Snapshot Year-by-Year

snapshot-kingston-logoStart with the City of Kingston’s new mapping tool Snapshot Kingston. Then click the links below to learn about people, institutions and businesses that existed in the community during the year in question. You can start with an address, and find out who lived and worked in that neighbourhood, OR start with a name, and explore the neighbourhood where that person lived and worked. Here's an example to get you started.

But don't stop with the links below! To put your discoveries in context, explore the local history books, store catalogues and other sources from the KFPL Presents from the Past blog. It’s like your very-own reference collection–the next best thing to being here!


1865 John C. Innes Map

(City of Kingston Historical Map Collection)

City Directories

Newspapers

Census Records

Maps


1908 Fire Insurance Plan

(City of Kingston Historical Map Collection)

City Directories

Newspapers

  • Daily British Whig [microfilm]
  • Weekly British Whig [microfilm]
  • Daily Standard [microfilm] not at KFPL, but at Queen’s (view holdings)
  • Kingston Whig-Standard [microfilm] from 13 Aug 1908
  • more newspapers

Census Records

Maps


 1924 Fire Insurance Plan

(City of Kingston Historical Map Collection)

City Directories

Newspapers

  • until 1926 Daily British Whig [microfilm]
  • until 1926 Weekly British Whig [microfilm]
  • until 1926 Daily Standard [microfilm] not at KFPL, but at Queen’s
  • Kingston Whig-Standard [microfilm]
  • more newspapers

Census Records

Maps


1953 Air Photo, 1955 Air Photo & 1957 Air Photo

(City of Kingston Historical Map Collection)

City Directories

Telephone Directories

  • annually [print] KFPL Central Library, Special Collections Room

Newspapers

Maps

  • 1947 Fire Insurance Plan [print] KFPL Special Collections (sheet 4 is missing)
  • 1963 Fire Insurance Plan [print] KFPL Special Collections
  • more maps

1970 and 1978 Air Photos

(City of Kingston Historical Map Collection)

City Directories

Telephone Directories

  • annually [print] KFPL Special Collections

Newspapers

  • 1974 – 2009    Kingston This Week [print]
  • 1973 – 1975     Kingston News [print] not at KFPL, but at Queen’s
  • 1975 – 2007    Kingston Heritage [print] not at KFPL, but at Queen’s
  • more newspapers

1990 and 1998 Air Photos 

(City of Kingston Historical Map Collection)

City Directories

Telephone Directories

  • annually [print] KFPL Special Collections

Newspapers

  • Kingston This Week [print]
  • Kingston Heritage [print] not at KFPL, but at Queen’s
  • Kingston Whig-Standard [microfilm]
  • more newspapers

2004, 2008 & 2011 Air Photos

(City of Kingston Historical Map Collection)

City Directories

  • 2000 [print] KFPL Special Collections
  • 2001 [print] KFPL Special Collections
  • ceased publication in 2002

Telephone Directories

  • annually [print] KFPL Special Collections

Newspapers

Maps