The Society's Library is a valuable resource, available to members.
The books are divided into categories. A list of relevant books in each can be sent on request. If a member is interested in for example, Cranbrook or a certain family name, all the books, manuscripts and other papers available will be listed. The only books that cannot be lent to members are in the Reference category. However should any of these be relevant to an enquiry, the librarian will be pleased to look up any information required.
There are books covering most of the individual towns and villages in Kent. There is also a collection of general books on the County of Kent.
These are books written about the history of certain Kent families.
A collection of general and individual lists pertaining to both World Wars and Kent Regiments. Some information is on CD.
A collection of books on individual occupations including smuggling in Kent.
Visiting the library
The library is open to members by appointment only.
To make an appointment or for further enquiries, please contact the Society's Librarian, Mrs Kristin Slater, on 01227 363030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kent Family History Society Library
Herne, Nr Herne Bay
Kent CT6 7NL.
A selection of books to help those beginning their family history including searching on the internet.
A large section incorporating indexes on births and marriages of certain places, parish records, directories and lists of people. Please note that some of the personally written information has been made available on the Society’s CD and Microfiche collection. A microfiche reader is available for the use of members.
Bygone Kent and Kent Family History Society Journal collections
A complete collection of both are kept. Individual articles can be provided on request.
Other Society's Journals
A collection of overseas Journals and some one name study Magazines.
This is collection of family trees and family information donated to the Society since 1974. Where permission has been granted by the donor for the information to be released to members, copies of the files can be sent on request. Some files are in the form of CDs.
This is a collection of donated certificates, which are in the process of being catalogued.