“Harvest Your Family Tree”

Kelowna, BC on September 28 to 30, 2018

The Kelowna and District Genealogical Society is hosting a three day conference in their city.  Per their website:

“One of Western Canada’s largest conferences, featuring three days of Learning & Discovery, opportunities for one-on-one Networking and Much More!  Presenting 11 acclaimed speakers from Australia, USA and Canada with 31 topics to choose from.  Whether you are just beginning your family history journey or are a seasoned researcher, this Conference will motivate and inspire you.  Our Marketplace will be bursting with information and the products you need to take your genealogical pursuits to the next level, including Ancestry.  Add to this, the KDGS Family & Local History Research Centre’s Open House, Meet the Speakers Reception, Guided Historic Cemetery Walking Tour and bushels of fabulous Door Prizes and Raffles all set in Kelowna during Apple & Grape Harvest Season… making THIS an event not to be missed!”

The list of speakers include:

  • Lesley Anderson, Ancestry’s Canadian Spokesperson (Ottawa, ON)
  • Blaine Bettinger, DNA Expert, Author and Blogger at The Genetic Genealogist (Syracuse, NY)
  • Geoff Doherty, Genealogical Educator and President of the Genealogical Society of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Cyndi Ingle, Creator of Cyndi’s List, Genealogy Technology Specialist (Seattle, WA)
  • Louis Kessler, Genealogist and Software Developer, Creator of Double Match Triangulator (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Andrea Lister, Founder of Absolutely Literate, Genealogist and Communications Expert (Chilliwack, BC)
  • Dave Obee, One of Canada’s leading Genealogists, Founder of CanGenealogy.com and Author (Victoria, BC)
  • Mary Read, Genealogical Researcher, KDGS Newsletter Editor (Kelowna, BC)
  • Tara Shymanski, Genealogical Researcher and Educator, Blogger at Shymanski Genealogy Research (Calgary, AB)
  • Helen V. Smith, Genealogical Educator, Author, Blogger at Dragon Genealogy (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Xenia Stanford, Professional Genealogist, Award-winning Writer and Editor (Kelowna, BC)
  • Susanne Sulzberger, Archivist at Library & Archives Canada (Vancouver, BC)

Visit the conference website at  https://kdgswix.wixsite.com/kdgs for more details.