Research your family history

With 12 books compiled for Canadian family historians, Dave Obee knows a thing or two about genealogy.

The editor-in-chief of the Victoria Times-Colonist is a guest of the Vernon & District Family History Society on Saturday for a family research seminar.

A genealogical researcher, Obee has given more than 400 presentations  at conferences and seminars in North America since 1997. He is a columnist for Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle and is a member of the advisory board for In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctor of laws by the University of Victoria in recognition of his work as a genealogist, journalist and historian.

Saturday’s seminar takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave.,Vernon, and is $40 per person. To register, contact Fay Atkins at 250-542-2668 or or Nancy Hanson at 250-545-4601 or


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