Forum Schedule

SEPTEMBER 2017 – JUNE 2018

Join us for an evening of Genealogy learning and sharing at our monthly Family History Forums!  These are free events hosted by the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society in partnership with the Okanagan Regional Library. 

We meet from 7-9pm in the Main Floor Meeting Room at the downtown Kelowna Library.  No admission fee – no pre-registration necessary!  All who are curious about Family History are welcome!

Monday, September 25:  DNA for Genealogy Discussion Group:  Round-circle opportunity to share experiences about DNA testing, ask questions or just listen and learn!  Moderator: Claire Smith-Burns

Monday, October 23: Recording it for Posterity – Ideas and Tips for Writing YOUR Family History Book:  If you’ve written a book, please bring it along to share and inspire; if you are wanting write up your family history, this is a great opportunity to gain ideas about tackling this sometimes daunting project.  Moderator:  Pat d’Easum (author of several family history books).

Monday, November 27:  Genealogy at the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library:  You will be amazed at the treasures waiting for you at the downtown Library!  This is truly the “one-stop-shop” for those doing Family History.  Presenter: Alison Hayman (ORL Reference Librarian)

No Family History Forum in December

Monday, January 22:  Let’s Tackle Your Brick Wall!  Round circle opportunity to present your vexing Family History problem and get advice from the experts.  Moderator:  Claire Smith-Burns

Monday, February 26: Digital Books Online:  The Internet is a virtual library!  Learn about FREE books online, how to find them, great websites & tips for downloading.  Many hard to find, out-of-print books are now available to you in the comfort of your home.  Presenter:  Claire Smith-Burns

Monday, March 26: Organizing Your Online Research & Digital Files:  Found something online and now you have no clue which website you found it on?  Did you download a document but now you can’t find it on your computer?  Learn how to efficiently record your online research plus some tips for downloading images and organizing these on your computer.  Presenter:  Claire Smith-Burns

Monday, April 23:  Ancestry Tips to Improve Your Genealogy Research: Watch some great videos on using Ancestry LE.  Several tricks for using Ancestry's search features. How to use Ancestry's records effectively, plus more!  Presenter: Anne Harrison.

Monday, May 28: Location, Location, Location: Discovering Your Ancestors’ Home Towns:  Without local knowledge of the history and social-life of the places your ancestor’s lived, you cannot do effective genealogy.  Learn about building up your knowledge and exploring the towns and villages of your ancestors without having to go there!  Presenter: Claire Smith-Burns

Monday, June 25:  To Be Announced