Welcome

Based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, we are a branch of the provincial Ontario Genealogical Society. Our branch was established in 1973. We are an active and friendly group, with a membership that includes both new and experienced researchers. We meet eight times a year for educational talks, information sessions, and other activities.

We encourage and assist those who are interested in family history in the City of Kingston, in Frontenac County and Lennox & Addington County. We also maintain an extensive Library of books and other research materials and an on-going publications program, with more than 200 books available for sale.

You’re welcome to join us. For more information, please visit our Membership page. We’ll look forward to seeing you!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Website Welcome to the new WordPress version of our website. All of the content from the previous version can be found here, in a slightly revised format. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the webmaster at kingstonwebmaster@ogs.on.ca

Latest Newsletter  The May-June 2018 issue of our newsletter Kingston Relations is now available in the Members Only section.

Happy Holidays  No meetings are held in June, July or August. Enjoy your summer, and we’ll see you in September.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

  • Visitors are welcome. Please join us!  For more information about meeting times, locations, lunch arrangements and more, please visit our Meetings page.
  • The brief educational session at the September meeting will be “Digital Kingston Quick Links” by Jo Stanbridge.
  • The brief educational session at the October meeting will be a follow up / continuation by Thérèse Gilbert from her previous talk about main research sites for Québec
  • The main topics and featured speakers for the Fall meetings will be announced later this summer.
  • Minutes of past meetings, speakers’ handouts, newsletters and more are available to Kingston Branch members in the Members Only section.

RECENT MEETINGS

May 19, 2018   James Brownell gave a very interesting talk and slideshow about The Lost Villages  which existed along the St. Lawrence River before the building of the seaway in the late 1950s.

April 21, 2018Kyla Ubbink gave an interesting and informative presentation about the Preservation of Documents and Photos.

March 17, 2018 — Dr. Bruce Elliott spoke to a full house on the topic of Ireland, Irish Immigration and Research in Canadian Records.

February 17, 2018 — Our Annual General Meeting and 45th Anniversary was celebrated with a silent auction, photo display and presentation of a certificate by OGS President Patti Mordasewicz. The meeting was preceded by an interesting talk by Joyce Fingland about Downloading Data from FTDNA or Ancestry and Uploading to GED Match.

January 20, 2018 — In a special double-session that began at 9:00 a.m., guest speaker Marian Press gave two excellent presentations: (1) Are You Really Finding It All When You Search?: Mining Databases For Every Nugget Of Information and (2) Putting Your Family Tree Online: Making Use of Modern Technology to Share What You Know.

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