Welcome

UPCOMING MEETINGS

  • This month, because the Seniors Centre will be closed over the Easter weekend, we will meet on Saturday, April 13, 9:30 a.m.  We will also have a change of room, just for this meeting, to the Frontenac Room. It’s further down the hall, closer to the north end of the building, so you may wish to park in the lot on the north side, to save walking and also to find a space, as there will be a concurrent used clothing sale in the south-end gymnasium.

  • Our 9:30 educational session will consist of a virtual tour of the newly-renovated Central Branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library given by Joyce Fingland, including our branch library holdings.
    Our main speaker will be Randy Saylor, telling us about Quaker Records, particularly those of the Adolphustown Meeting.

  • 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.

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

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!

RECENT MEETINGS

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.