KFHS Newsletter

Kamloops Family History Society

April 22, 2023

Hello All,

Thank you to all those members who attended the Annual General Meeting on March 23. The Management Team 2022-2023 agreed to retain their positions for 2023-2024, with the exception of Connie Walker who has stepped down from the Social Media position. We will keep that position vacant until another member agrees to take on the position. Donna Mazur will continue to share Genealogy content. Click here for the full Minutes.

We were also very happy to present Lifetime Membership awards to Barb Pillar and Donna Mazur. Congratulations to you both!


Completing questionnaires for the website

Lifetime Membership Awards
L-R: Al Yelland, Barb Pillar, Marg Rodgers,
Donna Mazur 

Family Research Centre Volunteers
L-R:  Barb Pillar, Karen Collins, Kate Cullinane, Kay Mihalech, Al Yelland, Helen Gendron, Jan Hobbs

Emailing Options

You now have two choices for emailing any of our Members, including our Team Management.  Once logged onto our KFHS website, click on Members Only and you have the choice to either go to the newly uploaded Members List or to the Contact Directory.

A reminder to please update your Email Contact Addresses with our new KFHS email addresses in order to avoid KFHS emails going into your junk or spam folders. 

Marg Rodgers:
Linda Cuthbert:
Jan Hobbs:
Lindley Roff:


Family Footsteps

Have you an interesting family historical story and photos to share in our upcoming Spring Journal?

Our plan is to produce a Spring Journal for 2023. As Lindley has the Microsoft Publisher program and this program is different to our previous Journals created by Margaret Sharon, we have to create new templates. If any of our members are familiar with Microsoft Publisher and would like to assist, please contact Lindley at

Family Search Centre

Barb is still looking for volunteers to cover some dates in the months of May and June, i.e., May 9 (10-2), May 16 (10-2), May 30 (10-2), June 6 (10-2), June 13 (10-2). If you can help, please contact Barb.


We are grateful to Connie Walker, Barbara Pillar, Allison Tremblay, Marg Rodgers, Helen Gendron and Linda Cuthbert for their recent suggestions for Research Resources. Please check out all the newly added Research Resources here. If you have any other resources you would like us to add to our Genealogy Toolbox, please contact


Kamloops Adult Learning Society Workshop • April 26 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Cottonwood Manor

GOOD NEWS!  As of April 13, we have eleven KALS members registered for the Kamloops Adult Learning Society's KFHS Presentation 'A Roadmap to Discovering your Ancestors'.  Explore 'Genealogy in Your Neighbourhood and Beyond' with Lindley Roff, Al Yelland, Barb Pillar and Marg Rodgers (members of the Kamloops Family History Society). Learn how to get started, where to search and how to record.  Get tips and tools for growing a family tree, a treasured legacy gift for your descendants.  Date:  Wednesday, April 26, 2023 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location:  North Shore Community Centre · Oak Room.  Let's hope we will recruit some new members!

Have you checked out the latest BCGS Genblast?  You may be interested in GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS SPRING CLASSES (May 1 - June 5) or TRACKING INDIGENOUS ROOTS - Tuesday, April 26 10:30 am to Noon (Aboriginal Genealogy Association). A reminder that, as an affiliate member of the B.C. Genealogical Society, you are able to register for any of these events! CLICK HERE for more information.

FREE Presentation by Mary Kercher Roddy • May 1, 2023 Via Zoom

Kelowna & District Genealogical Society have invited us to register for free to Mary Kercher Roddy's Zoom presentation on May 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Topic: Spreadsheets 101: Excel-lence in Genealogy
Deadline to register:  midnight Sunday, April 30, with the meeting being at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1. (You must be logged onto Zoom by 6:45 p.m.)

Are you afraid of spreadsheets because you don't know how or where to start? Or, are you comfortable with spreadsheets but think there might be a trick or two out there that you don't know? In this talk, Mary will get the beginners up to speed, and share with experienced users tricks she's learned in more than 25 years of spreadsheet use as an accountant, a writer and a genealogist.
To register (free to KFHS members) CLICK HERE.  On the form, select "No" to the question, "Are you a paid up member of K&DGS?". Complete your name, address, email (be sure this is correct), etc. Once completed, enter the Coupon Code given in Marg's email to you dated April 11.  Be sure to click on "Register" at the bottom of the form.  You will receive a confirmation via email and the Zoom link will be sent by email a few days before the May 1 meeting.

Picnic in Richmond Park •Saturday, May 27 • 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

  As the City is closing Heritage House on Thursday, May 25, for the Memorial Cup Event, we will not be able to have our Regular meeting.  Instead we are planning a meeting on Saturday, May 27, which will be a picnic at Richmond Park, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Please save this date for the May picnic!  Look for exciting details in our May newsletter!   

Road Trip to Kelowna •  September 16, 2023

There are presently 8 members who have expressed their interest in going on this road trip.  If you would like to join us, you are more than welcome!  Please contact Marg so she can add you to her list. 

Presentation by Kelowna's Claire Burns-Smith at our Regular Meeting on September 28
Topic: To Be Determined

We are looking forward to having Claire be our guest presenter at our September Regular Meeting.  Stay tuned for more details!


Heritage House

100 Lorne Street, Kamloops BC



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