The Kingston Frontenac Public Library in Kingston, Ontario, Canada has a free, online collection of digitized Kingston City Directories for years ranging from 1855 to 1923.

“City directories were put together by canvassers who went door-to-door, working quickly and not always accurately.  In most cases, they recorded only the name of the “head of the household”.  It pays to be aware of this, and to keep in mind that spelling can vary widely–Kelly may appear as Kelley, Sanders as Saunders, etc. Thirty-seven of KFPL’s Kingston and Area City Directories are available online, and they’re very easy to use. Just choose a date below and click to turn”

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