• Next meeting will be on February 15th, 2020, for the AGM. After some members of the Board will talk about “Maximizing your OGS Membership.”

    • Our 9:30 educational session will be given by Ron Mann on “Understanding basic DNA information”.
    • Visitors are welcome. Please join us!  Each meeting is preceded by a brief educational session that starts at 9:30 am, followed a short business meeting at 10:00 am, and then a guest speaker or program. For more information about meeting times, locations, lunch arrangements and more, please visit our Meetings page.
    • Minutes of past meetings, speakers’ handouts, newsletters and more are available to Kingston Branch members in the Members Only section.


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!


The OGS Kingston Branch library is now open to its new home in the newly-renovated Central Branch on Johnson Street.

Kingston Branch OGS members and KFPL staff can be reached through the Contact pages of their respective websites:

  • Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston Branch: Contact
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library: Contact Us

We look forward to seeing you in our newly-renovated location!


On Saturday, April 13th Randy Saylor presented a very interesting talk about Quaker Records with a focus on Adolphustown meeting.

On Saturday, March 16th Ruth Blair presented a very interesting talk about Irish genealogy resources, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The title of her talk was “Calling All Irish Ancestors: Researching Irish Records.

Saturday, January 19th – Graphologist Carol St. Clair presented a lively and informative talk Tales of the Script, showing how handwritten documents can provide clues about an ancestor’s personality. The brief educational session was presented by Mimi Merrill, the director of the Family History Centre in Glenburnie, which will soon re-open to the public.

Descriptions of meetings from previous years are on the Past Meetings page. Minutes can be found in the Members-Only section.