Kingston Frontenac Public Library Offers Genealogy Sessions to Public

Published on: 2023/09/28 - in News

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is presenting a series of genealogy sessions, open to the public without registration. These sessions, beginning on October 10 and concluding on November 23, offer attendees the opportunity to delve into their genealogical heritage under the guidance of Anne Hall, the Local History and Heritage Librarian.

Hall, in collaboration with members from the Kingston Branch of Ontario Ancestors (previously known as the Ontario Genealogical Society), will be available to address inquiries and provide assistance during these sessions.

Those pursuing specific research subjects, such as Indigenous heritage, military records, passenger lists, land grants, or cemetery records, are advised to send an email in advance to for potentially tailored support.

The sessions, scheduled from 1-3 p.m., will be hosted on the following dates and locations:

• October 10: Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room

• October 19: Isabel Turner Branch, Cataraqui Room

• October 24: Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room

• November 2: Isabel Turner Branch, Gates Room

• November 7: Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room

• November 23: Isabel Turner Branch, Gates Room

Hall emphasized the value of these sessions, stating, “No matter where your family’s journey may have taken them, these sessions provide a golden opportunity to bring your laptop or tablet and learn about your ancestors, explore research sources and share strategies with others with the same passion for genealogy.”

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