Saturday, 6 October 2018

Findmypast adds to Kent records

Well over half a million new records have been added to FMP's collections of Kent Parish records.

Kent baptisms add 464,0000 new transcript records for a total of 726,016; banns add more than 29,000 records to total 39,360; marriages over 5,000 more to total 727,289 and; burials add more than 16,000 for a total of 635,554 records.

Sourced from the Kent Family History Society coverage is 1538 to 1988 for the parishes of Burham, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Gravesend, Halling, Hawkhurst, Higham, Kilndown, Lydd, Maidstone, New Romney, Tudeley with Capel and Walmer.

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Registers are augmented with over 35,000 additional records with both a transcript and an image of the original document: over 3,000 baptisms, over 400 banns, over 3,000 marriages, and over 17,000 burials. Coverage for the parishes of Hythe, Paddlesworth, Sandgate and Westgate on Sea and span the years 1813 to 2001.

Was someone in your family history unfortunate enough to be in Kent Poor Law Union records. The collection includes more than 111,000 Admission and Discharge Registers, Court of the Guardians records, births, baptisms, deaths, burials, relief lists and more sourced from the Kent History and Library Centre. Each result will include a transcript of the original source material.

In addition FMP is making available seven Kent historical publications;

  • Roffensian Register (King's School, Rochester), 3rd ed, pub 1920 (1835-1920)
  • Register of St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, 2nd ed, pub 1925 (1879-1924)
  • Parish Registers of Chislet (1538-1707)
  • Kent Records: Parish Registers & Records in the Diocese of Rochester, pub 1912
  • Dwelly's Parish Records, vol 3, pub 1914 - Memorial Inscriptions for Herne, Hoath & Reculver
  • Parish Registers of Rochester Cathedral, pub 1892 (1657-1837)
  • Testamenta Cantiana (Extracts from Kent Wills), 2 vols, pub 1906-07 (1400-1560)

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