Welcome to the Kingston Branch OGS Website!
22 November 2016
A message from OGS Kingston Branch Chair Bill Cookman:
I happened to be at the Anglican Archives downtown today doing research when it was announced by Alex [Pierson] [Diocesan Executive Officer] that the Archives would be closed to the public at the end of the business day, Thursday, December 15.
There was no mention of where, when or if the Archives would again be available for research. Alex has allowed me to put the word out to our Kingston Branch members.
The Archives, under the care of Marjorie and Art Keates, will be open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1-4:00 pm, so there are only 7 more chances to get to the Archives for research.
As a branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society we encourage and assist those interested in family history in the local geographical area, including the City of Kingston and the counties of Frontenac and Lennox-Addington. As individuals, our research interests span the globe. Even if their current residence is the only Kingston connection they have, many people join our branch to connect with others who share their interest in family history.
Our society is a branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and includes members living in the local area, throughout North America, and overseas.
This website is an entry point in learning about and using the genealogical resources in this area. We provide explanations of our branch activities and links to resources in the Kingston area and around the world.
Visitors may find information on how to post queries about the people they are researching, so that other family historians can make connections to their own research.
The Kingston Branch maintains a library of genealogical reference works, and a catalogue of published works that can be provided to interested researchers. As of 5 December 2016 due to renovations at its usual location, the Kingston Branch OGS collection will be located at the Isabel Turner Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Hope to see you there!
Kingston Branch actively supports the transcription of cemeteries within Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Counties as well as other local records such as church registers. Searchable indexes to names in these cemetery transcriptions may be found at The Ontario Name Index (TONI) and also on the web site of the Ontario Cemeteries Finding Aid, a site which has not been updated since 2003 but is still maintained. Click here for branch policy on cemetery inquiries and look-ups.