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.