Lennox and Addington Historical Society

Suggested Links

Sites useful for Historical and Genealogical Research
concerning Lennox and Addington County and its people.

The National Library and Archives of Canada site.
WW1 Soldiers' Attestation papers; Post Office founding and closing dates, and lots, lots more. Click on ArchiviaNet for on-line research tools, or click on Genealogy for a list of sources at the National Archives.

Canada Census, 1871.
Search the heads of household and strays data base at National Archives.

We often hear the complaint, "We don't know what you have." Well, here it is. Collections at over 400 archives, all over the province. This site is too often overlooked by researchers. Search the database by keyword (or surname) for collections at archives throughout Ontario. Find contact information for participating archives. Created by the Archives Association of Ontario, Archeion is part of the Canadian Archival Information Network.

HINT! To see all the collections from one particular archive (ie. all the stuff listed so far on Archeion by one, single institution) go to for a list of institutions and click on the archive that you need. For instance, you can click on Lennox and Addington County Museum and see descriptions of some of our holdings.

Archives of Ontario
How to find divorce files in Ontario and Surrogate Court wills. Also, microfilm available for interlibrary loan. And more good sources!

Ontario Cemetery Headstones
(Not all Lennox and Addington headstones appear in this index, but it is still worth a look.)

Queen's University Archives
You can search the Archives Database at this site. (By the way, Queen's Archives is the home of the Burleigh papers, a genealogist's delight!)

South Fredericksburgh & Adolphustown Heritage Committee
This site includes a transcription of the 1851 Canada Census for South Fredericksburgh township. It also features a list of names of persons born in South Fredericksburgh which may be helpful to you. Unfortunately, the primary sources for each of the births are not provided.

inGeneas is a Canadian genealogy site known for information on immigration. They provide an on-line, searchable data base.

Heritage Organizations (regional interest)

Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society
where you will find many helpful pages, including a list of genealocial publications about this area, which you may purchase.

Kingston Historical Society.
Our neighbours to the east present a whacking good program every year. Also operate the Murney Tower Museum.
Always fun to see what they are up to.

United Empire Loyalist Association
This site includes United Empire Loyalist events and resources.

Looking for genealogical links for Prince Edward County? Contact the
Prince Edward County Archives

Looking for genealogical links for Hastings County? Contact the
Hastings County Historical Society
154 Old Cannifton Road North,General Delivery, Cannifton, Ontario K0K 1K0
Their archives are at The Hastings Heritage Center, the former Thurlow Township Hall.
The HCHS is fund-raising to build a brand-new archives and heritage center!
See their website for details.

Quinte Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.
The Marilyn Adams Research Centre houses a genealogical library for Prince Edward County and south Hastings.

The Tweed Heritage Centre
An excellent starting point for North Hastings research. Not to be missed if your folks were up that way.

Looking eastwards to Leeds and Greville:

Leeds and Grenville Genealogical Information
Leeds-Grenville is the county east of Frontenac county, on the St. Lawrence. They were settled early too. This site has genealogical sources developed by volunteers at Leeds-Grenville.

Grenville Historical Society. and the Brockville Museum.

Global Genealogy sells the genealogical publications by the late, Russ Waller, which include works about Lennox and Addington. Many of you have asked where these books can be obtained.

Other Useful Sites

ONTARIO GENWEB - Prince Edward County
There are connections between Lennox and Addington and Prince Edward County to the southwest.

Geography of Ontario
Information on Ontario place names.

Queen's University Library Queen's has a large collection of newspapers on microfilm and in digital format.

Would you like to be part of a chat group for history and genealogy of Eastern Ontario?
Eastern Ontario history, Geography and Genealogy Mailing List
is an e-mail based discussion forum which is very popular. You have to subscribe, as this is part of their "spam" and abuse protection, but subscription is free.

For sources for genealogy in the United States, including a chat line, a sample of the U.S. census of 1880 and a catalogue of microfilmed census resources and more, got to
Genealogy Online

Many Lennox and Addington settlers had roots in the Palatinate area of Germany. If your ancestors were Palatines, visit
the Palatines to America Homepage.

County of Lennox and Addington
Municipal website. All about our County: history, business, where to stay & etc.

Napanee Chamber of Commerce.
This useful site provides information for tourists, business and more.

During amalgamations at the end of the 20th century, the old Town of Napanee merged with Adolphustown, the Fredericksburghs and Richmond township to form Greater Napanee.

A Place Apart: Amherst Island

The Beautiful Village of Bath.

Camden Township and Sheffield Township are now amalgamated as: Stone Mills.

Ernestown Township is now part of: Loyalist Township.

Kaladar Township and Denbigh Township are now: Addington Highlands.

Old Frontenac County disappeared at the end of the 20th century, during the 'amalgamations'. Kingston City, Kingston Township and Pittsburgh Township became the new City of Kingston

The rest of Frontenac County is now divided as 'North Frontenac', 'Central Frontenac' and 'South Frontenac and the Islands'. Here is the link for the Township of South Frontenac and the Islands.

Attractions Ontario.
Information for prospective visitors to Ontario.

Land O'Lakes Tourism Association.
Great tourism information specifically about northern Lennox and Addington and Frontenac counties.

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This page created 2004. Lennox and Addington Historical Society© Last update March 31, 2012.