Welcome to Our Website

Based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, we are a branch of  Ontario Ancestors, 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 or nine 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!

There is a wealth of information in the Member Only section of the website! Many recordings of presentations and many handouts. Worth a look! Go to the Member only section by clicking “Member Only” in the menu bar above.

Not a member but you would like to listen to the presentations? Why not become a member of the branch? There are many other benefits of being a member of the branch. For other benefits, please click on becoming a member of the Kingston Branch.

Future Meetings:

September 18th, 2021, at 10 a.m.,  Jane MacNamara will present: Records of Migration and Settlement at the Archives of Ontario. 

Jane E. MacNamara, from Toronto, is the author of “Inheritance In Ontario: Wills and Other Records for Family Historians”  (OGS/Dundurnand writes about genealogy at wherethestorytakesme.ca . A long time member of OGS, Jane lectures about research methodology, Ontario and English family history to genealogical and historical groups throughout southern Ontario. She teaches courses for the Toronto Branch, most notably hands-on courses at the Archives of Ontario.

To register, please click on this Zoom link: September 18th registration

October 16th, 2021, at 10 a.m., Elise Cole will present: Copyright Laws and Genealogical Research. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

To register, please click on this Zoom link:  October 16th registration

November 20th, 2021, at 10 a.m. Paul Van Nest will present: Bomber Command and the Canadian Air Force. Paul will be speaking on his trip to the air bases in England, the participants and his visit to military cemeteries in England.  This ties in with Remembrance Day on November 11. We will post more information when it becomes available.

To register, please click on this Zoom link: November 20th registration

We wish you a healthy and relaxing summer! See you in September?

Genealogical Holdings at Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch

Kingston Frontenac Public Library

The Kingston Branch OGS collection and microfilm collection are available to the public whenever the library’s Central Branch is open. For library hours, locations and announcements, please visit www.kfpl.ca.

Until the end of 2021, Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed from home using your KFPL library card and PIN. It is also accessible in-library at any KFPL branch.

Short video tutorials about about Ancestry Library Edition and historical Kingston newspapers are available free on the KFPL YouTube channel.

For updates about the library’s status with regard to COVID restrictions, please visit the COVID Updates page of the KFPL website.

KFPL librarian Jo Stanbridge, Local History and Genealogy, can be reached through the Contact page of the KFPL website or by email at jstanbridge@kfpl.ca

Library staff are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Joanne Stanbridge, Librarian
Local History and Genealogy
Kingston Frontenac Public Library
613-549-8888 ext 3590