For those of us with ancestors in the Channel Islands.
Has to be the largest set of genealogy links on the Internet.
Information on ancestors who served in the Commonwealth forces and died in service. Also contains some information on civilian deaths from World War Two.
A commercial site with a burial and cremation database for the UK. Searches are free.
If we have family members we believe may have emigrated to the USA, this might be the place to find them.
The Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) is an educational charity with over 180 member societies throughout the world. Most of them focus on a particular geographical area or on a specific surname but there are also a variety of other specialist organisations.
The Families In British India Society (FIBIS) is an organisation for members researching their British India family history.
As the name says, help with finding churches.
With over 4 billion records and 11 million historic newspaper pages to explore, Findmypast is a great starting point for researching your family. Subscription website
A commmercial site producing quality reproductions of old photographs. A library of several thousand photographs dating from about 1900 to 1930, depicting views of towns, villages, schools, churches etc. of England and Wales.
Order fiche, etc., from many neighbouring FHS's & Country Record Offices.
A large collection of genealogical information pages and links for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.
This site can design a talk, a class, a lecture or a workshop, advise you on your research or undertake research.
Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies in Canterbury is a local school of family history offering many different courses in FH as well as a library containing a specialist Kent section.
The only magazine entirely dedicated to Irish ancestral research within the entire island of Ireland. Irish Roots magazine is a celebration of Irish ancestry, heritage, culture and tradition.
The UK Public Record Office - The National Archives
This website is an archives of old photos of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, including England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the rest of the British Isles, and the Republic of Ireland.This is a free to view website, that doesn't sell images, purely displays them for your pleasure.
For information on UK maps and locations of place names
The Premier Online Family History & Genealogy Store where our customers come first. Shop in complete comfort without ever leaving your armchair.
This site catalogues the people, places, maps, drawings, engravings, books, writings and numerous lists and directories that are over 70 years old into an integrated database of information about one of the most attractive parts of England - The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
A guide to Family History sources in the Wellcome Library on the Library website
This can be searched under hospital name or town and will indicate where the records are held. The Wellcome Library is not a Place of Deposit for hospital records under the Public Records Act and in most cases the records, if they survive (survival of hospital records is alas very sporadic). However Wellcome have, with the PRO, now the National Archives, created this important information resource
Specifically Kent Links
The Chatham Dockyard Historical Society is a registered charity composed of about 280 members all of whom are volunteers dedicated to upholding the memory of Chatham Dockyard's contribution to serving the Royal Navy over the past four centuries.
The objects of the Society are to bring together all those who are interested in the history and the archaeology of the Medway Towns and the immediate surrounding area.
We are the Friends of Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre (MALSC). Our aims are to help with the conservation and preservation of the records and other materials of historical interest held in these Archives and to promote public access.
A web site where archives, libraries and archaeology in Kent present thousands of images and pages of authoritative text from their collections.
Info about Kent by John Haverson.
A useful resource for those with links to the Medway area of Kent which contains a lot of basic details and information.
As the name says, archaeology in Kent.
This is the link to details about the new History Centre with links to their other pages.
A Canadian site by Maureen Rawson specifically about Kent and contains various extracts.
A large site about things associated with the history of Kent including its churches, parishes, research resources, historic buildings and The Buffs. (Presently under reconstruction so some pages may not work fully at present)
The Kent War Memorial Transcription Project (Kentfallen) is Kent's largest and most comprehensive online civic war memorials commemoration website covering all Kent boroughs, districts and parishes and including South East London (GLC) boroughs that were still part of Kent in the 1920's.
This web site tells the story of the village from its earliest days to times within living memory, through parish records, oral histories and photographic and written archives.
The Medway Council Archives site.
Milton Creek Memories is an exciting community oral history project from Swale CVS and Swale Borough Council, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Unique reflections on life and work in Milton Creek’s former industries are being captured and shared by residents of Sittingbourne and beyond.
The aim of this site is to create an archive of historical information and photos about the history of Rainham, Kent and the surrounding areas.
This site contains a large number of old pictures of Sheerness for those members that might have connections to that area. The site also has many pictures of other areas of Kent. Please note that recent pictures would be copyright.
Since the early days the museum has gained a considerable number of interesting exhibits, has opened to more and more visitors each year, has a steadily growing membership.
A large number of photos of Upchurch including a section of older photographs and prints.
Kent Family History Society Branch Sites
Other Kent Family History Societies
This Society has recently opened a new site.
Sites of the Members of The Society
This section of my family's site includes details and many records of the Amos family from Chilham and Molash areas, also Berry from Boughton-under-Blean. (Graham Redman)
This site provides guidance on WHERE to find information on your English and Welsh ancestors. (Suzanne Brown nee Reeder)
Extensive family history website including the Barber family of Tonbridge and the Waite Family of Leigh
The Bishop Family web site operated by Steve Bishop (Research by John Bishop)
The Chittenden family - a one name study. (Arthur Chittenden)
David Wright is the author of the East Kent Guide which has been republished as an improved and expanded second edition. Other additions and CD's now available. Also holds the London Probate Index and East Kent Burial Index. (David Wright)
Research into the names on the Dover Town War Memorial, and other people who lost their lives in the two wars but who are not named there. The site contains much family history information.(Marilyn Stephenson-Knight)
This is a project to re-discover the ancestry of some of those who gave their lives during the First World War. I am gathering the names from various war memorials around East Kent, with the intention of providing some ancestral details for those listed. The site has over 340 family trees for various Kent men who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War One. (Dave Dixon)
A genealogy project using standard genealogical DNA tests to connect scattered Foad family lines and to explore their ancient origins. (Martin Potter)
Historical & Genealogical Research with probate and other indexes available for the diocese of Canterbury and county of Kent. (Duncan Harrington)
A discussion group has been set up to allow those researching information on the family name Holness to make contact with each other. (Andrew Coward)
A one-name study on the name of Isard - many of them come from Kent particularly the Bromley area
Over 6,000 Kent people freely gave their time to Voluntary Aid Detachments to help care for over 125,000 sick and wounded soldiers during the First World War. (Hazel Basford)
This site contains information about the King family tree from the Frittenden area of Kent. (Clifford King)
Ancestry of families called Leeds back to 16th Century centered on Biddenden,Benenden, High Halden, Cranbrook & Marden, also interested in any mentions of the name re One Name Study (Everett Leeds)
The site links many families including; Upton-Cryer, Maitland-Paine, Carter-Jarrett, Crust-Beach. Linking Kent - Sussex - Bedfordshire - Scotland, England, Australia, Canada, USA. (Mary Maitland)
If you have MAKEY blood in your veins, then please contact me, and I will willingly share all the data obtained to date. Over the centuries - the name has sometimes been spelt as Mackey, Mackie etc., etc. (Alan Makey)
Mainly from Kent - names include Osborn,Burch, Drayson. The site is far from complete. (Alan Osborn)
A collection of family trees related to the names Osborne, Waghorn and others. Chiefly from areas of Kent around Tonbridge, Maidston, Sevenoaks, Biddenden. (Nigel Osborne)
Genealogical Research Indexes and Directories including data on 100,000 postcards sent between 1890 and 1950 to UK addresses. Family History Research carried out (Sandra Vane nee Hewetson)
Information on SMALLs in the Weald of Kent (and East Sussex), including extracts of baptisms, marriages, burials and miscellaneous records. (Sally Small)
For thousands of Sheppey names and details of Sheerness,Kent. (Colin D. Penney)
Includes my SHERWOOD tree back to 1550 in the Ashford area, plus many other trees/interests. (Phil Sherwood)
Site with transcripts of Baptism, Burials and Marriages (1695 to 1812 with more to come) for Staplehurst Kent. It also includes transcriptions of the 1841 and 1891 census for Staplehurst. (Cathy Goodwin)
This site contains details of my SHRUBSOLE family tree of Kent. (Sandra Collins)
Includes Harman, Hounsell, Forster, Taylor Hughes, Gain, Mossman... etc., from Kent, Sussex, London, NZ, Australia and South Africa. (Colin Whatford)
Most of the ancestors identified on this site were from Sussex but some were also from Kent parishes bordering Sussex. (Mandy Willard)
Non Member Kent Related Sites
A site specifically about the Minter family. A large part of the information it contains relates to Kent families and a lot of it was provided by Cliff Minter, who is a member of the Society.
From here, links can be found to sites for each province or territory.
The National Archives are a great starting point for Canadian Research.
A searchable database of interments in Ontario.
For those with ancestors who served in the Canadian military. Contains copy of the CWGC database for Canadian forces plus other information.