KDGS Cemetery Recording Committee
21 September 2016
Who were the people
who came to the Okanagan starting in 1860?
Some of these people stayed, had families, built a community.
Everyone has a story.
The KDGS Cemetery Recording Committee has recorded some of these.
Nine Central Okanagan cemeteries
Traditional transcription books with the added bonus of maps so that each person’s grave can easily be found. Information is organized by surname (which also acts as an index) as well as by location in the cemetery. These are very user-friendly books.
Five Small Central Okanagan cemeteries plus isolated burials
These six books contain information about the people buried in these locations – their stories and genealogies. Photographs, local history, and maps make these books of special interest.
The Table of Contents identifies where material can be found in the book.
A wide variety of sources was used in the preparation of these books. These sources are listed so that researchers can find the original information.
Two of the books contain extensive appendices with names and information about early pioneers.
A comprehensive index in each of these six books includes the names of people in these communities who may have been mentioned in obituaries; birth, marriage, or death registrations; newspaper articles or stories. These indexes will be very helpful for researchers of local history as well as family historians.