of Kingston featuring Sir John A.
Macdonald, Canada's first prime
minister. Macdonald, who moved to
Kingston from Scotland at age five, was
knighted for his efforts in
bringing about Confederation.
the Digital Kingston Collections
The purpose of
Digital Kingston is to
digitize and present a selection of
significant local source materials
from rare and special collections
and make them available on the
Internet. This project will provide
local residents and researchers
around the world with the resources
and information they need to explore
the richness of Kingston's history
and heritage in order to further
historical research and personal
study and to better know and
understand Kingston's past, present
The first project undertaken by Digital Kingston has been the digitization of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library's index to the Kingston Whig Standard and its predecessors from 1810-1848. This project was made possible by funding recieved from the Ministry of Culture's Library Strategic Development Fund, and can be accessed by clicking on either the "Search Digital Collections" link at top left of the site, or on "Search the Digital Kingston Collections" in the Quick Links section to the left.
As part of this project, original newspapers housed in the W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library at Queen's University were scanned and linked to the index, providing access to the full text of newspapers for the period of 1810-1820. Work continues on this project.
As further content becomes
available it will be
added to the site.