Saturday, April 02, 2016

Society Saturday: My Choices for the 2016 KDGS Conference

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Earlier this week, I posted about the biannual Kelowna & District Genealogical Society’s ConferenceI attended their conferences in 2012 and 2014 and look forward to again this fall.

The three-day event takes place September 23-25, 2016 in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia.

The Conference has “workshops for Beginners, Cutting Edge Technology, Latest Online Databases, Brickwall Techniques, Digging into Your Ancestral Places and so much more…”.

Ten speakers will present 28 concurrent workshops during the weekend: Jamie Brown, Andrea Lister, Dave Obee, M. Diane Rogers and Xenia Stanford (from British Columbia, Canada); Nicole Watier (from Ontario, Canada); Audrey Collins (from England); and Lisa Louise Cooke, Raymon Naisbitt, and Mary Kircher Roddy (from the USA).

I’ve chosen the following workshops:

• “Genealogy at Library and Archives Canada”, with Nicole Watier
• “Ancestry’s Drouin Collection Search Tips and Gems”, with Andrea Lister
• “Lest We Forget: First and Second World War Records”, with Nicole Watier
• “How to Successfully Search Canadian Census Records”, with Nicole Watier

My husband will accompany me and, good sport that he is, will even take classes. He’s chosen these workshops:

• “Using Spreadsheets in Genealogical Research”, with Mary Kircher Roddy
• “Social Networking 101 for Family History”, with M. Diane Rogers
• “Decoding the Dash: Build the Stories of Their Lives”, with Dave Obee
• “How to Save Your Research from Destruction & Ensure its Future Survival”, with Lisa Louise Cooke.

We’ve registered, put the cheque in the mail, and booked our hotel!

For more information about “Harvest Your Family Tree Genealogical Conference & Marketplace 2016", see

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