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!


Come to our March 20th meeting, virtually!

Our speaker will be Mike More: “What Is TONI and How It Can Help Your Research?”

To register for the meeting, please click, on the following word register.


Future Meetings:

April 17 – Mags Gaulden: “Update on DNA Research”

May 15 – Joanne Stanbridge: “What’s New and What’s Available At Kingston Frontenac Public Library”.

June 19 – Dawn Kelly and Carol Ufford: “Sinners and Scoundrels: Les Filles, Part II”



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.

Joanne Stanbridge, Librarian
Local History and Genealogy
Kingston Frontenac Public Library