Local History and Genealogy

Local History and Genealogy

Are you interested in the history of Kingston and Frontenac County? Are you looking for Kingston-Frontenac resources to help grow your family tree?

Our local history collections are housed at our Isabel Turner Branch during the renovations to our Central Branch. These collections include microfilm, city directories, fire insurance plans and the UELAC and Kingston Branch OGS collections. Maps and items in our Special Collections are housed off-site but can be accessed upon request with a few days’ notice.

Tools and resources are waiting to be discovered in our Digital Kingston website. Key features include a collection of historic Kingston newspapers, a pathfinder with links to local history and genealogy resources, a growing number of special exhibits, and our popular Presents from the Past blog. To get started, click a link below: