New Kent Parish Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

    • Findmypast has published original  parish registers online for the first time in partnership with Kent County Council
    • Over 2.6 million records have been digitised, fully indexed and are now available to search
      These new additions join Findmypast’s existing Kent collections to form the most comprehensive online archive of Kent parish registers in the world
    • Leading family history website, Findmypast, has today announced the online publication of thousands of original Anglican parish registers in partnership with Kent County Council.

Leading family history website, Findmypast, has today announced the online publication of thousands of original Anglican parish registers in partnership with Kent County Council.

The new records have been created from over 3,000 handwritten registers currently held at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone. These registers have been scanned and digitised in full colour to ensure the highest possible image quality.

Over 2.6 million fully indexed baptism, banns, marriage and burial records spanning more than 400 years of Kent history are now available to search online exclusively at Findmypast.

By improving access to these rich documents and making them searchable for the first time, Findmypast will provide family historians from around the world with even more opportunities to discover their Kent ancestors. Researchers can now uncover details of their families past and add new generations to their family tree with greater ease than ever before.

Today’s release builds on an existing partnership between Findmypast and archives in Kent that has already resulted in the online publication of over 2.5 million Canterbury Archdeaconry records held by the Canterbury Cathedral Archives.

Findmypast’s UK Data Strategy Manager, Paul Nixon, said; “Now with over 5 million indexed parish register entries for Kent, Findmypast really is the only show in town if your ancestors put down roots in the Garden of England. We’re thrilled to be working with the Kent History & Library Centre.”

These new additions have been merged with Findmypast’s existing Canterbury and Kent Family History Society collections to form the most comprehensive online repository of Kent parish registers in the word with over 7.3 million records. The new and improved combined collections include:

    • Kent Baptisms – Discover when and where the baptism took place, as well as your ancestor’s parents’ names, professions, and residence.
    • Kent Marriages & Banns – These records may reveal when and where your relative’s banns were read, as well as who announced them. These records may also reveal when and where your ancestor married, as well as the bride and groom’s full names and names of their fathers.
    • Kent Burials – These records may reveal where and when they were buried, as well as their spouses’ and fathers’ names.

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