Vernon & District Family History Society


Resource Centre

We have extensive library holdings, including computers, reference books, periodicals and newspapers. We also have paid subscriptions to several genealogy internet sites.

Our members, through their annual fees, have access to all these research tools while non-members are charged a nominal fee.

All of our instructors are volunteers with a keen sense of preserving local and family history and helping others.


The Resource Centre is located in the basement of the...

  • Peace Lutheran Church
  • 1204-30th Avenue,
  • Vernon, British Columbia,
  • Canada

Fall & Winter Hours:

  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & 7:00p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:

  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday Evenings By appointment, contact Vivian Elgie at 250-549-8403.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The Armstrong Advertiser newspaper was published in Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada. This newspaper reported on life in the North Okanagan.

The names in this list were indexed from the available newspapers which were provided to the Vernon & District Family History Society by Louise Everest. These issues are mainly from the years 1957 through 1961 with one issue from each of the years 1952, 1955 and 1956. The issues were indexed by a number of individual members of VDFHS whom we would like to thank for their efforts. Special thanks to Darlene Jones who indexed all of the 1957 and 1958 issues. The indexing was coordinated and typed by Ginger Jalonen. Names are shown as printed in the newspapers and no attempt was made to correct errors in spelling.

The listing for the Armstrong Advertiser index can be found below...

DISCLAIMER: As in any transcription, there may be errors, so all information should be confirmed by the researcher.

For further information about the newspaper articles referenced or for copies of the article itself please contact the VDFHS Researcher Email:

In the event that you wish to examine issues of this newspaper that are not covered in this database, we have been informed that a complete set of The Armstrong Advertiser newspapers is available on film at the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Museum and Archives. You can contact them via thier website at


The Vernon & District Family History Society Library has a sizeable collection of books and material available to the researcher.

A complete list of all the books by geographical area available in our library can be viewed in the following file formats....

Visitors and non-members wishing to consult any of the material in our library should contact a society member.

For more information please, contact the VDFHS Librarian


This information has been transcribed by Ginger Jalonen of Vernon, British Columbia, from the British Columbia Directories available at the Vernon Museum in Vernon, BC.

The information is intended to aid researchers in their quest for their family history. It is hoped that being able to locate an ancestor in these listings will help lead family historians to the area where further research will be more fruitful.

As there may be errors of transcription or in the original directories themselves, researchers are cautioned to confirm the details through further documentation.

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