About KARA

KARA is a Registered Charity. As part of our organization we operate a Research Centre. Everyone is welcome to stop in to the Centre to work on your family history. A daily visitor fee applies for non-members. As a new visitor to our Centre, our volunteer staff are happy to provide a tour of the resources in our library. We can chat with you about the family names you are working on  and give ideas for moving your research forward.

Since early 1996, the KARA Research Centre has been welcoming members and visitors through our doors. With the support and donations from members and friends, we have watched the KARA library resources grow. Donations, both financial and of books, old photographs, post cards, newspaper scrapbooks and family research collections are all welcome additions to our library holdings.

Our most recent expansion is the KARA Online Search site available for members. We are gradually uploading some of our resources that can be digitized.

Our Focus points
Family History Research 94%
Share Local Family Stories 81%
Expand Our Research Library Resources 75%

A Journey To The Past

What is the story of your Ancestors? Were they Irish immigrant settlers? Child immigrants? Or perhaps young newly weds in search of opportunities to have their own land?

The KARA Research Centre is

a place of discovery

a place of learning

a place of accomplishment

Family Group

Our Goal -A-

To build a Family Research Library & Centre full of resources for discovering our ancestors. To help establish the tie that binds us to the generations yet to come.

Our Goal -B-

To assist those researching families from this region of Ontario. We teach others the “How To” process of family research. We help you create a gift that will pass to future generations.

Our Goal -C-

To build an amazing family research library. A resource collection that will enable people, both local and distant, to access family history information. We are building a bridge to those generations yet to come.