External Websites

The following links are very selective, concentrating on sites devoted to Kent and immediate environs and are provided for your convenience. Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of the Society. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. 

Sites specialising with information about Kent and Great Britain.

WebsiteDescription
A History of South-East London SuburbsExploring the origins and significance of suburbia as revealed through the history of South-East London
All About Tunbridge WellsDiscover the fascinating people and places of Tunbridge Wells
Ask a Kent Librarian Research Service of the Kent Library ServiceIf you need help with research, homework, or a library service
BMD RegisterFor records of birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial from non-parish sources
Britain from AboveAerial photographs of Britain, dating from 1919 to 2006
British Listed BuildingsAn online database of buildings and structures that are listed as being of special architectural and historic interest.
Cassini GenealogyA range of historical Ordnance Survey maps.
Castle GardenAmerica's First Immigration Center: Records of immigrants arriving at the port of New York from 1820-1892
Catholic Family History SocietyRoman Catholic ancestors website
Charle's Booth's LondonSearch the catalogue of over 450 notebooks from the Inquiry into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903), view 41 digitised notebooks and explore London poverty maps.
China FamiliesA growing body of information about men and women of many different nationalities, professions and ages, who lived and worked in China between the 1850s and 1940s.
City of London Libraries & ArchivesThe City Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile
Commonwealth War Graves CommissionThe CWGC honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Photographic ProjectThe project to photograph every war grave, individual memorial, Ministry of Defence grave, and family memorial of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day. Due to its popularity this has been extended to cover all nationalities and military conflicts
Crowborough and District Historical SocietyPromoting an awareness of the local history of the area
Cyndi's ListA comprehensive categorised and cross referenced  list of links to help you with your genealogical research sites online
Dartford Historical & Antiquarian Society (UK)Website devoted to the  study of local antiquities in and around the Dartford area
Dartford Hospital HistoriesA website devoted to the history of Dartford’s hospitals
Deceased OnlineThe central database for UK burials and cremations
DustyDocsLinks to free websites in the British Isles
East Sussex Record Office (The Keep)Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1538 and other resources useful to Family Historians and Genealogists
electoralregisters.org.ukInformation about the electoral registers, electoral rolls, poll books from 1700 to the present day
Every One RememberedThe Royal British Legion website remembering those who gave their lives in the First World War
Families In British India SocietyHelp researching family history in India or South Asia between 1600 and 1947
Family History FederationThe Federation of Family History Societies promotes interest in researching family history and encourages membership of member societies
Family SearchDiscover your family's history through historical records
Forces War RecordsDiscover the Military Ancestor in your Family
Francis Frith CollectionSearch for UK places and rediscover local old photos, maps & memories
FreeBMDOnline Births, Marriages and Deaths for England and Wales
FreeCENOnline census records for England, Scotland, Wales and others
FreeREGOnline Parish Registers (U.K.)
Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteriespromoting the conservation and appreciation of the Brockley & Ladywell cemeteries as places of remembrance, historic importance & natural beauty
Friends of Nunhead Cemetery (F.O.N.C.)A group seeking to promote the conservation and appreciation of the cemetery as a place of remembrance, of historic importance and of natural beauty
Friends of the Metropolitan Police Historical CollectionHelping to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Metropolitan Police Service
Gazetteer of British Place NamesExhaustive Place Name Index to Great Britain
Genealogy GophersSearch 80,000 genealogy books
GenealogyLinksOver 50,000 genealogy links - browse by region
General Register Office (G.R.O.)Civil registration in England and Wales - archive of all births, marriages and deaths back to 1837
Genes ReunitedRegister for free and search over 823 million names to discover your family story
GENfair"One-Stop-Shop" for Family and Local Historians
GenGuideSite providing Family Historians and Genealogists with information on UK and Irish genealogical sources, topics, finding aids and contacts
GENUKIGenealogy for the UK
Historic EnglandWebsite devoted to celebrating England's historic environment
Historic England (Search on their Maps)A register of all nationally protected historic buildings and sites in England - listed buildings, scheduled monuments, protected wrecks, registered parks and gardens, and battlefields.
Imperial War Museum (I.W.M.)Useful catalogues guides to help you start your family history research
JewishGenWebsite featuring millions of records, research tools, and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry
Kent Archaeological SocietyWebsite devoted to promoting the study and publication of archaeology and history, especially within the ancient County of Kent
Kent Family History SocietyFamily History Society located in Kent
Kent Memorial Inscriptions Collated information from the graveyards of Kent for over 100 years
Kent On-Line Parish ClerksProviding free genealogical and historical data and information about a parish and its people in the county of Kent
Library and Archives CanadaAn online resource for searching the Library and Archives of Canada
Lives of the First World WarA project undertaken by the Imperial War Museum
London Lives (1690-1800)Searchable manuscripts from archives and datasets giving access to 3.35 million names
London Metropolitan Archives (L.M.A.)Documents, images, maps, films and books about London
London Street Atlas (Historical Edition)An online map of central London made up of extracts from the London Street Atlas - Historical Edition
Lost CousinsA website able to match you with others researching the same ancestors
MagicA website supplying geographic information about the natural environment. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain.
MarinersResearching the Mariners and Ships of the Merchant Marine and the World's navies
Medway ArchivesOnline catalogues of the collections of collection of Medway Archives Centre and the Guildhall Museum, Rochester
National Archives (U.S.A.)Online resource for searching the National Archives of the U.S.A.
National Archives of AustraliaResponsible for accepting, preserving and making Commonwealth records of archival value accessible for current and future generations
National Army CollectionsAn online collection showcasing a selection of objects for you to discover and explore
National Library of IrelandLibrary of manuscript, archive, moving image and digital collections
National Library of ScotlandLibrary of manuscript, archive, moving image and digital collections
National Library of Scotland (Maps)Topograhical mapping of England, Scotland and Wales (1840's to 1950's)
National Maritime Museum (Research Guides)Search the range of research guides produced by the Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum
NAVAL-HISTORY.NETPreserving naval history research and memoirs
Old MapsA comprehensive historical archive of maps of Britain
Parish ChestWebsite offering Books, CDs and other Publications for sale
Prisoners of the First World War (ICRC Historical Archives)List of prisoners sent to the ICRC
Quaker Family History SocietyTracing the history of Quaker families in the British Isles
Reclaim the Records (U.S.A.)Group reclaiming important genealogical records sets that ought to be in the public domain
Romany & Traveller Family History SocietyBritish FHS for people with Romany Gypsy, Traveller and Fairground roots
RootswebA website which allow users to upload, modify, link, and display their family trees as a means to share their genealogy with other researchers
Scotlands PeopleSearch of Birth, Death, Marriage & Census Records
Ship IndexSite to help you research ships and vessels
Society of Genealogists (S.O.G.)Promotes, encourages and fosters the study, science and knowledge of genealogy
Sussex Family History GroupFamily History Group specialising in Sussex data and records
Swanley History GroupDedicated to preserving the history and heritage fo Swanley, Kent
The British LibrarySearch the catalogues and collections of the British Library online
The GazetteA combination of three publications: The London Gazette, The Belfast Gazette and The Edinburgh Gazette.
The Gravesend Historical & Antiquarian Society (UK)Historical Society dedicated 'to encourage the study of local antiquities and to examine and record as far as possible all evidence of historic and prehistoric remains of antiquarian interest within the district' of Gravesend
The Great War (1914-1918)A guide to the Western Front WW1 Battlefields and History of the First World War
The Guild of One Name Studies (G.O.O.N.S.)People researching all occurrences of a particular surname and its variants
The Institute of Heraldic StudiesWide range of Family History and Heraldry courses
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great BritainDedicated to promoting the preservation of Jewish genealogical records and resources
The Long, Long TrailA comprehensive online order of battle for the British Army in the First World War
The National ArchivesOfficial archive and publisher for the UK Government, and for England and Wales
The National Archives of IrelandAccess catalogues, records appertaining to the public records of Ireland
The Statue of Liberty - Ellis IslandWebsite allowing searching of passenger records
The Weald & Downland Living MuseumDiscover rescued rural homes and buildings set in a beautiful landscape in the South Downs National Park.
The Weald of Kent, Surrey and SussexCatalogues the people, places, maps, drawings, engravings, books, writings and numerous lists and directories that are over 70 years old of information about the Weald of Kent
The WorkhouseThe story of an institution
TroveAustralian online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music and archives
UKBMDBirths, marriages, deaths indexes & census transcriptions (UK)
UKGDLGenealogical directories and lists (UK)
UKMFHMilitary Family History (UK)
University of LeicesterHistorical Directories of England & Wales
University of StrathclydeOffer a number of Genealogical courses
Vision of BritainA vision of Britain from 1801 to now. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions
Wills, Probate and Inheritance Government RecordsInformation on Wills and Probate issued by the UK Government
World War 2 TodayFollow World War 2 events on a day by day basis

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