Online Local History Resources

Local History Books

A variety of books - both new and old - on Kingston history are available on the Library's Gift Page.

Online Databases

American Ancestors
The New England Historical Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the oldest genealogical society in the country. For over 160 years, NEHGS has helped new and experienced researchers trace their heritage in New England and around the world. NEHGS databases are now available to Kingston library card holders. It is available only in the Library.

Ancestry Library
The largest family history site with over 4 billion names in worldwide historical records, family tree services, genealogy, and more. A Kingston library card is required.

Websites & Organizations

Jones River Village Historical Society
Kingston's historical society founded in 1909; takes care of the Major John Bradford Homestead and offers many educational and social programs throughout the year.

Additional Sites of Interest

Davistown Museum
This is a regional history, tool, and art museum located in the hill country of central coastal Maine. The museum has a wealth of information, particularly on C. Drew and Company tools, which were made here in Kingston.