Saturday, 29 September 2018

Digitized Okanagan Genealogy and History

Sixteen local history and genealogy books researched and written by members of the Cemetery Recording Committee of the Kelowna and District Genealogical Society are now freely available online.

Six books include extensive local history and genealogies. A stand-alone Index book contains over 9000 entries and incorporates all the indices of the other 15 books. Nine are traditional transcription books.

The University of British Columbia Okanagan is hosting this collection on the Digitized Okanagan History (DOH) website. To access this collection go to:

DOH website https://doh.arcabc.ca/
Select Browse on the menu.
Find the KDGS logo and click on the logo.
Find the People and Place icon and click on the icon.
The 16 books can be opened and read on the People and Places page.
Index of Names in the Central Okanagan may be a good place to start.

Thanks to Susan D. Campbell, KDGS Cemetery Recording Committee Chair for the tip.

Note that 12 other organizations are have information available on the Digitized Okanagan History.

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