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UPCOMING MEETINGS

Come to our January 16th meeting virtually!

Our speakers will be Carol Ufford and Dawn Kelly  speaking on “The Bachelorette New France (Les Filles à Marier et Les Filles du Roi) Bigamy, Incest, Witchcraft and Murder”. 

All you need to attend the meeting is a computer/tablet/smartphone or even a regular wired landline phone (although if you use the last choice, you will get only audio and not get to see the speaker’s powerpoint presentation). You need to have speakers attached to your computer, but you do not need to have a microphone or webcam; in fact, we will ask that you mute your mic and camera so that we do not place a strain on the allotted bandwidth.

You must register in advance using the link below. You will then receive an email confirmation with further information and the link to click on the 18th before 10 am. We suggest that you check in a bit before that, particularly if you do not yet have Zoom (free app) installed on your computer or device. The first time you go to use it, you will be prompted to download Zoom, which only takes a minute to do and it’s a one-time install: you don’t have to do it again.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: January 16, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdeygrTwoE9RXLZl4wtxcmqikrnmmBmgl

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting on the 16th.

 

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

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

Hi everybody,

Here we go again, eh? As you’ve probably heard, the library is going back to “curbside pickup” service after Christmas. With luck the lockdown won’t last too long. While it’s in effect, please feel free to contact me as usual by email jstanbridge@kfpl.ca  or phone (613-549-8888 ext. 3590) or through the contact form on the library’s website.

  • While the lockdown means that you won’t be able to access microfilm or use the books in the Local History Room, we’ll do our best to provide lookups and scans by email. Please leave a message telling me what you’re looking for, and I’ll get back to you.
  • Research questions are also welcome as usual. I’ll do my best to help!
  • Ancestry Library Edition will continue to be available from home until the end of March 2021. Hooray!
  • Historical Kingston newspapers up to the year 1926 are now available free online. Thanks to a recent digitization project led by the Frontenac Heritage Foundation, twenty-five more years of the Daily British Whig were recently added. Choose a newspaper and limit by year using the calendar buttons on the right-hand menu. The keyword-searching on the more recent issues is quite good—give it a try and let me know what you think!

Have a good, safe, cozy holiday, everybody. Hang in there, and we hope to see you in the library again before too long.

Cheers,
Joann Stanbridge, Librarian
Local History and Genealogy
Kingston Frontenac Public Library