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Events: Mar '15
Workshops: Apr '15
Publications for Sale: Apr '15
Surname Interests: Mar '15
Library Catalogue: Aug '14

Welcome

The North West Kent Family History Society was formed in 1978 with the object of aiding and encouraging the study of family history and genealogy in South East London and North West Kent.

We currently have around 1,200 members, whose interests cover the whole of Great Britain and beyond.

Amongst its many advantages membership offers a quarterly Journal, Meetings with talks at each of our three venues and a Library open to members every Wednesday. The Society's Research Service operates from the library, and Workshops are held there on a regular basis, covering various computing and family history topics.

The Society publishes a range of CDs and booklets derived from our project work. These include transcripts & images of parish & cemetery registers, census returns and monumental inscriptions. We also make donations to record offices to help with the preservation and publication of their records.


  • AGM & Family History Day 2015:   Click for programme.
  • Kent Charitable Trust:   In January KCC launched a 12-week public consultation on its plans to create a charitable trust for Kent libraries & archives. Click to read the Society's response.
  • Society Calendar:   Help the Society create a calendar for 2016 by submitting a photograph, click for more details of the Calendar Competition.
  • World War I Centenary:   Click to read about the Society's associated activities and projects.
  • Society Newsletter:   Keep up to date with the latest news of meetings, events, workshops, publications etc. Click here to view or download Issue 29 (April 2015). Click here for Branch newsletters.

Recent News & Events

Mar '15Annual Report 2015
Jan '15New publications
Oct '14Cudham Deeds
Earlier news items...

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The area for the Society's project work falls within the red border. More...

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