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Kent - Genealogical Resources

Kent Genealogical Resources

The purpose of this project is to outline the regional resources available for research in Kent, both geographical/physical and online.

Image Right - The Sessions House or County Hall, Maidstone

Image Geograph © Copyright Jacqui Sadler and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.
See British and Irish Genealogical Reference Centre

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Please add links to any resources you find in the appropriate sections below.

Genuki Kent Page

Cyndi's List

The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Kent Gen Web

Resource Centres - Repositories

Canterbury Cathedral,
Cathedral House,
11 The Precincts,
Tel: +44 (0) 1227 762862 | Fax: +44 (0) 1227 865222

Kent History Services
Kent History and Library Centre
James Whatman Way, Maidstone, ME14 1LQ
Tel: 0300 041 3131

Clock Tower Building, Civic Centre, Strood. Kent (For sat nav use ME2 2AD)
Contact information
Web Site Address:
Tel: 01634 332714

Local Family and Local History Societies


Research Guides

Historical Documents

History of Kent Communities


... most links include online databases


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Kent newspapers online: free to search, £ to view images

  • Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette
  • Chatham News
  • Dover Express
  • East Kent Times
  • Faversham Gazette, and Whitstable, Sittingbourne, & Milton Journal
  • Faversham Times and Mercury and North-East Kent Journal
  • Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald
  • Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser
  • Kent & Sussex Courier
  • Kentish Chronicle
  • Kentish Gazette
  • Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal
  • Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser
  • Maidstone Telegraph
  • Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser
  • South Eastern Gazette
  • Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald
  • KM Group Digital Archive South Eastern Gazette 1852-1918
  • Kent Archaelogical Society: Archaeologia Cantiana

Historical Resources publications


  • Kent History Forum (This forum has become a very popular and powerful resource with many important organisations using it for research. The forum contains thousands of posts covering all aspects of Kent's history. The members have created a friendly and interesting community that is very welcoming and helpful.)
  • Rootschat: Kent
  • British Genealogy Kent County Forum

Professional Researchers

Please add researchers who you have tried and can recommend.

Blogs, etc.

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