Kent Family History

Trace your Kent family history and ancestors from the 1500s onwards with this list of genealogy and local history links and resources.


Kent Archives

Births, Marriages & Deaths

England BMDs
Kent Parish Records
Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911

Burials & Cemeteries

Billion Graves
Kent Monumental Inscriptions
Kent Cemetery Photos
Tunbridge Wells Cemetery

Census Records

1939 Register
UK Census 1841-1911

Criminals and Convicts

Criminal Ancestor Records
Kent Quarter Sessions Index

Electoral Registers

Electoral Registers 1832-1932
Kent Register of Electors 1570-1907


Kent History Forum
RootsChat Kent


Visitation of Kent 1663-1664

Historical Directories

Kent Historical Directories
Ramsgate 1895 Directory
Ramsgate Directory 1914/15

Local History

Bygone Kent 1892
Genuki Kent
Here’s History Kent
Kent Resources
The Weald


Kent Maps and Tithe Award Schedules
Old Kent Maps

Military Records

British Military Records
East Kent War Memorials
Kent Fallen
Kent Roll of Honour

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Collection 1710-1953
Kent Newspaper Archives
South Eastern Gazette 1852-1912


iannounce UK Obituaries


Kent Police Roll of Honour
Sheriffs of Kent
Lost Pubs of Kent

Parish Records

Kent Online Parish Clerks
Kent Parish Records

Photos and Postcards

Old Ramsgate Postcards

Poor Law Records

Bromley Workhouse Records
Canterbury Workhouse Records
Dover Workhouse Records
Maidstone Workhouse Records

School Records

School Admission Registers 1870-1914

Societies and Groups

Ashford Family History Society
Canterbury FHS
Kent Family History Society
Medway Family History Society
North West Kent FHS


Families of Kent
Kent – Most Common Surnames

Wills and Probate

Canterbury Probate 1396-1858
Kent Administrations 1559-1649
Kent Wills & Probate 1328-1890
Kent Will Transcripts pre 1858