Present from the Past - Genealogy Journals


Library with book shelves

In the OGS Kingston Branch collection at the Central Library is a wall of genealogical treasure that is often overlooked. These bound journals contain family histories, tips and advice about searching local records, illustrations and book announcements that you won't find anywhere else. Most of the journals are located on the east wall of the "Bishop's House"--just turn to your right as you enter the room. You may find an undiscovered ancestor hiding among those shelves!  The following links will take you to the online record for each title, where you can check the shelf location and holdings.


Canadian Provinces


British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Ontario -- see also specific OGS branches and regions, above

Prince Edward Island



  • Root tootin'   (West Central Branch, Saskatchewan Genealogical Society)
  • Bulletin (Saskatchewan Genealogical Society)


United States

United Kingdom


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