Good news for amateur genealogists — the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL)’s Genealogy Drop-In program is back, with six opportunities to work on your family tree with expert help between Oct. 4 and Nov. 15.
Family history enthusiasts are invited to drop in between 1 and 3 p.m. on any or all of the six dates, KFPL said, with no registration required. Anne Hall, KFPL Local History Librarian, and members of the Kingston Branch of Ontario Ancestors (formerly the Ontario Genealogical Society) will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance, according to a release from the library.
“Bring your laptop or tablet and learn about your ancestors, explore research sources and share strategies with others,” Hall offered.
While this is a drop-in program, the library suggested that those working on a particular aspect of genealogy, such as military service, passenger lists, or cemetery records, can email Hall in advance as she may be able to connect researchers with specialized help.
The Genealogy Drop-in sessions alternate between the Central Branch and the Isabel Turner Branch on the following dates (note there will be no session during the week of Oct. 17 – 21):
- Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room
- Thursday, Oct. 13 at Isabel Turner Branch, Cataraqui Room
- Thursday, Oct. 27 at Isabel Turner Branch, Gates Room
- Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room
- Thursday, Nov. 10 at Isabel Turner Branch, Cataraqui Room
- Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room
Visit KFPL’s website for further information.