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Kent Online Parish Clerks

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Welcome to Kent Online Parish Clerks

We are a worldwide group of volunteers who work to provide FREE GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL DATA AND INFORMATIONWho we are

We are a worldwide group of volunteers who work to provide FREE GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL DATA AND INFORMATION about a parish and its people, to assist family historians.
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Kent parish records onlineData Currently Online:
Web pages:  891
Kent parishes:  287
Newspaper extracts:  1,943
Unique family groups:  2,952
365,590 unique entries in our indexes and transcripts
1,688 outbound record links
west front of Rochester Cathedral Copyright Richard Croft licensed for reuse under Creative Commons LicenceA short history of the County of Kent

Kent, a maritime county in South-east England, is bounded on the North, East, South-east and South by significant waterways and seas.  Saxon leaders Hengist and Horsa landed at Pegwell Bay in the 5th century.readmoreblue.jpg - 1559 Bytes
Canterbury Cathedral copyright Julian P Guffogg licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons LicenseTips for researching your Kent ancestors

The first thing to understand about researching Kent ancestry, and any English ancestry, for that matter, is the great disruption that occurred during the 1640s through to 1661. During that period many parish registers and records were lost...readmoreblue.jpg - 1559 Bytes
Benenden village
Ten Most Visited Parish Pages:
Maidstone, Beckenham, Plumstead, Deptford, Ashford, Margate, Sheerness/Sheppey, Chatham, Faversham, Eastry. Photo here is Benenden village centre.
Illustrated Map of Kent

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Maps of Kent
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