Sunday, August 28, 2016


Beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

The biggest genealogical event in BC is coming up next month with a great lineup of speakers and activities. I've been looking forward to this Kelowna and District Genealogical Society conference all year. I'll be speaking on Genetic Genealogy: Now it's for everyone and on Social Networking 101 for Family History

Other conference speakers include: Jamie Brown, Audrey Collins, Lisa Louise Cooke, Andrea Lister, Raymon Naisbitt, Dave Obee, Mary Kircher Roddy, Xenia Stanford and Nicole Watier.  

The BC Genealogical Society's Boutique will be there with books and other genealogical aids as will My Heritage and other genealogical organizations and vendors.

I just received this reminder about the conference - full of useful information. I'm often in Kelowna so I can say it is a fun place to visit and the weather is bound to be nice.  Plan to attend! 

"September is the perfect time to travel – the tourists have mostly gone home, the roads are in good condition and the weather is perfect!  What could be better?  Well, how about a Genealogy Road Trip?

Why not get a few friends together and come to Kelowna for the “Harvest Your Family Tree” Genealogy Conference, taking place from Sept. 23-25, 2016?  Sharing the costs and enjoying the companionship of like-minded friends is a wonderful way to see the countryside.

The Kelowna Inn & Suites is offering an unbelievable rate of only $79 per night (plus taxes), including breakfast, to our Conference registrants.  This is definitely budget-friendly, especially if you share the room with a friend or two.  The hotel is nicely appointed, has an on-site restaurant and is very conveniently located along Hwy. 97 halfway between the Friday and Saturday Conference venues. Hotel website: or call 1-800-667-6133 – be sure to tell them you are coming for the Genealogy Conference.  

While in Kelowna, enjoy our great shopping, many beautiful wineries, historic sites and get in some genealogy research at our KDGS Family & Local History Resource Centre and the other great archives and specialty libraries close-by.  Be sure to scoop up some freshly-picked apples to bring home, too!  

Go to the Conference pages at, then take a look at the “Staying in Kelowna” page for lots of great suggestions and website links.  You may also want to stay on a few days after the Conference to see the Royals:  Prince William, Duchess Kate and little George & Charlotte will be in Kelowna on Sept. 27th!!!

Register for our Conference: Don’t delay too long as some workshops are filling up quickly!"

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