A warm welcome to Kent Family History Society.
David Wood, Chairman
We are a very active society, with over 2,000 enthusiastic family historians, based in Kent and further afield, across the UK as well as globally. Kent Family History Society is in fact the largest society of its type in the county and is now 44 years old, having been established in 1974.
Our members have many opportunities to interact with the Society and fellow members, most obviously through our regular branch meetings, held across Kent. Most months of the year, talks from a wide range of fascinating speakers are hosted in Ashford, Canterbury, Deal, Maidstone, Medway and Thanet. While members tend to visit their local branch, they are welcome to attend any branch event. These meetings aren't closed to members as we are delighted to welcome non-members to talks for just a nominal admission fee.
As well as our local branches, members can communicate online via what we called the Global Branch, an online forum with many active genealogical topics. These conversations also happen through our social media channels (links can be found at the bottom of each page on this website).
Our quarterly Journal, full of news and articles, is distributed in either print or electronic form to our members worldwide. The Journal Editor welcomes contributions of articles or news for inclusion in a future edition.
Of course a big part of our time as family historians is taken up with research and discovering more information about those we are interested in. Our members are able to detail names they are working on, with the aim of finding others with similar interests. Non-members are welcome to search this information and make contact with the relevant member.
Over the years the Society has worked hard to transcribe Kentish parish records and census returns. Much of this information has been published on a range of CDs and fiche, available for sale.
Our aim with this website is to bring together a large amount of information for both members and non-members researching family history in Kent, although we do of course hope that any non-members using our resources will see the benefit of joining us and receiving all the member benefits.
If you wish to understand more about the work of the Society, and cannot find the answers within these pages, do please contact either me or any other of the officials, who would be delighted to help you.