Dave Obee holds an honorary doctor of laws degree awarded by the University of Victoria, British Columbia, in recognition of his work as a journalist, historian and genealogist. He is editor-in-chief of the Times Colonist newspaper in Victoria. He is author of Destination Canada, guide to Canadian immigration records, and Counting Canada, guide to Canadian census records. He is a co-author of Finding Your Canadian Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide, and author of The Library Book: A History of Service to British Columbia, and Making the News..
Dave has given more than 700 talks at genealogy conferences and seminars since 1997. He runs CanGenealogy, a Canadian link site, and Volhynia.com, for those with German ancestry in the northwest corner of Ukraine. Dave served as president of the Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) from 2004 through 2007.