Who were the first people to call Kelowna home? The Salish people, an Indigenous Tribe, trace their history back 9,000 years. The first European to settle in the Okanagan was a French Catholic missionary – Father Pandosy. Today just about every nation from all parts of the world make the Kelowna area their home.
Many know their roots but there are others who don’t have a clue. Hence the popularity of TV programs that trace people’s genealogy, or ads on TV for DNA tests that will prove where you originated from. Genealogy is big business and with technology it’s easy to dig up information on your ancestors.
Genealogy in Kelowna
The Kelowna and District Genealogical Society has provided the information and support for local residents to…