Kent Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help  




England—Kent

Explore research in Kent.


(England)


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Goal 1: Learn about Kent research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Kent ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Kent.
    FS Wiki: Kent England Genealogy
  2. Get tips on starting research in Kent on the Kent County Council site.
  3. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Kent research.








Goal 2: Learn about Kent archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Kent archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Kent archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kent Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Kent site.
  3. Get an overview of the record collections on the Kent County Council site.
    Guide to the Archive Collections
  4. Search the Kent Archives Online Catalog.
  5. Search for free online books on Kent research on the FamilySearch site.





Goal 3: Learn about Kent civil registration, BMD, and census records.


Choices:

A. Explore Kent civil registration.

  1. Browse the Kent registration districts on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.

B. Explore Kent census records.

  1. Learn about Kent Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes
  2. Explore Kent census records on the Archer Software site.



Goal 4: Learn about Kent church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Kent church records.

  1. Get an overview of Kent church records in this article.
    FS—Kent Church Records
  2. Learn about Kent parish registers.
    Kent Parish Registers
  3. Learn about transcripts from bishops and archdeacons in the Anglican Church.
    Transcripts - Bishops and Archdeacons
  4. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Kent site.
  5. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Kent.

B. Explore Kent cemetery records.

  1. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  2. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.



Goal 5: Learn about Kent probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Kent probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Kent probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kent Probate Records
  2. Learn about Kent wills and probate records.
    Wills and Probate Records
  3. Learn more about probate records on the Kent Genealogy site.
  4. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.



Goal 6: Learn about Kent maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Kent maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Kent maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kent Maps
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Kent maps.
  3. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.






Goal 7: Learn about Kent newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Kent newspapers.

  1. Search Kent newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  2. Explore the newspaper records link on the GenUKI Kent site.



Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Kent research.

  1. Explore links on the Kent Genealogy page.
  2. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.



Goal 9: Search records from Kent.


Choices:

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.



Goal 10: Get help with your Kent research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Kent Ancestors and Genealogy page on Facebook.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Kent research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Kent research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Kent research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Kent research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Kent genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Kent in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Kent Societies
  2. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Kent site.
  3. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.