North West Kent Family History Society Hub

Stay up to date with all that is happening in and around the society, past, present and in the future.

New public page added for those just starting their research

See under RESOURCES menu entitled Help, Advice & Research Aids.
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Research Aid Diagrams & Charts

A new update to the website for Members. Some Research Aid Diagrams & Charts in downloadable PDF format are now available.
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House Groups

Information relating to new and existing House Groups have been added to the page within the Members Only Area. For your convenience the next 8 forthcoming House Group meetings have been added to the House Group listings and all such House Group events appear within the mini calendar on this page.
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Volume 14 Journals 1 to 7 now available in the Members Area

Volume 14, Journals 1 to 7 covering the years 2016 and up to September 2017 have been uploaded and are now available to view in PDF format within the Members Only Area. 
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More External Links

 More links to other useful websites have been added to the External Links page. (Accessed via menus RESOURCES>External Links). Kent Family History Society Sussex Family History Group Sussex Military History Society
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Useful Links

Useful links to other websites have been added to the External Links page to assist with your research. ( Accessed via the menus RESOURCES>External Links). Commonwealth War Graves Commission - covering the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars Francis Frith Collection – Historical photographs from the Victoria...
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Volume 13 Journals 5 to 12 now available in the Members Area

Volume 13, Journals 5 to 12 covering the years 2014 and 2015 have been uploaded and are now available to view in PDF format within the Members Only Area. 
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Drop in Sessions & Fairs

Forthcoming Drop in Sessions & Fairs have been added to the Events calendar. See COMMUNITY>Events page. These appear within the mini calendar and also the next (up to) 5 forthcoming are listed towards the bottom right of the screen.
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Volume 13 Journals 1 to 4 now available in Members Area

​Volume 13, Journals 1 to 4 covering the year 2013 have been uploaded and are now available to view in PDF format within the Members Only Area. 
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Royal Arsenal Woolwich Children's Parties Photographs

Photographs of Royal Arsenal Children's Parties (circa. 1950) have been uploaded into the Members Only Area (M.O.A.). and appear on their own page accessed from the MEMBERS drop down menu.
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Additional External Links

Additional links to the following websites have been placed on the 'External Website Links' page. (See under the RESOURCES menu) You will find links to the Gazetteer of British Place Names, The National Archives of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, National Library of Scotland, FreeCEN, FreeREG and Old Maps. 
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Volume 12 Journals 1 to 12 now available in Members Area

​Volume 12, Journals 1 to 12 covering the years 2010 to 2012 have been uploaded and are now available to view in PDF format within the Members Only Area.
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New External Links

New links to the following websites have been placed on the  'External Website Links' page. (See under the RESOURCES menu)  You will find links to Britain from Above, Ship Index, UKBMD - Births, Marriages, Deaths Indexes & Census Transcriptions, UKGDL - Genealogical Directories, Lists and UKMFH - Military Family History
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Bromley 22nd September meeting now on 15th September

Due to an unfortunate sequence of events that were out of our hands, we have had to change the date of our September meeting from Saturday 22nd to Saturday 15th . The venue is the Methodist Church as usual. Meryl Catty will still able to visit us, but we have had to change the title of the talk, as Maureen Binks will be on holiday on the 15th. Mery...
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Insight into occupation records

Everyone of your ancestors had to earn a living to survive, no social services and little parish support. So if you want to learn more about occupational records then Jean Stirk's workshop on 21 March 2018 will help you. Contact workshop @nwkfhs.org.uk . There are places available for members. Sorry, due to lack of workshop space we cannot accept n...
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Calendar Photographic Competition 2019

Each year the Society produces a slim wall calendar using images submitted by members. Contributions after costs from the sales of the calendar become income for the Society. This year you can sponsor the cost of the printing by making a donation. This will reduce the cost and enable us to sell the calendar at a lower price. The names of all the sp...
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3rd March 2018 meeting CANCELLED

Guest speaker Peter Calver of Lost Cousins Our meeting on Saturday 3 March was cancelled as the venue, Dartford Science and Technology College, had been closed due to snowfall. It was hoped to hold the meeting this Saturday 10 March as the speaker, Peter Calver, of LostCousins is available. BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE COLLEGE HAS TOLD US THAT THE HALL IS...
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General Data Protection Regulations

The Data protection regulations come into  force on the 25 May 2018. Family History Societies like NWKFHS need to consider these regulations. Help on the regulations is available on the Federation of Family History Web site.
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Bedfordshire Parish Registers

If you have an interest in Bedfordshire you can find the F G Emmison published parish registers  online at www.archive.org . These transcriptions were published in the 1930s to 1940s and run to about forty volumes. Some volumes deal with a single parish while others combine a number of parishes.
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Mapping Family Locations

At the mapping workshop on Wednesday 17th January 2018 one of the queries raised was to do with a brickmaker in 1911 at Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. Checking the Brickmakers Index there were two entries for sources that refer to Kilsyth. The first was Gartshore Brickworks at Kilsyth, Dunbartonshire. The second was for Gartshore Brickworks at Kiltsyth St...
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