Events

Upcoming Events

Microsoft Word for Family Historians

Make Microsoft Word work for you instead of wasting time struggling with it. Learn advanced skills in using styles, track changes, using footnotes, and more. This session will be offered in a computer lab at the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

PowerPoint to tell Your Story

Microsoft PowerPoint can be an inexpensive and easy way to tell your family story. It is useful as a story-telling tool for an event such a family reunion or anniversary. This session will be offered in a computer lab at the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

Friday, Sept 23, 2016

KDGS Harvest Your Family Tree 2016

Ancestry’s Drouin Collection Search Tips and Gems

The Drouin Collection on Ancestry captures over 25 million French-Canadian and English historical records from 1621-1967. The collection includes baptism, marriage and burial records from Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and various New England states from multiple religious denominations and cultural backgrounds. Are you unable to find your ancestors in the Drouin Collection even though you are positive they should be there? Let’s look at some alternative ways to browse the collection. We will also look at some interesting records that give insight into the life of your ancestors and their neighbours.

The Lady in the Search

Women can be tricky to research. Mrs. Husband’s Name does not give you much to work with. Together we look at resources, some obvious, some less so to find the documents that will help you learn more about the women in your families and the roles they played in their communities.

Saturday, Sept 24, 2016

KDGS Harvest Your Family Tree 2016

Ancestry’s Drouin Collection Search Tips and Gems

The Drouin Collection on Ancestry captures over 25 million French-Canadian and English historical records from 1621-1967. The collection includes baptism, marriage and burial records from Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and various New England states from multiple religious denominations and cultural backgrounds. Are you unable to find your ancestors in the Drouin Collection even though you are positive they should be there? Let’s look at some alternative ways to browse the collection. We will also look at some interesting records that give insight into the life of your ancestors and their neighbours.

Copyright for Print & Digital

What does using an image in your printed book, on your website, on facebook, in a tweet, and on your blog have in common? You just published it. Historical societies and individuals need to understand the basics of copyright before they publish. Andrea is not a copyright lawyer; this is based on her own experience, research and conversations with a copyright lawyer. It will not answer all of your questions but should answer some of them.

Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

Finding Your Roots: Tri-Stake Seminar

To Be Determined

Topics will be determined at a later date but mark your calendar.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Abbotsford Family History Day