North West Kent Family History Society Hub

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May
19

Blog request of the Library – Bromley Little Theatre.

Query 15 May 2020I am a member of Bromley little theatre and I'm embarking on a project to make a video of the theatre's history, most of the video will just be a guided tour for posterity, but I'm hoping to start it with a brief history of the building we think the theatre was originally a bakery but I can't find any proof of this, in fact I can't...
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May
08

Blog request of the Library - Question WW2 soldier.

Query 8 May 2020I'm searching information on soldiers who are buried at the local cemetery in Enschede (Holland). One of the men buried there is Clarence Paul Carver and I still have little information from him. I found information that he used to live in Kent that's why I sent this message. Do you have any information on him or know someone who ha...
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May
07

Blog request of the Library - Early Census (CD-ROM)

 Query 7 May 2020Please could you advise whether the above CD includes Rochester and Chatham? Also is this just numerical data or does it include the names and/or occupations of people resident.I have an ancestor who was born elsewhere but was a cutler in Rochester from c1825 to 1847 when he died. I am trying to find out when he arrived in Roc...
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May
06

Blog request of the Library – East Street, Plumstead in 1891 Census

 Query 6 May 2020Can I ask please, have you ever heard of EAST STREET, PLUMSTEAD, or possibly LAST STREET? It appears on the 1891 Census.Answer 7 May 2020 One of our researchers wrote. If memory serves me well East Street was down near Siemens Factory (which became AEI where he had spent his apprenticeship) and this area is now an industrial s...
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May
04

Blog request of the Library - Request from Australia re Canterbury, Kent.

Query 4 May 2020I have a strange request which I hope you may be able to help me with. I'm in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, looking for ancestors. I have an address which google earth isn't showing. Ancestry.com is too hard for me and I don't know how else to find information. I google mapped around Canterbury and came up with you.Do you kn...
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Apr
30

Blog request of the Library - Woolwich Arsenal Record

Query 30 April 2020Can you tell me if there are any employment records that still exist relating to the employees of the Royal Arsenal Woolwich. My Father and Grandfather both worked there and I am trying to find out more information if that is possible.Answer 30 April 2020The records we have are on the web site, but there are not many modern recor...
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Apr
27

Blog request of the Library - Deptford Parish Registers.

Query 27 April 2020.I am researching my family history and I know they were living in Deptford in the late 16th century so I would dearly love to have sight of the relevant registers for that time. I see from the FamilySearch website that your society has produced a 4CD set of images of the St. Nicholas registers and I wonder if it is possible to b...
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Apr
09

Blog request of the Library - Request from Australia.

Query 9 April 2020I live in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. I was born in the UK and my family come from the village of Sandhurst in Kent. Samuel Reeves moved to Bermondsey in 1825.Their family name was Reeves. I am a member of Ancestry, but appear to have exhausted allthe information they can provide. I was hoping that you could provide me with ...
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Feb
20

Latest Journal Published!

The 2020 March edition of 'The Journal' is available to view by members within the Members Only Area.
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Jan
22

Introduction to using Family Search website

An introduction to using Family Search website is now available  for a short period of time (1 month) within the Members Only Area. To access this PDF go to the Members home page and click on the last button towards the foot of the page entitled Family Search.
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Dec
06

Updates!

The Master Catalogue has been updated this month (December) and also the Microfiche and Microfilm Catalogue is now available to view..... see under RESOURCES>Library Catalogues menus....
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Nov
15

Tunbridge Wells FHS Archived Journals

All of the past Tunbridge Wells FHS Journals (65 in total) are now available within the Members Only Area (M.O.A.) 
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Oct
30

Workshops 2020!

The workshops listing for 2020 is now available.The next 5 forthcoming workshops can be seen on the Events page (drop down menu under COMMUNITY ).The full listing can be seen on the Workshops page (drop down menu under COMMUNITY)Start making note in your diary and don't forget to book! 
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Sep
26

September Journal Available!

The 2019 September edition of 'The Journal' is available to view by members within the Members Only Area. 
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Sep
05

2020 Society Calendar

Society Calendar for 2020 now available.......For preview see menu COMMUNITY>Society Calendar 2020 ......
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Aug
08

New - Family History - What is proof of Fact?

Familiy History - What is proof of Fact? A research aid PDF added to the Help, Advice and Research Aids page under the RESOURCES menu. 
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May
14

Stop Press !

The 2019 June edition of 'The Journal' is available to view by members within the Members Only Area.
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Apr
10

External Website Links

The External Website Links page (accessed via the RESOURCES menu) has been totally revamped and to aid you in your search, short descriptions have been added under each link to give you an idea of what each website is about.
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Mar
21

New Plumstead CDs

Plumstead: St Nicholas CD121 Burials 1788-1859 (5,200 entries)Plumstead: St Nicholas CD122 Marriages 1788-1846 (over 4000 entries)See the Publications List page and also available within our EShop
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Feb
27

K.C.C. Library Notice

Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th March 2019The Kent County Council (K.C.C.) computer booking system will be moving from its current server to a new cloud-based system. This means there will be no access to public computers, printers and WiFi during this time. Photocopying will still be available though. 
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