Bearsted & District

Family History

FAMILY HISTORY 1
What: The group is for both beginners, who might need help getting started, and more experienced genealogists. It will be an informal rather than taught group. On line resources will be investigated and members can share their genealogical problems, experiences and expertise. Basic computer knowledge an advantage.

Where: Bearsted Library.

When: The second Tuesday of the month, 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

How to join: At present this is a full group but you are welcome to contact the Interest Groups Co-ordinator or the %Family1 History% Group co-ordinator using the blue pigeon Send a Message button on the top right hand side of this page and to have your name added to a waiting list.

FAMILY HISTORY 3
What: The group is for both beginners, who might need help getting started, and more experienced genealogists. It will be an informal rather than taught group. On line resources will be investigated and members can share their genealogical problems, experiences and expertise. Basic computer knowledge an advantage.

Where: Madginford Library

When: Fourth Friday of the month 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

How to join: Please contact the Interest Groups Co-ordinator or the Family3 History Group co-ordinator using the blue pigeon Send a Message button on the top right hand side of this page.

RESOURCES

FHG Info Sheet 1

Useful free websites, click the blue name to go to the site or use the Links on the top right hand side of this page.

UKBMD

  • Lists by County all available on line records and whether free or not.

Family Search

  • The site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) whose members believe in baptising their ancestors by proxy into the Mormon church. To help them, they have filmed a huge number of sources and have transcribed and made available on line records from all over the world including early parish records for England and Wales. Also includes Births and Marriages for Scotland up to 1874.

FreeBMD

  • Comprehensive but not complete list of English BMD from 1837 to 1983, details listed on the site.

FreeCen

  • UK Census records, availability varies from county to county, County name must be entered for each search.

FreeReg

  • UK Parish Register records, availability varies from county to county, County must be selected before searching.

Midhurst U3A Genealogy

  • This site has useful Links explaining the various resources available in England and Wales.

Pedigree Chart

  • From the BBC Family History website, another useful site for background information.

Kent Library Service

  • There are computers available in all libraries including Bearsted Library, Madginford Library and Maidstone. If you have a valid Library card you will be given a pin number and you can book a one hour session. Using their computer access is provided free of charge to genealogy websites such as Ancestry and Findmypast.

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