Who We Are

Who We Are

KARA (Kawartha Ancestral Research Association Inc.) was founded in late 1995. We are dedicated to the enhancement of people’s lives through the experience and discovery of our ancestral roots.

At KARA our Mission is promoting “health in life” for all middle and senior age individuals. Through the search for our ancestors, we learn about family origins – what we generally call “family history research”.

Research Centre Access: A welcoming environment where members and visitors research family history, local history, meet friends, spend a happy afternoon chatting about their work.

Friendly Volunteer Staff are always available to assist by explaining and helping locate KARA resources; to discuss avenues of current or future research; or provide background information in general about various research materials. Whether experienced genealogist or beginner, all are received to the KARA Research Centre’s renowned atmosphere of warmth and helpful assistance.

The Kawartha region holds a significant position in the development of our province and as one of the earlier settled regions, offers a wealth of history. It has been home to many, including literary and political leaders, United Empire Loyalist descendant families and the settlers of the 1825 Peter Robinson emigration.

From Toronto through Kingston, KARA provides family historians a reference library with a unique genealogical focus. World wide, KARA is the Family Historian’s link to their roots in the Peterborough and Kawartha region.