Kent Family History
Would you like to learn how to go about it?
Or do you have an established interest in family history?
Come and meet us!
We are the local branch of the Kent Family History Society, covering most of Kent. Many of us do not have Kentish ancestors, but just like family history! We meet most 3rd Wednesdays of the month in the Village Centre, Birchington, at 7 for 7.30 p.m., with speakers on family history and related subjects, usually illustrated. Many of the speakers are established names, with books and appearances on TV to their credit. Our members receive a quarterly journal and attend all meetings for free, whilst members of the public are welcome to attend for £2 a time. We also provide a Members’ Help Desk for family history advice and a selection of other societies’ family history journals.
16 January –Our family at war
20 February -Hospitals-their records and how to find them
Lady Mary Teviot
20 March -The Huguenots (The 16th & 17th century Protestant refugees from France & the Low Countries)
17 April -Every-day life in medieval London
15 May –Annual General Meeting, followed by members’ talks (to be advised)
19 June -Lord Cardigan (The notorious leader of the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimea)
17 July -The founding of the R.A.F. and the early days of Biggin Hill
August -no meeting-possible excursion (to be advised)
18 September- Death & taxes: understanding the death duty registers
16 October-The life & times of Edith Cavell (The nurse shot by the Germans in 1915 for assisting Allied prisoners to escape)
20 November -Electoral records and poll books
11 December -Members’ Christmas Party
(n.b. 2nd Wednesday this month to avoid proximity to Christmas)
We aim to provide a mixture of ‘how to’ talks by notable family history experts, and talks of more general historical interest.