Genealogy

Books
Books

 

Click on the links below to search for these subjects in the library catalogue:

Genealogy

You can also narrow your search in the library catalogue to the geographic area or ethnic/cultural group you are researching.  Sample searches include:

Canada Genealogy

Alberta Genealogy

England Genealogy

Europe Genealogy

Métis Genealogy

 

Magazines

 Magazines

Click here for list of print magazines

Issues of particular magazines be sent to your local branch – please check with library staff.

 

Websites-Apps
Websites

 

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry is one of the largest collections of genealogical material in the world.  Includes birth, marriage, death, census, church and military records, passenger lists and more, from Canada, U.S., U.K and other countries.  Ancestry is a subscription-based service; your library card will get you access to Ancestry Library Edition on public internet stations in all ORL branches (access to Library Edition is not available outside of the library).

British Columbia Genealogical Societyhttp://www.bcgs.ca
This site includes a list of genealogical and historical societies and groups for communities across BC.   There are also links to BC public libraries, and digitized BC newspapers, and obituary indexes.  (Last accessed June 2016)

Family Searchwww.familysearch.org
Along with Ancestry, this is one of the most comprehensive sources for doing family history research online.  FamilySearch has partnered with the BC Archives to digitize a large amount of content, including BC Vital Events records, estate files, and land grant records.  You’ll also find helpful guides on how locate records for countries around the world.   (Last accessed June 2016)

Genealogy and Family History – Library and Archives Canada, http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/Pages/introduction.aspx
An excellent starting point if your research is Canadian in focus.  Created by Library and Archives Canada, the site includes tips on how to start and focus your research, and has some digitized content, including military records, passenger lists, and land records (Last accessed June 2016)

Our Roots, www.ourroots.ca 
Local histories can be an important resource when researching families or cities and towns.  The Our Roots website has digitized over 5,000 texts, including many local histories from across Canada. (Last accessed June 2016).

 

Microfilm
Microfilm

 

Kelowna Daily Courier and predecessors (1904 - current), at the Kelowna Branch

Salmon Arm Observer (1907-2008), at the Salmon Arm Branch

Birth Registrations. BC Vital Statistics Agency

Marriage Registrations. BC Vital Statistics Agency

Death Registrations. BC Vital Statistics Agency

 

Interlibrary Loan

Can’t find something at the library? Find out how ORL staff may be able to bring in your book from a different library in BC or Canada

Charges may apply for items requested from BC university or college libraries, or from libraries outside of BC. Library staff may also be able to request microfilm reels, such as newspapers on microfilm, or vital events registrations on microfilm.

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