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19 July 2020
NWKFHS News
Query 18 July 2020I wonder if you can help me please.In my family tree there is a Samuel Levens born Croydon 1753, died 1843 Beckenham.I have found on the internet (ancestry.co.uk) an article with the headline: Luxury bakers that served up a treat fo...
19 July 2020
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 18 July 2020It was with shock we learnt from one of our Canadian members that she had been charged $45CD for a certificate.She said a GRO certificate will cost me $45CD for only one certificate plus it will take 2 months to arrive by snail mail...
13 July 2020
NWKFHS News
 Query and Answers to further queries following Orpington Institute request. 1) You discovered "Two patients online who died at Orpington Institute. Obray, John Robert, Born 1872 in Sheerness, Kent, England, Died Jun 27 1939 and Alice Mary ...
13 July 2020
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Query 11 July 2020I've recently been doing some work on my family tree. Unfortunately I don't have many people to talk to about it so I have got information off the Census's etc but no other information. Most of my dad's family lived in Stone in Dart...
13 July 2020
NWKFHS News
A number of members have asked recently what to do with their old Journals.The Library replied The library has a full set of Journals for access of members who like paper copies. We do not have the space and facilities to store duplicate copies of Jo...
09 July 2020
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Query 8 July 2020From Canada, the writer said they were not sure if anyone is monitoring this email during the pandemic but thought they would try. I've come across a great aunt who apparently died at the Orpington Institute in Orpington, Bromley, Ke...
28 June 2020
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Dick Eastman's Newsletter of 7 June 2018 asked the question 'Why do we study genealogy?Genealogy is defined as the direct descent of an individual or group from an ancestor.It is a simpler question than 'Why do we study family history'.Family History...
27 June 2020
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At the AGM 2018 I purchased one of the surplus books from the Society Library. At 20p it was too good to pass over and it had so many interesting subjects, which I had still to learn their value.It's a copy of English Genealogical Congress, Selected ...
26 June 2020
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Query. 25 June 2020.I've found out that my ancestors were married at "the Independent" Chapel in Bromley on 25 July 1860. I was wondering if there was any information or parish registers that the NWKHS has on the Independent Chapel.My family seem to ...
16 June 2020
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16th June 2020Stoneham Brage Builders of the River Thames 1797-1881 A description of three generations of our barge-building ancestorsAudrey E Cirillo's book on the Stoneham and Ivimy families was produced as a self-publication in 2002. She wr...
09 June 2020
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9th June 2020The Society Library has been donated a number of postcards and photos of old Crockenhill, inherited from Agnes Abdey (nee Luxford). She worked for many years at the village stores for the Kingsnorth family. We are interested in these pho...
05 June 2020
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Query 4th June 2020.I am wondering if you might be able to give me some assistance in my family history research. I am trying to find the baptism of my gt-gt-grandfather Thomas Pound whose entry in the family bible states that he was born on 5th Febr...
05 June 2020
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Query 4 June 2020Query from Albany, Western Australia. Two members of my family, Aunts Mabel Elsie Wheeler and Beatrice Nial are buried in Bexley. My Grandfather, William Fogarty, could be William Seymour also died in the area around 1948. The two au...
19 May 2020
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Query 15 May 2020I am a member of Bromley little theatre and I'm embarking on a project to make a video of the theatre's history, most of the video will just be a guided tour for posterity, but I'm hoping to start it with a brief history of the build...
08 May 2020
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Query 8 May 2020I'm searching information on soldiers who are buried at the local cemetery in Enschede (Holland). One of the men buried there is Clarence Paul Carver and I still have little information from him. I found information that he used to li...
07 May 2020
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 Query 7 May 2020Please could you advise whether the above CD includes Rochester and Chatham? Also is this just numerical data or does it include the names and/or occupations of people resident.I have an ancestor who was born elsewhere but was a...
06 May 2020
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 Query 6 May 2020Can I ask please, have you ever heard of EAST STREET, PLUMSTEAD, or possibly LAST STREET? It appears on the 1891 Census.Answer 7 May 2020 One of our researchers wrote. If memory serves me well East Street was down near Siemens F...
04 May 2020
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Query 4 May 2020I have a strange request which I hope you may be able to help me with. I'm in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, looking for ancestors. I have an address which google earth isn't showing. Ancestry.com is too hard for me and I don't...
30 April 2020
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Query 30 April 2020Can you tell me if there are any employment records that still exist relating to the employees of the Royal Arsenal Woolwich. My Father and Grandfather both worked there and I am trying to find out more information if that is possi...
27 April 2020
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Query 27 April 2020.I am researching my family history and I know they were living in Deptford in the late 16th century so I would dearly love to have sight of the relevant registers for that time. I see from the FamilySearch website that your societ...