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21 February 2024
NWKFHS News

Regeneration Team in Bromley Council want your feedback regarding
the Crofton Roman Villa. 

See link on members home page for details

17 February 2024
NWKFHS News
 The talk was about the Sevenoaks to Swanley Railway and the Eynsford Viaduct's need for Labourers, their wages, living and working conditions all were mentioned by David Cufley in his talk. It was recorded and has now been put in the Membe...
28 January 2024
NWKFHS News
On Wednesday 31st January 2024 at 7.30 the Breaking down brick walls workshop will cover the question that has been raised at a number of discussion sessions 'Why can't I find my ancestor in Post 1837 records when I know he was alive as I have other ...
26 January 2024
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The Latest RUBulletin has two articles and an offer that may help your family history research. The Family History Bookshop (FHB) has obtained big savings on four DNA tests done by FamilyTreeDNA. AtDNA the autosomal test Family Finder. YDNA 37 marker...
04 December 2023
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oson The Latest RUBulletin has an article by Martin McDowell that is part of 'Really Useful DNA Notes'. It explains how the segments of the Chromosome can be compared with your matches. Martin talks about uploading your results and the advantages of ...
04 December 2023
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 The Latest RUBulletin has an article by Nick Barratt entitled 'Through the Mists of Time' which  tells of the sources for searching your ancestors in pre 19th century England. Nick takes you through the English economy, the disadvantages o...
30 November 2023
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 An additional zoom session put on at the request of one of our members. This extra discussion session will explore the National Archives web site and its search engine 'Discovery' Discovery holds more than 32 million descriptions of records hel...
30 November 2023
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 This is a session when we can talk about our family Christmas Traditions. What did your family do before to prepare and what special activities did you have over the Christmas period. It's a chance to tell us about those special memories passed...
31 October 2023
NWKFHS News

The society eNewsletter is now on the website please read it as it contains important information regarding the future of the society

23 October 2023
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The Society has produced the 2024 program of Zoom talks, discussion groups, workshops and coffee meetings which will be published in each quarter Journal as well as the Enews.. Now that more Face to Face meetings and events are occurin...
22 October 2023
NWKFHS News
The Really Useful Bulletin No 38, October 2023 has an interesting article 'BMDs in Scotland before 1855' by Emma Maxwell which will prove to be of interest to our Scottish Interest Group (SIG). As usual the RUB has a lead article of in...
10 October 2023
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As requested at a discussion group meeting I'm putting out this aide memoir for this talk which was previously given to the Society 7 years ago. It has changed and been extended by further research. It was requested by the previous workshop coordinat...
24 September 2023
NWKFHS News
There are moments when you have a burning question or you just want to share a family history fact. These can be voiced at any of the discussion groups held every Wednesday. The next session with an open agenda is the 'Lets talk family history' on th...
24 September 2023
NWKFHS News
Do you know the wages your ancestor earned and how many hours did they need to work to get these wages? Two books that may give you answers to these questions are:- 1) The Economy of Kent 1640-1914 edited by Alan Armstrong as part of the Kent History...
24 September 2023
NWKFHS News
 The FHF has issued the latest Bulletin No 37 September 2023 with two articles about using the four types of DNA tests and their results to help prove and or disprove family history documentary research. Go to https://www.familyhistoryfederation...
27 August 2023
NWKFHS News
The 5th July discussion zoom 'Migration' session went on till 12.40 and ranged from the 20 min presentation that was recorded to other topics:- Occupations and how did people know there were jobs to go to. Word of mouth, Newspapers, trade links, pari...
27 August 2023
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The members of the cataloguing team were looking for a collective name for themselves as a group of people.  In our mind the Cataloguing Cadre is a small group of people specially trained to carry out a particular purpose, which in this case was...
27 August 2023
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Tyler is usually used for someone who tiles a roof. It was also 'tiler' which not only is the person who covers building roofs with burnt clay tiles but also a tile layer or a tile maker. The Penguin Dictionary of surnames (1979) says it's chiefly a ...
27 August 2023
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Have you ever visited a place and stood on the same spot as one of your ancestors. You look around yourself and either its as they would have seen it or as in my case its now totally disfigured. Three generations of my family were costermongers/fishm...
27 August 2023
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TOMMY ATKINS In 1815 a War Office publication showing how the Soldier's Pocket Book should be filled out gave as its example one Private Thomas Atkins, No. 6 Troop, 6th Dragoons. Atkins became a sergeant in the 1837 version, and was now able to sign hi...