Many people picked up genealogical research as a pandemic activity, and more are getting started tracing their roots, according to the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL).
The library is holding new Genealogy One-on-One Sessions which will be an invaluable resource for everyone researching the past, according to a release from KFPL.
On Tuesday afternoons from November 9 through December 7, Local History and Genealogy Librarian Joanne Stanbridge will meet with registered patrons for half-hour individual sessions. Patrons have the option of meeting in person, over the telephone, or on Zoom to discuss their research, according to KFPL. In-person sessions will take place on the second floor of the Central Branch.
“Whether you’re creating a family tree for the first time or tracking down a ‘brick-wall’ ancestor, Kingston Frontenac Public Library is here to help,” Stanbridge said, noting that patrons should prepare a question in advance as 30 minutes will “fly past.”
Every Tuesday at 9 a.m., registration will open for the following week, the library stated. For example, if a patron wants to register for the November 23 session, registration will open on November 16.
Sign up for this program online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/5780173 or by phone at (613) 549-8888. A library card is required to register. For those who do not have a library card, KFPL encourages individuals to register for one online at register.kfpl.ca.