Getting Started

Researching with Digital Kingston

The Genealogy Pathfinder and Digital Kingston Research 

In the previous incarnation of Digital Kingston, a site called the Genealogy Pathfinder provided advice and links to resources that would help your genealogical research. The Research section of the new Digital Kingston integrates the resources and articles from the pathfinder, along with several new or updated links.

Our goal is to provide a site that can help get you started on your genealogical or your local history research for Kingston and Frontenac County.

Some parts of this site are still being updated and edited, so please bear with us as we continue to improve the DK Research site.

Where to Start

If you're looking for help researching your ancestors or your family history, try the Genealogy: Learn the Basics article. This will introduce you to some of the basic resources available online or at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

Records & Documents

Here you'll find links to some of the more commonly used documents in Genealogical and local history. You'll find links to Census Records, City Directories, Land Records, Guides to Church Records and Civil Registrations, and links to several online Maps and Fire Insurance Plans.

People & Organizations

If you're looking for a specific family name or want to investigate one of the many Political or Ethnic groups that have had an historical role in Kingston and Frontenac County, this section is the place to start. Information about Religious Organizations and the various denominations of the Christian Church can also be found here.

Places & Institutions

In this section, we gathered together information about the specific churches and religisious institution in the area, including some contact information where available. You'll also find articles and resources about the historical and conteporary townships in Kingston and Frontenac County and some neighbouring counties.

Events & Date Ranges

In the Events & Date Ranges section, you'll find more resources and links involved with Vital Statistics/Civil Registrations and other common milestones, like divorce and immigration. You'll also find articles and resources related to specific Date Ranges and to Military Conflicts as well.

Research Tools and Tips

In the last sections, you'll find a more general information about the kinds of resources and tools available for researching Local History and Genealogy in the Kingston and Frontenac County area.