Saturday, March 29, 2014

Society Saturday: Kelowna & District Genealogical Society 2014 Conference

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Recently, Kelowna & District Genealogical Society announced their “Harvest Your Family Tree 2014 Genealogical Conference & Marketplace”. It will be held this fall from September 26 to 28 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

I attended my first KDGS conference two years ago in September 2012 (I wrote about my experience here) and am looking forward to returning to Kelowna this year.

Some of the weekend’s highlights include the KDGS Library Open House, meet the speakers reception, 24 speaker-led workshops (beginner to advanced levels), and personal photo consultations with international photo expert Maureen Taylor.

Here are my Saturday workshop choices:

  • “Identifying and Dating Family Photographs” (with Maureen Taylor)
  • “Murder and Mayhem – Coroner’s Records & their Genealogical Importance” (with Ann ten Cate)
  • “Thinking Outside the Box” (with Dwight Radford)
  • “Canadians in the First World War” (with Dave Obee)

I’m also taking an additional workshop on Friday titled “Ten Steps to Smash through Brick Walls in Eastern European Genealogy” (with Xenia Stanford), and I’ve pre-booked my timed ticket for a photo consultation with Maureen Taylor.

If you want to know more about KDGS’s 2014 Conference, its speakers, workshops and more, visit Kelowna & District Genealogical Society website, where you can download the conference brochure.

Copyright © 2014, Yvonne Demoskoff.


  1. Thanks for promoting our Kelowna Conference, Yvonne! I am proud to say that our biennial conference has established a solid reputation for being a "not to be missed" genealogy event in Western Canada. See you in September! Claire Smith-Burns, Conference Chair


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