting Tool for Genealogists:  Discussion of types of DNA tests, testing companies and how they can be useful for genealogy.

April 24: Genealogy in BC:  An overview of the many great records available for our BC Ancestors:  vital events, census, newspapers, directories, images and more.

May 29: Fleshing out Your Ancestors Using Census Records and other Lists:  Census records provide a snapshot of your family on a given day in history.  Typically censuses were taken every ten years; fill in the years between with voter’s lists and directories to build a cohesive picture of your ancestors’ lives. NOTE: This is being held on the 5th Monday of the month as  May 22 is a Holiday.

June 26: Researching English Ancestors:  Discussion of the three major record groups for English genealogy plus some valuable lesser-used records and how to access them.