Frontenac County was established in 1792 and named for Count Frontenac, Governor of New France. In 1673 Count Frontenac sailed up from Quebec and built a fort he named Fort Frontenac. Settlement grew around the fort until 1758 when the fort was captured by the British during the Seven Years War. It was then deserted until the 1780's.
The area was surveyed in 1783 and named King's Township. Soon after the first British settlers arrived in the form of "disbandees of Captain Grass' Company of Associated Loyalists, Kings Royal Regiment of New York, Regulat, British and German. Total 220 persons in 1783."
Frontenac County is located in South-Eastern Ontario, prior to being declared a county the area that is now Frontenac County was Mecklenburgh District (1788-1792), then part of Midland District (1792-1849)
Frontenac County is bordered on the North by Renfrew County. on the South by the St. Lawrence River on the West by Lennox & Addington and on the East by Lanark and Leeds Counties
A volunteer is needed to maintain this website and answer visitor enquiries regarding genealogy research in this area.
A host is a person who is knowledgeable about Frontenac County. Knowledge includes knowing what genealogy resources are available for this particular area of Ontario and where they can be found -- inside and outside of Ontario. Personal research experience in this area is a bonus.
Also seeking Consultants – volunteers who are knowledgeable about this area but have no desire to maintain a website. A consultant has one task: to answer inquiries about doing genealogy research in Frontenac County. Personal research experience in/of Frontenac County is required. Where you live is not an issue.
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